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  • Solar airplane begins first leg of trip across America

        By W.J. HenniganMay 3, 2013, With a wingspan the size of a Boeing Co. 747 jumbo jet, a spindly solar-powered aircraft took to the skies from Moffett Federal Airfield, near San Francisco, on a ...

  • Sun-powered plane completes California test flight

  • Local radio station taps the sun to send its signal

    By: Bonnie Gonzalez Local non-profit radio station KDRP is on the air, but it’s not plugged into the power grid.  KDRP, located in Dripping Springs, is the first radio station in Texas to be 100 percent powered by the sun. A large solar panel installed near the station’s tower powers its signal. The system also stores energy so the station can stay on the air at night and on cloudy days. While it would take weeks of cloudy weather to use up the stored solar energy, there is a battery back-up system if all else ...

  • SolarAid and SunFunder Launch New Crowdfunding Project to Finance Solar Lighting in Zambia

    by Staff Writers San Francisco CA (SPX) Sep 25, 2012 SolarAid and SunFunder will launch an innovative financing partnership to bring solar power to over 20,000 people in Eastern Zambia. SunFunder is providing up to $50,000 in loans to SolarAid through its social enterprise SunnyMoney, in 2012. The first loan, for $10,000, will finance the purchase of 781 solar-powered lights. These lights will be sold to Zambian families who currently live without power. The money for this loan will be raised through SunFunder's crowdfunding platform, which allows anyone to invest money into the project in amounts starting at $25. Richard Turner, Director ...

  • Can a “Value of Solar Tariff” Replace Net Energy Metering?

    Austin Energy’s VOST might be the answer to the NEM controversy. HERMAN K. TRABISH: AUGUST 24, 2012   Ten U.S. utilities currently account for 70 percent of all net energy metering (NEM) -- but most solar companies and utilities are thinking about it. Innovative financing, unprecedentedly low panel costs and local mandates are increasing the prevalence of photovoltaic solar-generated electricity. But utilities and ratepayers without solar are concerned about potential cost inequities. Austin Energy (AE), the progressive municipally owned Texas utility, may have a solution. NEM allows solar system owners to roll their meters ...

  • Solar Comes to the NFL

    As NFL season nears kickoff, NRG Energy is installing solar energy at some of the league’s biggest stadiums. By Andrew Moseman August 22, 2012 4:57 PM               A ribbon of glowing Jets-green shone around the top rim of MetLife Stadium last night. Later, the ring turned big blue for the New York Giants, a nod to the fact that two teams share not only a $1.8 billion stadium but also that stadium’s newest gee-whiz feature. The ring is the work of NRG Energy, the utility that is diving headlong into bringing solar power to the ...

  • Solar In Texas Is About To Get Bigger

    By Holbert Janson August 3, 2012 San Antonio may soon become the solar energy capital of Texas.  A large new solar electricity project there will be the largest in the U.S. when completed.  Texas is already a leader in wind electricity and natural gas production.  Completion of the San Antonio solar project will also vault the state into the top 5 states for solar energy production. The project is a collaboration between CPS Energy, the municipally owned utility who provides electricity toSan Antonio, and OCI Solar Power who ...

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