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QUICK NEWS, November 14: Green Roofs To Fight Climate Change; Solar Tariffs Threaten National Security; Unions Back Great Lakes Wind

Green Roofs To Fight Climate Change Green roofs to reduce the effects of climate change November 13, 2017 PhysOrg) “…[Between 512 acres and 1830 acres of green roofs in the city of Seville, Spain, could reduce the effects of climateShow More Summary

Coal Company To Set Up Solar Power Projects For Indian Railways

The Minister of Railways in India recently announced that coal mining and thermal power generation company NLC India will set up solar power projects on land as well as atop roofs of platforms for Indian Railways

Tesla aims to ramp up Solar Roof production in Buffalo next year

Tesla's Solar Roof could be seen on more homes as the company plans to increase production in 2018. They said in a letter to shareholders they'll be moving production from their Fremont, California factory to the Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo, New York. Show More Summary

Solar For The Rest

Almost half of all residential and business electricity customers don’t have solar suitable roofs. This is their access. From VoiceOfAmerica Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Solar For The Other Half Of The Community

No Roof? No Problem. Community-Shared Solar Offers Solar Energy for All Tina Trinh, October 25, 2017 (Voice of America) “…[Not everyone can take] advantage of solar power’s promise of reduced energy bills and the rise of jobs in a new...Show More Summary

Tesla's Solar Roof tiles are out... and OMG

We've been anticipating the release of Tesla's Solar Roof tiles, and the four sleek styles do not disappoint. Elon Musk shared pictures of the installed tiles and you would never guess the roof is made of solar panels. Read more... More about Mashable Video, Tesla, Elon Musk, Solar Energy, and Tesla Model 3

Tesla tells hundreds of its employees they're not good enough to work there

Firing hundreds of workers all at once is rare, at least in the auto industry. But Tesla Inc. does things differently. Word leaked out Friday that the electric car, battery and solar roof company had bulk-fired several hundred employees. The San Jose Mercury News, which broke that story, said Tesla...

This Solar-Powered Development Will Be The Largest Virtual Power Plant In The U.S.

An energy-storage company and a home builder are teaming up to make peer-to-peer energy sharing a viable player in the clean energy landscape. If you live in Frankfurt, Germany and have solar panels on your roof, you might be able to generate enough energy to power your whole home throughout the day. Show More Summary

Are Solar Trackers The Future For Commercial Roofs?

A startup has installed close to 3,000 solar trackers on top of an industrial rooftop in Southern California, earning the title of “world’s largest rooftop solar tracker installation.” That’s a solar industry equivalent to being "the...Show More Summary

Net-zero Genesee Park residence in Seattle is built out of recycled materials

This high-performance home in Columbia City, Washington is a perfect example of sustainable design. It features responsibly-harvested and recycled materials, solar power on the roof and a well-insulated, air-tight envelope - all surrounded by native plants in the garden. Show More Summary

10 Sunday Reads

My easy like Sunday morning reads: • What’s Up in Coal Country: Alternative-Energy Jobs Miners may have just the skills for scaling wind towers and putting solar panels on roofs. And that’s no small thing in Wyoming and West Virginia (New...Show More Summary

Court: Group can't charge church for power from solar panels

A divided North Carolina appeals court says a clean-energy advocacy group can't install solar panels on a church roof and charge for the electricity generated. The state Court of Appeals … Click to Continue »

Meet the Solar Roof Designed By America’s Largest Roofing Manufacturer

When Elon Musk kicked off Tesla's solar roof product in October, he left several open questions about how Tesla planned to enter the roofing market itself. Building a roof requires different expertise than putting solar modules on top of it. Show More Summary

Solar Roof Tile Production At Tesla’s Buffalo “Gigafactory” Now Up & Running

Solar roof tile production at Tesla's production plant in Buffalo, New York, has now begun — as of the end of August — according to the company's Chief Technical Officer (CTO), JB Straubel Solar Roof Tile Production At Tesla’s Buffalo...Show More Summary

Engineers develop tools to share power from renewable energy sources during outages

If you think you can use the solar panels on your roof to power your home during an outage, think again. During an outage, while your home remains connected to the grid, the devices that manage your solar panels are powered down for safety reasons. Show More Summary

Tesla begins production of solar roof tiles in Buffalo, New York

It’s official! Tesla has started producing solar roof tiles at its factory in Buffalo, New York. Several hundred employees and machines have been installed in the 1.2 million-square-foot factory, and they are now creating tiles that can harness the sun’s energy without compromising the appearance of a roof.[...]

All-electric motorhome is completely covered in solar panels

Let the sun shine Solar home tech has tackled everything from roof tiles to plug-and-play power systems, but campers and RVs generally only have a few solar panels on top. That’s usually plenty to power electrical systems when you’re...Show More Summary

Mnuchin being investigated for taking government plane to watch solar eclipse at Fort Knox

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is now under investigation from the Treasury Department’s inspector general for taking a taxpayer-funded flight down to Kentucky last month so he could watch the solar eclipse from the roof of Fort Knox. Treasury Department Inspector General counsel Rich...

Law Would Require Solar On New Homes And New Roofs

St. Petersburg proposal would require solar panels on new homes and major roof repairs Craig Pittman, August 30, 2017 (Tampa Bay Times) “…[The St. Petersurg, FL, City Council will consider a proposed ordinance that would] mandate solar...Show More Summary

Solar roof tiles help power this secondary school in rural Kenya

Schools in rural Kenya often suffer through frequent power outages, and energy from the national grid can be expensive. But solar roof tiles from Strauss Energy offer a cheaper, renewable alternative. At the 275-student Gaitheri Secondary...Show More Summary

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