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Solar Energy

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  • Renewable energy projects can now get 30-year permit to kill eagles

    Renewable energy projects can now get 30-year permit to kill eagles
    Solar and wind farms scored a victory Friday when the Interior Department announced an extension of permits which allow renewable energy projects to accidentally kill or injure bald eagles without penalty. Renewable energy companies will now be able...
  • With nuclear plants idled, Japan launches pioneering wind project

    With nuclear plants idled, Japan launches pioneering wind project
    Japan inaugurated a floating offshore wind turbine Monday that energy industry leaders hope will open a new frontier in Japanese renewable technologies and help the country reduce its dependence on nuclear energy and fossil fuels. The floating...
  • Report sorts out which solar technology requires more space

    Report sorts out which solar technology requires more space
    A federal report released this week resolved an obscure argument: Which large-scale solar technology requires the most land? The inside-baseball question is common among solar power developers. Those who espouse solar thermal technology frequently point...
  • In Wyoming, huckster sentenced to 12 years for wind-farm scam

    In Wyoming, huckster sentenced to 12 years for wind-farm scam
    CASPER, Wyo. -- Robert Arthur Reed solicited investors nationwide for a wind farm here. But a federal judge ruled here this week that all the telephone huckster was really selling was a bunch of hot air. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl ordered...
  • California solar installations jumped 26% in 2012

    California solar installations jumped 26% in 2012
    California had a banner year in solar installations in 2012, bringing the state 391 megawatts closer to its goal to install 3,000 megawatts by 2017. According to a California Solar Initiative progress report by the Public Utilities Commission, those...
  • Solar-powered plane finishes journey, lands in New York City

    Solar-powered plane finishes journey, lands in New York City
    NEW YORK — A solar-powered aircraft completed the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight Saturday night, gliding to a smooth stop at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Solar Impulse touched down at JFK at 11:09 p.m.,...
  • Siemens chief of wind power steps down

    Siemens chief of wind power steps down
    Amid reports of wind turbine blades flying off and a resulting flurry of damage control measures, engineering powerhouse Siemens said Monday the chief of its wind power division would step down, two weeks after announcing costs related to incidents in...
  • SolarCity plans solar power storage solution, due in 2015

    SolarCity plans solar power storage solution, due in 2015
    As Los Angeles launches into its solar buyback program between companies and the L.A. Department of Water and Power, one rooftop power producer is exploring a way to avoid depending on utilities altogether. Lyndon Rive, chief executive of San Mateo,...
  • California leads U.S. in record first quarter for solar installation

    California leads U.S. in record first quarter for solar installation
    The U.S. had a record quarter in solar installation during the first three months of the year, installing 723 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity for a 33% increase over the same period last year. That represents nearly half of all new generation...
  • Builders catching on to the appeal of solar-powered homes

    Builders catching on to the appeal of solar-powered homes
    With demand for energy-efficient homes surging in Southern California, home builders are producing more houses with rooftop solar power systems than ever before. About 4,000 new homes were built with a rooftop solar power system last year in...
  • Feds won't prosecute wind farm if turbine blades kill a condor

    Feds won't prosecute wind farm if turbine blades kill a condor
    Federal wildlife officials on Friday for the first time agreed not to prosecute a developer if an endangered California condor is struck and killed by turbine blades at its proposed wind farm in the Tehachapi Mountains, about 100 miles north of Los...