Recent News

August 24, 2008

Earlier this summer, the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative installed four turbines in the remote village diesel systems in Mekoryuk and Savoonga, Alaska. The AVEC is a non-profit electric utility owned by the people it serves in 53 villages throughout interior

August 24, 2008

The Model Wind Ordinance for Wind Energy Facilities in North Carolina is intended to provide assistance to communities designing a local wind ordinance. The North Carolina Wind Working Group encourages each community to modify the model ordinance to meet their

August 24, 2008

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) National Wind Technology Center has begun testing small wind turbines under its Independent Testing project. The purpose of the testing project is to support the US Department of Energy (DOE) goal of reducing barriers

August 21, 2008

Adding to its suite of renewable energy technologies for the San Francisco, Mayor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to all departments to fast-track more renewable energy projects; this time, it’s for small wind. A newly-formed Wind Task Force proposed

August 21, 2008

The Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (NWSEED) and partners have scheduled a workshop in four Oregon locations for rural landowners interested in learning how to harness the power of wind. The workshop is sponsored by U.S. Department of Agriculture

August 20, 2008

Seattle, one of my favorite cities where heavy coffee consumption is blatantly encouraged, became a Solar America City in 2008. Despite the clean energy commitments of Mayor Greg Nickels’ Climate Initiative, the Department of Planning and Development’s Green Building Program,

August 20, 2008

Beginning in April and running through September, you can find a renewable energy fair. Whether it’s the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair (MREF), going on for almost 20 years at the Summer Solstice, and billed as “the world’s largest renewable energy,

August 19, 2008

IREC has just released Larry Sherwood’s U.S. Solar Market Trends for 2007. This work was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through the Solar America Initiative. Download the report Solar markets are booming in the United States due to

August 19, 2008

The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) is sponsoring a six-hour code training for current NABCEP-certified installers on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 9th and 10th, from 6 p.m. EDT to 9:00 p.m. (5 p.m. CDT, 4 p.m.

August 19, 2008

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it has made three new technical assistance awards under the Solar America Showcases project run by the Solar Energy Technologies Program. These awards provide technical assistance from solar energy experts to high-visibility,

 

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