The first solar panels ever installed, were photo-voltaic solar panels mounted on military satellites and blasted into space from Cape Kennedy, Florida during the 'Space Race' of the 1960's.
Brookhaven National Laboratory, one of 12 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories vested in energy efficiency and renewable energy research and development, has announced it will take part in a pioneering effort to make its research facilities and expertise more readily available to private companies trying to move newly developed technologies from the drawing board to the marketplace.
ALLETE Inc., a subsidiary Minnesota Power, is filing for approval from the Regional Transmission Organization's Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) to build a new transmission line.
FirstEnergy Corp. shares rose nearly 2% in midday trading Thursday after the company said it will shut down six coal-fired power plants by September 1, 2012.
According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Installations and the Environment, the agency’s enormous landholdings in the Mojave and Colorado deserts of California, across four military installations, hold enough suitable space to generate 7,000 megawatts (MW) of solar energy.
Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) has announced plans to increase its geothermal energy portfolio.
It’s an ambitious goal for any state – 90 percent of electricity needs from renewable sources by 2050.