Greenlee, a Textron Company, Rockford, Illinois, entered into a partnership with Highland Community College (HCC) in Freeport, Ill., to donate hand tools, test and measurement equipment, storage boxes and work benches worth more than $30,000 for the college’s brand new Wind Turbine Technology Center
For years, California has been a pioneer in energy efficiency and renewable power. The state’s new long-range plan for energy use will help solidify the Golden State as a leader for decades into the future.
Duke Energy announced A long-term agreement for the sale of 99 megawatts (MW) of electricity from its new Wyoming wind farm as well as the purchase of 100 wind turbines from General Electric that will produce 150 MW of power at multiple U.S. sites.
The US wind industry has passed the 20,000-megawatt (MW) installed capacity milestone, achieving in two years what had previously taken more than two decades, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) said, increasing 10,000 MW since 2006.
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced it will install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on the roofs of several schools. This initiative will make MCPS the first school system in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area to launch a large-scale solar PV program.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently reported a couple of developments that may help solar power enter the mainstream market. In one project, MIT reported new photovoltaic cells could be placed on windows without inhibiting views or light passage.
According to The Voice of America News, former Vice President Al Gore is challenging the United States to produce all of its electricity through wind power, solar power and other environmentally friendly sources within 10 years.
While US policymakers at all levels of government talk about the importance of ending our nation’s dependence on foreign oil, at least one group of lawmakers can boast to having actually put their money where their mouths are.
In related developments, two western states have become positioned to take advantage of one of their most plentiful, free resources. This summer, officials in South Dakota and Colorado adopted significant policies to increase wind power development in their states.
PPL Renewable Energy announced plans in May 2008 to design, construct and operate a 1.7-megawatt solar-power system for Schering-Plough Corp. in Summit, N.J. When completed, the green energy project will be the largest rooftop solar installation in the United States.