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Businesses everywhere recognize their responsibility as global citizens to safeguard and conserve the earth’s resources for current and future generations. This goal is prevalent in a variety of industries relating to natural science, engineering, and architecture. Qualified people who want to follow an environmentally friendly career path have plenty of options, and here are a [...]
Power Forward, a report commissioned by Calvert Investments, Ceres, and WWF, claims that 59% of the Fortune 100 and nearly 2/3rds of the Global 100 have invested in setting GHG reduction commitments, renewable commitments, or both. And of those companies, two-dozen have set open renewable energy commitments to be critically watched and accounted for by [...]
The solar value chain, meaning its ecosystem, begins with raw material suppliers, winds its way through equipment and consumable suppliers, to ingot, wafer, cell technology manufacturers to module assemblers (most cell manufacturers also assemble modules), to demand side participants (system integrators, modules assemblers, installers, distributors, et al), to developers of balance of systems technology (inverters, [...]
12 shopping malls in Arizona, California, New York and Connecticut are getting solar PV over the next year, as part of real estate owner Macerich’s corporate sustainability efforts. Panasonic is developing the 12 megawatt solar project, which is financed and owned by Panasonic’s financial platform partner, Coronal Management. This is the first phase of a national solar strategy for Macerich, which [...]
Italian designer Gabriella Diamanti has developed a simple solar powered still that turns sea water into drinking water, is portable and can be made for less that $50 per unit, reports treehugger.com. The still works “like an upside-down coffee percolator to desalinate salt water,” says reporter Meagan Treacy. “The ceramic oven has three main pieces. [...]
Solar EV charging stations are hardly new – as regular readers of SolarChargedDriving.Com surely know. But every now and then something comparatively new comes along in the world of solar EV charging. Now is one of those times, at least according to Princeton Satellite Systems, which claims it will soon be producing “the first 100 [...]
A non-profit public media organization is reporting that there are calls for a moratorium on solar power towers. According to KCET, an official with the Palm Springs office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has suggested that the California Energy Commission (CEC) and other agencies involved in approving desert renewable energy facilities allow [...]
UTC Power, a provider of fuel cells, has created an infographc illustrating the real world applications of fuel cells. “Fuel cells are not a futuristic power source, but rather a common and effective source of renewable clean energy”, the company said. Original Article on Energy Refuge
There has been a conscious environmental movement over the past few years that has been picking up much steam in a wide variety of sectors. In 2009, the city of London saw an excellent environmental building addition, the 7 More London development next to Tower Bridge. Following its completion, 7 More was rated the most [...]
As the green buildings movement matures, the next wave of venture capital will center on startups that make net-zero operations possible. Net-zero buildings produce as much energy as they consume, requiring investments in both energy efficiency measures and in renewable energy generation. Much of the early green buildings VC – which totaled $4 billion over [...]
A vast majority of registered Latino voters support clean energy innovation, protecting public lands and cleaning up toxic pollution, according to a new national survey. Even more of them believe they have a moral obligation to do something about it. 86% of the 1,131 Latinos surveyed would prefer the US government to invest in clean, [...]
It’s a little bit mind-boggling to think that only a century ago, cars were just starting to become available to the average man. Fast forward to today and almost everyone in the modern world has a vehicle, if not two. Cars have become one of the most ubiquitous and important pieces of technology that we [...]
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