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NASA’s Sustainability Base: Open for Business

NASA’s Sustainability Base: Open for Business

NASA’s “Sustainability Base” is open for business, setting the bar for green federal buildings by exceeding LEED-Platinum and making use of the same closed loop processes used in space travel. Designed by pre-eminent green architect Bill McDonough, known for cradle-to-cradle solutions, the new building is designed to showcase NASA’s culture of innovation by adapting many of its technologies to


The Land of 10,000 Panels: Minnesota

When one thinks of solar, you think of somewhere with plenty of sunshine and hot days; don’t tell the folks in Minnesota this.  After passing a new bill into law, Minnesota is on the fast track to becoming an awesome state for solar generation.  During the week of May 23rd, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton passed

SkyFuel Solar Panel

Why CSP Will Thrive

Since its founding in 2006, BrightSource has significantly evolved – from a small start-up with a great idea that became the foundation for the world’s largest solar thermal power project – to a company focused on global deployment of its solar field technology and support services. We wanted to share some details of that evolution, along with


Japan’s Solar Industry: Ready to Explode

Japan’s existing 7.4 gigawatts of installed solar capacity is expected to double this year, thanks to the country’s aggressive feed-in tariff. Word of Japan’s rapid adoption of solar energy has the industry buzzing. Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported last week that Japan is expected to trail only China in new solar capacity installed this year.


Solar Will Grow 20% in 2013

Demand for solar energy in the United States is expected to grow 20 percent this year, building the market up to a record 4.3 gigawatts, according to an industry analysis report. NPD Solarbuzz released its quarterly report on the North American solar market and found that four states will make up 70 percent of the


75% of New Energy Investments Are Renewable

In a striking keynote, Michael Liebreich President of BNEF spoke about the continued compound growth in renewables and the disconnect between GDP and electricity consumption. In the last 5 years, Electricity consumption in Australia and California have disconnected from GDP growth and that trend is now spreading through the developed world. Rising efficiency in motor


Europe 2012: $2.35B Invested in Smart Grid

The Joint Research Centre (JRC), a Directorate-General of the European Commission that provides independent scientific and technical advice to the European Commission to support a wide range of EU policies has published an update of the 2011 report “Smart Grid projects in Europe: lessons learned and current developments,” which is the most comprehensive inventory of