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Tesla CEO plans solar production facility for Buffalo

June 18th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

Tesla CEO plans solar production facility for Buffalo

ALBANY—A solar company led by the founder of Tesla Motors is working with the state to build one of the world’s largest solar manufacturing facilities in Buffalo, which could create more than a thousand jobs. SolarCity Corporation announced Tuesday that it acquired Silevo, a solar panel technology and manufacturing company that produces low-cost panels that [...]

Want a house that costs $2 a month to power? Some local students can make it happen

June 16th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

Want a house that costs $2 a month to power? Some local students can make it happen

Members of a team of local college students present their work to judges at a Department of Energy design competition earlier this year. A group of students from Onondaga Community College, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Syracuse University designed a home that could cost as little as $2 a month to power [...]

State Agencies And REDCs Are Now Accepting Consolidated Funding Applications; Deadline For Submissions Is June 16th At 4 P.M.

May 20th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

State Agencies And REDCs Are Now Accepting Consolidated Funding Applications; Deadline For Submissions Is June 16th At 4 P.M.

Up To $750 Million In Economic Development Resources Available From 12 State Agencies And More Than 30 Funding Programs On May 2nd Empire State Development (ESD) announced that the state is now accepting Consolidated Funding Applications (CFA) from businesses, municipalities, not-for-profits and the public for Round IV of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development [...]

TAG Mechanical Honored for Its Building Performance Role in Net-zero Skaneateles Village Hall

May 19th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Municipal, Renewable Energy

TAG Mechanical Honored for Its Building Performance Role in Net-zero Skaneateles Village Hall

Skaneateles Village Hall Solar PV System Syracuse, NY-based HVAC contracting firm TAG Mechanical Systems was named an honoree in the Central New York Business Journal’s “Time to Build” awards for providing mechanical systems including a renewable energy solar PV system for the Skaneateles Village Hall in Central New York. Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 [...]

Cheap Solar Power is Fueling Global Renewable Energy Growth

May 9th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Renewable Energy

Cheap Solar Power is Fueling Global Renewable Energy Growth

Solar panels stand at a solar power plant operated by Ingeneieria y Electricidad Rodriguez SL in Villanueva de los Infantes, Spain. | Bloomberg via Getty Images According to a report released Monday by the United Nations Environment Programme and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, as solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are becoming less expensive, the share of total [...]

Danish Island Powered by Renewables is Creating Followers Worldwide

April 18th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

Danish Island Powered by Renewables is Creating Followers Worldwide

Wind turbines off the coast of Samso At first glance, the small Danish island of Samso doesn’t look like a place that would attract international fame. With less than 4,000 inhabitants living on under 115 square kilometers of land, it’s not exactly a geopolitical player. But a visit to Samso reveals an island with outsized [...]

Feds to provide $4B in green energy support

April 17th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential, Uncategorized

Feds to provide $4B in green energy support

Thinkstock The Energy Department is opening up $4 billion in federal loan guarantees to projects that reduce or capture greenhouse gas emissions. The department issued its draft request for applications of renewable energy and energy efficient projects on Wednesday. The agency is looking for projects that will help advance electric grid integration with renewable sources, [...]

Renewables dominate new U.S. electrical capacity

March 21st, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Renewable Energy

Renewables dominate new U.S. electrical capacity

According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission‘s (FERC) monthly analysis for February, the overwhelming majority of new U.S. electrical capacity is coming from wind and solar.  FERC’s February analysis is summarized below: Wind and solar provided 80.9% of new installed U.S. electrical generating capacity for the month of February. For the first two months of 2014, renewable energy sources [...]

U.S. Wind Sector Reaches Major Generation Milestones In 2013

March 12th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

U.S. Wind Sector Reaches Major Generation Milestones In 2013

According to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), U.S. wind power topped 4% of the U.S. power grid for the first time last year and has delivered 30% of all new generating capacity for the last five years. In Iowa and South Dakota, wind power now exceeds 25% of total electricity production. In nine [...]

New research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory indicates a rooftop photovoltaic system can increase a house’s price. Researchers were able to quantify how much of a premium solar can command.

March 11th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Renewable Energy, Residential

New research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory indicates a rooftop photovoltaic system can increase a house's price. Researchers were able to quantify how much of a premium solar can command.

Although the installation of photovoltaic projects is increasing, appraisers and other real estate industry professionals often assign no value to a home’s PV systems.  New research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory indicates a rooftop photovoltaic system can increase a house’s price. Researchers were able to quantify how much of a premium solar can command [...]

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