Monthly Archives: August 2019

The Detroit Zoo plans to be entirely powered by renewable energy by 2021

Windmills and solar panels may soon be keeping the lights on in the reptile house, and throughout the Detroit Zoo. The zoo, located in Detroit’s suburb of Royal Oak, says it’s shifting to being powered entirely by renewable energy. “We are announcing today that Detroit Zoo is going to be 100% fully powered by local […]

5 steps to successfully incorporating renewable solutions into the procurement process

Consumers, stakeholders and employees demand businesses operate in a sustainable manner, and in response corporations must adopt clean energy practices. Businesses have responded to this shift in various ways, with renewable energy integration at the forefront of sustainable investments even helping drive market development. In fact, corporate renewable energy procurement reached a new record in […]

Solar Powered Robot Designed To Help Clean-up Our Oceans

FRED, stands for Floating Robot

University of San Diego students tested a solar-powered robot that is designed to tackle the growing crisis of plastic debris in the ocean. The name of the robot, FRED, stands for Floating Robot for the Elimination of Debris. The nonprofit Clear Blue Sea developed the robot with help from interns from USD. The small-scale prototype […]

Massachusetts Looking To Pass Bills That Mandates Solar For New Homes

Mass Solar Bills

A pair of bills moving through the Massachusetts Legislature would require solar panels on most new construction in the state. While some in the building and real estate industry argue the measures could make housing less affordable in a market that is already notoriously expensive, supporters say the move is necessary if the state is […]