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Canada’s Largest Solar Project To Begin Construction in 2020

The 400-megawatt solar facility will be the largest operating in the country. Greengate Power, the group building the facility says construction will begin in 2020, with operations starting in 2021.The Alberta Utilities Commission granted approval for the Travers Solar Project in August. The facility is set to supply electricity to over 100,000 homes and is […]

America’s Largest Floating Solar Project Completed

Floating solar is a new concept and one that could assist in getting solar power to many. In 2018, U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL) labeled floating solar as a “rapidly emerging technology,” with a corresponding report outlining the potential of the technology to reach 9.6% of current electricity generation. Ciel & Terre […]

The Midwest is Predicted To Become Solar Powerhouse

A report from Fitch Solutions Marco Research predicts that the Midwest United States is set to drive the nation towards 100 GW of solar power expected in the next 10 years. The report, titled Midwest US Set To Experience Strong Growth In Solar Sector, makes a bold prediction about the farming region in regards to […]

Solar To Overtake Wind In Corporate Renewable Procurement

Wood Mackenzie and the American Wind Energy Association released a new report, Analysis of Commercial and Industrial Wind Energy Demand in the United States, outlining the impending corporate renewable procurement boom we are facing and how wind and solar energy fit into that boom. The same companies we saw as top dogs in last month’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Half Of The World’s Power To Come From Wind and Solar by 2050

Power Shift

Nearly half the world’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2050 as costs of wind, solar and battery storage continue to plummet. That titanic shift over the next three decades will come as electricity demand increases 62% and investors pump $13.3 trillion into new projects, according to a report released by BloombergNEF. The move […]

Solar Panel Art Raises Awareness and Money for Developing Nations

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The Solar Panel Art Series* was started to raise awareness of the potential for solar power in developed and developing nations. For the series, artists were commissioned to create works of art using solar panels as the medium. This year’s Solar Panel Art Series is being called the Transition Edition to call attention to the transition that the […]