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With new ACCESSolar program, NYCHA has solar gardens on the horizon

NYCHA took one step closer to its goal of installing 25 megawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2025 by launching a new program aimed to provide lower-cost clean energy to its residents on Friday. ACCESSSolar, or Accelerating Community Empowered Shared Solar, started accepting applications...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:00pm

Community solar aims to bring renewable energy to everyone

Anyone can go outside and enjoy the sun, but can everyone benefit from solar power? If you don’t have the finances, or the roof, to install solar panels, you may have thought you had to miss out on the renewable energy resource, but a movement of “community solar” has been...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 1:33pm

Solar garden at Brooklyn Army Terminal could put the sun in Sunset Park

The NYC Economic Development Corporation is looking for a few good solar providers to literally put the sun in Sunset Park to bring a rooftop solar garden to the Brooklyn Army Terminal. The NYCEDC is offering up to 100,000 square feet of space to pilot what will be a subscription-based shared...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 2:58pm

Can't put solar panels on your roof? You can join this NYC community solar farm

We’ve all heard how solar panels on your roof can help lower your electricity bills — and help the environment — but how can you get in on that if you rent an apartment or live somewhere that’s often in the shade? There is a solution: community solar...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 4:52pm

Massachusetts is one of top 10 states for solar energy: Report

The future of solar energy in Massachusetts is looking bright.The Commonwealth has the second highest amount of solar industry jobs in the country and is in the top 10 for solar energy-producing states, according to a new report.Solar energy has been expanding across the country; 2016 saw a 97...

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 2:04pm

Portable stove can cook a meal in 10 minutes using sunlight

A new clean and green BBQ promises to cook up a variety of dishes using the sun’s rays in just 10 minutes. GoSun absorbs heat from the sun to reach temperatures of over 550 degrees and can cook enough food to feed up to four people, in each batch. Even if clouds interrupt the sun rays, the heat...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:20am

Community solar set to give New Yorkers the benefits of solar energy, without the hassle

The idea of benefiting from solar energy might seem like a dream for many New Yorkers who live in apartment buildings or don’t have a roof to call their own, but now one company is looking to turn that dream into a reality.Clean Energy Collective (CEC) has announced that it will be launching...

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 2:30pm

Baker to sign solar bill on Monday

After a months-long debate among lawmakers, Gov. Charlie Baker is scheduled to sign a bill that would raise the cap on solar energy net metering in the state on Monday morning.The compromise bill lifts the cap by 3 percent – from 4 to 7 percent of peak electrical usage for companies and from 5 to 8...

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 3:31am

Solar-sharing company Yeloha to launch in NYC

New Yorkers can now add solar energy to the list of things they can get on their smartphones.Yeloha, a company that describes itself as a “solar sharing network,” launched in New York on Tuesday.New Yorkers can sign up for the service through the company's website, which pairs people who want solar...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 10:53pm

Philly electricians say state needs more solar power

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 98's financial office and training headquarters at 1719 Spring Garden are now 25 percent-powered by solar panels on the building’s roof, members say. Down the street, their financial offices at 1701 Spring Garden are 10-15 percent-...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 5:50pm

What is man’s next adventure in space?

In recent years we have witnessed a number of innovations in space exploration: China and India have taken bold steps in initiating their very own space program; scientists have send probes to Mars; and most recently space agencies have landed a satellite on a comet 500 million kilometres away. So...

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:53am