PSE&G Ranked 2nd For Solar Energy Capacity
According to the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) had the second most solar capacity of any American utility added to its electric system and ninth in the amount of solar capacity installed in 2011. Last year, 181 solar megawatts were added in PSE&G’s service territory, which is 142 percent higher compared to 2010. PSE&G was happy with this result because it means that there are environmental benefits from their services.
Geostellar and GeoEye to Map the Solar Power Potential of All Rooftops in the US
GeoEye, Inc. is partnering with Geostellar. Their strategic relationship will map the solar power potential of every rooftop in the US to help residential and commercial property owners understand the benefit they can get by going solar. GeoEye, Inc. is a leading provider of geospatial information and insight while Geostellar is a company transforming the solar energy industry.
Solar Energy in Carson City Wastewater Reclamation
The Wastewater Reclamation Facitily in Carson City, Nevada is now using solar energy, using photovoltaic solar panels, for its electric needs. The panels are expected to annually generate about 540,000 kilowatt hours of electricity enough to power 60 homes. This shift to solar energy will reduce the city’s carbon emissions by approximately 400 tons per year.
Solar Energy in Western Nevada College
Two hundred kilowatt solar panels were installed at Western Nevada College (WNC) in Carson City to reduce the college’s power bills About 360,000-kilowatt hours of electricity can be produced annually from these photovoltaic solar panels. This is the largest solar project that’s been installed at a Nevada college.
Germany Still No. 1 in Green Revolution
The use of solar energy in Germany has increased by 40 percent in the first quarter of 2012 compared to 2011, another indicator of Germany’s lead in the green energy revolution according to the German industry association BSW.. Smart grids and use of hydrogen for energy storage as well as integrating renewable energy are just a few of Germany’s plans. The latest innovations in the fields of sustainable energy and industrial technology can be seen in Greentelligence, a part of the Hanover Fair taking place from April 23-27 in Germany.