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Northeastern print company installed 4,591 solar panels on single roof

This past Earth Day, Allied Printing Services, a Northeastern print company installed 4,591 solar panels on single roof of its 275,000-square-foot facility in Manchester, Connecticut. After three months of work, the project was completed this past week, as reported by Fox CT.

To lease or to buy solar panels

If you are one of the many Americans who has decided to pursue solar energy to save money each month and help the environment, yet have not yet decided whether to lease or to buy your solar panels, choosing to lease or to buy solar panels is a difficult one, so here are a few thoughts to consider when making the choice for your home. Recently, solar leases have become ...

Staying green and cool this summer

In the past few years, terms like "going green" and "eco-friendly" have integrated and normalized themselves into modern culture. Quite literally, eco-friendly means to be friendly to the environment through sustainable living practices. Most of the general public has realized the benefits of saving the environment through simple activities such as recycling and ...

Community solar farms are growing exponentially

Solar installations are on the rise across the globe. Residential installations are growing exponentially, but one typically overlooked portion of the solar movement is community solar farms. A report by GTM Research predicts that over the course of the next two years, community solar will have its market size increase sevenfold. Furthermore, community solar is ...

Many large investment companies are planning to utilize solar in the next five years

A new survey by Wiser Capital, a financial services firm, states that many large investment companies are planning to utilize solar in the next five years. Throughout the course of the survey, Wiser Capital received responses from 100 representatives of these firms from around the nation. From the responses, it was found that about 32 percent said they had intent to ...

New report highlights ways states are advancing in clean energy

Renewable energy is still on the rise and in the minds of more and more people around the United States. A new report titled "Clean Energy Champions: The Importance of State Programs and Policies" released by The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a nonprofit coalition of state agencies and public organizations that work to advance clean energy, is a first look at ...

Solar power approval is growing in West Virginia

West Virginia is typically known for its long history of coal mining — 95 percent of the state's energy came from coal plants last year. Due to the increasing environmental concerns of these plants and the declining number of mining jobs however, more West Virginians are becoming interested in what solar has to offer. Unfortunately, the high poverty rates of many ...

Study states pro-environment states have cleaner air

Recently, a new study about greenhouse gas emissions was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Using data on greenhouse gases in all 50 states dating back to 1990, the study shows that the effects of population and affluence can be moderated by political factors in support of environmentalism. Their results indicate that for each 1 percent ...

Maine beer company goes solar

Maine Beer Company in Freeport, Maine, recently installed 212 solar panels to their brewery roof in hopes that they will one day produce 100 percent of the company's electricity. Co-Founder David Kleban has been environmentally minded since the company first opened in 2009 and is a participant of  the Plant and Garbage to Garden, as reported in Maine Biz. To offset ...

California surpasses 10,000 MW in solar capacity

In the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, California surpasses 10,000 MW in solar capacity. In the first quarter of the year, the state made history by installing 718 MW of solar, which raised the state's total current capacity to 10,648 MW. According to Clean Technica, California surpasses other states, such as Nevada, which only installed 97 MW of solar PV, ...

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