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Good Sun: Finding the Best Place for Solar

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Some places actually have “better” sun than others for producing solar power, but identifying those places isn’t always intuitive.

Contrary to what I would have guessed, Hawaii does not have the best sun for solar energy production. Factors like cloud cover, water vapor and atmospheric pressure determine how effectively the sun’s energy can be converted into electricity, so even places one might consider to be “sunny” aren’t necessarily the best for electricity production.

Xcel Energy and SunPower Complete 19-Megawatt Solar PV Plant, Colorado's Largest to Date

Additional 30-MW PV solar power plant underway
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) DENVER - March 24, 2011 - Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) and SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) today announced the completion and commissioning of a 19-megawatt (ac) photovoltaic solar power plant in Colorado’s Alamosa County. The Greater Sandhill installation began generating power on December 22, 2010 and is currently the largest operating PV solar power plant in Colorado.

GE Invests in New Solar Technology

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LiveWire blogs about GE's multi-million dollar investment partnership in 1366 Technologies, a Lexington, Massachusetts-based company whose mission is to make the cost of solar power competitive with coal power. The company has developed a new process to create silicon wafers for photovoltaic (PV) panels, which reduces the cost of manufacturing solar panels by 65% and conserves 50% of silicon raw material.

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LiveWire blogs about GE's multi-million dollar investment partnership in 1366 Technologies, a Lexington, Massachusetts-based company whose mission is to make the cost of solar power competitive with coal power. The company has developed a new process to create silicon wafers for photovoltaic (PV) panels, which reduces the cost of manufacturing solar panels by 65% and conserves 50% of silicon raw material.

San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau chooses AISO.net

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) January 19, 2011 - The San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau (SDCVB) has chosen AISO.net to handle their complete infrastructure including deploying a multiple cluster of servers to run both their website and their network.  SDCVB picked AISO because of their reliability, ability to give them one-on-one service and the fact that AISO is the greenest data center in the world; powering all th

AEG 1EARTH Sustainability Goals Unveiled

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) LOS ANGELES, CA Nov. 15, 2010 – Today, AEG, a leading sports and entertainment company, launched its AEG 1EARTH environmental initiative with the release of the industry’s first comprehensive sustainability report.

Energy and Transportation: Fossil Fuel Free Film – and More

World Centric Film Series, Fall 2010
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We're back again, by popular demand! Don't miss our third "Films of Hope and Vision" film series presenting Fossil Fuel Free Film – and other short films this upcoming Friday, October 1.
 
Provocative films and great discussion!
 
Free Friday Night Film Series at World Centric, 7:30 - 9:30 P.M. Sponsored by Silicon Valley Action Network, Transition Silicon Valley, World Centric, Acterra, and Transition Palo Alto.
 
World Centric Community Space Wheelchair Accessible
2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306

 

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We're back again, by popular demand! Don't miss our third "Films of Hope and Vision" film series presenting Fossil Fuel Free Film – and other short films this upcoming Friday, October 1.
 
Provocative films and great discussion!
 
Free Friday Night Film Series at World Centric, 7:30 - 9:30 P.M. Sponsored by Silicon Valley Action Network, Transition Silicon Valley, World Centric, Acterra, and Transition Palo Alto.
 
World Centric Community Space Wheelchair Accessible
2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306

 

Energy and Transportation: Kilowatt Ours

World Centric Film Series, Fall 2010
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We're back again, by popular demand! Don't miss our third "Films of Hope and Vision" film series presenting Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Engergize America by Jeff Barrie, this upcoming Friday, September 24.

Provocative films and great discussion! 

Free Friday Night Film Series at World Centric, 7:30 - 9:30 P.M.  Sponsored by Silicon Valley Action Network, Transition Silicon Valley, World Centric, Acterra, and Transition Palo Alto.

World Centric Community Space Wheelchair Accessible
2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Press Release

We're back again, by popular demand! Don't miss our third "Films of Hope and Vision" film series presenting Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Engergize America by Jeff Barrie, this upcoming Friday, September 24.

Provocative films and great discussion! 

Free Friday Night Film Series at World Centric, 7:30 - 9:30 P.M.  Sponsored by Silicon Valley Action Network, Transition Silicon Valley, World Centric, Acterra, and Transition Palo Alto.

World Centric Community Space Wheelchair Accessible
2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Earth Day 2010 - A World of Green Opportunity

Finding a World of Green Business Opportunities in Our Environmental Challenges
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Earth Day 2010 is a time to remember the environmental challenges facing us, but it is also a time to see these challenges as opportunities for businesses to provide solutions.  The bitter discord about environmental and economic problems we face often misses the point.  All of these problems are massive opportunities for us to live better lives, help the planet, and build a strong economy.  We don't have to choose to have either a healthy environment or a strong economy -  we can have both.  While many say that steps to solve environmental challenges are too costly, solving these problems is a great opportunity for businesses to thrive by providing cleaner energy, greener buildings, efficient transportation, and less wasteful ways of living.  The fate of the environment is our own fate.  I hope that Earth Day 2050 finds that we have opted for a better world in all respects. 

For more read Glenn Croston's Fast Company blog - http://3bl.me/za593p

Contact: www.StartingUpGreen.com, glenn.croston@75greenbusinesses.com

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Earth Day 2010 is a time to remember the environmental challenges facing us, but it is also a time to see these challenges as opportunities for businesses to provide solutions.  The bitter discord about environmental and economic problems we face often misses the point.  All of these problems are massive opportunities for us to live better lives, help the planet, and build a strong economy.  We don't have to choose to have either a healthy environment or a strong economy -  we can have both.  While many say that steps to solve environmental challenges are too costly, solving these problems is a great opportunity for businesses to thrive by providing cleaner energy, greener buildings, efficient transportation, and less wasteful ways of living.  The fate of the environment is our own fate.  I hope that Earth Day 2050 finds that we have opted for a better world in all respects. 

For more read Glenn Croston's Fast Company blog - http://3bl.me/za593p

Contact: www.StartingUpGreen.com, glenn.croston@75greenbusinesses.com

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