Every Friday, Community Renewable Energy shares important clean energy developments– and some that are just plain cool.
Here’s what we were reading this week.
Nonprofits, schools, and governments back solar power
- Boulder, Colorado celebrates the opening of a community-owned solar garden. (American Solar Energy Society)
- Schools continue to turn to solar power in order to reduce overhead expenses. One elementary school estimates it will save $90,000 every year by installing solar power panels. (Express-Times)
- Communities turn wasted space into centers of energy production. (Oakridger)
- The US Army will invest $7 billion in renewable energy utilizing third-party finance and power purchase agreements. (Earth Techling)
- We continue to follow Ohio’s Senate Bill 221, which recently wrapped up hearings that included testimony from those backing clean energy and also from some utility companies that are hesitant to embrace improved energy efficiency. (Columbus Dispatch)
- A new report indicates that energy efficiency resource standards could save Ohioans $5.6 billion in 7 years. (Green Tech Media)
- In other state policy news, Minnesota’s solar power mandate moves from the House to Senate. The mandate would require utilities to get 4% of energy from solar sources by 2025. (Star Tribune)
- The first-ever solar-powered survival tablet is using crowdsourcing to get to market– cutting-edge funding for cutting-edge technology! (ABC News)
- Researchers develop solar cooling panels, proving the incredible– and surprisingly wide-ranging– potential solar power has to improve lives. (Stanford)
What do you think was the most important solar power story this week? Share your insights and thoughts through comments on this blog or by email.
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