Cogenra Solar and Kendall-Jackson Winery Unveil Nation’s Largest Rooftop Solar Cogeneration Array

Cogenra Solar, a provider of distributed solar cogeneration systems, today announced the nation’s largest rooftop solar cogeneration system to date at Kendall-Jackson’s Kittyhawk winery in Windsor, CA. Expanding on Kendall-Jackson’s existing energy and water conservation projects, the 96-module, 241kW hybrid solar photovoltaic and thermal array is expected to save approximately $30,000 in annual energy costs.

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A Brief History of Everything Solar

This erudite work by Zach Shahan over at Clean Technica is an excellent read for anyone wanting to pick up a quick backgrounder on solar energy. Next time you have a discussion or debate about renewable energy of the solar persuasion, try this on for size. You’ll be glad you did.

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President Obama Discusses Solar Power in Nevada

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New Energy Technologies and National Renewable Energy Laboratory Develop ‘Invisible Wires’ for Transporting Electricity on SolarWindow

New Energy Technologies, Inc., a developer of innovative technologies for generating sustainable electricity, announces that scientists collaboratively developing New Energy’s SolarWindow technology – capable of generating electricity on see-through glass – have successfully collected and transported electricity using a virtually ‘invisible’ conductive wiring system developed for SolarWindow.

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Kyocera and Softbank to Build 4.2MW Mega-Solar Project in Kyoto, Japan

The Kyocera Group and SB Energy Corp. today announced that the two companies have been selected by Kyoto City to build and operate a 4.2-megawatt (MW) solar power plant. The utility-scale solar power plant will be the first of its kind in Kyoto Prefecture, and becomes the largest solar power installation in the prefecture.

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Massive Battery Could Provide Solar Energy After Dark

Implementing solar energy generation can be tricky, because peak usage is the same time a when the sun starts to disappear, thus, reducing electricity generation. Creating a way to store energy during the day and then deliver it when needed is one way to make solar energy a more practical solution, and Arizona Public Service Company have been testing a new 1.5 megawatt-hour energy storage system.

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PV Pavilion Completed on Campus of Potsdam University of Applied Sciences

A 35-meter-long photovoltaic pavilion adds the finishing touch to the campus of Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and is to be used as a space for social events, brainstorming ideas and presentations. Odersun solar modules cover the whole building. Made from 25 mm-thick break-proof security glass, the PV modules act as façade elements and were specially developed and manufactured for this project.

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Backyard Box Brings Green and Sustainable Design to Your Backyard

Seattle residents can now add a fully functioning living abode in their backyard due to new legislation that passed recently, and Backyard Box heeds the call with their new Backyard cottages or modular homes. This award-winning design is compact, functional, and stylish to boot. According to the Press Release by Backyard Box, The pre-designed modular prefab or custom dwelling units introduced earlier this year provide customers an easy and cost-effective way to add the living space they need with a…

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