Case Study: Eagleyew – A High Efficiency Natural Building on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada

The Story of Eagleyew: A High Efficiency Natural Building on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada I’m pleased to say that I have been building Natural Buildings for a number of years now. My work has taken me up and down the West coast of North America, with a focus in the Pacific Northwest. I’ve been calling Vancouver Island home for the last three years, and have had the pleasure of working on some amazing Natural Homes in the area. From cob…

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Energex: Rooftop Solar Is Destroying Our Business Model

Joining the rest of the utility power companies, Energex, a Queensland electricity network operator, believes that rooftop solar is destroying its traditional business model. The concept of generating power at a centralized location, and then distributing it to thousands of people via an electricity grid was created to benefit from economies of scale, while keeping the source of power plant pollutant and noise emissions out of residential areas. However, such benefits of scale apply only to fossil-fueled and nuclear power…

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Solectria Renewables Will Provide North America’s Largest Airport Solar Farm

Indianapolis International Airport solar farm will be 12.5MW DC Solectria Renewables, LLC, a leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced today that Cenergy Power, the general EPC contractor on behalf of the project owners, has chosen Solectria Renewables to power the 12.5MW DC IND Solar Farm at Indianapolis International Airport. Twenty Solectria Renewables SGI 500XT’s will power this site and are scheduled to be commissioned and deployed in October. Cenergy Power and Solectria Renewables worked closely to develop the best possible…

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NREL Calculates Emissions and Costs of Power Plant Cycling for Increased Renewable Energy

Economic research on renewable energies like wind and solar  will provide an advanced foundation for the development and expansion of viable sustainable energy programs. Read the following press release from NREL. New research from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) quantifies the potential impacts of increasing wind and solar power generation on the operators of fossil-fueled power plants in the West. To accommodate higher amounts of wind and solar power on the electric grid, utilities must ramp down…

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