All posts by susan ward

Land posing risk to first responders, neighbors to be site of solar farm – PostBulletin.com
28 Mar
11:13

Land posing risk to first responders, neighbors to be site of solar farm – PostBulletin.com

VIOLA — When the Elgin Fire Department was paged to a fire in Haverhill Township Monday evening, Fire Chief Craig Ziebell recognized the address. One person was injured in the fire and multiple homes north of the site evacuated. Olmsted County officials had notified the Elgin Fire Department last year […]

Solar projects put on hold amid COVID-19 pandemic – fingerlakes1.com
28 Mar
8:04

Solar projects put on hold amid COVID-19 pandemic – fingerlakes1.com

– By Peter Mantius Ten industrial-scale solar energy farms proposed for the Finger Lakes region are stuck in regulatory limbo as the coronavirus crisis complicates an already clogged state permitting process. If approved, the Finger Lakes projects would produce more than 1800 megawatts of power, theoretically enough to supply 150,000 […]

Coronavirus: Chatsworth company loans solar trailers to hospitals to power COVID-19 triage – KABC-TV
28 Mar
1:04

Coronavirus: Chatsworth company loans solar trailers to hospitals to power COVID-19 triage – KABC-TV

CHATSWORTH, Calif. (KABC) — A Chatsworth company is making solar trailers to loan them at no cost to hospitals to help even more patients during the coronavirus pandemic. BigBattery is loaning the trailers, which are auxiliary-power sources, to local hospitals, for free. This is also keeping their employees working. “We’re […]

Swansea University to install Redflow battery at its solar classroom – pv magazine Australia
28 Mar
12:13

Swansea University to install Redflow battery at its solar classroom – pv magazine Australia

The British university will use Redflow zinc-bromine flow batteries at its Active Building demonstrator – an award-winning classroom that generates, stores and releases solar energy at the point of use. March 27, 2020Marija Maisch A solar classroom at the campus of Swansea University will use Redflow’s ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow battery […]

Battery Storage Paves Way for a Renewable-powered Future – Modern Diplomacy
28 Mar
12:13

Battery Storage Paves Way for a Renewable-powered Future – Modern Diplomacy

It is nightfall in the village of Char Baghutia in Manikganj district in central Bangladesh. Twenty-seven-year-old Miriam is hunched over a rickety old sewing machine, under a single incandescent lamp, with one hand over the cloth and the other rocking her one-year-old baby to sleep. Her husband, a day labourer, […]

Unique passive-solar home a joy for homeowners east of Colorado Springs – Colorado Springs Gazette
28 Mar
8:13

Unique passive-solar home a joy for homeowners east of Colorado Springs – Colorado Springs Gazette

Jim Gagnepain calls it “the little bermed house on the prairie.” He and his wife, Stephanie, built their retirement home in eastern El Paso County. Jim, who has a background in electrical engineering, acted as general contractor, and he and Stephanie did a lot of the work. The result? […]

Commissioners to move forward with solar ordinance – Vincennes Sun Commercial
28 Mar
6:23

Commissioners to move forward with solar ordinance – Vincennes Sun Commercial

The county commissioners this week agreed to forge ahead in the development of an ordinance that could make it easier for solar-energy companies looking to build here. As Kent Utt, former president of the Knox County Development Corp., works alongside at least two solar companies interested in building […]

Commissioners to move forward with solar ordinance | News – Vincennes Sun Commercial
28 Mar
4:13

Commissioners to move forward with solar ordinance | News – Vincennes Sun Commercial

The county commissioners this week agreed to forge ahead in the development of an ordinance that could make it easier for solar-energy companies looking to build here. As Kent Utt, former president of the Knox County Development Corp., works alongside at least two solar companies interested in building […]

28 Mar
2:54

Rep. Massie, opponent of $2.2 trillion spending bill, forces House colleagues back to D.C. for vote – The Washington Post

By Mike DeBonis, The scores of lawmakers who rushed back to Washington on Friday to secure passage of a $2.2 trillion rescue bill expressed shock and dismay at having to defy the advice of experts and risk their health amid the global coronavirus pandemic that has already killed […]

Microbatteries On The Grid – Hackaday
28 Mar
12:44

Microbatteries On The Grid – Hackaday

Not everybody has $6500 to toss into a Tesla Powerwall (and that’s a low estimate), but if you want the benefits of battery storage for your house, [Matt]’s modular “microbattery” storage system might be right up your alley. With a build-as-you-go model, virtually any battery can be placed on the […]

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