Category Archives: solar panels for pools

Horse Rescued After Apparently Escaping Camp Fire by Jumping Into Backyard Pool – KTLA Los Angeles
06 Mar
7:02

Horse Rescued After Apparently Escaping Camp Fire by Jumping Into Backyard Pool – KTLA Los Angeles

Please enable Javascript to watch this video When Jeff Hill returned to his neighborhood in Paradise after evacuating during the Camp Fire, he came across a wayward horse — in a backyard swimming pool. The horse appeared to have jumped in to escape the flames, and was caught in the […]

What if a border wall could pay for itself? – Purdue News Service
06 Mar
8:03

What if a border wall could pay for itself? – Purdue News Service

Building an energy corridor along the border instead of just a wall would be a ‘giant leap for mankind,’ bringing security and jobs to the region, says a Purdue University-led national consortium of engineers and scientists WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Instead of a wall, build a first-of-its-kind energy park that […]

$1.2 billion clean energy fund closes, targets utility scale in the US – pv magazine International
05 Mar
9:12

$1.2 billion clean energy fund closes, targets utility scale in the US – pv magazine International

It has always been said that for solar power to break into the biggest of the big leagues it is going to need “institutional money”, meaning investment capital from the largest pools of global money, such as pension funds. Common estimates suggest there is more than $100 trillion globally that […]

Solar is looking ‘bright’ for the Tennessee Valley Authority – Johnson City Press (subscription)
05 Mar
10:14

Solar is looking ‘bright’ for the Tennessee Valley Authority – Johnson City Press (subscription)

“The outlook for solar in the valley is looking very bright,” Tammy Bramlett, TVA’s director of business development and renewables, said last week. “The cost of solar is coming down, and it’s a big part of our portfolio going forward.” Bramlett said solar projects like the public/private partnership it and […]

Solar farm could soon be powered up Johnson City Press – Johnson City Press (subscription)
05 Mar
10:09

Solar farm could soon be powered up Johnson City Press – Johnson City Press (subscription)

BrightRidge CEO Jeff Dykes told the utility’s board members Tuesday that contractors are “working hard, even through the rain” to complete construction by the end of the year. “If the weather cooperates, we will have the farm completed in December,” he said. “Hopefully, we can have the dedication in January.” Mark Eades, […]

Solar bond pays for 12 solar installations, with no taxpayer cost – pv magazine USA
04 Mar
11:12

Solar bond pays for 12 solar installations, with no taxpayer cost – pv magazine USA

The City of Albuquerque has revealed details of the first phase of $25 million in solar power investments, as part of its goal to bring the city to 25% renewables. The first 12 projects are on local structures including fire and police stations, increasing resilience. June 27, 2018 John Weaver […]

On an island in the sun, coal power is king over abundant solar – Mongabay.com
04 Mar
11:03

On an island in the sun, coal power is king over abundant solar – Mongabay.com

Locals and environmentalists have opposed a plan to expand a coal-fired power plan in northern Bali, Indonesia. They are worried that the expansion will exacerbate the existing impact of the plant on the environment and locals’ health and livelihoods. A particular concern focuses on the survival of dolphins and endemic […]

BrightRidge offers access to its ‘solar community’ – Johnson City Press (subscription)
04 Mar
10:57

BrightRidge offers access to its ‘solar community’ – Johnson City Press (subscription)

The BrightRidge board voted Tuesday to develop a program that reserves 500 kilowatts of energy produced by a new 40-acre solar farm being developed near Telford by Nashville-based Silicon Ranch Corp. for purchase by residential and business customers. BrightRidge CEO Jeff Dykes said the 41,000-solar panel project, which is now under construction and […]

These are the largest Bitcoin mining farms in the world – Digital Trends
04 Mar
8:27

These are the largest Bitcoin mining farms in the world – Digital Trends

The world is in the middle of a second gold rush — but it’s not gold they’re mining today. It’s Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, ones and zeroes that are being turned into pure profit. Around the globe, they’re making millions from machines, minting with microchips, printing money with printed circuit […]

Solar power farm a first for Northeast Tennessee – Johnson City Press (subscription)
04 Mar
8:22

Solar power farm a first for Northeast Tennessee – Johnson City Press (subscription)

The 40-acre solar farm, which will be owned and operated by Silicon Ranch, is also the first public/private partnership of its type in the region. “This is a great opportunity for us,” BrightRidge CEO Jeff Dykes said during a ceremony at the site of the 41-panel solar plant off Miller […]