72 Million New Homes Will Have Renewable Energy Via Solar Power By 2030
Confronting the threats posed by climate change will require transitioning to renewable energy. Thankfully, access to decentralized power systems — including a projected 72 million solar-powered homes — will expand access to electricity more cheaply and more sustainably than past estimates, industry analysts say.
Meet the Risebrough Residence; a high-performance multi-generational home in North York with a 75% reduction in energy usage compared to a traditional Ontario home. (Link in bio to see how we made it happen)
We disrupted California's governor Jerry Brown speech at the #WeAreStillIn America's Pledge event at #COP23! California is self-promoting as a climate leader, meanwhile supports fracking, oil refinement expansion and carbon trading - essentially sacrificing frontline communities and Indigenous peoples in the process. #NoSacrificeZones!
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☉Solar Powering America was formed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to coordinate their efforts in support of meeting the goals in the President’s Climate Action Plan. These goals include doubling U.S. renewable energy deployment between 2012 and 2020 and installing 100 megawatts of solar on federally-assisted housing. While each agency has unique and independent programs that support solar deployment, Solar Powering America facilitates coordination and aims to create a central hub to share a variety of solar deployment resources from each of these agencies, including the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, EPA’s Green Power Partnership, HUD’s PowerSaver mortgage program and USDA’s Rural Utility Service, among other.
☉South Florida welcomes 'solar trees' that harness sun's energy
Across South Florida, zoos, museums, airports and parks will be home to 24-foot-high "solar trees." Florida Power & Light is putting up the creatively designed solar panels to increase its harnessing of energy from the sun.
SOLAR HAS OVERTAKEN GAS AND WIND AS BIGGEST SOURCE OF NEW U.S. POWER.
BLOOMBERG -- Developers installed 2.5 gigawatts of solar in the first quarter, up 13 percent from a year earlier, according to a report Tuesday from the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research. That accounted for 55 percent of all new generation, with solar panels beating new wind and natural gas turbines for a second straight quarter.
The growth came even as tariffs on imported panels threatened to increase costs for developers. Giant fields of solar panels led the growth as community solar projects owned by homeowners and businesses took off. Total installations this year are expected to be 10.8 gigawatts, or about the same as last year, according to GTM. By 2023, annual installations should reach more than 14 gigawatts.
Solar has become a common-sense option for much of the U.S., and is too strong to be set back for long, even in light of the tariffs,” SEIA Chief Executive Officer Abigail Ross Hopper said in a statement.
☉SAN DIEGO LEADS U.S. IN INSTALLED SOLAR ENERGY CAPACITY
San Diego led the U.S. in installed solar energy capacity last year and ranked second in solar per capita, according to a report released Tuesday by the Environment California Research & Policy Center.
Our Semester 2 applications are now open for the UN Climate Change Forum/COP24 in Poland this December. Here are our 2017 Scholars at COP23 with members of Australia's DFAT negotiation team, Assistant Secretary Andrea Faulkner and Directors Marco Silvio and Matthew Stuchbery. This could totally be you! Apply through our website - link in bio. #globalvoices#dfat#cop23#cop24#applynow#nextgenerationleaders#australianyouth
Two weeks ago, raising the COP23 flag onboard the Peaceboat with UN Climate Change Youth Ambassadors, @small_island_big_song and Captain of the ship #cop23
AUDI IS INTRODUCING SOLAR ROOFS TO INCREASE THE RANGE OF FUTURE VEHICLES
Audi is partnering with a Chinese solar panel manufacturer to add solar power generating functionality to future models. The prototype can be expected as soon as this year.
We may be a long way away from solar powered electric vehicles the likes of which Lightyear is trying to build, yet some larger car companies are starting to toy with the technology in some novel ways. The German luxury car manufacturer Audi is partnering with Chinese solar company Hanergy to integrate solar cells into future vehicles, hoping to embed their solar cells in upcoming panoramic roofs.
THIS HIGH-TECH, SOLAR-POWERED CAR MAY BE THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL
The team from Eindhoven University of Technology took the grand prize at the bi-annual World Solar Challenge this week. The "Stella Vie" was able to carry five people across more than 3,000km at an average speed of 69 km/h.
Google’s solar mapping tool Project Sunroof, which uses Google Maps’ satellite imaging software to gauge the suitability of individual homes for solar panels, is now available in the UK. ‘Project Sunroof’ was first launched in the US in 2015, originally covering Boston and San Francisco Bay before being rolled out to include tens of millions of homes across the country. It also launched in Germany earlier this year.
BREAKTHROUGH SOLAR PANEL CAN HARVEST POWER FROM RAINDROPS — DAY OR NIGHT
In a truly remarkable feat of innovation, scientists have figured out how to create “hybrid” solar cells that generate power not just from sunlight but also from raindrops. This means we may soon see all-weather solar panels that work when it is cloudy and even at night, if it’s raining.
☉CALIFORNIA IS EMBARRASSING THE REST OF THE COUNTRY WITH THE AMOUNT OF SOLAR ENERGY IT'S PRODUCING BUSINESS INSIDER — According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, California is in the lead for the cumulative amount of solar electric capacity installed in 2016.
In fact, the California is generating so much solar energy that it is resorting to paying other states to take the excess electricity in order to prevent overloading power lines. According to the Los Angeles Times, Arizona residents have already saved millions in 2017 thanks to California’s contribution.
The state, which produced little to no solar energy just 15 years ago, has made strides — it single-handedly has nearly half of the country’s solar electricity generating capacity.