Tag Archives: Solar

Sun was Shining on Cleanweb Solar

This weekend concluded the first Cleanweb Solar Hackathon hosted by Sungevity in Oakland.  Developers, programmers, and business types all collaberated to create teams that competed against one another to build applications that made solar power easy, efficient and a part of our daily lives.  To kick things off, the audience heard words of encouragement for […]

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Cleanweb Solar Hackathon in Oakland

Since the inaugural launch in San Francisco in September 2011, Cleanweb has gone national.  Cleanweb hackathons are designed to gather innovative programmers, designers and entrepreneurs to bring attention to and create technologies that solve environmental issues in a 48 hour time period.  So far this year Cleanweb has hacked New York City, Boston, Boulder, Santa […]

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MIT’s “Cubic Solar Energy”

Researchers at MIT are hard at work on the problem of solar efficiency, and lowering the cost per kilowatt on solar panels. A few weeks ago, senior researcher Jeffrey Grossman presented his findings on a new type of solar architecture published in the journal of Energy and Environmental Science, which he claims can “open new […]

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Introducing “Palo Alto CLEAN”, the Solar Feed-in tariff from the city of Palo Alto

The city of Palo Alto took a big step towards clean energy production by introducing a solar Feed-in tariff, called the Palo Alto CLEAN (Clean Local Energy Accessible Now). Feed-in Tariffs are programs though which utilities buy renewable energy from their customers. City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) will purchase electricity generated by solar electric systems located […]

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Solar Project Pipeline

While there has been much focus on the Solyndra bankruptcy in solar news lately, the U.S. project pipeline is seeing massive growth in photovoltaic project development due to large cuts over the summer in solar module prices. After only two months, the US non-residential solar project pipeline has increased from 17GW to 24GW.  There are […]

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