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Schools Raise the Roof on Solar Energy

Posted by Guest Editor news from NREL on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, In : Guest Blogger 
In one 50-minute period last month, the Intro to Engineering students at Chatfield High School in Jefferson County, Colorado, charted the strength of solar panels at their desks, then climbed through a trap door to examine the 100-kilowatt solar array on their school's flat roof.

"You see a couple of panels that have been shattered by last year's wind storm," teacher Joel Bertelsen told the 32 students, who were peering intently at the panels when not testing the springiness of the roof. "I...
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Join the Environmental Advocates of New York for Earth Day!

Posted by Guest Editor on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, In : Must read 

It's one of our favorite times of the year—when hundreds of concerned citizens from across New York State travel to Albany to call on lawmakers to vote green!

Please join us for the 22nd annual Earth Day Lobby Day!

         When:Wednesday, April 25, 2012
9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
 Where:      New York State Capitol
Albany, NY
 RSVP:Click here to register

At Earth Day Lobby Day, you'll hear from state government and environmental leaders, learn about environmental bills that are pending in Albany, and lob...

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Interesting Event - Photovoltaics Summit 2012 - April 17-18, 2012

Posted by Guest Editor on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, In : Must read 
The 7th annual Photovoltaics Summit will take place April 17-18, 2012, in San Diego, California. The conference will address the issues, markets and technological advancements that will drive PV developments in 2012 and beyond. This year's event will examine all of the successes and challenges the industry has faced over the past decade, and provide attendees with the knowledge they need to compete and succeed in the coming years. 
Location: The Westin, San Diego, CA, United States 
Summary: T...
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White House Sets Example for Fed Buildings by Going Solar

Posted by Editor C on Thursday, October 7, 2010, In : Must read 
Via U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Nancy Sutley recently announced plans for the installation of solar on the roof of the White House residence. The plans are for two solar panels that will provide electricity, and a solar hot water heater that will heat water for use in the residence.

The announcement came on the one-year anniversary of President Obama's Executive Order (EO) 13514 on Leadership in Environmental, Ene...

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