In 2009, Andy Johnson, Craig Mosher, and some friends began getting together at environmentally-conscious Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, to talk about sustainability. “The general concern was climate change,” Mosher told Karen Uhlenhuth of Energy News Network, “but the specific concern was energy, and what we could do to reduce energy use and to shift to renewables.”Read More
It’s not like Adam Browning was unaware of environmental and energy issues in 2001, when he had his awakening about the potential of solar energy. After graduating from college, he’d worked in the Peace Corps, then joined the Environmental Protection Agency, where he worked on enforcing pollution regulations in San Francisco—essentially trying to monitor and regulate how much smoke was coming out of smokestacks.Read More
While studies show that the majority of Americans favor clean, renewable energy, including solar, old-paradigm energy interests, like the coal and fossil-fuel lobbies, are working to reverse the progress many states have made toward increasing the share of renewables in their energy tool kits.
Enter the solar advocates: people who know that solar can work for everyone and are willing to share their knowledge. People who take the growing movement for solar energy to their elected representatives, letting them know just how important it is for America’s future.Read More
From rooftop receivers to multimillion-panel arrays, solar power is changing the way everyone from private citizens to national leaders to international organizations think about power generation.Read More
Solar energy as a resource for human beings has been around for a very long time—but as an industry, it’s a relative newcomer, taking off in the wake of World War II and growing fast today. Here are some of the highlights of solar history:Read More
From rooftop receivers to multimillion-panel arrays, solar power is changing the way everyone from private citizens to national leaders to international organizations think about power generation. And the researchers and engineers expanding and improving solar are coming up with ingenious answers to the questions it poses.Read More