Month: June 2017

June 30, 2017 Eric

Anyone who’s been paying attention to Virginia state government policy and infrastructure development knows that solar is making its way into the picture. In a new digital report called “2017 Guide to Virginia Wind and Solar Policy,” Ivy Main describes Virginia’s solar boom from the perspective of someone who’s familiar with the state energy markets….

June 23, 2017 Eric

This year, administrators at Monticello High School are seeing results from a solar energy project done in the summer of 2016. Solar infrastructure was installed at six schools throughout Albemarle County for a total of over 1.1 megawatts of capacity.   A press release from October of 2016 shows how the project factors into Virginia…

June 14, 2017 Eric

Farmers and manufacturers and other small business leaders are flocking to a program called Rural Energy for America or REAP that was first established in 2002 — over the years, the USDA has been busy awarding eligible beneficiaries grant funding through this program. Many of these innovations feature solar energy as a renewable and efficient…

June 6, 2017 Eric

The Internet is abuzz with reports that utilities company Excelon may be planning to put Pennsylvania’s famous Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, one of America’s most iconic energy installations, on ice. Thirty-eight years after near meltdown, one of the most frightening moments in many American’s lives, TMI is still working, albeit at limited capacity….

June 1, 2017 Eric

News from the federal Naval Research Laboratory shows how solar energy is becoming more important to national defense and military systems. A May release described the use of photovoltaic arrays and solar gear in ‘unmanned aerial vehicles’ or ‘UAVs,’ also referred to as ‘drones.’ UAVs represent a real path to innovation in many areas of…