Solar Power

A nuclear plant shut down by a vote of the people in the 1980s will find new life as a solar project.
Sep 17, 2015   Capital Public Radio
Currently in its early stages, Project Sunroof tracks how much sun every roof receives. Then it estimates the costs and savings if rooftop solar were installed. Right now, the tool only covers the Bay Area, Fresno, and Boston.
Aug 31, 2015   Vox
The performance of the world's first solar bike path in the Netherlands have so far exceeded expectations in its first six months of operation. Now the question becomes: What next?
May 15, 2015   Quartz
In a bid to knit sustainability into large-scale community development, Seattle's Capitol Hill EcoDistrict is exploring several avenues toward greener land use.
Apr 12, 2015   ASLA The Dirt
As solar power approaches and even surpasses fossil fuels in cost, the next goal is to make the source of renewable energy ubiquitous.
Feb 3, 2015   CleanTechnica
The city of Burlington, largest in the Green Mountain State, is the only city in the U.S. to provide electricity from entirely renewable sources, notwithstanding criticism from some environmentalists. PBS Newshour Weekend investigates.
Feb 1, 2015   PBS NewsHour
The California governor began an unprecedented fourth term by laying out goals to reduce carbon emissions and oil consumption, address road and bridge maintenance, build high speed rail, and construct two huge water tunnels under the Sacramento Delta
Jan 8, 2015   San Francisco Chronicle
A new app out of MIT provides property owners with detailed information about the solar potential of their roofs. The app is currently at work in five cities.
Oct 8, 2014   CleanTechnica
Combining both solar power and kinetic energy, the first public phone charging station of its kind was recently installed at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Sep 26, 2014   Fast Co.Exist
A bi-partisan Senate bill to dramatically reduce carbon emissions by increasing energy efficiency got caught-up in Keystone XL pipeline politics, while President Barak Obama pursued his own energy efficiency agenda at a Walmart in Mtn. View, Calif.
May 12, 2014   NPR
Although the United States built less new energy capacity than in the same time period last year, renewable energy dominated the capacity to come online so far in 2014.
Apr 24, 2014   Next City