The hotel industry offers a variety of opportunities for workers who have attained solar certification. One exciting example is the Planet Traveler Hotel on College Street. The building, which once stood abandoned and in poor condition, was recently refurbished and is now being touted as Toronto’s greenest hotel. Hotel owner, Anthony Aarts, and his business (more…)
Despite a slower market, California solar developers are still cashing in on state and federal incentives. In fact, the West Coast is slated to get another 250 megawatts of clean, renewable energy in San Luis Obispo County.
Under NRG Solar and SunPower Corporation, the California Valley Solar Ranch is slated for an area known as the (more…)
Ontario’s burgeoning green energy market has recently attracted British Columbia’s attention. The B.C. provincial government is set to introduce regulations similar to the feed-in tariff (FIT) program that has helped propel Ontario’s alternative energy sector forward over the past year.
Ontario’s FIT program encourages (more…)
Earlier this month, Morocco announced that it will invest $9 billion in solar energy to build five solar power farms across the country. The combined energy output will be 2,000MW. The northern African country hopes to be getting 38% of its installed power generation from the sun by 2020.
Even though no date was set for the solar (more…)
Will the political change in Washington spell doom for meaningful progress in clean tech? That’s the question being asked by many since the mid-term election swept a Republican majority into power in the House of Representatives. With deficit reduction as the rallying cry of the legions that have taken half of Capitol Hill, the survival prospects for clean energy legislation (more…)
Opel Solar, Inc. (Opel), recently announced that the US Patent Office has approved a patent for its latest high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) module. The new technology promises to increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of solar PV installations. This most recent patent is the international company’s thirty-third, with seventeen others pending. Opel’s (more…)
The French Round Table on sustainability known as the Grenelle de l’Environnement is now three years old and this was the occasion for French government experts to publish an evaluation report.
Three years ago representatives of national and local government and private organizations from industry, labour, (more…)