EcoFasten Solar introduces new mounting solution for standing-seam metal roofs

By Kelly Pickerel EcoFasten Solar has launched its newest product, SimpleBlock, a solution designed specifically for standing-seam metal roofing applications. The company is looking forward to showcasing SimpleBlock at upcoming industry tradeshows: California Solar Expo, OSEIA Solar Energy Conference, Solar Power Southeast, Intersolar North America and Solar Power International. The extremely versatile SimpleBlock provides a…

Biggest US Companies Setting More Renewable Energy Targets

Almost half of the biggest U.S. companies have established clean-energy targets for themselves, according to a report Tuesday from sustainable investors and environmental groups including the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Tech News – RenewableEnergyWorld.com

PV Plant Repowering, the Utility 50-Year Systems Model

There are two basic types of solar PV plant repowering. The first is for existing or distressed plants. The second is for extending the life of new plants at the end of their initial design life, which is projected at about 20 to 25 years. So as we concentrate on new plant repowering, what is…

California Senate committee approves local energy storage bill

By Kelly Pickerel The Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee approved a bill this week that would empower consumers to take part in California’s clean energy future. SB 700, the Energy Storage Initiative, authored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), would create a marketplace for local energy storage to bring down prices and ensure access…

Maine lawmakers push for solar policy modernization

By Kelsey Misbrener Governor Paul LePage. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore. Maine’s solar advocates want to bring the state up to speed with other New England solar-friendly states. The first step toward solar growth in the state was a bill sponsored by Senator David Woodsome (R). The so-called “Act To Modernize Maine’s Solar Power Policy…

Why Large Animals Can’t Handle A Little Rain

By Guest Contributor Today, climate change is fueling heavy precipitation around the globe. Species have started to shift locations or find other ways to adapt. Is the past prologue? Why Large Animals Can’t Handle A Little Rain was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email…

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