December 7, 2012 |
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Covering nearly 300 football fields in a remote patch of desert, the Shams 1 solar project carries plenty of symbolic significance for the United Arab Emirates. It will be the first large-scale solar project in the oil-rich country when completed at the end of the year, and the largest of its kind in the Middle East. At full capacity, the 100-megawatt, concentrated solar project will be able to power 20,000 homes. For those behind the project, it's the surest sign yet that solar is coming to the region in a big way. "We truly believe solar will be a major contributor to meeting our own requirements," said Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber, the UAE's special envoy for energy and climate change and the chief executive officer of government-funded Masdar, which is the majority investor in the project.
January 25, 2013 |
A Cinnaminson solar investor has sued Public Service Electric & Gas Co. in New Jersey over its much-ballyhooed program to install 200,000 photovoltaic panels on utility poles, claiming that PSE&G drove down the value of solar power by producing so much of it. Mark Napier, a solar entrepreneur, alleges that the utility is unable to measure precisely how much power it generates from the solar panels. PSE&G's method of estimating its solar production "is inaccurate at best and fraudulent at worst," according to the lawsuit.
February 28, 1988 |
When Beth Brody of Trenton and her fiance, Robert Burger of Princeton, set out to build their "solar dream house" near Lambertville, N.J., they talked to a lot of builders about solar energy, but they didn't seem familiar with it. Finally, through an advertisement in a telephone book, the couple located Paul Peters of Sellersville, one of a handful of local builders keeping the solar faith as the urgency of the 1970s-born energy crisis fades....
May 18, 2016
ISSUE | CLEAN ENERGY Peco should support solar power Wednesday's Business section had a brief item about a Tuesday demonstration demanding that Peco Energy Co. increase its local investment in solar power ("Peco urged to increase solar," Wednesday). Thursday's Business section had a story about Public Service Electric & Gas Co.'s significant investment in solar power and its efforts to get the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to allow more investment in solar power ("PSE&G wants to step up, charge for solar projects")
March 5, 2016
ISSUE | CLEAN ENERGY Rely on renewables The commentary, "Pa., reconsider proceeding with Clean Power Plan" (Monday), attacked renewables with fictions about wind and solar energy to make "clean coal" look less oxymoronic. Contrary to the argument put forth, while many coal power plants were retired in the United States last year, more solar- and wind-generating capacity was added than natural gas-generating capacity, even without the Clean Power Plan. Why? Because they're more reliable and affordable than ever.
October 26, 2010 |
The sun has not yet officially set on this year's legislative session in Harrisburg, but it has on an effort to increase the state requirement for use of solar power. "For all practical purposes, it's dead," Maureen Mulligan, lobbyist for Pennsylvania's two largest solar-advocacy groups, declared in an e-mail Monday. It's the third time in two years that a legislative proposal to boost the state's commitment to alternative energy has failed to even reach a vote in the full House or Senate.
November 4, 2013 |
If, as Brian F. Keane maintains, Americans' buying decisions are motivated by (a) I want and (b) I need , where does solar power fit in? Keane, president of SmartPower, a national nonprofit organization that creates community programs for energy efficiency and clean energy, says 80 percent of Americans want solar power, but only 3 percent obtain it. "That's because we don't think we need it, because our houses and offices already come...
December 2, 2008 |
Hoping to profit from the growing demand for renewable, large-scale solar energy, Lockheed Martin Corp. will start constructing a solar test center today at its Moorestown facility. The company said the Solar System Test and Engineering System (SolSTES) Array test bed in South Jersey will provide Lockheed Martin engineers with the opportunity to research a variety of solar technologies and materials. "This will allow us to test and model different ways to produce solar arrays and allow us to do risk reduction," Ken Ross, a spokesman for Lockheed Martin, said yesterday.
September 9, 1988 |
Chronar Corp. of Princeton yesterday said that it had found a partner with which to build the world's largest plant for converting sunlight to electricity. Chronar said the plant would cost about $125 million and produce 50 megawatts of electricity, seven times more than any than any other plant that uses photovoltaic cells to convert sunlight into electricity. Previously, the price of photovoltaic cells has been so high that a solar electric plant was not considered economical.
June 4, 2015 |
Gary and Patricia Marino of Franklin Township have seemingly developed a "dive-in" approach to business - perhaps fitting for a couple who also go by Mr. and Mrs. Penguin. With no relevant experience, the Marinos decided on a whim in the spring of 1995 to buy a struggling roadside ice cream stand on Route 40 in their rural hometown. They renamed it the Purple Penguin and added a full menu, including cheesesteaks and hot dogs. People "thought we were nuts," Patricia Marino, 61, said this week inside the Gloucester County shop.