08 Nov '11, 4pm

Facebook to Install Hybrid Solar Power and Water System at New ...: Social media giant Facebook plans to install...

Facebook to Install Hybrid Solar Power and Water System at New ...: Social media giant Facebook plans to install...

Social media giant Facebook plans to install a rooftop solar power system that will provide hot water as well as electricity at the company's new corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. The hybrid 60-kilowatt system by the startup Cogenra will sit atop the building that houses the campus' 10,163-square-foot fitness center and is expected to generate enough energy to reduce natural gas needs by 60 percent and supply some of the electricity used in the gym. The energy from the system will be used to heat water for showers and power equipment and lights. Highly visible green energy systems are becoming a hallmark of leading businesses in Northern California's Bay Area, from REI's rooftop solar installations in Santa Rosa and San Francisco to Adobe's novel vertical wind turbines on its LEED-Platinum rated headquarters in San Jose. The system by Cogenra, a Bay Area company...

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Facebook Adding Solar Power to New Headquarters

ecogeek.org 08 Nov '11, 9pm

, will include both solar PV and solar hot water heating and have far greater efficiency than just a solar PV system alone...

Facebook Adding Solar Power to New Headquarters...

ecogeek.org 08 Nov '11, 9pm

, will include both solar PV and solar hot water heating and have far greater efficiency than just a solar PV system alone...

Facebook adopts hybrid solar technology

renewableenergyfocus.com 09 Nov '11, 9am

£10m for renewable energy initiatives by UK communities Twelve UK communities have received grants to install solar panels...

Solar Power and Decentralization #Energy #Energy_Efficiency #Green_Building #green #design

Solar Power and Decentralization #Energy #Energ...

greenbuildingelements.com 09 Nov '11, 6pm

We see this already in the market for solar power, which is dominated by smaller-scale installations . As the price of pho...

Facebook Invests in Cogeneration for New Menlo Park Campus

Facebook Invests in Cogeneration for New Menlo ...

triplepundit.com 08 Nov '11, 10am

‘s Menlo Park Campus is all set to have a cogeneration system (aka combined heat and power system or CHP) installed soon w...

Energy Solutions: A New Way to Generate Solar Electricity

Energy Solutions: A New Way to Generate Solar E...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 09 Nov '11, 11am

An environmentalist dies and reports to the pearly gates, but there is a mix-up and she is sent to the gates of hell. Once...

Power for the people: Energy for the 99 percent

Power for the people: Energy for the 99 percent

grist.org 09 Nov '11, 12am

Image: Power Up America Cross-posted from the Center for American Progress . The Occupy Wall Street protests are focusing ...

Europe’s Largest Solar Power Park to Open This Year

Europe’s Largest Solar Power Park to Open This ...

cleantechnica.com 09 Nov '11, 1pm

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Plumbing provider buys Aztec Solar Power stake

renewableenergyfocus.com 08 Nov '11, 11am

Movers and shakers: 10 companies to watch in the solar space Innovation is happening in all stages of the solar value chai...

IBM Surges Past Facebook and Apple in Solar Power Race

IBM Surges Past Facebook and Apple in Solar Pow...

cleantechnica.com 06 Nov '11, 12pm

Facebook’s new solar system also demonstrates how innovative companies are squeezing solar energy for greater efficiency. ...

EASAC study on solar thermal power: Berlin, Germany (SPX) Nov 08, 2011 As a dependable technology, ... (SolarDaily)

EASAC study on solar thermal power: Berlin, Ger...

solardaily.com 08 Nov '11, 7am

As a dependable technology, solar thermal power stations can play an important role in transitioning the power grid to ren...

Product of the Day: Sun-Tracking PV System

Product of the Day: Sun-Tracking PV System

ecohomemagazine.com 10 Nov '11, 3pm

AllEarth Renewables. The AllSun Tracker combines PV collectors, inverters, and controls with a ground-mounted, dual-axis t...

Honda gears up to electrify winter with hybrid snowblower

Honda gears up to electrify winter with hybrid ...

green.autoblog.com 08 Nov '11, 11pm

Honda Power Equipment Introduces New Snowblowers to Lineup Revolutionary, Intelligent, Powerful Models Now Available Honda...

Facebook integration on a GPS chip!

digitimes.com 09 Nov '11, 1pm

MRE is MediaTek's middleware technology designed for mobile developers and application providers to deploy services and co...

Cool green inventions! Nontoxic flame retardants, windows that block heat but not light, and more.

Cool green inventions! Nontoxic flame retardant...

buildinggreen.com 08 Nov '11, 5am

New ways to make and save energy, from university research An environmentalist dies and reports to the pearly gates, but t...