29 May '12, 7pm

The Solar-Powered Microgrid, Courtesy of Forest City and Japan: Out in Albuquerque, N.M., a smart grid-solar-e...

The Solar-Powered Microgrid, Courtesy of Forest City and Japan: Out in Albuquerque, N.M., a smart grid-solar-e...

In Albuquerque, N.M., a smart grid-solar-energy storage project backed by a consortium of Japanese giants is testing out a key element of the idea of net-zero energy communities: how to harness mass-market solar to balance the grid inside and outside the neighborhood’s borders. At least, that’s where the idea could go for Mesa Del Sol, a mixed-use redevelopment project with plans for 18 million square feet of office, industrial, and retail space and about 37,000 homes. Forest City, the Cleveland-based property development giant, is in charge of the decades-long development plan, and last week unveiled the first piece of it: the 78,000-square-foot Aperture Center, which has been set up to run on its own solar power. The event center’s 440-kilowatt peak load will be covered by a 50-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system, an 80-kilowatt fuel cell, a 240-kilowatt natural gas power...

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Report: Tariffs' Impact on Solar Project Costs ...

renewableenergyworld.com 29 May '12, 9pm

The 10-12 percent increase will come from the use of Taiwanese solar cells, which appear to have become the sought-after c...

AFP: China diplomat flees Japan over spy claims

AFP: China diplomat flees Japan over spy claims

asiaone.com 29 May '12, 6am

TOKYO - A diplomat at the Chinese embassy in Tokyo has fled Japan amid claims he was wanted for questioning over possible ...

@SolarCity and @Bayer_press Healthcare announce...

solarcity.com 30 May '12, 3pm

BERKELEY, Calif., May 30, 2012—SolarCity® and Bayer Healthcare today announced a 1,000-panel solar power installation—the ...

A Crossroads for Japan: Revive Nuclear or Go Gr...

e360.yale.edu 29 May '12, 12pm

A Crossroads for Japan: Revive Nuclear or Go Green? In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, Japan has idled all 50 of its n...

“@greenroofs: Project of the Week: City Creek Center by SWA Group, Intermountain Plantings... @nolasaintsfan

“@greenroofs: Project of the Week: City Creek C...

greenroofs.com 28 May '12, 6pm

“City Creek is one of the most technical and dynamic projects undertaken by SWA in our 50-year history, and will make City...

New open source technology startup incubator @nreduce courtesy of @railsjedi who runs this: Yowser!

New open source technology startup incubator @n...

railsjedi.com 29 May '12, 9am

(angelsq.co) is a virtual investment platform for making placements in startups listed on AngelList. Following a company c...

Solar gold in payment plans, not panels: Real men have fabs, a semiconductor executive once said, but companies

Solar gold in payment plans, not panels: Real m...

eetimes.com 29 May '12, 5am

Real men have fabs, a semiconductor executive once said, but companies such as Apple and Qualcomm show you can build great...

How a Fashion Designer's Food Forest is Changing his L.A. Neighborhood (VIDEO)

How a Fashion Designer's Food Forest is Changin...

treehugger.com 28 May '12, 9am

Health Happens Here /Video screen capture When Fashion designer Ron Finley made headlines last year it wasn’t because of h...

Bluefin tuna found to have carried radiation fr...

todayonline.com 29 May '12, 2am

LOS ANGELES - Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan's ...