07 Oct '11, 10am

Local Solar Could Power the Mountain West Right Now, All of America in 2026

Local Solar Could Power the Mountain West Right Now, All of America in 2026

The Germans have installed over 10,000 megawatts of solar panels in the past two years, enough to power 2 million American homes (or most of Los Angeles, CA). If Americans installed local solar at the same torrid pace, we could already power most of the Mountain West, could have a 100 percent solar nation by 2026, while enriching thousands of local communities with new development and jobs. The following map shows what could have happened had the U.S. kept pace with Germany on solar power in the past two years (installed the same megawatts on a per capita basis). Sunshine could power 10 states! Solar Would Power the Mountain West if The U.S. Kept Pace with Germany The spread of solar has also been in harmony with environmental goals. Rather than covering natural areas or fertile land with solar panels, 80 percent of the solar installed in Germany was on rooftops and built ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/10/07/local-solar-could-pow...

Tweets

Tim O’Reilly on “Local Solar Could Power Mountain West” Post (Reader Comment)

Tim O’Reilly on “Local Solar Could Power Mounta...

cleantechnica.com 08 Oct '11, 8pm

Tim O’Reilly , Founder & CEO of O’Reilly Media, had a really interesting comment on one of our posts yesterday. His commen...

If Americans installed local solar at the same ...

grist.org 09 Oct '11, 1pm

This post originally appeared on Energy Self-Reliant States , a resource of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance's New Ru...

Jobs, jobs and more jobs! Local solar could pow...

grist.org 10 Oct '11, 5pm

This post originally appeared on Energy Self-Reliant States , a resource of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance's New Ru...

Solar Power on US Campuses Surges 450% in 3 Years

Solar Power on US Campuses Surges 450% in 3 Years

cleantechnica.com 07 Oct '11, 12pm

Solar photovoltaic (PV) power installations on university and college campuses have surged 450% over the last three years,...

How Does a Solar Power Plant Developer Win Over the Community?

How Does a Solar Power Plant Developer Win Over...

greentechmedia.com 07 Oct '11, 10am

Many people in California’s Antelope Valley, one of the state’s sunniest places, have a slightly different take on solar e...

Solar & Wind Could Power All of the U.S. by 2026 let's do this!

Solar & Wind Could Power All of the U.S. by 202...

treehugger.com 11 Oct '11, 7pm

From Energy Self-Reliant States (via Climate Progress ): "The Germans have installed over 10,000 megawatts of solar panels...

The History of Clean Energy Jobs in America

The History of Clean Energy Jobs in America

solarfeeds.com 10 Oct '11, 2am

The stimulus acted as a temporary lift for companies involved in research and development and manufacturing in these field...

CSRWire covers growth of on campus solar! #aashe #solar #sustcampus...

CSRWire covers growth of on campus solar! #aash...

csrwire.com 07 Oct '11, 1pm

DENVER, Oct. 07 /CSRwire/ - A new database of hundreds of campus solar photovoltaic installations created by the Associati...

Westboro Baptist Church - The Most Hated Family in America that wants to picket #SteveJobs funeral #westboro

Westboro Baptist Church - The Most Hated Family...

alvinology.com 08 Oct '11, 7am

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an independent Baptist church known for its extreme stance against homosexuality and ...

U.S. Solar Pipeline Shifts Again, 2.25 GW of CS...

renewableenergyworld.com 07 Oct '11, 2pm

The entire project portfolio, which includes 2.25 GW of planned CSP power plants, will be converted to PV. Solar Millenniu...

America is going to be "Job"-less. Steve Jobs' ...

todayonline.com 10 Oct '11, 6am

Star Gazing For Art's Sake! Poparazzi Rated G Tech Talk Makan Kaki The Sports Editor Says Sport Today On the Road Behind T...

Faith in US economy evaporates ahead of 2012 vote

channelnewsasia.com 05 Oct '11, 6am

WASHINGTON: It is easy to imagine the gasps of horror rising from the White House. Sometime in the not too distant future ...

Obama: Jobs one of America's greatest innovators

channelnewsasia.com 06 Oct '11, 2am

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama mourned Apple visionary Steve Jobs Wednesday as one of America's "greatest innovator...

Ford Teams Up To Create Most Energy Efficient Solar Power Vehicle

Ford Teams Up To Create Most Energy Efficient S...

gas2.org 06 Oct '11, 9pm

For Focus Electric customers wishing to take advantage of this program, this plan enables them to receive the additional a...

We Told You Solar Power Was Great — America Agrees (Poll)

We Told You Solar Power Was Great — America Agr...

cleantechnica.com 18 Oct '11, 9pm

Finally, America agrees that something good for the environment is also good for the economy. The Solar Energy Industries ...