By Jonathan Fahey Associated Press New York — The high costs that for years made solar energy impractical as a mainstream source of energy are plummeting. Real estate companies are racing to install solar panels on office buildings. Utilities are building large solar panel “farms” near big cities and in desolate deserts. And creative financing [...]
The Environmental Law and Policy Center’s new study of Wisconsin’s solar and wind energy supply chain has found that 171 Wisconsin companies are part of the wind energy supply chain, and 135 companies in the state are part of the solar energy supply chain.
Published: October 3, 2011
Tags: Adam Gusse, alternative energy sources, Bill Kehoe, Brandherm, Building Commission, Carla Vigue, David Miller, Division of State Facilities, DOA, energy, Fred Risser, renewable energy, solar, UW System, wind, Wisconsin National Guard
Disagreement on the state Building Commission over how firmly to push agencies to include alternative energy sources in new buildings has left project planners stuck between two ideologies.
If you’d like to learn more about energy conservation, and to view a new solar-electric system in a church setting, you can join members of the Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church at noon on Sept. 24, where a ceremony commemorating the new system will take place. The church is located at W299 N5595 Grace Drive, Hartland.
Published: August 18, 2011
Tags: Access Solar, Anthony Harris, Denton Naylor, Department of Labor, Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, John Price, Litzau, Milwaukee Community Service Corps, solar, solar energy, We Energies
Denton Naylor isn’t content to stand back and watch.
By THOMAS CONTENT Milwaukee Journal Sentinel VERONA, Wis. (AP) — By the end of the year, the largest solar project yet built in Wisconsin will take shape in the rolling countryside that Epic Systems calls home. And by the middle of next year, the new solar “farm” will double in size again. Clearly, Epic, a [...]
Gov. Scott Walker is going to unveil sometime in the next several months a statewide energy plan. Included in the plan will be a proposal to lift the state’s moratorium on building new nuclear plants. It should be. That does not mean that someone will start building new nuclear plants tomorrow. Nor does it mean [...]
By Ann Knoedler Until the city of Duluth issued a request for bids for solar-powered trash receptacles, I had no idea such a thing existed. Two Solar Powered Trash/Recycling Kiosks, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. I know now that I’m just out of the loop, because they are showing up everywhere: Iowa, Duluth, Philadelphia, Chicago, [...]
By B.C. KOWALSKI Stevens Point Journal AMHERST, Wis. (AP) — When Central Waters Brewing Co. moved to its new facility in 2007 in Amherst, environmental concerns were on the owners’ minds. But a little recognition never hurts. Central Waters, 351 Allen St., is applying for Tier 1 status with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. [...]
By Keith Barber Wirth Park Aquatic Center Roof Replacement and Green Cover Project, 2585 Pilgrim Road, Brookfield Even at the start of winter, harnessing the sun has not been a problem in the city of Brookfield. Federal grant money and a local renewable energies grant from Focus on Energy in Madison allowed the city to [...]