Solar panels to be installed at White House

Friday, President Obama will promote his record on energy efficiency by promoting several initiatives he claims will take hold across the country. Specifically one very close to home. After years of delay, solar panels will finally be installed on the first family’s White House home according to aides. Obama will make the announcement at a […]

Solar Aircraft Unveiled

On April 9, 2014, two pilots, Andr Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard, unveiled a new solar-powered plane in in Payerne, Switzerland. The pilots told an audience of industry officials that the solar plane, named Solar Impulse 2, will be used in 2015 to circumnavigate the world in five consecutive days without any fuel. If completed, the […]

The Sun is Shining on Alternative Energy in California

In 2009, Danny Kennedy was looking to expand the office space for a growing solar services company he co-founded, called Sungevity.  Kennedy decided that a loft in Jack London Square near the San Francisco Bay Area was the perfect home for the new company’s offices.  Since beginning work in its new 11,000-square-foot location that overlooks […]

The Construction Industry is Feeling the Chill of This Year’s Winter Storms

A drop in housing construction in the U.S. occurred in January, bringing housing construction down 16 percent overall.  This is surprising because the housing construction industry had been doing fairly well in the recovering economy.  In 2013, housing construction rose 17.7 percent with an annual build rate of 976,000, the highest number since 2007.  However, […]

School construction to increase on Montgomery capital budget?

According to an article, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Legget, is trying to get a boost in state funding to aid school construction and repair. The budget is over a six-year time period and will raise local funding for school construction from $987 million to $1.1 billion – a 13 percent increase. The increased budget from Legget came about […]

E-Builder Integrates DocuSign

According to an article, E-Builder has now included Docusign’s electronic signature solution, which will help streamline construction project management projects. E-Builder is a “cloud-based construction program management software to help organizations ranging from hospitals to universities increase productivity, accountability and profitability for their construction projects.” With this new e signature, people will be able to […]

Facebook to launch data center that runs on 100% renewable energy

In 2015, Facebook will be launching a new data center in Iowa that is expected to run solely on renewable energy according to an article. The company decided to have the data center in Iowa because a new wind project is being built and Facebook as a company would like to harness good renewable energy […]

The Future Of Solar Power

The World Bank once reported that 16 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are located in China. If anybody should invest and specialize in clean-energy, it should be them, right? Well they have. And they have done so successfully. Their solar energy production has been streamlined enough that when Solyndra spent $535 […]

Solar Roadways: Paving the Path to a Brighter Future

Imagine if all the roads today were transformed into solar surfaces, capable of powering all transportation and neighboring communities. The people at Solar Roadways believe this to be possible and are currently in the process of constructing the first ever solar driveway. The project includes a series of solar panels underneath a strong glass surface. […]

Venture Capatalist: Energy Storage For The Future

According to a recent article, California passed a bill stating that one third of their total energy supply must be in the form of renewable energy by the year 2020. This bill has pushed major venture capitalists such as Peter Thiel and Vinod Khosla as well as major corporations like General Electric CO and Microsoft Corp […]