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Aora eyes solar power station in Spain‎

  Aora eyes solar power station in Spain Israeli solar company commissions second hybrid power plant, this time in southern Spain. Facility will have capacity to produce 100 kw of electrical power around-the-clock Ynetnews Published: 01.25.12, 07:40 / Israel Environment

A solar storm in a teacup

A solar storm in a teacup... January 25 2012 at 08:19am By Kyle Venktess, Leanne Jansen and Sapa Comment on this story We survived! Despite prophets of doom again declaring it to be the end of the world, and warnings to stay indoors to prevent being struck with cancer, Tuesday’s solar flare was no cause for panic, space authorities assured. If anything, the phenomenon was only expected to cause minor disruptions to some satellite signals. US space weather monitors said the rush of radi...

Rooftop solar capacity soars in Sacramento, report shows

Rooftop solar power installations nearly tripled in Sacramento during the past two years, making it the fastest-growing solar city in the state.In a report released today, Environment California Research & Policy Center said local residents and businesses have installed nearly 16 megawatts of solar capacity, enough to power 12,000 homes.In 2009, Sacramento's rooftop solar capacity was about 5.5 megawatts. "No other big city in the state has seen this kind of growth during the past two years,"...

Huge solar storm produces outstanding aurora over Alaska as

FAIRBANKS A massive solar storm bombarding the Earth has the potential to disrupt satellites and high-frequency radio waves, but airlines and communications companies serving Alaska arent anticipating any major problems.Representatives of Fairbanks International Airport and Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage reported no cancellations or rerouting of flights due to the storm, which hit Sunday and is expected to cause geomagnetic storms for the next several days.Alaska Airlines has no...

Airline Diverts Flights As Solar Storm Hits

US airline Delta has diverted flights on routes across the polar regions as radiation from a massive solar storm batters the Earth's atmosphere. The radiation storm has caused dramatic displays of the aurora borealis the Northern lights , but there are also fears it could disrupt communications, damage satellites and cause power grid outages at northern latitudes. Atlanta-based Delta said it had altered the course of some flights between Detroit and Asia to avoid communications problems from the...

Twin Concentrated Solar Power Plants in Spain

Twin Concentrated Solar Power Plants in Spain january 25, 2012 Two concentrating solar thermal power plants capable of generating electricity during the hours of darkness have gone on line in southern Spain. The Gemasolar represented a breakthrough in the solar energy industry.

Pythagoras Solar Installs its Solar Windows at Organic Valley

Pythagoras Solar of San Mateo, Calif., completed a solar window project at the Organic Valley headquarters in La Farge, Wis., according to a January 24 company news release. The project included the installation of 20 solar windows that deliver solar power, while simultaneously providing significant energy efficiency gains and optimized daylighting. We hold ourselves to a high standard when it comes to sustainability it is embedded in our culture,” says Cecil Wright, vice president of sus...

Ranking California cities by their solar footprint

Which California city currently has more solar power installations within its boundaries and generates more solar energy than any other? Here's a hint: it's not Los Angeles.San Diego is the California leader when it comes to solar power, according to a new statewide analysis that will be unveiled there Tuesday morning by the Environment California Research and Policy Center.In 2011, San Diego had 4,507 solar power installations, generating almost 36.7  megawatts of power from the sun. To pu...