Stories tagged: solar energy
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
Solar-powered trash compactor bins to hit downtown Spokane streets
The devices are being leased from a Massachusetts-based company for a five-year period. Crews assigned to collecting garbage bags from dozens of bins downtown will instead focus their efforts on …
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 6:19 p.m.
Montana ruling casts shadow over future of solar farm
Plans to build Montana’s largest solar farm are in jeopardy after state regulators set contract terms the developer says is unworkable.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
State’s largest solar project to be built near Richland
The state’s largest solar power project will be built on former Hanford Nuclear Reservation land near Richland.
Thu., April 27, 2017
Solar energy illuminates coal’s demise
The bottom line is that clinging to the ancient religion of coal does nothing to make America great again.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Avista seeks proposals for a second solar energy project
Avista Corp. is considering a second solar project to meet customer demand for renewable energy.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
Google says it will hit 100 percent renewable energy next year
Google, a trendsetter in the field of corporate purchases of wind and solar energy, made a striking proclamation Tuesday – by next year, it forecasts that it’ll be purchasing as …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 11:23 p.m.
Sandpoint company debuts solar sidewalks
SANDPOINT – Scott Brusaw has a vision for the nation’s roads. He believes the solar-powered glass pavers his company makes could transform thousands of miles of pavement into a new …
Mon., July 25, 2016, 5:26 p.m.
Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey
The world’s first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun’s energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic …
Thu., June 16, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
NorthWestern allowed to negotiate solar power contracts
State regulators voted Thursday to allow NorthWestern Energy to temporarily negotiate contracts with companies that propose building solar energy projects in Montana, rather than paying the set rate that the …
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016
Froma Harrop: Renewable energy grows despite cheap oil
Alternative energy prices also falling while more heed global warming alarms.
Tue., Sept. 29, 2015, 5:52 p.m.
Small rooftop solar market being eyed by big utilities
Traditional power companies are getting into small-scale solar energy and competing for space on your rooftop.
Sun., July 12, 2015
Deane Osterman: Utilities’ solar programs deliver benefits
As someone who has spent his entire career working in natural resources management, everything comes down to the relationship between energy and the environment. Increasingly, state and federal mandates, and …
Tue., Nov. 25, 2014
Community solar project to pay off
Solar energy intrigued Landy Comstock, but he wasn’t ready to fork out $30,000 to install solar panels on the roof of his home in Valleyford. Instead, he bought into a …
Sat., April 19, 2014
Sandpoint innovators’ solar road panels remove snow, generate power
The streets of Sandpoint may soon lead to an energy revolution. The city is on track to be the first to replace a traditional road surface with super-strong, textured glass …
Sat., Nov. 23, 2013
Spokane Valley Rotary cancels tree lighting at U-City
The lights are out. The Spokane Valley Rotary won’t be putting up its Christmas tree this year at the old University City Mall parking lot.
Fri., June 28, 2013
Whitworth tapping into sun’s power
The future of renewable energy is bright at Whitworth University. On the roof of the Whitworth University Aquatics Center, 300 solar panels are transforming Inland Northwest sunshine into energy for …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2012
Church, property owner make solar energy cost-effective
Two Spokane property owners investing thousands of dollars in solar energy panels say financial incentives from federal and state governments made the decision easy. The Community Building LLC, which operates …
Sun., July 17, 2011
Feds revisit program for solar development
DENVER – Federal officials are refining their plan for speeding up solar energy development in zones of public lands in six western states, after receiving about 80,000 comments on the …
Thu., June 30, 2011
Courting solar energy at U.S. Bankruptcy Court building
Spokane’s downtown U.S. Bankruptcy Court has turned back the clock, and the result is a courtroom that looks much brighter than it has been the past 60 years. Thanks to …
Thu., Sept. 2, 2010
Solar panels provide backup power for Liberty Lake police
If Liberty Lake loses power in the next ice storm, Liberty Lake police will still be able to function thanks to the recent installation of solar panels on the roof …
Wed., Oct. 14, 2009
Solar, wind power hub planned
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Officials announced an ambitious project in New Mexico on Tuesday that would allow energy to flow more freely across the nation’s three massive power grids, breaking down …