Stories tagged: solar power
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 6:55 a.m.
Big utilities try to tilt solar energy market in their favor
Indiana’s large utility companies want state lawmakers to pass a law that critics say would muscle out smaller competitors from the emerging solar energy market.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Solar industry clamors for workers as jobs climb by 25 percent
U.S. solar-industry employment in 2016 grew at the fastest pace in at least seven years, with growth in all sectors including manufacturing, sales and installations, as demand for clean power …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Doug Clark: Mac McCormick a solar true believer with an $8-a-month power bill
Mac McCormick, 72, is a true believer in his family, in paying cash, and in solar energy.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
For cheapest power on Earth, look skyward as coal falls to solar
Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. In less than a decade, it’s likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere.
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., June 11, 2016, 7:46 p.m.
Solar-powered pilots’ globe-circling flight arrives in NYC
The pilots of a solar-powered airplane on a globe-circling voyage that began more than a year ago said their flight over the Statue of Liberty inspired them on their mission …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
Sandpoint wins grant to put in Solar Roadways demo
The city of Sandpoint will start work soon on the first public pilot project with Solar Roadways Inc., the North Idaho startup that aims to transform roads, sidewalks and parking …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
Getting off power grid not only for the cabin
A huge source of joy with a cabin in the woods comes from making due with less.
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015, midnight
Obama pushing for more clean energy choices for consumers
LAS VEGAS – President Barack Obama on Monday accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict consumers from accessing solar, wind and other …
Sun., Aug. 23, 2015, midnight
Gear junkie: Light so good it might be overkill
It’s the size and shape of a large notebook computer and brighter than most of my camping lanterns. The sidewalls are plastic, hollow, orange chambers that make it float. The …
Wed., May 28, 2014, midnight
George Takei takes notice of North Idaho solar road enterprise
When the helmsman of the USS Enterprise likes your invention, you know you’re on the road to success. George Takei, who portrayed Sulu on “Star Trek” and has more than …
Tue., May 27, 2014, 2:39 p.m.
Idaho solar road startup passes fundraising goal
When the helmsman of the USS Enterprise likes your invention, you know you’re on the road to success.
Fri., Oct. 12, 2012, 12:14 p.m.
Plan to streamline solar development in West OK’d
SAN FRANCISCO — Federal officials today approved a plan that sets aside 285,000 acres of public land for the development of large-scale solar power plants, cementing a new government approach …
Wed., July 20, 2011, 1:45 p.m.
Company gets $750,000 for solar parking lot
A North Idaho company that aims to transform U.S. highways into a vast, energy-producing network is getting $750,000 from the federal government for the next phase of its project: a …
Mon., June 7, 2010, midnight
Avista wants to expand program
Avista Utilities is asking the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to allow an increase in the size of customer-owned power generation projects that qualify for the company’s net metering program. Avista …