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Solar celebration hosted by Spokane Tribe

Most area residents will remember the Cayuse Mountain Fire that burned upwards of 18,000 acres. That fire, in 2016, was particularly disastrous to the Spokane Tribe. Power was cut to the main administrative buildings as well as the water supply. In addition, 14 tribal homes were destroyed.

Idaho Power eyes state’s first utility-owned solar plant

Idaho Power is looking to build the state’s first utility-owned solar power project. The company recently filed an application with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission seeking approval for its Community Solar Pilot Program.

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 utility complained was too high.

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 to promote a world free from reliance on fossil fuels.

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 lots into heavy-duty solar surfaces capable of generating power and melting ice. The city has received a $48,734 Idaho Gem Grant from the state Department of Commerce to install a 150-square-foot solar surface at Jeff Jones Town Square at Third and Main streets in downtown Sandpoint.

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 renewable sources in order to protect the status quo. “That’s not the American way,” Obama said in a speech at a green energy conference in Las Vegas. “This is about the past versus the future. America believes in the future.”

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 W100 Solar Work Light is among the stranger products I have tested this year. It’s made by a Denver company, Nokero, which cites 1 million of its various lights distributed in more than 120 countries across the globe.

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 8 million followers on social media, plugged a North Idaho couple’s idea for transforming roads, sidewalks and parking lots into solar surfaces. The next day, Scott and Julie Brusaw saw their crowdfunding campaign pass the $1 million goal.