Stories tagged: solar energy
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 3:23 p.m.
Washington’s largest solar farm will begin commercial production next month, helping a Spokane Valley manufacturer 85 miles to the east move to all renewable energy.
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 7 a.m.
Spokane Tribe launches ‘Children of the Sun’ solar initiative, with long-range plans for energy independence
Starting in mid-September, work will begin on the $2 million “Children of the Sun Solar Initiative” on the Spokane Reservation. Solar panels will generate energy for 14 tribal buildings, including …
Sun., April 8, 2018, 5 a.m.
A North Carolina company will build Washington’s largest solar farm near Lind. The 28 megawatt project will provide some of Avista’s large business customers with renewable energy.
Thu., March 22, 2018, 5:51 p.m.
The company announced the deal Wednesday to buy 315 megawatts from solar developer sPower, which is planning to build the state’s largest solar project.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
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.
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.
The state’s largest solar power project will be built on former Hanford Nuclear Reservation land near Richland.
Thu., April 27, 2017
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 Corp. is considering a second solar project to meet customer demand for renewable energy.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
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 – 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.
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.
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
Alternative energy prices also falling while more heed global warming alarms.
Tue., Sept. 29, 2015, 5:52 p.m.
Traditional power companies are getting into small-scale solar energy and competing for space on your rooftop.
Sun., July 12, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …