Stories tagged: solar power
UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019
Starbucks is investing in solar farms across Texas as part of an effort to annually save $50 million in utility costs over the next 10 years.
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019
The avuncular baseball legend, who played with Hank Aaron and managed Barry Bonds years before the Washington Nationals fired him in 2017, is competing in a new arena.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018
Gov. Jay Inslee will speak Tuesday at the dedication of a solar farm in Lind, Washington.
Wed., May 9, 2018
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has signed off on a plan to move Idaho Power customers who generate their own solar electricity to a new rate class.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
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
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
Mac McCormick, 72, is a true believer in his family, in paying cash, and in solar energy.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017
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
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
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
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
A huge source of joy with a cabin in the woods comes from making due with less.
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015
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
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
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
When the helmsman of the USS Enterprise likes your invention, you know you’re on the road to success.
Fri., Oct. 12, 2012
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
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
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 …