Giving consumers a greater choice of how their electricity is generated could boost solar, wind and other 'green power' sources 40 percent by the end of the decade, a new DOE study shows.
An Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)-sponsored working group has developed the first interconnection standard of its kind for allowing utility interconnections of non-utility-owned distributed generation (DG) equipment.
To provide renewable energy options to its 3.4 million customers, ComEd plans to team up with Spire Corp., and invest $6 million in a new Chicago solar manufacturing company.
Involving 15 countries and hundreds of contractors, the International Space Station (ISS) gives new meaning to the phrase "high-flying, international joint venture project." Four massive solar arrays, with a square acre of coverage, will deliver most of the station`s 110 kilowatts of electricity. The arrays will be mounted to a 360 foot-long truss assembly, supported by aluminum bulkheads like the one pictured. Here, technicians complete machining the bulkhead at Boeing facilities in Huntington