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Building solar farms on closed landfills in Massachusetts

As the list directly below demonstrates, over the past decade more than 80 communities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have successfully turned their closed brownfield landfills into green energy producing “bright fields.” Acton Landfill = 1.59 megawatt solar array on … Continue reading

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Largest solar farm in each state, territory, and province

As the solar industry booms, it’s challenging to identify the largest solar farm in each U.S. state, Canadian province, and their territories. This is due to the near constant announcements of upcoming new facilities, as well as the headwinds that … Continue reading

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The world’s largest airport solar farm is where?

Not in Phoenix, Tucson, Southern California, Florida, the Sahara Desert, the Middle East, Australia, or anywhere else you might first guess. As of December 2014, the world’s largest airport solar farm is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Yes, in the hearth … Continue reading

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Where utility-scale solar is HOT!

Below are charts showing the rapid growth in utility-scale solar project during the first quarter of 2013 and a comprehensive listing of those states with the most utility-scale solar power generation.The data is from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). … Continue reading

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Retaking the top spot in clean energy investments

Congratulations to the United States for retaking the top spot in clean energy investment from China in 2011. Below is a chart showing the top 10 countries in terms of clean energy investments in 2011. Top 10 nations in clean … Continue reading

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Charge it…

Below are a couple of photographs I took last Thursday of the new electric vehicle charging station at the headquarters of Lansing Board of Water and Light. Needless to say, there appears to be enough “volts” for charging . : … Continue reading

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Catch some solar arrays – go see Quantum

If you live in Michigan, northwest Ohio, or northern Indiana, or if you just happen to be visiting Michigan at the right time, there is a unique a unique opportunity starting Saturday, July 16th to observe the latest in solar-powered … Continue reading

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Leaders in clean energy by state

Below is a chart created by Clean Edge that lists all 50 states by their overall clean energy ranking. The comprehensive rankings are based on 70 indicators. Check it out and see how your state stacks up.

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Top states for clean energy patents in 2010

According to the 2010 Clean Energy Patent Growth Index, the following states were the top 10 producers of patents for clean energy applications in the United States: California: 207 patents Michigan: 192 patents New York: 100 patents Illinois: 37 patents … Continue reading

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Where wind energy is a breeze in Canada and USA

The following lists identify the provinces (Canada) and states (USA) with the most wind energy operating capacity as of the end of 2010, as well as more recent 2011 data. The data is provided by the Canadian Wind Energy Association … Continue reading

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