Green Building http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6612/more en Duke Energy Supplies Additional Details on Solar Projects as Part of $500 Million Commitment http://ecmweb.com/news/duke-energy-supplies-additional-details-solar-projects-part-500-million-commitment <div class="node-body article-body">Duke Energy has announced a number of partner companies it will use to build three previously announced solar projects in North Carolina by the end of 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/news/duke-energy-supplies-additional-details-solar-projects-part-500-million-commitment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/news/duke-energy-supplies-additional-details-solar-projects-part-500-million-commitment#comments Green Building News Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:25:00 +0000 53801 at http://ecmweb.com Gyula Gyukli/iStock/Thinkstock Los Angeles Streamlines Permit Process for Home Solar Panels http://ecmweb.com/green-building/los-angeles-streamlines-permit-process-home-solar-panels <div class="node-body article-body">Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced new initiatives at the Department of Building and Safety that will reduce costs for residents installing solar photovoltaic systems at their homes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/los-angeles-streamlines-permit-process-home-solar-panels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/los-angeles-streamlines-permit-process-home-solar-panels#comments Green Building News Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:16:00 +0000 53761 at http://ecmweb.com Chmiel/iStock/Thinkstock Homeowners Are Expected to Invest More Than $625 Billion in Residential Generation and Storage from 2014 to 2023 http://ecmweb.com/green-building/homeowners-are-expected-invest-more-625-billion-residential-generation-and-storage-20 <div class="node-body article-body">Innovations in renewable distributed power generation, along with attractive new financing mechanisms, are providing residential customers with new options to manage their energy use and generate their own power. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/homeowners-are-expected-invest-more-625-billion-residential-generation-and-storage-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/homeowners-are-expected-invest-more-625-billion-residential-generation-and-storage-20#comments Green Building Contractor News Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:28:00 +0000 53721 at http://ecmweb.com violetkaipa/iStock/Thinkstock New Reports Highlight Major Potential in Offshore Wind Energy http://ecmweb.com/green-building/new-reports-highlight-major-potential-offshore-wind-energy <div class="node-body article-body">The Energy Department has announced a new report showing steady progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy industry over the past year.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/new-reports-highlight-major-potential-offshore-wind-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/new-reports-highlight-major-potential-offshore-wind-energy#comments Green Building News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:57:00 +0000 53181 at http://ecmweb.com Michigan State University Develops Transparent Solar Concentrator http://ecmweb.com/green-building/michigan-state-university-develops-transparent-solar-concentrator <div class="node-body article-body">A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/michigan-state-university-develops-transparent-solar-concentrator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/michigan-state-university-develops-transparent-solar-concentrator#comments Green Building Around the Circuit Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:28:00 +0000 52611 at http://ecmweb.com <p>Solar power with a view: MSU doctoral student Yimu Zhao holds up a transparent luminescent solar concentrator module. Photo by Yimu Zhao.</p> Wisconsin Utilities Proposing to Change Rate Structure with Less Benefit for Solar http://ecmweb.com/green-building/wisconsin-utilities-proposing-change-rate-structure-less-benefit-solar <div class="node-body article-body">Two Wisconsin utilities, Madison Gas & Electric (MGE) and We Energies, are asking for rate changes based on solar energy's growth. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/wisconsin-utilities-proposing-change-rate-structure-less-benefit-solar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/wisconsin-utilities-proposing-change-rate-structure-less-benefit-solar#comments Green Building Around the Circuit Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:46:00 +0000 51821 at http://ecmweb.com chinasong/iStock/Thinkstock Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Them http://ecmweb.com/green-building/don-t-let-sun-go-down-them <div class="field-byline"> By Matthew Halverson, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As utilities push back against solar-friendly net metering policies across the country, systems’ installers in California and elsewhere argue that such a move could cloud the industry’s future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/don-t-let-sun-go-down-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/don-t-let-sun-go-down-them#comments Energy Efficiency Green Building Contractor Silver Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:09:00 +0000 51251 at http://ecmweb.com IKEA to Install Kansas’ Largest Rooftop Solar Array http://ecmweb.com/green-building/ikea-install-kansas-largest-rooftop-solar-array <div class="node-body article-body">IKEA, a leading home furnishings retailer, has announced solar energy plans for its Kansas City-area store opening Fall 2014 in Merriam, Kan. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/ikea-install-kansas-largest-rooftop-solar-array" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/ikea-install-kansas-largest-rooftop-solar-array#comments Green Building News Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +0000 48381 at http://ecmweb.com DOE Announces $10 Million for Commercial Building Technologies, Unveils Commercial Buildings 101 Video http://ecmweb.com/green-building/doe-announces-10-million-commercial-building-technologies-unveils-commercial-building <div class="node-body article-body">The Energy Department has announced a $10 million funding opportunity to help demonstrate and deploy energy efficiency technologies for commercial buildings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/doe-announces-10-million-commercial-building-technologies-unveils-commercial-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/doe-announces-10-million-commercial-building-technologies-unveils-commercial-building#comments Green Building News Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:45:00 +0000 44201 at http://ecmweb.com Solar Under Fire http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/solar-under-fire <div class="field-byline"> By Tom Zind, Freelance Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Festering fire service worries over the hazards of working around rooftop photovoltaic (PV) installations are beginning to see the light of day.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/solar-under-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/solar-under-fire#comments Fire & Security Green Building Safety Silver Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:08:00 +0000 43191 at http://ecmweb.com