PORTAGE| Fronius USA installed a new 211 kW rooftop solar array, enabling it to do more testing and slashing its electricity bills by a fifth in the first month.
In Indiana, at least, it ain't easy being green.
CHICAGO | Illinois will buy up to $30 million worth of solar power and pump it into the energy mix for electricity customers under legislation signed into law Saturday that also promotes the spread of home rooftop panels.
VALPARAISO | Ants beware: Valparaiso University has what amounts to the world's largest magnifying glass.
VALPARAISO | About 16 years ago, Robert Palumbo got the idea of taking something nobody wants — basically, rust — and using it to produce something almost everybody can use — hydrogen — using solar energy.
Work continues on a solar energy facility on Grand Boulevard in Merrillville.
A solar energy facility in Merrillville could be operational in about 30 days, officials say.
MERRILLVILLE | Construction of a facility to generate solar energy is progressing on schedule.
MERRILLVILLE | The 100 solar panels recently installed on the grounds of Merrillville High School will produce power and help students learn about green technology.
Solar panels have been installed on the roof of a storage facility at Merrillville High School.
Tracy Hall, a renewable energy consultant and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 697, examines solar panels installed on a storage facility at Merrillville High School. Hall estimated the panels will produce about 8,000 kilowatt hours of energy per year.
While many factors contribute to the price we pay at the pump — discovery costs, taxes, refining and distribution, world politics, etc. — it's still largely an issue of supply and demand. There's limited oil supply. Global demand is growing. So the price climbs.
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MERRILLVILLE | The Town Council unanimously approved a variance Tuesday allowing Lincoln Solar LLC to erect 6,800 solar panels to produce electricity, which would be sold to utility NIPSCO.
MERRILLVILLE | Northwest Indiana may not be known as a sun-rich location, but officials from Lincoln Solar LLC believe Merrillville has sufficient rays to support a solar generation facility.
MERRILLVILLE | A solar energy facility may make a home in Merrillville.
Few things are prettier in a night garden than soft pools of light illuminating interesting trees, accent rocks and plants, or pathways.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 2010 just might go down as the year solar energy gained mainstream acceptance.
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