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Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University

The United States Department of Energy announced this year it has awarded Valparaiso University a $2.3 million cooperative agreement to fund solar research through a proposal from the College of Engineering. Part of the Modern Electro-Thermochemical Advancements for Light-metal Systems proje…

November 26, 2013 4:30 pm
Midwest Wind & Solar

Midwest Wind & Solar

This solar electric system, integrated into an awning over a back porch in California, generates electricity while shading the family's outdoor activities.

February 04, 2013 9:08 am
Midwest Wind & Solar

Midwest Wind & Solar

Let prospetive home buyers see for themselves that solar installations need not detract from the appearanc of a home. The DeSantis home in Milton, Massachusetts, sports an 8.4-kilowatt solar electric (photovoltaic or PV) system manufactured by Evergreen Solar of Marlboro, Massachusetts, and …

February 04, 2013 8:54 am
Midwest Wind & Solar

Midwest Wind & Solar

The 2.04-kilowatt grid-tied solar electric (photovoltaic or PV) system on the Edwards home in Colorado generates clean, carbon-free electricity. Generous utility and government rebates make PV systems affordable for many homeowners and builders in Colorado. Namaste Solar Electric of Boulder,…

February 04, 2013 8:51 am
Local firm reflects spirit to boost exports and meet U.S. goal

Local firm reflects spirit to boost exports and meet U.S. goal

Bill Keith, owner of SunRise Solar Inc. in St. John, demonstrates how his solar-powered attic fan could be mounted on a roof.

April 18, 2012 4:10 pm
Local firm reflects spirit to boost exports and meet U.S. goal

Local firm reflects spirit to boost exports and meet U.S. goal

Bill Keith, president of SunRise Solar Inc. in St. John, holds one of his newest models of solar-powered attic fans outside his office. He makes square and round fans for homes and commercial buildings. Keith exports his Indiana-based product to a number of countries around the world, fallin…

April 18, 2012 4:10 pm
Local firm reflects spirit to boost exports and meet U.S. goal

Local firm reflects spirit to boost exports and meet U.S. goal

Bill Keith, president of SunRise Solar Inc. in St. John, shows one of his solar-powered attic fans at his company office. With the Obama administration's goal to double the number of the nation's exports by 2015, SunRise Solar and other companies have directed their attention toward internat…

April 18, 2012 4:10 pm
Local firm reflects spirit to boost exports and meet U.S. goal

Local firm reflects spirit to boost exports and meet U.S. goal

Bill Keith, president and owner of SunRise Solar Inc., holds one of his solar-powered attic fans outside his home-based storeroom and office in St. John to demonstrate how the fan is activated by the sun. Keith's company is working to expand its number of international customers.

April 18, 2012 4:10 pm
Local firm reflects spirit to boost exports and meet U.S. goal

Local firm reflects spirit to boost exports and meet U.S. goal

Bill Keith, president of SunRise Solar Inc. in St. John, said his company plans to double its exports easily next year. He started his solar-powered attic fan business about 14 years ago.

April 18, 2012 4:10 pm

Transition to clean energy is our next evolutionary step

In the recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama correctly identifies green energy as an opportunity to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States.

January 28, 2012 12:00 am
NIPSCO renewable energy plan OK'd

NIPSCO renewable energy plan OK'd

A Valparaiso home features four wind turbines. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved a settlement that should result in a quantum leap in the use of homegrown renewable energy such as wind, solar and hydro in NIPSCO territory.

July 14, 2011 11:34 am
Primed for green building boom

Primed for green building boom

Solar panels aren't adorning every Northwest Indiana home and business now.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Hoosier homes going solar

Hoosier homes going solar

The Valparaiso home of John Vasos features solar thermal evacuated tubes and four wind turbines.

October 14, 2010 12:00 am
Renewable energy highlights local solar tour

Renewable energy highlights local solar tour

John Vasos, of Valparaiso, uses four small wind turbines and an evacuated tube system to feed his home with energy. His home will be part of the Northwest Indiana/Lakeshore Solar Tour on Saturday.

September 30, 2010 2:19 pm
Renewable energy highlights local solar tour

Renewable energy highlights local solar tour

The Valparaiso home of John Vasos, which features solar thermal evacuated tubes and four wind turbines, will be a part of the Northwest Indiana/Lakeshore Solar Tour on Saturday. It offers participants an opportunity to tour homes and buildings to see how their neighbors are using solar energ…

September 30, 2010 2:16 pm
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