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…
A view inside the Solar Furnace.
This solar electric system, integrated into an awning over a back porch in California, generates electricity while shading the family's outdoor activities.
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 …
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,…
Bill Keith, owner of SunRise Solar Inc. in St. John, demonstrates how his solar-powered attic fan could be mounted on a roof.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Solar panels aren't adorning every Northwest Indiana home and business now.
The Valparaiso home of John Vasos features solar thermal evacuated tubes and four wind turbines.
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.
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…
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