Correction 10/11/13: The fence surrounding the array will be six-feet high, not five, as previously reported.
Greenfield’s planning board voted this week to approve Skidmore College’s application for a Planned Unit Development – or PUD. The project involves the construction of a 2-megawatt solar array on a 120-acre parcel of land owned by the college that currently contains baseball and polo fields.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and other state officials announced yesterday a new target for solar energy installation in the commonwealth.
In his first term, Governor Patrick set a goal of reaching 250 megawatts of solar energy installed statewide by 2017. That goal has been reached four years early, prompting the Patrick-Murray Administration to set a new target of 1.6 gigwatts of solar power by 2020.
Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan said that the rate of solar installation is increasing rapidly.
Business and energy industry leaders have gathered in Troy for the two-day "Capture the Energy" conference.
Frank Murray is President and CEO of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority - NYSERDA helped sponsor the event, organized by New York Best, a consortium of government, academia and private industry focused on developing the energy storage industry in New York State.
Michael Field is with the Raymond Corporation in Green, New York just North of Binghamton. He says with new technologies, those new jobs will come.
SolarCity, a national chain of solar energy infrastructure installation and maintenance professionals, is expanding its Albany operation center, and has announced they are hiring for 34 positions across the state, including eight at their Albany location.
The expansion coincides with the company’s approval last week as a fully affiliated contractor by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and their accreditation in June as an affiliate contractor in NYSERDA’s Home Performance with Energy Star Program.