Month: December 2017

Wind power could accelerate to meet half the world’s energy needs in 24 years

By Will Driscoll Increasing global wind power installations by 20 percent each year would yield six terawatts of wind power globally by 2030.  Then, maintaining global wind installations at the 2030 level for 12 more years would yield 18 terawatts of wind installed by…

Solar power can accelerate to meet half the world’s energy needs in 20 years, say scientists

By Will Driscoll Increasing global solar installations at 29 percent per year is a “challenging but feasible” rate that would yield 10 terawatts of solar installed by 2030.  Then, maintaining global production at the 2030 level for eight more years would yield 30 terawatts…

Arlington to add solar on five schools, for largest such procurement in Virginia

By Will Driscoll Arlington has solicited bids to add rooftop solar panel systems on at least five schools by 2020, for the largest solar-on-schools procurement to date in Virginia. School system staff designed the solicitation to achieve a competitive price for solar, and to avoid financial…