02/19/2013 - Veterans are typically willing to go that extra mile and do what they need to do to make sure their team is successful and the company’s successful.” – Micah Fromkin, regional operations manager at SolarCity
San Mateo, California-based SolarCity provides clean energy services to homeowners, businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations. With hundreds of open job positions across the country at any given time, SolarCity regularly needs to access a pool of qualified job candidates. For a stream of applicants to fill a variety of field, operations and management level positions, SolarCity turns to its partnership with Veterans Green Jobs. read more>>>
02/13/2013 - Veterans Green Jobs, a nonprofit organization that puts veterans to work in the green economic sector, is launching a partnership with GRID Alternatives, an Oakland, Calif.-based nonprofit solar installer. Through this partnership, the two organizations will advance training and employment opportunities for military veterans in the clean energy field nationwide.
GRID Alternatives installs solar electric systems exclusively for low-income families, using a volunteer-based model that provides community members and job trainees opportunities to gain hands-on solar installation experience. read more>>>
April 15, 2013 - More and more utilities are offering customers "green" alternatives to their energy needs.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has proposed giving its customers an opportunity to use 100 percent renewable energy to the California Public Utilities Commission. If approved, this would provide participating customers with energy from new small- and mid-sized solar projects.
This is part of a revised proposal. The original proposal provided customers with an option to buy renewable energy certificates from new and existing projects, including those outside PG&E's service area. read more>>>
April 15, 2013 - Outages caused by storms and other natural disasters cost an average of $150 billion in economic losses each year. As a result, a variety of businesses from telecommunications companies and banks to hospitals and data centers are looking to fuel cells as a reliable source of backup power, according to research from Fuel Cells 2000.
"While diesel generators have frequently failed in disaster situations -- at New Orleans hospitals after Hurricane Katrina, for example -- the high reliability and flexibility of fuel-cell systems makes them extremely well suited to backup power generation," said Jennifer Gangi, program director of Fuel Cells 2000. read more>>>
Apr. 15, 2013 — If the current national challenge to make solar energy cost competitive with other forms of energy by the end of this decade is met, Ranga Pitchumani, the John R. Jones III Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, will have played a significant role in the process.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced the Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative in February 2011. Its objective was to reduce the installed cost of solar energy systems by about 75 percent in order to allow widespread, large-scale adoption of this renewable clean energy technology. read more>>>
Apr 15, 2013 - The long-term national initiative launched by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum last year under the theme "Green Economy for Sustainable Development", aims for the UAE to become an international centre in the fields of renewable energy and sustainability, according to Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, in his opening speech of the second edition of Dubai Global Energy Forum (DGEF 2013) at the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai. read more>>>