Wendy's Gets Recognized by the Energy Department

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Sep 8, 2016

Back in 2011, the Obama Administration set up the Better Buildings Challenge as part of an effort to cut energy waste in American restaurants and buildings and just recently, the Wendy’s Company, and its franchisee, Wendco Group, was recognized for its leadership in energy efficiency.

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Scientists Use Solar to Convert Carbon Dioxide into Fuel

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Aug 26, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Chicago recently came out with a new study illustrating how they were able to convert carbon dioxide into a usable energy source using sunlight.

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What If All Coal Workers Were Retrained to Work in Solar?

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Aug 25, 2016

This is the worst year in decades for U.S. coal. In the first six months of 2016, coal production plummeted 28 percent compared to the same time in 2015. Over the past five years, U.S. coal production has declined by 500 million tons per year (the equivalent of five million coal-carrying train cars not traveling around the world). The world’s largest private-sector coal company, Peabody Energy, just declared bankruptcy this past April.

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Mexico Announces Launch of Cap-And-Trade Program

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Aug 19, 2016

In a recent press release, Mexico announced a year-long cap-and-trade program to begin in November. In the program, the Mexican government will provide economic incentives to those who reduce their pollution emissions.

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The Passive House

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Aug 18, 2016

“Passive houses” and “passive solar” are terms that have been popping up, maybe as frequently as the word “green.” But what does “passive” really mean? And what’s the difference between passive and Passive?

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Solar Now Cheaper Than Nuclear: What This Means for the UK

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Aug 12, 2016

When the UK’s Hinkley nuclear plant first underwent construction, nuclear was a cleaner option than most other energy sources, and cheaper than solar and wind power. But new data has recently come out suggesting that the incomplete Hinkley plant will actually be much more expensive in the long run. For those familiar with green energy, this doesn’t come as a surprise… for the Hinkley builders, however, this forecast spells trouble.

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All Buildings to Be Net Zero by 2050: Can It Be Done?

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Jul 22, 2016

Last week, the World Green Building Council (WGBC) announced an ambitious and exciting new project: to ensure that all buildings will be “net zero” by 2050.

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MGM Resorts Now Has the Nation’s Largest Solar Array

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Jul 15, 2016

The Las Vegas Strip, home to amusement parks, luxurious shopping malls, and a variety of casinos and hotels, is now the proud possessor of the largest solar array in the United States.

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Peak Shaving and Going Solar

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Jul 15, 2016

Energy prices today have risen to an all-time high. With no end in sight to the climbing costs, companies are spending millions more on electricity for the same product output than they were several years ago. To get around this and save some money, commercial sectors have begun using an ingenious process: peak shaving.

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5 Ways to Establish a Culture of Sustainability

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Jun 15, 2016

Are you in a work environment that doesn’t promote sustainability? Do the people around you drive you crazy when they throw their water bottles in the trash, instead of the recycle bin? Do you wish that you could create a more sustainable mindset in your company, university, or club? Here are 5 tips to help you do just that.

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