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How Renewable Energy Jobs Are Changing America

How Renewable Energy Jobs Are Changing America

December 16, 2014 | posted by The Institute

Few industries in the U.S. are growing as fast as renewable energy. As a result, renewable energy jobs are growing rapidly in everything from manufacturing to installation to maintenance.


San Antonio leads Texas in solar industry

San Antonio leads Texas in solar industry

December 16, 2014 | posted by The Institute

As Texas’ renewable energy pool grows and with it the solar industry, San Antonio is leading the state in solar expansion and employment, according to researchers with Pew Charitable Trusts.


So Much Energy Storage Data, So Much to Do with It!

So Much Energy Storage Data, So Much to Do with It!

October 09, 2014 | posted by The Institute

There’s a ton of data available from energy storage units, smart meters, weather forecasters, and other data producers.


Global Renewable Energy Status Uncovered

Global Renewable Energy Status Uncovered

August 26, 2014 | posted by The Institute

More than a fifth of the world’s electrical power production now comes from renewable sources


Report shows 1 in 3 Texans chooses renewable energy options

Report shows 1 in 3 Texans chooses renewable energy options

August 26, 2014 | posted by The Institute

A Texas Empowerment report released by Choose Energy shows that about one in three Texans choose renewably sourced energy options.


Solar Making Big Strides to Power the Developing World

Solar Making Big Strides to Power the Developing World

May 08, 2014 | posted by The Institute

Two companies working to bring solar energy to rural communities are celebrating big milestones thanks to technology and financing developments.


San Antonio Ranks 6th in Nation for Solar Energy

San Antonio Ranks 6th in Nation for Solar Energy

April 14, 2014 | posted by The Institute

A new report ranks San Antonio 6th in the nation for the amount of solar installed, and provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar in major American cities.


Team Unveils Solar-Powered Plane It Plans to Fly Around the World

Team Unveils Solar-Powered Plane It Plans to Fly Around the World

April 11, 2014 | posted by The Institute

A Swiss team planning to complete the first round-the-world solar flight next year unveiled a new version of its unique aircraft Wednesday, which they say could remain in the air indefinitely.


AAA: EV battery range cut by more than half in cold weather

AAA: EV battery range cut by more than half in cold weather

April 02, 2014 | posted by The Institute

Research finds range for three EVs dropped from 105 miles at 75 degrees to 43 miles at 20 degrees.


Energy secretary backs mix of power sources

Energy secretary backs mix of power sources

February 07, 2014 | posted by The Institute

During a visit to San Antonio Thursday, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said President Barack Obama’s push for use of all energy sources - his “all of the above” energy policy - is the best solution to meet the nation’s power needs.


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