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  • As a developer of a large-scale solar energy project tries to rush approval by a California agency, a couple of environmental groups are saying "not so fast." [scald=44165:kl_image_original_context ... visuals look different; we have two towers that glow. As ReWire has mentioned before, visual resources are of critical importance to ...
  • The science is still out on whether a proposed solar power tower plant in Riverside County would pose too much risk to ... temperatures. As USFWS spokesperson Jane Hendron told ReWire in a recent interview, federal scientists are still gathering data ...
  • The proposed solar power plant would have a "substantial adverse impact" on visual ... to be altered by construction. The 500-megawatt solar thermal project, proposed by BrightSource Energy and Abengoa for 3,794 acres ... heliostats may also pose a threat to birds similar to that ReWire described at the nearby Genesis and Desert Sunlight power plants, in ...
  • ... of geothermal and tidal energy, most renewable energy is solar at its root. Wind is caused by the sun heating the air. Biomass stems ... of the sun that directly: photovoltaics (PV) and solar thermal . In PV, sunlight strikes semiconductors that turn light into ...
  • ... In an August 24 interview with the San Jose Mercury News ' Dana Hull, BrightSource CEO confirmed that the Palen project would ... within the CEC. CEC representative Sandy Louey informed ReWire this afternoon that BrightSource has not as yet taken the first step ...
  • [scald=34492:kl_image_original_context]Photovoltaic Thermal Hybrid system | Photo: Julian/Flickr/Creative Commons LicenseIt may ... but people in many places around the world rely on solar energy for heating, using rooftop sunlight to heat water or air. This ...
  • When this is completed, this will actually be the largest solar-thermal project of its kind in the world. Special thanks to Stephen M. ...
  • ... are what are, in our view, the five most important stories ReWire worked on in 2013. Each of them will likely continue to be ... and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently made news by offering wind developers 30-year permits to kill bald and golden ...
  • If the Palen Solar Power Project was a soap opera character, the Internet would be ... agency is being asked to give the project a new lease on life -- but neither the new owner nor the current one has met that ... petition describing how the company plans to add a thermal storage component to Palen . Thermal storage would allow ...
  • In an about-face, the proponents of a large solar project in the desert portions of Riverside County have asked for a delay in a state agency's final decision on the project. In a filing with the California Energy Commission (CEC) on ...

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