New training and fire codes are supposed to make firefighters safer when they run into solar panels, but they're inconsistently applied. The post Rooftop Solar Panels Are Great for the Planet—But Terrible for Firefighters appeared first on WIRED.
Designing and building spinning fans hundreds of feet tall that stay sutured to the ocean floor in the face of currents and wicked winds has taken almost three years of work. The post The US Is Finally Getting Its First Offshore Wind Farm appeared first on WIRED.
Scaling up America's reliance on renewable energy poses problems. What do you do when the sun isn't shining, the wind isn't blowing, or the water dries up? The post Venezuela's Energy Crisis Is Proof Renewables Aren't Enough for the US appeared first on WIRED.
Before Fukushima, Japan was a leader in nuclear energy. New energy rules could make the country a paradise for homegrown renewables. The post Japan's New Energy Rules Could Make It a Paradise for Renewables appeared first on WIRED.
Ambitious plans by MGM Resorts, Wynn, and Las Vegas Sands are overshadowed by an ongoing battle with regulators and the state’s biggest utility. The post Las Vegas Utilities Really Don't Want the Strip to Go Solar appeared first on WIRED.
Where does the green energy from your panels really go?
The post The Solar Loophole Utilities Can Use to Game Energy Credits appeared first on WIRED.