solar http://kvpr.org en Fresno At The Top Of The Pack For Solar Energy http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-top-pack-solar-energy <p>It’s no secret that solar energy is a trend, but did you know that the Fresno metropolitan area is ranked first in the top 10 metro areas for solar power in the US?</p><p>The organization <a href="http://1bog.org/">One Block Off the Grid</a> – the Priceline of solar installations – was on a mission to find out which parts of the US use the most solar energy. <a href="http://www.nrel.gov/">The National Renewable Energy Laboratory</a> held their answer through their database the&nbsp;<a href="https://openpv.nrel.gov/gallery">Open PV Project</a>.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:37:27 +0000 Ezra David Romero 29627 at http://kvpr.org Fresno At The Top Of The Pack For Solar Energy Solar Sets Records for Power Production in California http://kvpr.org/post/solar-sets-records-power-production-california The operator of California’s power grid says a single-day record amount of energy was harvested from the sun not once, but twice in the past month.   The California Independent System Operator (Cal ISO)  reports solar production exceeded the one-gigawatt plateau twice in August.  Stephanie McCorkle with Cal ISO says higher production coincides with decreasing costs. “It’s just like with any of these breakthrough technologies, whether it’s cell phones or, in fact, I can remember when calculators came down in the cost the more they were produced and sold. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:52:48 +0000 Bob Moffitt 3509 at http://kvpr.org State Works to Balance Renewable Energy Projects and Protecting Endangered Species http://kvpr.org/post/state-works-balance-renewable-energy-projects-and-protecting-endangered-species <p>California is working on a plan to balance goals of developing renewable energy projects on desert lands and protect the endangered species that live there. Californians can weigh in at a public meeting on Wednesday</p><p>Remote desert areas may seem like the perfect place for wind and solar energy projects. But some projects have already stalled because they threaten endangered species such as the desert tortoise or bighorn sheep.</p><p>The state and the federal government are working on a plan to balance those two goals.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 18:43:52 +0000 Kathleen Masterson 3469 at http://kvpr.org State Works to Balance Renewable Energy Projects and Protecting Endangered Species On Valley Edition: City of Fresno Finances; Solar; Off the Front http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-city-fresno-finances-solar-front <p>This week on Valley Edition we talk about the City of Fresno&#39;s new &quot;fiscal sustainability plan,&quot; and find out what city leaders are doing to avoid bankruptcy. We also hear about efforts to bring solar power to Valley homes, and a new program that aims to help disadvantaged kids and share with them the joy of cycling.</p><p><strong>Valley Edition for March 27, 2012:</strong></p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:34:13 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1151 at http://kvpr.org