solar energy http://wrvo.org en SUNY Cortland flips the switch on 3,600 solar panels http://wrvo.org/post/suny-cortland-flips-switch-3600-solar-panels <p></p><p>SUNY Cortland has flipped the switch on a solar panel field that will supply six percent of the college’s electricity needs.</p><p>The 3,600 solar panels are tucked off to the side of the college’s athletic fields. It was a two year project from start to finish and cost $3 million. SUNY Cortland was the first public college in the state to install such a project.</p><p>The panels produce 1.5 million kilowatt hours of power. The college has set a goal of getting 10 percent of its power from solar by 2050.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 10:32:01 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55579 at http://wrvo.org SUNY Cortland flips the switch on 3,600 solar panels Symposium draws focus toward future renewable energy use http://wrvo.org/post/symposium-draws-focus-toward-future-renewable-energy-use <p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:33:18 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53922 at http://wrvo.org Symposium draws focus toward future renewable energy use New test lab puts solar panels through our diverse weather http://wrvo.org/post/new-test-lab-puts-solar-panels-through-our-diverse-weather <p></p><p>There’s a handful of machines in this corner of the massive Intertek testing facility in Cortland. They’re all designed to make sure solar energy panels can withstand being outside for decades, enduring rain, snow and even hail.</p><p>Rick Lewandowski, the executive director of the Center for Clean Energy Technology, shows an older solar panel that didn’t pass their test.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:28:10 +0000 Ryan Delaney 49999 at http://wrvo.org New test lab puts solar panels through our diverse weather Copper ink could cut cost of solar energy systems http://wrvo.org/post/copper-ink-could-cut-cost-solar-energy-systems <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>The commercialization of a new industrial process in upstate New York could lead to cheaper, greener solar energy systems.</p><p>Nanotech company <a href="http://www.intrinsiqmaterials.com/" target="_blank">Intrinsiq Materials</a> has been awarded $887,000 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (<a href="http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/" target="_blank">NYSERDA</a>) to take their idea forward.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:09:46 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39433 at http://wrvo.org Copper ink could cut cost of solar energy systems Solar program has success in small upstate New York county http://wrvo.org/post/solar-program-has-success-small-upstate-new-york-county <p>The thing that strikes you when you walk up to Jimmy Golub's farm on the western edge of Madison County are the giant solar panels covering the part of the roof on his barn that faces west. The 45 panels are part of a 10 kilowatt solar system, that provides all the electricity the farm needs. Thu, 02 May 2013 11:39:35 +0000 Ellen Abbott 37136 at http://wrvo.org Solar program has success in small upstate New York county Installations up, but solar can't deliver a renewable future alone http://wrvo.org/post/installations-solar-cant-deliver-renewable-future-alone <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">In mid-2012, the NY-Sun initiative was launched to make solar power in the state more affordable. But much still needs to be done make solar technology truly competitive. </span> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:04:48 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 35138 at http://wrvo.org Installations up, but solar can't deliver a renewable future alone Buffalo foundation says solar is no-brainer for rebuilding Haiti http://wrvo.org/post/buffalo-foundation-says-solar-no-brainer-rebuilding-haiti <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>This weekend marked the third anniversary of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated the nation of Haiti. Three years on and the recovery process still has a long way to go, but one organization in western New York has been &nbsp;helping to bring renewable energy to Haitians still living without power.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:59:25 +0000 Kate O'Connell 31888 at http://wrvo.org Buffalo foundation says solar is no-brainer for rebuilding Haiti