Someday, we will visit this plaque

Posted by on Jul 14, 2009 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

Email from Black Rock Solar On behalf of our board and staff, I’d like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your generous contribution in support of our efforts to build a pair of solar arrays for the Lovelock Elementary School in the Pershing County School District. We’ll be putting the names of […]

Skyscrapers as living organisms

Posted by on May 24, 2009 in Blog, Uncategorized | One Comment

This fresh, new, and fascinating approach to sustainability and human population growth is truly awe inspiring. Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut has redefined the conventional skyscraper. His 132 story complex for the south edge of Roosevelt Island addresses the pressing need for environmental and ecological sustainability. This conceptual design focuses on creating a completely self-sustaining organism […]

DIY Solar Panels

Posted by on May 15, 2009 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

Plug and play solar panels from Armageddon Energy. We’re looking into these for our new super green studio location. Article here.

Moof Bike

Posted by on May 14, 2009 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

New Moof Bike. Solar lights on front and back, too. Props to Bike To Work Day today.

World Future Energy Summit ~ Abu Dhabi

Posted by on Jan 26, 2009 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

The World Future Energy Summit wrapped up this past week. Popular topics included the cost of going green, the state of the economy and how it will effect progress, and the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States. 16,427 people from 79 countries visited 359 exhibitors at the 2nd World Future Energy […]

Financial crisis threatens green tax credits

Posted by on Oct 1, 2008 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

Article from the San Francisco Chronicle The Wall Street meltdown may have claimed another victim – the extension of federal tax credits vital to Silicon Valley’s green tech industry. Developers of big wind farms and solar installations rely on tax credits to help finance their projects, and those credits are set to expire at the […]

Largest Affordable Housing Solar Installation – Sun, Light & Power

Posted by on Jun 12, 2008 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

Sun, Light & Power, one of our favorite solar companies here in the east bay, is installing the largest installation of solar panels on an affordable housing complex. EAH Housing, a nonprofit affordable housing developer and manager based in San Rafael California, has announced the dedication of the solar system serving the 24 buildings and […]

Stunning Masdar Headquarters Building

Posted by on Mar 22, 2008 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

The Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Masdar Headquarters building in Abu Dhabi, UAE will produce more power than it needs (an energy positive building). In fact, the solar roof will be constructed first, and it will power the construction of the rest of the building.

Burning Man Helps Gerlach Schools Go Solar

Posted by on Feb 29, 2008 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

“Because Gerlach is somewhat isolated, it is difficult to provide the students with the same opportunities afforded to students in other parts of Washoe County,” said Gerlach Principal Carol Kaufmann. “That’s another reason why this is a great opportunity for us.” An array of solar panels installed at the campus is expected to generate up […]