Solar http://wvpublic.org en New Organization Wants to Put Solar Panels on Non-Profit Buildings Across West Virginia http://wvpublic.org/post/new-organization-wants-put-solar-panels-non-profit-buildings-across-west-virginia <p>The Shepherdstown Presbyterians meet in a circa-1836 brick building that sits just across the street from the town’s post office- about two blocks from the main street.</p><p>A few years ago the growing congregation put on an addition that houses modern meeting and gathering rooms. Soon, the roof of this addition will be topped with solar panels thanks to the newly formed nonprofit organization Solar Holler.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 03:35:24 +0000 Cecelia Mason 13189 at http://wvpublic.org New Organization Wants to Put Solar Panels on Non-Profit Buildings Across West Virginia Solar Talks Take Place in Wheeling and Morgantown http://wvpublic.org/post/solar-talks-take-place-wheeling-and-morgantown <p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:20:41 +0000 Glynis Board 7136 at http://wvpublic.org Solar Talks Take Place in Wheeling and Morgantown West Virginia Needs More Solar Jobs, Report Says http://wvpublic.org/post/west-virginia-needs-more-solar-jobs-report-says <p></p><p>A new report by two independent organizations says West Virginia is lagging behind in bolstering solar energy programs and providing solar energy jobs.</p><p>The report points out surrounding states are benefiting from past investments into this renewable energy technology.</p><p></p><p>Two groups that support sustainable economic development, Downstream Strategies and The Mountain Institute, teamed up to compare West Virginia’s solar energy job growth to surrounding states.</p><p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:54:28 +0000 Ben Adducchio 6405 at http://wvpublic.org West Virginia Needs More Solar Jobs, Report Says Decathlon still memorable for WVU team despite loss http://wvpublic.org/post/decathlon-still-memorable-wvu-team-despite-loss <p></p><p></p><p>Branden Bellanca is the student project lead for the Solar Decathlon team. For three weeks in Irvine, Ca., Bellanca and the team competed against nearly 20 other programs from around the world, testing the endurance and efficiency of homes using solar power and other green technologies. WVU’s entry is the first log cabin, rustic style home the competition has seen and Bellanca said that meant encountering some bumps along the way.</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:23:57 +0000 Ben Adducchio 2489 at http://wvpublic.org Decathlon still memorable for WVU team despite loss West Virginia Morning - October 10, 2013 http://wvpublic.org/post/west-virginia-morning-october-10-2013 <p></p><p>On this West Virginia Morning, Sen. Joe Manchin&nbsp;calls for an investigation into the Food &amp; Drug Administration, more federal charges are brought against officials in&nbsp;Mingo County, Fayette County Schools talk consolidation with the state Board of Education and more.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:12:23 +0000 Dave Mistich 986 at http://wvpublic.org Solar Decathlon competition heating up in California http://wvpublic.org/post/solar-decathlon-competition-heating-california <p></p><p>West Virginia University&#39;s Solar Decathlon Team is in Irvine, competing with its rustic, log cabin home.</p><p>Team members say they are enjoying the experience, yet at the same time, feeling the pressure from competing.</p><p>Department of Energy officials say the home is bringing a refreshing new vision to the competition, too.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 23:12:33 +0000 Ben Adducchio 970 at http://wvpublic.org Solar Decathlon competition heating up in California West Virginia Morning - Sept. 23, 2013 http://wvpublic.org/post/west-virginia-morning-sept-23-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 22px;">A special feature on the mind behind the film A Beautiful Mind, John Nash. Also, WVU&#39;s Solar Decathlon team competes in CA. Those stories and more.</span></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:21:17 +0000 Glynis Board 157 at http://wvpublic.org West Virginia Morning - Sept. 23, 2013