solar power http://www.kplu.org en Germany Provides Inspiration, Potential Market for Wash. Clean Tech Companies http://www.kplu.org/post/germany-provides-inspiration-potential-market-wash-clean-tech-companies <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159313500&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:16:42 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17810 at http://www.kplu.org Germany Provides Inspiration, Potential Market for Wash. Clean Tech Companies 'Sonic Bloom' Showcasing Solar Power at Seattle Center http://www.kplu.org/post/sonic-bloom-showcasing-solar-power-seattle-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It looks a bit like something you might find in a book by Dr. Seuss: five huge sculpted sunflowers with striped green and orange stems.</span></p><p>The new installation outside Seattle’s Pacific Science Center i<span style="line-height: 1.5;">s meant to draw in and educate the public about solar power.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:57:48 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9634 at http://www.kplu.org 'Sonic Bloom' Showcasing Solar Power at Seattle Center Clean tech boosters looking to military for leg up http://www.kplu.org/post/clean-tech-boosters-looking-military-leg <p>When you think of the clean energy economy, military barracks and mortar launchers probably aren’t the first things that come to mind.</p><p>But local clean energy boosters say the use of solar panels and biodiesel by the Department of Defense could be the key to getting more of these technologies off the ground.</p><p>Two years ago, the DOD created <a href="http://www.defense.gov/bios/biographydetail.aspx?biographyid=259">a new office</a>, with a goal of reducing energy use by the U.S. military.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:20:07 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7664 at http://www.kplu.org Community Solar program has benefits, needs more supporters http://www.kplu.org/post/community-solar-program-has-benefits-needs-more-supporters <p>As interest in solar power gains momentum, Seattle City Light is marketing a new program to make it more widely available.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.seattle.gov/light/Solar/community.asp">Community Solar</a> gives people who can&rsquo;t install solar panels on their own homes the chance to reap the rewards of a cash investment in solar power.</p><p> Mon, 08 Aug 2011 15:45:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2260 at http://www.kplu.org Community Solar program has benefits, needs more supporters Solar power gaining momentum in Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/solar-power-gaining-momentum-seattle <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-980832.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-980832.mp3</a></p><p>From carousels to picnic shelters and libraries, solar power is becoming more commonplace in Seattle.</p><p>City Light says it has seen big growth in customer demand for alternative energy over the past decade &ndash; and small solar is one of the biggest draws.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 08 Aug 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2255 at http://www.kplu.org Solar power gaining momentum in Seattle