Tag Archives: solar

Going green by going solar

By Stephanie Denardo – WUFT-FM Alachua County residents are showing great interest in making the community more sustainable and lower the costs of energy. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports solar energy might be the answer to people’s energy needs. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SolarWrapStephanieDenardo.mp3]

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Going solar brightens the future for Gainesville youth

At-risk youth in Gainesville are contributing to society through a new Solar Panel Installation program. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Lauren Nuñez reports on how the Gainesville Job Corps is going eco-friendly. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/NUNEZJOBCORPSFEATURE.mp3]

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Gainesville recognized for solar power adoption

Gainesville is attracting attention for its per-capita use of solar energy, which is growing fast as a result of a GRU solar feed-in tariff program.  WUFT-TV’s Brian Penter reports. [jwplayer config=”News-video” file=”wuftnews/20111208-GRUSolarPower.mp4″]

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Alachua business gets help going solar

NanoSonic Products, Inc. in Alachua has received a grant from the USDA Rural Development Office to support the installation of a solar electric renewable energy system.  The system will make NanoSonic the only manufacturing company in Florida that generates adequate solar power to meet all of it’s electrical manufacturing requirements.  …

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UF competes in Solar Decathalon

In an effort to find energy efficient alternatives, The University of Florida is participating in the Solar Decathalon. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jessica Becerra reports, the contest creates homes with clean energy technology. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SolarDecathalonWrap.mp3]

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New NASA space probe to research Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is heading for Jupiter Friday, and it can’t get much greener than this: a solar-powered, windmill-shaped spacecraft. Juno will be launched Friday morning aboard an unmanned Atlas V rocket. The end of the shuttle program is giving extra oomph to the $1.1-billion voyage, which is set to …

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Gainesville gets a sunny recommendation

Gainesville is receiving recognition as one of the country’s top solar cities. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports, Gainesville Regional Utilities continues to work to develop the solar technology. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/GainesvilleSolarGrowthwrap.mp3]

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National Solar Energy Tour comes to Gainesville

The city of Gainesville has often been considered a leading city in green technology. This weekend the city will be a stop along the National Solar Energy Tour which will showcase the many energy efficient technologies that are being used around town. But aside from the few businesses that have …

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