solar energy http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Solar Industry Grows In Wyoming http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/solar-industry-grows-wyoming <p>The number of jobs in Wyoming related to solar energy has increased by almost 600 percent in just over a year. That's according to a report from the Solar Foundation. The report shows that out of 340 solar-related jobs in the state, 290 of them were added since 2012.</p><p></p><p>Ten solar energy companies are operating in the state. But Bruce Parkinson with UW's School of Energy Resources says many of the installed systems are privately owned and off the grid.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:14:31 +0000 Jordan Giese 54463 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Solar Industry Grows In Wyoming Researchers seek to perfect cheaper solar panels http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/researchers-seek-perfect-cheaper-solar-panels <p>Scientists at the University of Wyoming are trying to improve solar energy by using nanotechnology.</p><p></p><p>Researcher Wenyong Wang says nanotechnology involves using very small particles to create solar panels. He says that&rsquo;s different than how most solar panels are made.</p><p>&ldquo;Commercialized panels are based on silicon,&rdquo; Wang said. &ldquo;And right now I think the efficiency is very good &ndash; it&rsquo;s close to 30 percent. &hellip; But the disadvantage is that the cost is very high.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:49:11 +0000 Willow Belden 48343 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Researchers seek to perfect cheaper solar panels Dept. of Interior approves 3 major renewable energy projects http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/dept-interior-approves-3-major-renewable-energy-projects <p>Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the approval of three major renewable energy projects on public lands. Jewell emphasized her commitment to President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy and said one of her top priorities was to continue the work started by her predecessor, Ken Salazar, to expand the nation’s renewable energy portfolio.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 21:03:17 +0000 Irina Zhorov 41720 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Dept. of Interior approves 3 major renewable energy projects