Posts Tagged: solar energy
Solar energy should not only be used to benefit global sustainability, but to protect our global...
Solar energy can be used to protect pollinator habitat, according to a research paper published July 9 in the journal Nature. This is Anthophora urbana, a ground-nesting solitary bee which has a broad distribution including the Mojave Desert. It is a floral generalist collecting pollen and nectar from many species of plants, says UC Davis entomologist Leslie Saul-Gershenz. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz)
Native bee Megachile sp. on Mentzelia flower in the Mojave Desert. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz)
KARE's new solar energy project has been completed. PG&E did their final safety checks for the new 42 kW solar system located at our Postharvest Facility. This brings KARE's solar output to about 65 kW. Special thanks to JKB Energy, Bob Ray, Patrick West, Andy Padilla, Santiago Aldana, Rudy Gonzales, Dan Mulligan, and Dale Pattigan for all of their hard work in helping to get this done. KARE will continue to get more green technologies on the Center. We continually strive to lower our carbon footprint and look at new and innovative ways to bring green technologies to our farming operations.
Kearney's solar panels north of the postharvest laboratories.