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April 3, 2014

Valley Metro begins $2.8M light rail solar project

Installing a solar plant capable of generating 780 kilowatts of energy annually at its light rail operations and maintenance facility in Phoenix. The plant is estimated to save the agency approximately $100,000 on average per year.


October 21, 2013

Va. Tech adds solar-powered bus shelter

The 12-foot shelter, purchased from Tolar Manufacturing Company Inc., is equipped with a solar light bar.


August 13, 2013

Hyperloop visionary unveils high-speed pod plans

System would transport people via aluminum pods enclosed inside of steel tubes that would travel up to 800 miles per hour.


February 8, 2013

Calif. honors AC Transit for fuel cell buses

Presented with the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, the highest environmental honor in the state of California, for building the most comprehensive hydrogen fuel cell demonstration program in the country. Its zero-emission fuel cell buses achieve nearly double the fuel economy of conventional buses.


April 2, 2012

Sun Metro installs solar lighting at bus shelters

The solar lighting system was created to provide illumination to poorly lit bus stops in the El Paso area. Thirteen solar lighting units have been installed across the city.


February 2, 2012

Calif. VTA installs solar power systems

Using a Power Purchase Agreement to finance the systems, it is anticipated that VTA will save $2.7 million in electricity costs over the next 20 years.


November 28, 2011

New Tri-Rail station to be solar powered

Officials say it will be the first transit station in Florida and one of the first in the nation to be completely supported by solar energy.


November 21, 2011

MARTA unveils solar canopy installation

The solar panels generate enough electricity to offset a significant portion of this facility's annual electricity consumption and have the same environmental benefit as planting more than 285 acres of trees a year.


July 28, 2011

Riverside, Calif. adds solar power to bus stops

As part of the campaign, posts at selected bus stops are crowned with a solar panel that charges a battery that powers the light-emitting diode, or LED, fixtures.


July 7, 2011

Valley Metro debuts solar power-cooled station

Placed in a light rail station shelter in downtown Phoenix to provide air-conditioning to commuters. The station is believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S.


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