Google has invested $94 million into a Californian solar-energy project.This latest round of solar investments brings Google’s total clean energy portfolio to $915 million. Additional investment is coming from equity fund KKR, who has already sold the first 20 years of energy to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

Google has invested $94 million into a Californian solar-energy project.This latest round of solar investments brings Google’s total clean energy portfolio to $915 million. Additional investment is coming from equity fund KKR, who has already sold the first 20 years of energy to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

Are municipal utilities more resilient during disasters? | Grist

Are municipal utilities more resilient during disasters?

Bowling Green Municipal Utilities

Bowling Green Municipal Utilities

Cocoon / Mochen Architects - The aim of the project is to achieve zero-energy building, by significantly reducing energy consumption through design, as well as utilizing clean energy – wind, solar and geothermal in replace of conventional sources such as fossil fuels, to meet the needs of the building. To reach its ideal state, the building does not require municipal utilities to supply its heat and electricity. This is a comprehensive effort to design low energy architecture.

Cocoon / Mochen Architects - The aim of the project is to achieve zero-energy building, by significantly reducing energy consumption through design, as well as utilizing clean energy – wind, solar and geothermal in replace of conventional sources such as fossil fuels, to meet the needs of the building. To reach its ideal state, the building does not require municipal utilities to supply its heat and electricity. This is a comprehensive effort to design low energy architecture.

A net-zero tiny solar house. Winner of the Best Architecture award at the 2016 Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Tiny House Competition.

Wedge by Laney College

Konstanz Municipal Utility's new customer center has boasted a solar façade that possess hitherto unprecedented technical properties. The special features are large-size photovoltaic elements with an extraordinary generating potential and a geothermal plant.

Konstanz Municipal Utility's new customer center has boasted a solar façade that possess hitherto unprecedented technical properties. The special features are large-size photovoltaic elements with an extraordinary generating potential and a geothermal plant.

Cocoon in Shanghai by Mochen Architects & Engineers

Cocoon / Mochen Architects & Engineers

Auburn City Councilor John Camardo, left, asks questions about a proposed water rate increase to Vicky Murphy, director of municipal utilities for the city Thursday at Memorial City Hall during a city council meeting. (Photo credit: Kelly Voll / The Citizen)

Auburn City Councilor John Camardo, left, asks questions about a proposed water rate increase to Vicky Murphy, director of municipal utilities for the city Thursday at Memorial City Hall during a city council meeting. (Photo credit: Kelly Voll / The Citizen)

infographic that describes to the public the value of municipal utilities working together through joint action. These benefits include: -Decreasing rates more than 20% since 2009 -Managing the resources to power more than 330,000 average homes -Offering more than two dozen member services

infographic that describes to the public the value of municipal utilities working together through joint action. These benefits include: -Decreasing rates more than 20% since 2009 -Managing the resources to power more than 330,000 average homes -Offering more than two dozen member services

Cocoon / Mochen Architects & Engineers

Cocoon / Mochen Architects & Engineers

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