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  The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2016 is the seventh annual update on current employment, trends, and projected growth in the U.S. solar industry. The Solar Jobs Census 2016 found that solar employment increased by over 51,000 workers, a 25 percent increase over 2015. Overal...
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pledged that half a billion solar panels will be installed by the end of her first term if she wins the Oval Office this fall. That number may seem daunting, but industry insiders say it’s well within the realm of possibility. Even if yo...
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Author - Kaitlin Krull  Making use of renewable energy in the home is a fairly new concept for most of us homeowners. While we know that the installation of solar power systems has increased exponentially in recent years in American homes (with current installations providing more than ...
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A new report shows 2.5 million Americans now work in the clean energy field—and that number is quickly growing. The clean energy revolution means we’re getting more renewable power from the wind and sun, doing more with less waste in our workplaces and homes, and building some of the best all-elect...
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Across the planet, economies have been either dependent on or addicted to fossil fuels for 150 years, but there appears to be global momentum towards better energy use and more sustainable approaches, according to a new study in Nature Energy journal. Catherine Mitchell, professor of energy policy ...
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Apple Inc (AAPL.O) will buy about $850 million of power from a new California solar farm to cut its energy bill, the iPhone maker said on Tuesday as its stock market value closed above $700 billion for the first time. The First Solar Inc (FSLR.O) plant, with the capacity to power the equivalent of ...
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California is a solar power leader in the U.S., as a recent report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) found. The state is about to become the first in the country to have 10 gigawatts of installed solar capacity, enough to power almost 2.5 million homes. Last year,...
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Governments are still spending billions on nuclear research, writes Paul Brown - but 2015 looks like being an unhappy year for the industry as it continues to shrink while renewables grow, amid massive delays and cost over-runs. With nuclear power falling ever further behind renewables as a global ...
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Green energy co-operatives are enjoying a renaissance in the Ontario power market. In several cities and towns in southern and southwestern Ontario you'll see large buildings or fields with solar-panel arrays, with some wind farms dotting the landscape. Often those projects are the creations of co...
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Creative entrepreneurs, futurists, community members, and businesses have found innovative ways to utilize the sun’s energy that could lead to huge increases in access to clean and green electricity. As we saw during the first #PutSolarOnIt day of action on June 21, public support for solar po...
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Solar power plants in Germany peaked at 22 gigawatts of output for a few hours on Friday and Saturday, yielding almost half the country's energy needs from the renewable resource and setting a new record in the process. The not-particularly-sunny country has long been a leader in solar pow...
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The so-called community solar garden was pioneered in Colorado, and is appealing to people who have no roof space, like renters and apartment owners, or homeowners with shady roofs. Read More: Buying Into Solar Power, No Roof Access Needed – New York Times
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — A solar-powered plane that has wowed aviation fans in Europe is preparing to fly across North America. The Swiss creators of the Solar Impulse are announcing Thursday which U.S. cities the experimental plane will visit during its “Across America” tour that kicks off in ...
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      Over the last few decades we have witnessed notable advancement in the technology for solar panels. When solar panels were first invented they had a conversion efficiency of less than 10 percent. The conversion efficiency is nothing but how well panels convert solar light i...
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One hundred and ninety-six perfectly polished solar panels line the roof of the Oakland, Calif., Youth Employment Partnership, a nonprofit job-training program for at-risk youth. The system is projected to save YEP close to $25,000 in electricity costs over 10 years. And it happe...
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One of the main ingredients that explain the success of solar installers, apart from the falling cost of solar panels and the growing realization that we should get our electricity from clean sources, is their financial model: Rather than pay a huge chunk of money upfront to buy the s...
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A firm in Japan is planning to build a solar power plant on the moon. Called the LUNA RING, the project will harness sun's power and beam it to the earth. The Shimizu Corporation, the firm planning this incredible feat, plans to place solar cells near the moon's equator. The belt of cells will be a...
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Solar-powered light bulb is one Denver inventor's brilliant idea By Jason Blevins  The Denver Post Colorado native Stephen Katsaros wants his bulb to brighten up places without electricity.  When he was 7, Stephen Katsaros took apart the box fan in his bedroom and reassembled it using ...
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Google Inc. plans to invest $80 million in six utility-scale solar facilities in California and Arizona as the tech behemoth continues to put money toward alternative energy projects. The Mountain View, Calif., company will partner with solar developer Recurrent Energy and private equity firm KKR &...
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I like to emphasize the importance of the application of technologies. A technology can be wonderful if you implement it in a sensible manner, or that same technology could be terrible if implemented foolishly. Solarcentury seems to get that. It intends to turn its solar farms into wildlife sanctua...
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