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SolarWorld's announcement this week that it'll lay off 100 workers at its Hillsboro operations relates to cost-cutting strategies that effectively began last February. Ben Santarris, a company spokesman, said the cuts will take place in the crystal growth and wafer cutting areas. The...
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A solar-powered aircraft completed the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight Saturday night, gliding to a smooth stop at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Solar Impulse touched down at JFK at 11:09 p.m., completing the final leg of the cross-continental journey that...
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Hundreds gathered Thursday for the official ribbon cutting on Portland’s newest, old federal building, the Edith Green-Wendall Wyatt. “I love the building. I've loved it since I first learned about it in November,” said Dorothy Robyn, Commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Publi...
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The energy-efficient Sandy Grove Middle School was designed in collaboration between First Floor K-12 and SfL+a Architects. Together with Spotlight Solar they built a school which will save $35 million over 40 years. The pioneering school is still under construction and is scheduled for completion b...
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AUSTIN, Texas - Offering a more upbeat view of the economy, President Obama resurrected his jobs proposals Thursday, advancing modest initiatives as he pushed for action on more ambitious efforts that face resistance from congressional Republicans. "We're poised for progress," he said. The presiden...
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Law360, New York (May 07, 2013, 5:52 PM ET) -- A pair of investment funds that provides financing for global renewable energy projects has agreed to give $660 million to a blockbuster solar power energy plan for the Middle East and North Africa, the funds said Tuesday. The Climate Investment Funds,...
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One of the holy grails of solar cell technology may have been found, with researchers at UCLA announcing they have created a new organic polymer that produces electricity, is nearly transparent and is more durable and malleable than silicon. The applications are mind-boggling. Windows that produce ...
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Two Midwest startups in the clean-tech sector walked away with $100,000 apiece in a one-day fast-pitch event before an audience and a panel of judges. Four others were awarded cash prices too. LuminAID, a Chicago-based startup that developed a low-cost, solar-powered inflatable lighting device, won...
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Two Reedley families will soon be saving on their energy bills, thanks to a program made possible by Reedley Rabobank and Grid Alternatives.The non-profit solar contractor brings the benefits of solar technology into low-income households throughout the Central Valley. Reedley's Rabobank branch awar...
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Barack Obama's re-election may have seemed like a sure win for solar and wind power, given the President's history of supporting green energy. But the optimism quickly darkened in the aftermath. In the days following the election, renewable energy stocks fell, along with the broader market. The fu...
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Reznick Think Energy has an exciting opportunity for developers, engineers, EPCs and financiers interested in working on high profile renewable energy projects. We are working with Carbon War Room to help Necker Island, the Caribbean island owned by Sir Richard Branson, to transition away from fossi...
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Solar Power for Public TransportationFor those concerned about the environmental impact of their daily commute, taking public transportation may be a way to be nicer to the planet. According to statistics highlighted by the Sustainable Cities Collective, taking public transportation over driving can...
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  BY SYLVIA MWEETWA A GERMAN consultant Klaus Heidler has challenged developed nations to consider investing in renewable energy technology which has minimal impact on the environment. Dr Heidler who is Solar Consulting Agency for Sustainable Communication chief executive officer said German...
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Last year, the global market for clean, renewable energies reached a record $260 billion – and is expected to grow into the trillions over the next 20 years. Solar manufacturing in particular is growing dramatically in the United States and around the world. In fact, according to the Solar Energy In...
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Environmental strategists have been talking about green cities for years. The hope of the future in terms of reducing the carbon footprint and negative ecological impact of the industrialized world lies in our ability to clean up our cities. Our major urban centers have the potential to do the most ...
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By RONDA KAYSEN As the standards for environmentally friendly construction rise, a Brooklyn developer has a new goal: renovate an apartment building so it generates as much energy as it uses. When the developer, Voltaic Solaire, finishes a $1 million rehabilitation of a 19th-century brownstone at ...
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"The biggest bang in this year's UC Davis business plan competition came from the S2E Energy founder who touted a thin, clear window like material said to conduct the sun's power more cheaply and efficiently than existing solar technology." The biggest bang in this year's UC Davis business plan com...
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Apple’s massive 500,000 square-foot Project Dolphin data center in Maiden, N.C., is taking clean energy to a new level. Apple has confirmed its commitment to environmentally responsible business practices with the announcement that the facility will be powered completely by clean, renewable energy b...
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California regulators approved a plan Thursday to expand a subsidy for rooftop solar power generated by homeowners and businesses, handing a victory to the solar industry. The plan, adopted by the California Public Utilities Commission, allows more homeowners and businesses that install their own s...
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New report says renewables’ share of China’s energy use will rise, but predicts coal consumption up 35% and carbon emissions up 43% this decade. A new report, China energy: a greener shade of grey, from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) highlights China’s expansion of renewable energy, but says...
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