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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walks away after answering questions from reporters following a town hall campaign stop in Nashua, New Hampshire. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters Hillary Clinton’s pledge on Sunday to support renewable energy and boost subsidies for solar panels wa...
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By Mark Jaffe The Denver Post One of the most fertile grounds for solar panels in the U.S. looks to be big cities, where by the end of 2014 about 1,300 megawatts were installed — enough to power 250,000 homes. A study on urban solar by the Frontier Group and Environment America found while cities...
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Posted by on in Solar
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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Posted by on in Solar
      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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Posted by on in Transportation
Does your solar car have a license plate?  Stella, a solar-powered family car designed by students from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in has won the World Solar Challenge 2013, ushering in a new era of efficient, practical cruisers that get all of their juice f...
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Posted by on in Solar
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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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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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
The big rigs rattling past smokestacks sure don't make this Chicago roadway look like the greenest street in America. But their tires roll over smog-eating pavement, the streetlights run on solar and wind power, the sidewalks were made with recycled concrete, and shrub-filled "bioswales" keep storm...
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Posted by on in Solar
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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Posted by on in Solar
NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BigBelly Solar, the leader in intelligent waste and recycling collection, today has announced Jim Norrod as its new CEO and as a member of its Board of Directors. Norrod has more than a quarter century of CEO experience and been instrumental in a number of highly succ...
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Furniture giant, IKEA, just switched on a 573-kW solar power system, which covers 65,000 square feet of space at their Sacramento, California store. The array is made up of approximately 2,548 panels and will help to cut 630 tons of carbon dioxide per year from the atmosphere. The solar array i...
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