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March 28 2017

04:36

New Stanford study calls for US solar policy reform

Stanford CA (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
The rapidly expanding solar energy industry could meaningfully contribute to curbing climate change only if governments and the private sector approach it more economically and efficiently, according to a new Stanford study. Researchers from Stanford's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance encourage the United States to reconsider a wide variety of its solar energy policies in

March 27 2017

21:28

The economic case for wind, solar energy in Africa

To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment has found that wind and solar can be economically and environmentally competitive options and can contribute significantly to the rising demand.
19:27

The Economic Case for Wind and Solar Energy in Africa - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Economic Case for Wind and Solar Energy in Africa
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found that wind and solar can be economically and ...
California is shattering solar records. This bill could take renewable energy to the next level. The Desert Sun
This Week in Solar Motley Fool
Sunshine state shuns solar as overcast New York basks in clean energy boom The Guardian
News & Observer -Investopedia -Khaleej Times
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19:17

Tesla to take orders for solar roof tiles - USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Tesla to take orders for solar roof tiles
USA TODAY
Rooftop solar energy could get a stylish makeover if Tesla gets its way. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based tech company, known for its luxury electric cars, will begin selling roof tiles that convert solar energy into electricity in April, CEO Elon Musk says ...
Hate Solar Panels? Me Too Energy and Capital
You Can Buy Tesla's Solar Shingles Next Month Popular Mechanics
Tesla Taking Solar Roof Orders in April: What We Know and What We Don't Motley Fool

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02:34

Companies to Gain from India's Solar Boom - Investopedia


Investopedia

Companies to Gain from India's Solar Boom
Investopedia
Werner attributes his bullish outlook on the forthcoming Indian solar boom largely to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to building out the sector. Modi's administration has announced plans to spend $3.1 billion on state aid for solar panel ...

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01:45

Maine business equips sheds with solar panels for better energy ... - Press Herald


Press Herald

Maine business equips sheds with solar panels for better energy ...
Press Herald
The sheds are built like any other, but they have a saltbox-style roof featuring a solar array. By Madeline St. AmourMorning Sentinel. Follow on Twitter · Email ...

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March 26 2017

22:50

Alaska warms to solar power as prices fall and benefits grow - Alaska Dispatch News


Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska warms to solar power as prices fall and benefits grow
Alaska Dispatch News
A renewable energy consultant who helped bring wind power to some Southwest Alaska villages, May turned to solar power after prices for panels dropped significantly, thanks to a surge in supply. Rising rates at electric utilities have also made solar ...

19:19

Solar energy company plans to hire 200 in Jasper County - Island Packet


Island Packet

Solar energy company plans to hire 200 in Jasper County
Island Packet
Dominion, which owns Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission, announced plans on Monday for two solar energy projects near Ridgeland to be completed and operational in 2017, according to a company news release. The company plans to build a ...
New utility solar program called a small step forward for Virginia renewable energy Richmond.com

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March 24 2017

19:19

Remington solar energy farm project on track - Fauquier Now


Fauquier Now

Remington solar energy farm project on track
Fauquier Now
Annual tax revenue the solar farm will contribute to the county, according to Dominion officials. 27,824. Steel posts that will be installed to support solar panels. 13,817. Feet of chain-linked fence that will encircle the two solar power energy ...

15:05

Earth911.com - Earth911.com


Earth911.com

Earth911.com
Earth911.com
Many news outlets have extensively covered the advantages of solar energy, and there are plenty. But very few things in life come with zero downside. Although the cost of solar energy has fallen dramatically in recent years and the technology has ...

March 23 2017

20:29

There's about to be a solar 'boom' in India and companies are lining up to profit - Business Insider


Business Insider

There's about to be a solar 'boom' in India and companies are lining up to profit
Business Insider
Workers carry a damaged photovoltaic panel inside a solar power plant in Gujarat. Reuters/Amit Dave. India is betting big on renewable energy and solar companies are taking notice. SunPower CEO Tom Werner said India is about to become the biggest ...

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19:02

New study calls for US solar policy reform

Researchers suggest reforming US solar policies and encourage closer collaboration between the United States and China on solar energy in a new report.
05:54

Revealing the microscopic mechanisms in perovskite solar cells

Washington DC (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
A material with the perovskite crystal structure has become very popular for solar cells. While most perovskites are inorganic compounds, this new material is a hybrid of relatively inexpensive organic and inorganic materials. In just a few short years, researchers have achieved remarkable power conversion efficiency with these perovskites, comparable with the best photovoltaic materials availab

March 22 2017

20:10

How California Can Avoid Throwing Away Solar Energy - Natural Resources Defense Council


Natural Resources Defense Council

How California Can Avoid Throwing Away Solar Energy
Natural Resources Defense Council
They also have enough capacity at any given minute to power up more than 7 million households, and solar power is crucial to meeting our renewable energy goals of 33 percent by 2020 and half by 2030. Yet the operator for most of the California grid is ...

16:26

Self-sustaining bacteria-fueled power cell created

Researchers have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with the first micro-scale self-sustaining cell, which generated power for 13 straight days through symbiotic interactions of two types of bacteria.
16:26

Ultrafast measurements explain quantum dot voltage drop

Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photoconversion processes.
08:59

Dubai harvests desert sun at vast solar plant

Dubai (AFP) March 20, 2017
Dubai on Monday completed a solar plant big enough to power 50,000 homes as part of a plan to generate three-quarters of its energy from renewables by 2050. The 200 megawatt plant sprawls over 4.5 square kilometres (1.73 square miles) of desert and includes some 2.3 million photovoltaic panels. It is the second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Solar Park, which is set to pump
08:59

Sea change needed for low-carbon economy

Washington (UPI) Mar 20, 2017
Nearly 70 percent of all new cars need to be electric and $3.5 trillion in annual investments are needed to keep global warming at bay, a new report found. The International Energy Agency last week said energy-related emissions were flat for the third year in a row as world economies move away from coal to cleaner-burning resources like natural gas. A new report, however, finds more wor
03:00

Solar Panels at Waukegan Schools Now Generating Energy - U.S. News & World Report


Solar Panels at Waukegan Schools Now Generating Energy
U.S. News & World Report
A New Jersey-based firm called NRG Energy donated the design, engineering work, equipment and installation for the project. The company's spokesman says the panels will offset between 18 and 36 percent of the district's energy costs. That could ...

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02:38

St. Peter residents discuss solar energy subscriptions - Mankato Free Press


Mankato Free Press

St. Peter residents discuss solar energy subscriptions
Mankato Free Press
If the City Council approves the energy measure, St. Peter residents could have the option to purchase a subscription for solar panels within a solar array currently under construction near Owatonna. Energy produced by the solar panels that a resident ...

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