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South Africa Approves $3.3 Billion for 17 Clean Energy Projects

Posted on November 6th, 2013 by

South Africa Approves $3.3 Billion for 17 Clean Energy Projects South Africa approved 33.8 billion rand ($3.3 billion) for 17 clean energy projects in the[...]
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Chicago Promises One-Day Solar Permitting Process

Posted on October 24th, 2013 by

Chicago Promises One-Day Solar Permitting Process The city of Chicago continues to push ahead with renewable energy as Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the creation of[...]
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Zero-Down Solar Leasing for New Homes

Posted on October 23rd, 2013 by

The solar PV market has been though a lot of changes in the last couple of years. Since Solarcity introduced the model of zero-down solar[...]
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Dubai Activates First Solar Plant to Diversify Energy Mix

Posted on October 23rd, 2013 by

Dubai Activates First Solar Plant to Diversify Energy Mix Dubai switched on its first solar plant and plans to build another one to diversify energy supply[...]
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What are Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)?

Posted on October 17th, 2013 by

Some homeowners are turned off by how solar panels affect the appearances of their homes. Building-integrated photovoltaics – basically solar panels incorporated into the construction[...]
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Next-Generation Japanese Farmers Cultivate Crops and Solar

Posted on October 13th, 2013 by

Next-Generation Japanese Farmers Cultivate Crops and Solar Farmers in Japan can now produce solar electricity while cultivating crops on the same farmland. In April, the[...]
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U.K. Looking To Increase Solar Eight-Fold by 2020

Posted on October 9th, 2013 by

U.K. Looking To Increase Solar Eight-Fold by 2020 Energy Minister Greg Barker said the U.K. can multiply its solar power capacity eight-fold by 2020 in[...]
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Mexico Lures Solar Investments as Panel Prices Drops

Posted on October 7th, 2013 by

Mexico Lures Solar Investments as Panel Prices Drops Mexico, a top 10 oil producer, is finding that its abundant sunshine also appeals to investors as[...]
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Black & Veatch Teams up with Brightergy to Develop Multi-Million Solar Rooftop Systems

Posted on October 6th, 2013 by

Black & Veatch Teams up with Brightergy to Develop Multi-Million Solar Rooftop Systems Black & Veatch formed a strategic alliance with Brightergy to develop $100[...]
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First Solar Takes Over Moapa Project

Posted on October 2nd, 2013 by

  First Solar Takes Over Moapa Project First Solar has added the 250-MW Moapa project- originally being developed in Nevada by K Road- to its[...]
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California Solar Initiative for PV Succeeds: What’s Next?

Posted on September 23rd, 2013 by

California Solar Initiative (CSI), the groundbreaking solar incentive program for consumers that began in 2007, is coming to a successful conclusion. Most of its nearly[...]
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The Unexpected Upside in the Solar v. Utilities Debate

Posted on July 17th, 2013 by

Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the association of U.S. shareholder-owned electric power utilities, recently published a startling report calling out distributed energy resources as disruptive technologies[...]
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SunRun Gets $630 Million in New Investments

Posted on July 3rd, 2013 by

In the last couple of years, the popularity solar leasing and power purchase agreements (PPAs), has grown tremendously. SunRun was the first solar service provider[...]
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Cost-Effective Hydrogen with Solar Power?

Posted on June 10th, 2013 by

Researchers have for many years trying to figure out how to create hydrogen for fuel. This simple atom can be created by splitting water (H2O)[...]
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Raise the Roof: Students Set New Standards for Solar Home

Posted on June 4th, 2013 by

  While most college students will head home for a summer job or a well-earned vacation, dozens of Santa Clara University students are building a[...]
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Texas Misses Opportunity to Boost Solar Power Adoption

Posted on May 29th, 2013 by

Texas leads the country and much of the world in wind power.  But solar power is a different story.  In this area of renewable energy,[...]