Archive for the ‘Solar’ Category

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Surge in Solar Jobs Takes Renewable Energy Employment to 6.5 Million

Posted on May 14th, 2014 by

Surge in Solar Jobs Takes Renewable Energy Employment to 6.5 Million Solar Industry employment surged by two-thirds, driven by Chinese and Japanese expansion that helped[...]
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Obama Pledges $2B in Energy Efficiency Funding, Commends Wal-Mart’s Solar Roofs

Posted on May 12th, 2014 by

Obama Pledges $2B in Energy Efficiency Funding, Commends Wal-Mart’s Solar Roofs President Obama took the stage at a Wal-Mart store in Mountain View, California, to[...]
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Shunfeng Acquires Suntech to Become Top Solar Supplier

Posted on April 30th, 2014 by

Shunfeng Acquires Suntech to Become Top Solar Supplier Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd. has acquired Wuxi Suntech Power for $480 million to rejoin the ranks of[...]
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GE Invests $24 Million in India’s Largest Solar Plant

Posted on April 29th, 2014 by

GE Invests $24 Million in India’s Largest Solar Plant General Electric Co. is putting $24 million in Welspun Energy Ltd., India’s biggest solar power plant.[...]
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Google and SunPower Form $250 Million Solar Lease Plan

Posted on April 25th, 2014 by

Google and SunPower Form $250 Million Solar Lease Plan SunPower Corp., the second-biggest solar manufacturer in the U.S., and Google Inc. are forming a $250[...]
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Solar City Resumes Storage Applications in California

Posted on April 18th, 2014 by

SolarCity Resumes Storage Applications in California SolarCity Corp., the biggest U.S. solar power provider by market value, will resume applications to connect energy-storage systems in[...]
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Solar Demand Catalyst for 9 Percent Rise in Clean Energy Investments

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by

Solar Demand Catalyst for 9 Percent Rise in Clean Energy Investments Clean energy investment surged by 9 percent in the first quarter on high demand[...]
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Crowd-Funded US Rooftop Solar May Reach $5 Billion in Five Years

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Crowd-Funded US Rooftop Solar May Reach $5 Billion in Five Years Crowdfunding may give the rooftop solar sector $5 billion worth of investments within five[...]
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Solar Frontier Sets Another Record for PV Efficiency

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

Solar Frontier Sets Another Record for PV Efficiency In a joint research effort with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Solar Frontier[...]
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Iowa Solar Tax Tripling Approved by State Senate

Posted on April 1st, 2014 by

Iowa Solar Tax Tripling Approved by State Senate A new solar tax legislation in Iowa was approved by the Ways and Means Committee that would[...]
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First Solar Seeking Growth as Desert Power Plant Market Dwindles

Posted on March 19th, 2014 by

First Solar Seeking Growth as Desert Power Plant Market Dwindles First Solar is preparing to set out its plans for growth as sales lag for[...]
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Austin Energy Buys PV From SunEdison at Possibly the Lowest Solar Rate of 5 Cents per Kilowatt-Hour

Posted on March 13th, 2014 by

Austin Energy Buys PV From SunEdison at Possibly the Lowest Solar Rate of 5 Cents per Kilowatt-Hour City-owned Austin Energy is about to sign a[...]
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Duke Acquires Two 20MW California Solar Farms From Infigen

Posted on March 10th, 2014 by

Duke Acquires Two 20 MW California Solar Farms From Infigen Duke Energy Corp., the biggest utility owner in the U.S., is acquiring two 20 MW[...]
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SunEdison Ponders on Massive PV Factory in Saudi

Posted on February 7th, 2014 by

SunEdison Ponders on Massive PV Factory in Saudi SunEdison is currently deliberating whether to develop a massive 3-GW vertically-integrated solar PV manufacturing plant in Saudi[...]
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Nineteen Countries Pledges to Form Africa Clean Energy Corridor

Posted on January 30th, 2014 by

Nineteen Countries Pledges to Form Africa Clean Energy Corridor Nineteen countries vowed to form an Africa Clean Energy Corridor to exploit the regions enormous renewable[...]
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Hot Nanotubes Aid Solar Panels Harness More Energy

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 by

  Hot Nanotubes Aid Solar Panels Harness More Energy Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists are testing solar cells with a layer of carbon nanotubes that[...]