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California Dominates Solar, With More Than 50 Percent of all U.S. Capacity

We all knew that California was ahead on solar, but these figures are just astounding.
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Big Hawaii Accelerator Backs the Little Wind Turbine That Could

A unique, small-scale approach to wind energy has gotten the seal of approval from the Energy Excelerator, a Hawaii startup incubator backed by…
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EasyJet is Developing Fuel Cell Hybrid Aircraft

EasyJet is preparing to test out a new hybrid airplane later this year. Not only will this airplane utilize regenerative braking to reclaim…
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Grid Update Will Allow Renewables to Prevail — Even Without Storage

No other study, said Mark Z. Jacobson, a Stanford University civil engineering professor, “pushes the limits” like this one, considering what can be…
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They’re All In On It: Multinationals Collaborate On Giant Wind Turbine

Three hot trends converge for a gigantic new wind turbine project: biomimicry, public-private partnerships and inter-corporate collaboration.
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Finnish Town Looks to a Data Center for Hot Water

Mäntsälä, Finland, will soon heat its water using waste heat from a nearby data center.
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Big Win for Solar as California Preserves Net-Metering

A historic decision by the California Public Utilities Commission means that net-metering, which allows rooftop solar owners to connect to the electricity grid…
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‘New Deal on Energy for Africa’ Will Bring Electricity to Millions

“The New Deal on Energy for Africa sets the ambitious target of universal access by 2025, which means bringing modern energy to 900…
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What Training is Most Valuable if You Want a Career in Solar?

By Bryn Huntpalmer We say it all the time: It pays to go solar. Usually we’re referring to the return in utility bill savings…
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Nevada Guts Payments for Rooftop Solar, Installers Call It Quits

In a strange decision that is forcing rooftop solar businesses in the sunny state of Nevada to close their doors, the state's utility…
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Zero-Emissions Smart Mobility and Your City

Ford is piloting its mobility-as-a-service program on the streets of London (think: Amazon Prime for urban transportation). 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth spoke…
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3p Weekend: Everything You Need to Know About the Chevy Bolt

Wondering what all the fuss is about? Spend five minutes learning everything you need to know about the 2017 Chevy Bolt, available for…
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Sunrun CEO on the Bright Future of Solar Energy

Lynn Jurich, co-founder and CEO of Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., looks to the future of the energy…
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The First Hyperloop Trip Could Happen This Year

While most of us weren't paying attention, a handful of private companies have been quietly working to make Elon Musk's vision of supersonic…
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How This Solar Startup Became a Multinational Social Enterprise

The pay-as-you-go solar company M-Kopa has electrified homes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It now boasts 300,000 customers, equating to 1 in 20…