solar power

Read our latest stories on efforts to power homes and businesses with the sun’s rays.

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Alabamians Overwhelmingly Ask for Freedom to Choose Solar Energy

A recent survey shows that nearly 8 in 10 Alabamians want utilities to use more solar; even more oppose fees that keep it…
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Masdar’s Solar Hub Provides Unique Test Facility in the Middle East

Despite the obvious advantages of an ever-shining sun, the Middle East is actually less than ideal for solar power -- explaining, at least…
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Japan Transforms Abandoned Golf Courses Into Solar Power Plants

Japan is using run-down golf courses to inch toward the goal of doubling its use of renewables by 2030 in the aftermath of…
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Solar Power Continues Its March to the Mainstream

For years, some argued that widespread adoption of solar power would be too expensive. Fortunately, analysis after analysis have proven critics wrong. This…
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Green Aviation Climbs to New Heights on Multiple Fronts

This turns out to be quite a week for green aviation. First, an incredible milestone in the historic journey of the Solar Impulse…
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Making Renewable Energy Greener

A new report highlights main sources and causes of greenhouse gas emissions in solar and wind energy – and how we can make…
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Defining a New Approach to Energy

The world has reached a critical point in its exploration of energy sources, and it stands on the cusp on redefining how we…
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Problems Holding the Solar Industry Back

The solar industry has made great strides in the past few years and is now enjoying explosive growth. However, for this growth to…
Students at Rainshadow Community Charter High School in Reno, Nevada, celebrate the installation of their new 31 kilowatt solar array in 2010. So far, schools have gone solar.

$100 Million for Solar Schools

If you had $100 million to address climate change, what would you do with it? The National Solar Schools Consortium has its answer.…
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India to Increase Solar Energy Five-Fold by 2022

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the nod to increasing the country’s solar capacity five-fold, to a goal of 100 gigawatts by 2022.…
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Report Confirms: 2015 Is (Yet Another) Big Year for Solar

New solar energy installations will grow faster this year than previously expected, according to Mercom Capital, which will make 2015 another strong year…
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Solar, Wind Account for 100 Percent of New Generation Capacity in April

Those looking to stem rapid growth in renewable energy deployments "are swimming against the tide," the executive director of the American Solar Energy…
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Putting Solar on the Map: A Brief Overview of Solar Mapping

Solar maps may depict solar energy potential as well as existing and planned installations. Some maps contain historic information, allowing one to see…
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Rio 2016 Olympics: Amidst Doubts, One Stadium Stands Ready

The 2016 Summer Olympics are now less than two years away, and the situation remains complicated in Rio. Demonstrations against corruption, poor public…
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The Airbnb of Solar? Israeli Transplant Launches Solar-Sharing Network

Israeli transplant Yeloha has raised more than $3.5 million and launched a solar-sharing service that could pave the way for renters and property…