solar power

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

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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…
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3 Ingenious Spring Products for Comfort and Energy Efficiency

Allergies got you down? Here are some products that help mitigate the effects of rising pollen counts, widely fluctuating temperatures and unexpected rainfall,…
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Follow the Leader: Hawaii Aims for 100 Percent Renewable Energy

The Hawaii state legislature has just passed a bill freeing the state from fossil fuel dependency, putting it on course for 100 percent…
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Disadvantaged Fresno Neighborhood Gets Rooftop Solar

California's cap-and-trade program has $832 million earmarked for energy efficiency, public transit, affordable housing and other projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At…
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So, You Bought a Tesla Battery … Now What?

You can get the most bang for your buck by hooking up your new Tesla battery with solar power, but make sure you…
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Solar-Pedal Trike Fits the Niche Between Bikes and Cars

In the bicycle world there's a 'great blue ocean' of market opportunity. That’s the 80 percent of people who could be riding bicycles…
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New York State College’s ‘Field of Dreams’ Goes Solar

U.S. schools are taking great advantage of renewable energy market reforms and incentives. Coming online on April 17, a 2.5 megawatt solar field…
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Energy Storage Emerges as Key to Solar Growth

Recipients of Bloomberg New Energy Finance's 'Energy Pioneer' awards, Greensmith and Stem are pioneering the use of intelligent energy storage systems in the…
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Residential and Commercial Solar Funds Raise Nearly $2 Billion in Q1

Investor confidence in the solar energy sector continues to grow. Highlighting a strong quarterly rebound in corporate solar sector finance in Q1'15, residential…
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Colorado’s Solar-Friendly Communities Go National

Solar Communities is a program that helps local governments implement 12 best practices for rooftop solar, breaking through red tape and making residential…
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Rethinking the Grid: Personal Power Stations, in Your Garage

The grid as we know it typically operates by tapping several different power sources and by keeping some back-up on the side just…
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Concentrated Solar Producer Abengoa Gets Serious about CSR

In addition to being added to the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index, Abengoa has earned an IDB Infrastructure 360 Award for its…
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‘Eye-Catching’ Gains in Renewable Energy Investment

The U.N. Environment Program's 2015 report is chock full of facts and figures testifying to ongoing growth in global renewable energy investment. Following…
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Panasonic Partners with $100M Effort to Expand Solar Power in Hawaii

Panasonic Eco Solutions, Clean Power Finance and Coronal Group launched a partnership that aims to make solar more to businesses and non-profits.
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Bonne Nouvelle! French Law Mandates Green Roofs, Solar Panels

Last week, the French parliament approved a law that requires new commercial buildings to be partially covered in either plants or solar panels.