solar power

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

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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.
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Truth: Rooftop Solar Capacity Benefits All Ratepayers

The utility and fossil-fuel industries continue to spread a crude canard against the growing popularity of rooftop solar across America. The truth is…
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Community Net Metering Proposal Brings Solar Within Reach

An innovative solution on the horizon in New York, called community net metering, may allow low-to-moderate income residents to benefit from the cost…
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Hawaii Faces Massive Logjam of Solar Permit Applications

Hawaii has the highest solar photovoltaic penetration of any state in the country. Yet, between 2012 and 2014, the number of solar PV…
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California Leads the Nation In Solar Power

California is a solar power leader in the U.S., as a recent report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) found.
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Solar Impulse Completes First Leg of Round the World Flight

After 13 years of planning, the Solar Impulse SI2 took off last night from Al-Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi at 7:12 a.m.…
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Place Your Bets: SunEdison Buys Solar Energy Storage Startup

SunEdison's acquisition of Solar Grid highlights growing interest among VCs and leading energy, industrial and solar companies in stationary energy storage. Along with…