solar power

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

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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…

‘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.

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…
Hawaii, renewables, wind power, solar, clean energy, renewable energy portfolio standard, David Ige, climate change, Leon Kaye, senate bill 2181

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…
Solar panels on roof of Powerhouse museum

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.

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…
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SunEdison Invests $5M To Boost Solar Workforce Diversity

A new program from renewable energy development company SunEdison and nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives aims to build a more diverse solar workforce.…

Portable Distillation Unit Cleans Sea Water on a Sunny Day

A new portable system can purify dirty water -- including sea water -- using solar-powered distillation: the simple process of boiling the water…

More Signs of Solar Energy’s Upside in India

A sea change is gathering in India as the country contemplates embracing the promise of solar-powered electricity. You can see it at the…

Emerging Markets and the Multi-Million Dollar Solar Boom

Jigar Shah describes the solar boom now happening in India.
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Marines Seek Second Career in Solar

The Marines at Camp Pendleton are the first crop of an expected 200 transitioning service members taking advantage of the pilot phase of…