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

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Water-Energy Nexus: Utah Approves Largest Solar Power Park

Scatec's Red Hills Renewable Energy Park will generate green jobs and revenue for local landowners and the state, as well as 80 megawatts…
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German Renewable Electricity Consumption Hits Record High 25.4 Percent in 2013

There's been no shortage of challenges to German Premier Angela Merkel's "Energiewende" -- an all-out transition to a greener, sustainable economy centered on…
solarcoin

SolarCoin: Digital Money Backed by Solar Power

SolarCoin is a decentralized digital currency that we can trade person-to-person, with no need for a bank or other intermediary.
The ultra-thin, 40 percent transparent solar cells unveiled by German manufacturer Heliatek lend themselves perfectly to the integration between glass panes to help buildings become carbon neutral.

Transparent Panels Signal the Future of the Solar Industry

Recent developments in solar technology give us a peek at what is sure to be a promising future for the industry. From power-generating…
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Minnesota Crafts a Formula to Calculate the Value of Consumer-Generated Solar Power

The big deal is that the methodology is not just about how much solar power is worth to the utility company and its…
A supporter of climate action holds up a sign at the Walk Against Warming in Melbourne, Australia in 2007. A great deal has changed in clean tech since then.

3p Weekend: 8 Clean Tech Trends to Watch in 2014

The clean tech market exploded in 2013, and experts expect this year to be even bigger. To make sure you don't miss a…
Workers installing solar panels on top of a WalMart in Mountain View, California.

States Reap the Benefits of US Solar Job Surge

Record job growth in the solar industry is putting people to work in communities in every region of the U.S. How did yours…
Blending passive and intelligent design

Sustainable Design in Masdar City: Photo Essay

Flip through this photo essay, featuring images snapped on a recent tour of the city during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2014, for an…
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Sustainability in the UK National Health Service: A Case for Solar Power

With the daily tales of woe and waste, blame traded back and forth between the U.K. National Health Service and the government, what…
Africa

MPOWERD Lantern Brings Affordable Solar to Sub-Saharan Africa

MPOWERD is a startup with a solar lantern that is turning heads in firms across Africa and capturing the interest of international distributors.
Ford Solar C-Max Energi

Interview: Ford Solar C-Max Energi Provides Relief from Pump Pain

Why Ford's solar concept car may be a game-changer.
Mali Solar

Six African Countries Win $330 Million to Bolster Private Investment in Climate Action

Projects designed to bolster private investment in effective climate solutions in six African countries have received $330 million in funding from the African…
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Venture Capitalists Invest More Funding in Solar

Solar energy project funding and capital raised by third-party solar finance companies have exceeded that for all of 2012 through 3Q 2013, according…
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US Navy Invests $30 Million In Hawaii’s Renewable Energy

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced recently that it will invest $30 million in Energy Excelerator, a Hawaii-based program that funds the…
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Solar Exchange: One-Stop Bidding for Solar Installations

Solar Exchange is a start-up modeled on software trading platforms that just might revolutionize the solar power industry.