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


New Crop of OneEnergy Scholars Looks to Make a Net Impact

Aiming to forge careers in the U.S. solar industry, six students will receive mentoring and hands-on training from OneEnergy Renewables and Net Impact.
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Apple Invests $3 Billion in Solar Energy

“We know that climate change is real,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said. “Our view is that the time for talk has passed, and…

Solar Rapidly Expands in Hawaii

Solar power is really growing in Hawaii, as a recent report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows.
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Masdar Boosts Global Renewable Energy Portfolio with New Projects in Africa

Masdar's latest initiative, another solar energy project in Mauritania, will provide clean energy in seven towns throughout this country of 4 million.
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Highlights From the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

Poking around the exhibit hall at the 2015 World Future Energy Summit, one of the key elements of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, there…

Ecolab’s Minnesota Offices to Go 100 Percent Solar

Add another one to the list: Yesterday Fortune 500 company Ecolab announced that its Minnesota offices will be going completely solar. It's signed…

‘Solar Gardens’ Growing New Potential for Energy in Minnesota

Minnesota's solar energy legislation, combined with Xcel Energy's new Solar Rewards Community program, has the potential to open the door for solar investments…

Dubai Solar Bid Awes Market Players

Acwa Power's sub-6 cents per kilowatt-hour bid had participants in awe and set a new global low for building and operating utility-scale solar.
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Solar LED Lamps Enhance Literacy, Livelihoods Around the World

Santa Barbara non-profit Unite to Light's solar LED lamps are improving literacy, education, the environment and local economies in developing countries around the…
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The Top 10 Solar States: You May Be Surprised

The top 10 solar states, according to Solar Power Rocks, may just surprise you. New York comes in at #1, followed by Massachusetts.

White House, USDA Give Clean Energy Sector $68 Million Boost

Following through on President Barack Obama's plans to combat climate change and boost energy productivity, the Agriculture Department on Sept. 18 announced it's…

Google Invests $145 Million to Turn an Old Gas Field Into a Solar Plant

Google invested $145 million in an 82 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Kern County, California. The solar power plant, called the Regulus…
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Shining Hot to Get It Cold: Unilever Tests Solar-Powered Freezers

The freezers being tested in Central Park operate free of electricity — vendors can even charge their own mobile devices by plugging them…
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Solar System Will Power New Dropbox Office

Dropbox’s new San Francisco office will feature a solar energy system designed by UGE, a global distributed renewable energy company. The 25.2 kilowatt…

The Importance of Gender Diversity in the Solar Technology Workforce

If women don't take an interest in science and technology, who's really losing out? Well, the truth is, it's the companies, the industry,…