solar power

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

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Los Angeles Celebrates Launch of Largest Municipal Solar Program in U.S.

As Angelenos look forward to sunny beach days ahead, they also should celebrate the city’s FIT program. It is a bright example for…
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Solar: A New Way to Invest in the Future

Solar provides a new way to diversify your portfolio.
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Crowdsourcing Solar is a Bright and Powerful Idea

The past few years have been amazing for solar in the U.S. New capacity added in 2012 grew by 76% over the previous…
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Why Solar Power is Pure ECO:nomics

At this year's ECO:nomics Conference, energy leaders discussed the arrival of solar on the energy main stage. Learn about how an increasingly diverse…
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Claremont Creek Ventures on Energy Policy and Clean Tech Investments

The Managing Director of Claremont Creek Ventures discusses solar power and energy security.
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Solar Power to Hit Cost Parity Next Year

Like the little engine that could, or the middle aged rock star that, after twenty years of struggling in sleazy dives has suddenly…
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SolarCity & Honda Team Up to Provide Solar Power to Customers

The companies are teaming up to provide deals to Honda and Acura customers in the U.S. to install solar power on their rooftops.
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The iShack: Bringing Renewable Energy to South Africa Settlements

Connecting impoverished homes with electricity and access to safe drinking water has always been a challenge in South Africa. The iShack is a…
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Green Energy Options Get a Boost Through Electric Choice Programs

One of the stumbling blocks for ecologically sustainable and newer alternative energy sources is that they're not yet developed to their full capacity,…
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Solar Power Finds a New Home at General Mills’ Plant in Spain

General Mills partners with solar developers and investors to create a new home for 4,500 solar panels in San Adrian, Navarra Spain, opening…
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How Leaders and Citizens Can Learn From Qatar’s Focus on the Water-Energy Nexus

Qatar's policies offer lessons on how countries can develop a strategy to cope with the ever-complicated energy-water nexus.
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Are Saudi Arabia and Qatar The New Titans of Solar?

Saudi Arabia claims it will invest $109 billion in order to generate 30% of its domestic energy needs by 2032, and Qatar is…
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Europe Now Creates Enough Solar Power to Fuel Austria

Despite economic troubles, Europe now generates 52 gigawatts of solar power, enough to fuel all of Austria.
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Kohl’s Ramps Up Investment in Solar Energy 25% This Year

Already a leader in solar investment and energy efficiency, Kohl’s is adding even more locations across the U.S. to its impressive renewable energy…

Who Are the Winners and Losers From the New Tariff on Chinese Solar Panels?

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced the imposition of antidumping tariffs of more than 31 percent on solar panels from…