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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…
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Germany Close to Slashing Solar Subsidies

The German government is close to slashing subsidies for solar energy by 20 to 40 percent despite solar's success in reaching up to…
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Saudi Arabia Plans $109 Billion Solar Future

Saudi Arabia will seek investors interested in a $109 billion plan to generate power from solar energy. The ambitious plan calls for a…
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McKinsey: Solar Costs Could Drop 70% by 2020

McKinsey says solar is will be highly cost-competitive by 2020.
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Could the SolarCity IPO Hail a New Competitive Era for Solar?

SolarCity, the California-based installation giant, revealed yesterday it started filing documents with the SEC for its IPO. Could solar be turning a corner…
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Greek Hopes Rest on Solar Power for Economic Recovery

Greece hopes that its ambitious Project Helios, centering around solar energy will pave way towards its economic recovery.
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Technology for Good: A Half Century of GE Solar

GE’s interest in solar energy began during the space age and over 50 years later, has an impact on everything from transportation to…
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Solar’s $10 Billion Potential

$10 billion. That is the annual dollar size of the proposal-flow for roof top solar systems being created by Clean Power Finance's national…
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US Company Makes a Bang With Microgrid Power Generation in India

US company, Mera Gao Power's low energy solar panels provide electricity in remote Indian villages. They aim to electrify 100,000 by 2016.