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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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DOE Helps Military Vets, Native Americans Go Solar

The Department of Energy is zooming in on U.S. military veterans and Native Americans as the Obama administration continues its effort to spur…
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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…
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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…
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Hawaii Close to Approving 100-Percent Renewables Goal

A bill requiring Hawaii to generate 100 percent of its energy needs from renewables by 2040 is close to passage by the state’s…
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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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A New Approach to Energy Equity in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new approach to bridge the digital and energy divide is required to enable the convergence of the public and private sectors to…
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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.…
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Y Combinator Invests in Mexican Solar

The start-up Bright, with seed money from 7 Combinator, believes it can transform solar energy in Mexico.
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Jordan’s 6,000 Mosques to Be Powered by Solar Energy

Jordan has numerous challenges, but it is rich in one resource: sunshine. Now the kingdom is accelerating the adoption of solar, starting with…
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Elon Musk’s Next Business Venture: Home Energy Storage

In an earnings call last week, CEO Elon Musk announced that the company will soon unveil a consumer lithium-ion battery that can be…
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Burlington, Vermont Now Runs on 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Burlington, Vermont revamped its energy portfolio, culminating in the purchase of a hydropower plant late last year -- and now runs 100 percent…
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Rooftop Solar? This Texas Town Says ‘Not in My Backyard’

A Fort Worth suburb recently passed an ordinance requiring homeowners to get permission to install rooftop solar systems. But it has agreed to…
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USGBC Announces the Top 10 States for LEED in 2014

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its 2014 list of the top 10 LEED states in green building performance.
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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.