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Solyndra and the Solar Shakeout: Bankruptcies in Context

By Mike Koshmrl and Seth Masia (orginally published at Solar Today) During August, three homegrown photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturers failed and two European…
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Frito-Lay Opens “Near Net Zero” Plant in Arizona

Frito-Lay reopens what will be a “near net zero” plant. The factory will run of mostly renewable energy, operate significantly with recycled water,…
Properties like the 7-star Burj Al-Arab have caused more demand for energy in Dubai.

Dubai Touts Ambitious Solar Plans

One of Dubai’s latest goals is to launch a large solar plant as part of the emirate’s grand plan is to net five…
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SunTracker: Leveraging GPS to Radically Optimize Daylighting

In recent years, much has been made of the energy savings and emissions reduction associated with switching to CFLs. What if every moment…
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Sungevity: Jump-Starting the Sustainable Marketing Revolution?

Every time I turn on the radio these days, I hear Sungevity advertisements that, “Solar is not just for environmentalists anymore!” Instead, the…
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Why Apple Should Make the iPad Solar Powered

There are already rumors that Apple’s third generation of the iPad (iPad 3), might be released by Thanksgiving or next year. Alongside these…
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Habitat for Humanity’s Impact on Green Home Market

Habitat for Humanity is one of the world’s leading builders; in 2010, they built and sold over 38,000 homes. Build 100 ranked them…
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Un-Analytics: Google’s Solar Panel Performance Problem

By: Dan Auld Google loves talking about world before analytics — when most website owners knew almost nothing about their sites. Nothing useful,…

Germany Sets New Renewable Energy Record

While the latest green headlines in the U.S. are mostly depressing with growing signs that the Obama administration will approve the proposed Keystone…
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Ford and Sunpower Team Up on Solar Power System for Focus Electric Drivers

As Phil Covington reports above, Ford and SunPower Corp. have teamed up to offer customers a rooftop solar system, called “Drive Green for…
Solar rooftop system of Toys R Us distribution center in Flanders, NJ, courtesy Constellation Energy

Toys “R” Us Launches Huge Solar Array in New Jersey

Toys “R” Us yesterday flipped the on switch for what the company claims is one of the biggest solar rooftop installations in the…
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Solar Power Solutions for Rural Africa

Rural electrification is a serious challenge all over the world. In Tanzania, 75% of the population lives in rural areas with an electrification…
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GM Demonstrates Strong Commitment to Solar Energy

General Motors made two announcements this week, both indicating a strong commitment by the company to solar energy. On Thursday – GM Ventures…
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Army Recycles Over Six Million Pounds of Steel Containers That Held Chemical Weapons

When the U.S. Army began to decontaminate the 4,307 ton containers (TC) which stored chemical weapons at its Pine Bluff Arsenal in Arkansas…
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FedEx Wins Big in Efficiency & Reduced Aircraft Emissions

FedEx’s global citizen efforts are an example of how performance and sustainability do not have to compete, but in fact, together are integral…