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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on Thursday officially announced two battery backup products, one for homes and one for industrial use, at an event at the company's Southern California design studio. The lithium-ion battery modules can store electricity from solar panels and serve to balance loads from ...
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California is a solar power leader in the U.S., as a recent report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) found. The state is about to become the first in the country to have 10 gigawatts of installed solar capacity, enough to power almost 2.5 million homes. Last year,...
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Green energy co-operatives are enjoying a renaissance in the Ontario power market. In several cities and towns in southern and southwestern Ontario you'll see large buildings or fields with solar-panel arrays, with some wind farms dotting the landscape. Often those projects are the creations of co...
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The so-called community solar garden was pioneered in Colorado, and is appealing to people who have no roof space, like renters and apartment owners, or homeowners with shady roofs. Read More: Buying Into Solar Power, No Roof Access Needed – New York Times
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — A solar-powered plane that has wowed aviation fans in Europe is preparing to fly across North America. The Swiss creators of the Solar Impulse are announcing Thursday which U.S. cities the experimental plane will visit during its “Across America” tour that kicks off in ...
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One hundred and ninety-six perfectly polished solar panels line the roof of the Oakland, Calif., Youth Employment Partnership, a nonprofit job-training program for at-risk youth. The system is projected to save YEP close to $25,000 in electricity costs over 10 years. And it happe...
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This is the time of the year when you see endless summaries of 2013. The ones about sustainability can usually be characterized as a bag of mixed news, filled with both good and bad news from the past year. And it can be quite depressing, right? After all, mixed news means that at best we...
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One of the main ingredients that explain the success of solar installers, apart from the falling cost of solar panels and the growing realization that we should get our electricity from clean sources, is their financial model: Rather than pay a huge chunk of money upfront to buy the s...
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Google Inc. plans to invest $80 million in six utility-scale solar facilities in California and Arizona as the tech behemoth continues to put money toward alternative energy projects. The Mountain View, Calif., company will partner with solar developer Recurrent Energy and private equity firm KKR &...
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Does your solar car have a license plate?  Stella, a solar-powered family car designed by students from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in has won the World Solar Challenge 2013, ushering in a new era of efficient, practical cruisers that get all of their juice f...
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Someone once said: "Your vocation in life is where your greatest joy meets the world's greatest need." Without question, the pilots of Solar Impulse, Dr. Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, are living proof of that. These two great adventurers made solar and aviation history last weekend when So...
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A solar-powered aircraft completed the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight Saturday night, gliding to a smooth stop at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Solar Impulse touched down at JFK at 11:09 p.m., completing the final leg of the cross-continental journey that...
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The energy-efficient Sandy Grove Middle School was designed in collaboration between First Floor K-12 and SfL+a Architects. Together with Spotlight Solar they built a school which will save $35 million over 40 years. The pioneering school is still under construction and is scheduled for completion b...
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AUSTIN, Texas - Offering a more upbeat view of the economy, President Obama resurrected his jobs proposals Thursday, advancing modest initiatives as he pushed for action on more ambitious efforts that face resistance from congressional Republicans. "We're poised for progress," he said. The presiden...
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Law360, New York (May 07, 2013, 5:52 PM ET) -- A pair of investment funds that provides financing for global renewable energy projects has agreed to give $660 million to a blockbuster solar power energy plan for the Middle East and North Africa, the funds said Tuesday. The Climate Investment Funds,...
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The big rigs rattling past smokestacks sure don't make this Chicago roadway look like the greenest street in America. But their tires roll over smog-eating pavement, the streetlights run on solar and wind power, the sidewalks were made with recycled concrete, and shrub-filled "bioswales" keep storm...
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Two Midwest startups in the clean-tech sector walked away with $100,000 apiece in a one-day fast-pitch event before an audience and a panel of judges. Four others were awarded cash prices too. LuminAID, a Chicago-based startup that developed a low-cost, solar-powered inflatable lighting device, won...
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Two Reedley families will soon be saving on their energy bills, thanks to a program made possible by Reedley Rabobank and Grid Alternatives.The non-profit solar contractor brings the benefits of solar technology into low-income households throughout the Central Valley. Reedley's Rabobank branch awar...
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NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BigBelly Solar, the leader in intelligent waste and recycling collection, today has announced Jim Norrod as its new CEO and as a member of its Board of Directors. Norrod has more than a quarter century of CEO experience and been instrumental in a number of highly succ...
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The advent of parallel wiring architectures for solar arrays promises to create new levels of freedom and flexibility for designers.   by Michael Lamb, VP, Business Development, eIQ Published: August 30, 2010 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States -- For decades, designers of sola...
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