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Soaking up some solar: Kansas power cooperative takes dive into solar energy

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A Kansas power cooperative took a deep dive into solar energy, and its first solar farm capable of outputting energy to supply the needs of about 164 homes will be ...

Jammu & Kashmir Announces 450 Megawatt Rooftop Solar Power Target

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February 22nd, 2017 by Saurabh MahapatraThe Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir has set a target for setting up rooftop solar power capacity by 2022. The Jammu & Kashmir Department ...

India’s Solar Power Generation Capacity Crosses 10,000 MW In Less Than 3 Years

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India’s solar power generation capacity, that stood at 3000 megawatts (MW) in 2014, has registered a three fold rise in just three years. The country now has an installed capacity ...

Electrek green energy brief: 50,000 solar projects for Mexico, wind power island, oil+renewables=love?, more

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50,000 distributed renewable projects coming to Mexico in 2017 – Mexico has some of the best sunlight and expensive electricity for residential customers. Not to mention a large, and wealthy ...

California should ignore the naysayers, and dive into wind and solar as they aim for 100% clean energy

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California recently put forth a resolution to consider 100% renewable electricity by 2045, paving the way for solar and wind to spread their wings as the main electricity sources in ...

Apple's floating solar island brings renewable energy to Japan

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Apple has been committed to using renewable energy to power both its factories and supply chain for years, and in a new milestone for the company, renewable energy will be ...

​Amazon turns warehouse roofs into solar power stations

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The solar bug has bitten Amazon. The e-commerce behemoth said Thursday it's installing solar panels on 15 fulfillment centers this year, enough to generate up to 41 megawatts of power,

This incredible fact should get you psyched about solar power

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4 mentions4 weeks ago
There's one simple fact that may just change your thoughts on renewable power. In a single hour, the amount of power from the sun that strikes the Earth is more ...

Solar jobs soar as Maryland prioritizes renewable energy

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Matt McDonough and his crew rolled up to the Brookly Park home around 8 a.m., unloaded their ladders, harnesses and tools, and got to work tiling another roof with solar ...

Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems

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But that’s no reason for governments to stop supporting them ALMOST 150 years after photovoltaic cells and wind turbines were invented, they still generate only 7% of the world’s electricity.

The economic case for wind, solar energy in Africa

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Science News from research organizations Date: Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Summary: To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While ...

City boosts its use of solar power

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Houston, the nation's largest municipal buyer of renewable energy, plans to grow its green power use through an expanded agreement with a solar plant under construction near Alpine in West ...

India triples solar power capacity in three years

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India’s solar power capacity has exploded over the past three years, growing from just 3,000 megawatts in 2014 to an installed capacity of 10,000 MW in 2017. And that’s just ...

Making the case for wind energy

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Sir, – Paula Byrne’s article “Wind energy is not the answer to Ireland’s emission problem” (Opinion & Analysis, March 6th) does not consider the opportunities that exist for Ireland through ...

How drones are helping design the solar power plants of the future

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At the edge of a plot of muddy farmland, a few miles down the road from the University of California at Davis, an engineer takes a few quick steps across ...

Here's how California ended up with too much solar power

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California's power-grid operators are dealing with a glut of daytime electricity produced by household, government, business and industrial solar installations. This forces the electricity prices on state's real-time marketplace to ...

ACWA Power Commissions Second Phase Of Dubai Solar Project, Adding 200 Megawatts

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March 23rd, 2017 by Saurabh MahapatraOriginally published on CleanTechies. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority recently announced that the second phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park has ...

Here comes the sun: solar power finance for the 21st century

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Solar power, along with other renewables, needs better access to finance if it is to meet its potential as a facilitator of decarbonisation and climate change mitigation. But in the ...

Week in review: Alternative energy: Exploring wind power and pushing for solar incentives

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ENERGY Maine searches for opportunities in offshore wind power Gov. Paul LePage’s opposition to the cost of renewable energy has stalled Maine’s chances of developing an offshore wind power industry.

Pakistan To Finally Embrace Solar Power Auctions

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March 20th, 2017 by Saurabh MahapatraPerhaps motivated by the massive crash in the solar power tariff bids across the world, Pakistan is set to shift from feed-in tariff mechanism to ...

NASA Takes Solar Power Generation To A Whole New Level

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Fossil fuel reserves are finite, all but gone and it’s only a matter of before they run out. But as world population continues to grow, reliance on fossil fuels to ...

French Firm Neoen Aims For 1 Gigawatt Of Wind & Solar In Australia By 2020

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March 7th, 2017 by Giles ParkinsonOriginally published on RenewEconomy. French renewable energy firm Neoen says it is aiming to install a total 1 GW (1,000 megawatts) of large scale wind ...

The secret to securing local support for wind energy? Money and power

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The Ontario Liberals have almost entirely abandoned their renewable energy policies, though of course they’d rather not say so. The government cancelled the procurement of new large wind and solar ...

Northern Lights: Large-Scale Solar Power is Spreading Across the U.S.

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Drive through the frosty stubble of central Minnesota soybean and cornfields this winter and you’d come upon a surprising sight — acres and acres of solar panels glinting under the ...

Robinson: New York looks at a new way to value solar power

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How much is solar power worth? For years, that nagging question has been at the center of a longstanding disagreement between the solar energy industry, which needs higher prices to ...

California solar + wind record high at 49.2%, renewable electricity peaks above 56%

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Solar power in California started setting production records on February 24th – production peaks have continued to occur since then. On Thursday of last week renewables broke 56% of total ...

Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh refuse to pay more for wind power

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READ MORE ON » Wind energy | power | Gujarat | Auction | Andhra PradeshTax planning:How to complete all tax work before March 31 NEW DELHI: Two of India’s high ...

Sunny Days Ahead For Solar Power

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Quick. Name the first country that comes to your mind when you think of solar power. I’m willing to bet that more than a few of you thought of a ...

Nigeria Debates $30 Million For Diesel-Killing, Off-Grid Solar Power

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March 8th, 2017 by Tina CaseyThe news buzzing around the Intertubes this week shows just how far the solar energy field has come in a few short years. In the ...