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India to be Third Largest Solar Energy Producer

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Nov 29, 2016 1:16:17 PM

Indian officials have recently released photos and updates declaring the completion of what is now the world’s largest solar power plant. The project replaces the former global frontrunner, California’s 550 MW Topaz Solar Farm.  

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Topics: Solar, Asia, Going Green

Solar Industry Brightening Up American Economy

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Nov 15, 2016 4:51:03 PM

"Solar’s not a tough thing to sell. People want more solar .… It’s like puppies and kittens," said SolarCity's head federal lobbyist Scott Hennessy in a recent interview.

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Topics: Solar, policy, Economy

Vietnam & Indonesia to Harness 5 GW by 2020

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Nov 3, 2016 9:14:41 AM
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Topics: Solar, COP21, Asia

Doubling Down on Crystal: New PV Technology Boasts 20.3% Efficiency

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Oct 27, 2016 2:20:59 PM
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Topics: Solar, Science, Solar Innovations

More Than Half of 2015's New Electricity Capacity World-wide Derived from Clean Sources

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Oct 25, 2016 2:43:52 PM

According to a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), more than half of all new electricity generation capacity— 153 Gigawatt (GW)— created last year was derived from renewable sources. The increase, a 15% uptick since 2014, is comprised predominantly of solar and wind power. 

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Topics: Solar, China, energy

Residential market leader to Foray into Building Integrated Photovoltaics

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Oct 18, 2016 5:06:19 PM
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Topics: sustainability, Solar, Solar Innovations

UK Solar Rises Above Coal for Over Half a Year

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Oct 11, 2016 11:39:59 AM

Though shadowed by a reputation of haze and gloomy clouds, the United Kingdom and its renewable sector received some bright news recently. 

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Topics: Solar Arrays, Solar, Going Green

The Future of American Solar Power

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Sep 23, 2016 9:26:41 AM



The future of American solar power production looks bright-- in the second quarter of 2016 alone, 2 gigawatts worth of panels were installed. Put relatively, the solar capacity introduced between April and June of this year is roughly equal to the peak power generation of the Hoover Dam.

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Topics: Solar, American Solar, CleanTech

Google, The Pentagon, and Going Green as a Long-Term Strategy

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Sep 13, 2016 6:37:21 PM


While it doesn’t sound too surprising to hear that Google Inc. leads the list of institutions purchasing clean energy, the second position belongs to an entity a bit more unconventional.

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Topics: Solar, Google, The Pentagon, Going Green

Solar for Schools

Posted by Mary Jones on Sep 6, 2016 3:57:48 PM

The large flat rooftops found on school buildings across the U.S. are prime real estate for solar energy systems. Combined with the solar canopies over the large parking lots and ground mounted solar array's across the acres of vacant land, school systems in the U.S. could be saving millions of dollars by going solar.

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Topics: education, Solar, education budget, school

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