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   19th Jul 2016

PG&E’s Topaz Solar Farm on the Carizzo Plain in San Luis Obispo County, Calif., can generate 300 megawatts of power a day. When it’s finished, its capacity is expected to rise to 550 megawatts. Andrew Robillard San Luis Obispo Tribune SACRAMENTO, CALIF. California’s booming solar industry had a record day this week when the state’s […]

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   15th Jul 2016

Hawaii is a national leader in rooftop solar power, but despite the state’s ambitious goal of using only renewable energy by 2045, people are being shut out of solar incentive programs because of limits set by the state. On Maui, a program that reimburses customers who supply energy to the grid reached its maximum in […]

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   13th Jul 2016

Kennesaw State researchers develop third-generation solar cells. Credit: David Caselli A humming laboratory is birthing tiny solar cells — the first such devices created on campus — as Kennesaw State researchers strive to develop better photovoltaic technologies. Sandip Das, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, along […]

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   8th Jul 2016

Solar Roadways are finally gaining traction in the United States. Scott and Julie Brusaw have been developing their energy-generating roads for the last several years, hoping to replace asphalt with solar panels that can withstand the weight of cars. Now they are bringing their dream to a section of the historic Route 66 highway in […]

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   6th Jul 2016

The Juno spacecraft successfully entered orbit around Jupiter on July 4. The solar-powered craft will spend 20 months studying the planet’s composition and history, then burn up in Jupiter’s atmosphere. A Five-Year Trip Juno spent two years looping through the inner solar system, then slingshotted past Earth to gain speed for its long trip to […]

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   5th Jul 2016

Floating solar panel arrays are increasingly being deployed in places as diverse as Brazil and Japan. One prime spot for these “floatovoltaic” projects could be the sun-baked U.S. Southwest, where they could produce clean energy and prevent evaporation in major man-made reservoirs. Courtesy of KYOCERA Corporation A 2.3-megwatt floating solar array in Kasai City, Japan. […]

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   1st Jul 2016

In a video filmed exclusively for WIRED, Bertrand Piccard offers a unique insight into the round-the-world mission In the coming weeks, Solar Impulse 2 is set to complete its round-the-world journey. The aircraft, being flown in shifts by Swiss entrepreneur Andre Borschberg and psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard, is an attempt to promote clean transport. In an […]

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   29th Jun 2016

After a rocky start, the American solar market is taking off and growing faster than coal and natural gas power. What will it take to make it go truly mainstream? For the first time, more solar systems came online than natural gas power plants – the top source of electricity in the US . On […]

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   28th Jun 2016
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On June 23, 2016, after making a pitstop in New York City, Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane aiming to raise awareness of the potential of solar energy in transportation, landed in Seville, Spain, today after a 71-hour flight across the Atlantic ocean. (An ocean trip from New York to Southampton, UK, on the QE2 […]

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   20th Jun 2016

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has set off from New York to cross the Atlantic, one of the toughest stages of its attempt to fly around the globe using solar energy. The pilot, Bertrand Piccard, will attempt to reach Seville in Spain in about 90 hours. It is the first ever attempt to cross the […]

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