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   16th Mar 2016
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Two decades ago, a section of the Amazon rainforest was flooded for a dam that currently produces little electricity. Engineers now see that artificial lake as an ideal surface for floating solar panels. The dam, which flooded about 2,400 square kilometers (930 square miles) of rainforest, was ordered built at great expense during Brazil’s 1964-1985 […]

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   9th Mar 2016
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SolarCity, NRG Energy and Whole Foods Market (WFM) are partnering together to install solar power systems on several market locations across the U.S. in order to increase solar power production, offset some need for traditional grid power and help WFM save money on energy costs. Per the plan, WFM will retrofit up to 100 of […]

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   2nd Mar 2016
Construction of Europe’s largest floating solar panel array is underway on London’s Queen Elizabeth II reservoir. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian

Five years in planning and due to be finished in early March, more than 23,000 solar panels will be floated on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir near Heathrow and used to generate power for local water treatment plants On a vast manmade lake on the outskirts of London, work is nearing completion on what will […]

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   23rd Feb 2016
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North Carolina’s healthy solar industry could be ready for winnowing as experts see the possibility of acquisitions thinning its ranks starting as early as this year. John Hackney of Wells Fargo’s Energy & Power Investment Group in Charlotte and Rory Huntly of Chapel Hill-based Jacobs Capital both told attendees of the N.C. CleanTech Summit Friday […]

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   17th Feb 2016
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(CNN) Morocco has switched on what will be the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant. The new site near the city of Ouarzazate — famous as a filming location for Hollywood blockbusters like “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Gladiator” — could produce enough energy to power over one million homes by 2018 and reduce carbon emissions by […]

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   8th Feb 2016
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n 2014, the Netherlands built the world’s first solar bike path, a 70-metre stretch named SolaRoad. The proof of concept performed even better than expected, generating, after six months, enough electricity to power a small household for a year. Successful and fascinating as it is, the project is very limited in scope compared to the […]

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   3rd Feb 2016
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The solar power industry is welcoming California’s decision to continue its program of allowing homes and businesses with rooftop solar panels to sell excess energy back to their local utilities at the full retail rate. The only hitch: These customers face new fees to join the state’s electricity grid and as much as $10 each […]

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   26th Jan 2016
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Duke Energy says 2015 marked a banner year for solar power in North Carolina, as its companies set a record for the amount of solar energy they added in the state – more than 300 MW. In its regulated service territory, Duke Energy committed $500 million for a major expansion of solar power in North […]

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   20th Jan 2016
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Nevada is currently embroiled in an enormous controversy over rooftop solar power. With a recent decision, regulators have cut off the state’s burgeoning solar industry at the knees, enraging customers and sending solar companies fleeing the state. For the state’s monopoly utility, it’s a successful attempt to avoid competition. For the well-funded conservative groups fighting […]

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   17th Jan 2016
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What has actor Mark Ruffalo, Bernie Sanders and 12,000 Nevadans so upset? “Don’t tax the sun!” chants a crowd of hundreds of people gathered outside of a non-descript office building in Las Vegas on Wednesday. One person holds up a neon yellow sign that reads: “Sandoval stole my sunshine,” a reference to the state’s Governor. […]

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