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   12th Jan 2016
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THE HUFFINGTON POST Solar is the energy employer of the future — or at least that’s how the numbers look today. A new report on the state of the solar industry out Tuesday from the nonprofit Solar Foundation shows that the number of jobs in the United States in the solar industry outpaced those in […]

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   30th Dec 2015
The Ouarzazate project in Morocco aims to create 2,000 megawatts of solar generation capacity by the year 2020 and provide 38% of the country’s annual electricity generation. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian

No explanation given as inauguration of the Noor-1 plant – the first part of a massive new complex – in Ouarzazate is unexpectedly called off The Ouarzazate project in Morocco aims to create 2,000 megawatts of solar generation capacity by the year 2020 and provide 38% of the country’s annual electricity generation. Photograph: Graeme Robertson […]

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   4th Dec 2015
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For African students living in remote, off-the-grid locations, learning about computers and digital technology is virtually impossible. But what if the digital world were brought to them? That’s the idea behind the DigiTruck project, a fledgling initiative that hopes to deploy a fleet of mobile, solar-powered digital classrooms that can travel self-sufficiently to, from and […]

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   23rd Nov 2015
The 8.5MW solar power plant, set among Rwanda’s famed green hills, has been operational since July 2014. Photograph: Cyril Ndegeya / AFP for the Guardian

The 8.5 power plant, set among Rwanda’s famed green hills, has been operational since July 2014. Photograph: Cyril Ndegeya / AFP for the Guardian “Arise, shine for your light has come,” reads a sign at the entrance to the first major solar power farm in east Africa. The 8.5 megawatt (MW) power plant in Rwanda […]

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   15th Nov 2015
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GLEN STUBBE, STAR TRIBUNEWorkers are completing a large solar project at the Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant in Shakopee that will supply electricity to it and a fertilizer operation. For most consumers, shared solar is new territory, with its own rewards and risks. Paul Norton drives an electric car and likes the idea of getting […]

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   14th Nov 2015
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Government raised auction ceiling prices after currency slumps Brazil targeting 7 gigawatts of solar power by 2024 Energy developers won contracts to sell almost 1.5 gigawatts of clean electricity in Brazil after the government raised a price cap to attract bidders. Wind-power companies including Rio Energy and EDP Renovaveis SA agreed to provide 548 megawatts […]

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   13th Nov 2015
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The dusty village of Melela Mlandizi stands 45 kilometres outside of regional hub Morogoro, Tanzania. Far from city infrastructure, its 200 inhabitants would be forgotten but for the installation of a solar power system, harnessing the hot sun that beats down overhead. It is what lights their homes off the grid. Instead of using dangerous […]

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   12th Nov 2015
Source: Greentech Media

PHOTO: GREENTECH MEDIA At the Energy Storage North America conference in San Diego last month, the floor was packed with vendors. One of them was Sunverge, and they were interesting because they were focused not only on the issue of on-premise storage, but specifically how to combine solar power and storage together. Sunverge currently manages […]

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   11th Nov 2015
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IMAGE SOURCE: FIRST SOLAR, INC. Do you know which state has the cheapest solar energy? Solar energy is here to stay, but the solar energy industry remains as complicated as ever. Investors need to know their basic solar stats to tell the stocks that could soar from those that could stumble. Here are seven stats […]

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   9th Nov 2015
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An adventurous couple has found home sweet home in an unlikely location: a 40-foot-tall fire lookout surrounded by stunning vistas. The lucky homeowners, Dabney Tompkins and Alan Colley, wake up everyday to spectacular 360-degree views on the 160-acre property of meadow and forest in rural Oregon. Their 388-square-foot home, described to Zillow as a “treehouse […]

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