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East Side Glass Co. adds solar array to building's roof to reapa

East Side Glass Co. adds solar array to building's roof to reap savings on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/money/bright-ideas/2014/04/20/east-side-glass-co-adds-solar-array-buildings-roof-reap-savings/7916093/ East Side Glass installed a solar array on its roof that will produce about half of the business' energy needs.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Peninsula

Sheikha Moza on 5-day Japan visit

Doha: H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development , will commence a five-day exploratory research visit to Japan today.

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Related Topix: Qatar, Middle East, World News, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Victorville Daily Press

Solar project approved

SAN BERNARDINO The San Bernardino County Planning Commission voted 3-1 this week to approve a conditional use permit for a solar power company that plans to establish a 5.8-megawatt facility on a 50-acre property near the intersections of White Road and Neilson Road in Phelan.

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Related Topix: San Bernardino, CA, San Bernardino County, CA, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Phelan, CA, Education Etc., Oak Hills, CA

Forbes.com

Onsite Generation: Can Utilities Rethink Their Business Proposition?

Can utilities adapt to emerging innovations that allow customers to "bypass" their services? Or, will power companies become the modern-day dinosaur? The trend is toward more independent customers who are able to generate their own electricity - all spearheaded by advancing technologies that are becoming cheaper and more effective.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

CBS Local

Solar Paneling May Soon Take Off In The U.S.

We're seeing a lot more sun these days, as spring unfolds, but are we using it more? A solar power advocate says that may be about to take off.

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Patch.com

Former Somerset County Solar Energy Employee Steals $12,000 Worth Of Wire

About a month after being fired from his job in December 2013, Dimitri King returned to the Branchburg commercial facility where he had overseen the instillation of solar panels and stole $12,000 worth of copper wires, according to nj.com .

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Boston.com

REN

MESA CITY is a dense, walkable metropolis built of local materials that uses passive solar energy, natural light, and urban vibrancy to create a sustainable place to live, work, and play.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, Science / Technology, Inventions, Opinion

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Post and Courier

Clemson solar advocate Rajendra Singh honored

A Clemson University professor was recognized by the White House this week for four decades of work promoting solar energy.

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Related Topix: US News, Clemson, SC, Clemson University, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Patch.com

Union County Needs New Solar Energy Vendor

The Union County Improvement Authority is in search for a new solar energy company since their original vendor, Tioga Energy Inc, who installed and maintained the systems currently in place ran out of money, according to nj.com .

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Russia Taday

a Renewables seen as Ukraine's road to energy independence from Russia

As a way of becoming less reliant on Russian conventional energy Ukraine is talking to US investors who want to put money into alternative energy like wind and solar.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

Business Journal

Jacksonville recognized as a top city for solar power potential

The new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center recognized the top twenty cities in the U.S. for photovoltaic power and said, "The United States has more than 200 times as much solar photovoltaic capacity installed today as it did in 2002."

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Neptune Beach, FL

Denver Westword

Photos: Top ten solar cities in the U.S. -- and why Denver's finish isn't good enough

"Shining Cities," a new report from Environment Colorado, compiles an incredible amount of data about solar power, including a ranking of the top ten solar cities in the United States.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Utility Products

Oklahoma House approves solar power surcharge

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this week that may add extra charges to utility customers who want to install rooftop solar panels or small wind turbines.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Oklahoma Government, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Patch.com

Obama Honors Norwalker for Promoting Solar Power

Jessica Bailey of Norwalk has been named one of 10 "Champions for Change" by President Obama for her work to promote solar energy as director of Connecticut's "Green Bank."

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Norwalk, CT, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal

The Las Vegas Sun

Facts that disprove conspiracy theory about Harry Reid, Cliven Bundy and solar power

The theory: The Senate majority leader masterminded the takeover of Bundy's cattle in Gold Butte to clear land for a solar facility that Chinese company ENN hoped to build in Southern Nevada.

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Related Topix: US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, US House of Representatives, Representative Steven Horsford, Bunkerville, NV, Las Vegas, NV, Laughlin, NV

WSOCTV

Environmentalists call for better solar energy policies

Local environmental groups are calling for Charlotte to improve their solar energy policies because Charlotte is the only city in the state that exceeds federal pollution standards.

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Trend

Kazakhstan and French Total intend to cooperate in solar energy area

Kazakh Oil and Gas Ministry and French company Total signed a memorandum of understanding to develop cooperation in solar energy area, the ministry's press service said on April 17. The memorandum was signed by the representatives of the Oil and Gas Ministry, Total and SunPower .

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Daily Kos

'Solar Summit' is Obama's latest attempt to get something done on solar energy despite Congress

The solar industry now employs 143,000 Americans like these veterans who are part of Grid Alternatives that puts solar panels on low-income people's homes.

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Related Topix: US News, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Liberal Political News

Painting/Wallcovering Contractor

Material Offers Solar Energy - On Demand'

MIT and Harvard researchers have developed a switchable material that can absorb the sun's heat and store that energy in chemical form, ready to be released again "on demand."

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Chemistry

Mashable

You Can Now Invest in Your Neighbors' Solar Energy Projects

Here's another reason to be nice to the neighbors: They might just give you a no-money-down, low-cost loan to put solar panels on your roof, and once you pay off that debt you'll get essentially free electricity as long as you own your home.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Oakland, CA

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