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1 hr ago | Forbes.com

Solar Power Is Booming, But Will Never Replace Coal. Here's Why.

Solar power has been growing like crazy. Last year the solar industry installed a record amount of solar capacity.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

5 hrs ago | Scientific American

Solar Power Grows 400 Percent in Only Four Years

Since 2010, EIA said, U.S. solar capacity increased 418 percent from 2,326 megawatts, accounting for 0.2 percent of total U.S. electric generation, to today's 12,057 MW, or 1.13 percent of U.S. generation.

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

10 hrs ago | Gazetteandherald.co.uk

Appeal against decision on huge Melksham solar farm confirmed by developers

The would-be developers of a huge solar park near Melksham have confirmed they are to appeal against the decision to refuse planning permission.

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

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Business Journal

Hawaii solar energy firm Sopogy's assets being liquidated

Sopogy Inc., one of Hawaii's oldest solar energy companies, which recently shut down its operations , is in the middle of an insolvency proceeding with its assets currently being liquidated, the Los Angeles attorney for the Honolulu-based company told PBN.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, Economics News, Bankruptcy

The News Tribune

China to open 8 state industries for investment

The announcement late Wednesday is the latest in a series of policy changes aimed at carrying out the ruling Communist Party's pledge in November to give entrepreneurs and foreign investors a bigger role in the state-dominated economy.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Li Keqiang

Utility Products

SunEdison closes on Ontario solar power plants

Solar energy technology manufacturer SunEdison closed on financing for two solar power plants to be built in Ontario , Canada.

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

Mirror.co.uk

Don't get burned a second time by new solar power racket

There's no shortage of dodgy solar panels firms and some people might even suggest that the industry is getting the sort of reputation that once applied to double-glazing.

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

CBC News

Solar power an uphill battle in Fort Chipewyan

The sun rises over Fort Chipewyan, Alberta. Community members there say it's been an uphill battle to get funding to solar power in the community downstream from the oilsands.

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

The Press-Enterprise

Uc Riverside: Tables use solar power to charge electronic devices

Six of the 13 cafe-style tables installed at UC Riverside that use solar power for recharging laptops and phones.

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

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Solar Power: Brightening Prospects In New England?

This sun-fueled source is one of the fastest growing types of renewable energy in the country.

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

WIVB-TV Buffalo

Hundreds of new solar energy jobs could be coming to Buffalo

Solar Frontier, one of the largest and fastest growing global solar companies, could open their next manufacturing plant in Buffalo, a move that would create 250 new jobs.

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

Washington Examiner

Google, SunPower team up on solar energy program

Google Inc. and SunPower Corp. are planning to invest up to $250 million to lease solar panels to homeowners, the companies said on Wednesday.

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

Reuters

China to allow private investment in 80 projects

China will allow private investment in 80 projects spanning the energy, information and infrastructure sectors as part of reforms to increase privatization, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Li Keqiang, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Wind Power

Utility Products

Rooftop solar: Google, SunPower to finance $250 million in solar power

Google Inc. and SunPower Corp. announced a new program that will provide financing to support about $250 million of residential rooftop solar power lease projects.

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

Truthdig

Top 5 Reasons Solar Energy Will Save the World

First Solar expects solar electricity generation costs to fall from 63 cents a watt to 35 cents a watt from now through 2017! 4. Even poor countries of the global South like Pakistan are finding it affordable now to create enormous solar parks .

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

KSL-TV

U. first university to launch community solar program

The University of Utah is becoming the first university in the country to sponsor a community solar program, offering discounted rooftop solar panels and installation for students and other university associated residents.

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Related Topix: Utah, University of Utah, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Salt Lake County, UT

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Business Journal

Denver International Airport to bring more solar power online

The system, referred to as Solar IV, will capable of generating up to 2 megawatts of power, or 3 million kilowatt-hours of power a year.

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

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Solar energy lights up Pajaro Valley schools

Pajaro Valley Unified School District Chief Business Officer Brett McFadden, Tom Kelly of KyotoUSA and Bill Kelly of SunPower Corp. turn out to dedicate PVUSD's first solar array at Hall District Elementary in Las Lomas on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Education Etc., Startups, SunPower, Las Lomas, CA

Science Daily

Higher solar-cell efficiency achieved with zinc-oxide coating

Researchers have achieved 14-percent efficiency in a 9-millimeter-square solar cell made of gallium arsenide.

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Related Topix: University of Arkansas, Electrical Engineering, Science, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, Fayetteville, AR

Weyburn This Week

Liberal victory in Quebec could spell a Tory victory in Ontario: Hudak

Ontario's Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak says he's hopeful that the Liberal victory in Quebec could mean a Tory victory in Ontario.

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

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