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3 hrs ago | NewsTarget.com

Solar energy plants ignite birds in mid-air; thousands killed by intense light beams

This type of solar energy plant differs from the normal solar panels that convert the sun's energy directly into electrical energy by light-sensitive semiconductors to be used immediately or stored in large batteries.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Violent Crime, panels, California, Science, Ecology

7 hrs ago | Denver Post

Here comes the sun: Montbello school to be recipient of solar energy

Chatting with students Thursday at Academy 360 in Denver's Montbello neighborhood, Mayor Michael Hancock made a little confession: he shared in their wonderment regarding solar energy.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Colorado Springs, CO

12 hrs ago | Manchester Journal

Schools explore solar

Someday in the future, school buildings in the Bennington Rutland Supervisory Union could get much of their electricity through solar power.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Putney, VT, Dorset, VT

16 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

US plans solar power project in Myanmar

US investors will help finance a US$480 million solar power project in Myanmar's northeastern Mandalay region, which will ultimately provide up to 12% of the country's power generation, the US Trade Representative and an investment manager said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Burma, World News,

17 hrs ago | Suria

Expanding the use of solar energy

The use of solar energy in Singapore is set to widen. The Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Education are looking into harnessing this clean energy.

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

21 hrs ago | The York Daily Record

US fund in deal to build Myanmar solar plants

A U.S investment group has signed a $480 million deal to build two solar energy plants in central Myanmar, one of the largest investments by an American firm since the easing of U.S. sanctions.

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Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Yesterday | Al Bawaba

Jordan: 'Switching to solar power saves owners 90% of electricity costs'

Households in Jordan can save up to 90 per cent of their monthly electricity bill by installing photovoltaic systems to produce energy from solar power , according to organisers of a campaign to encourage the usage of such systems at homes.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, Non-Profit

Wed Aug 27, 2014

GhanaWeb

NDC MP condemns gov't's solar power generation approach

Mines and Energy Committee Chairman in Parliament, Kwabena Donkor has described as wrong, the government's approach to cut down thousands of trees to install solar panels in the Western region.

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

KOB-TV

Solar power cutting back on utility bills in La Plata County

In April, David Burke had his first solar panels installed at his house, but with the new power source, he's noticed the change quickly.

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

Business Journal

Did Sharp give up its Memphis solar production too soon?

In March of this year, Sharp closed its Memphis-based solar panel factory in favor of focusing on its domestic Japanese market.

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

Lebanon Democrat

Commercial solar energy seminar upcoming at Permobil

Rising energy costs and other financial incentives are prompting a growing number of businesses in Middle Tennessee to investigate solar as a long-term alternative energy source.

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

NewsOK.com

Water heater project helps W.Va. church go solar

A community-funded project involving water heaters will pay the $55,000 cost of a 60-panel solar energy system installed on the roof of Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church.

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

Truthdig

Thousands of Birds Meet a Fiery End at the World's Largest Solar Power Plant

Solar power also comes at a price, and in the case of California's BrightSource Energy plant, the cost may be the lives of 28,000 wild creatures.

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

Data Center Knowledge

Verizon Makes $40 Million Investment In Solar Energy

Telecom giant Verizon is boosting its solar capacity, building out 10.2 megawatts generated by over 44,000 solar panels manufactured by SunPower.

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, Telecom, Verizon, IT Services, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, panels

Benzinga

2 Innovations That Could Transform Solar Energy

The solar power industry must overcome difficult technological challenges if it is to be a viable alternative to more conventionally produced electricity.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, IBM, Netezza, Host Analytics, Computers, IT Services, Science Applications International, Software

Star Tribune

National Guard and Minnesota Power to build major solar energy project at Camp Ripley

The Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Power are joining forces to build a major solar energy project at Camp Ripley.

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

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Hampshire Chronicle

Historic abbey set for multi-million pound makeover

Work will start next month on a 2.2m project to expand the visitor facilities at Mottisfont Abbey near Romsey as more and more people visit the site.

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Related Topix: Hampshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Blackstone-backed Vivint Solar files for IPO

Blackstone Group LP-backed solar-energy provider Vivint Solar Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday for an initial public offering of common stock.

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

Infrastructure USA

Dollars Well Spent: Solar Energy in Massachusetts

Celebrating the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, Undersecretary for Energy Mark Sylvia Commissioner) and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner David Cash toured six solar investments across the Commonwealth from sun up to sun down.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Life, Holidays, Summer Solstice, Easthampton, MA

Business Journal

Major decisions due for Hawaii's slowing solar energy industry

The Hawaiian Electric Cos. are expected to issue several major decisions this week regarding the future of Hawaii's energy industry, including the controversial interconnection process for rooftop solar photovoltaic systems.

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

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