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54 min ago | Seattle Times

Solar power takes road trip

Scott and Julie Brusaw stand on a prototype solar-panel parking area at their business in Sandpoint, Idaho.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Sandpoint, ID, Inventions, Science / Technology, Solar Roadways

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Business Journal

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to help launch Navy's largest solar energy project in Hawaii

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus , along with Navy and Marine Corps senior leaders, will be on hand to announce the launch of the Navy's largest solar power generation system project in Hawaii on Thursday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Marine Corps, Camp H. M. Smith, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Business Journal

SPI Solar sells large solar farm project in China, starts another

SPI Solar announced its China subsidiary will sell a large solar project it is now developing and has entered construction agreements to begin work on another solar farm.

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

Bloomberg

SunEdison to Provide Solar Energy to Southern Nevada Water

SunEdison Inc. , the best-performing solar company this year, agreed to provide electricity to Southern Nevada Water Authority under a 20-year power-purchase contract.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Clark County, NV

Wireless Design & Development

Self-Cooling Solar Cells Boost Power, Last Longer

Washington, July 22, 2014-Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells-keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday Sun.

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Related Topix: Startups, Stanford University, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

The Compass

Province mum on energy efficiency plans

For more than four months, contractor Jack Parsons has been trying to talk to Natural Resources Minister Derrick Dalley about energy-efficient homes.

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

Power Online

ValueLabs Sets Up A 13 MW Solar Power Plant To Be Self-Reliant In Its Energy Needs

ValueLabs today announced the successful commissioning of its 13 MW solar power plants from March this year.

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

Jetson Green

Honda Smart House US Ready For Testing

The Honda Smart House US has recently been constructed on campus at the University of California , Davis.

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

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

MID considers customer ATMs, solar rebates, storage

Special ATMs would make it easier for people to pay their Modesto Irrigation District bills, says a proposal going before MID leaders Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Riverbank, CA, Waterford, CA, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

NewsOK.com

Hatch faults Branstad for nixing $1M solar grant

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch criticized Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday for giving up a $1 million solar energy grant, saying the governor is letting powerful utility companies write his energy policy.

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Related Topix: Terry Branstad, US Governors, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Department of Energy, Iowa Government, Iowa

Times News

Solar energy seminar is scheduled in...

Quick, start naming the top 10 states in the country for producing solar power. Florida would be an accurate first choice, and then most people would round out their guesses by continuing along the country's southern tier of states.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Industry, PA, Hometown, PA, Lehigh County, PA, Schuylkill County, PA, Carbon County, PA

Denver Post

Westminster inks deal to draw energy from community solar gardens

Westminster is joining other communities in providing a way for residents to buy into solar energy without installing solar panels.

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Related Topix: Westminster, CO, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Adams County, CO, Jefferson County, CO

Science Blog

Steam from the sun: Hi-tech sponge turns solar energy into steam.

The structure - a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam - is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on water.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science

Triple Pundit

Kroger Cuts Energy Use By 35 Percent, Ramps Up Sustainability Efforts

The Kroger Co. has reduced energy use in its stores by 34.6 percent since 2000, saving more than 2.5 billion kilowatt hours .

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Related Topix: Kroger, Retail, Grocery, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Wind Power

BayStreet.ca

Power4Patriots Applauds D.C. Universities' Move to Go Solar

Two Washington, D.C., universities have decided to go solar for more than one-half of their power.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, George Washington University, American University

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

EMA removes 'hard cap' on solar energy supply

This move means more solar power can be provided to the national power grid, according to the Energy Market Authority.

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

Daily Kos

MI wind generation hits 168 billion KWhrs for 2013, CA feeds 4,767 megawatts of solar into grid

Mike G. DeSmog of the Ecologist reports over half of the new electrical generation capacity in the U.S. in 2013, came from Solar, in California and Texas are mainstreaming renewable energy.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, 9, North Carolina, Global Warming

WFAA-TV Dallas

Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

Already locked in its third dry year, an ongoing drought could complicate California's battle against global warming and make it more expensive, officials said.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Global Warming, Pacific Gas and Electric

Sentinel & Enterprise

More and more basking in benefits of solar

Until recent years, going solar was reserved to homeowners who could afford or secure funding to cover the hefty upfront cost of the equipment and installation.

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

Forbes.com

Are Governments Overreaching When It Comes To Green Energy?

Germany is now the target of a PR-assault - one that is taking aim at its plans to expand its renewable energy portfolio using government's levers.

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

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