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1 hr ago | 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

1 hr ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

Iol.co.za

Solar panels will cost Durban R10m

With rising electricity costs amid a national energy crisis the eThekwini municipality is embarking on a R10 million solar panel project that aims to use the sun's energy to power several municipal buildings, including the Moses Mabhida Stadium, the metro police headquarters and uShaka Marine World.

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

AkiPress

16:15 First solar energy generating station to be commissioned in Uzbekistan in late-2016

Solar power station in Samarkand region of Uzbekistan will be commissioned at the end of 2016.

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

TreeHugger

Architects rejoice, your all-glass towers could become giant transparent solar cells

Grid-tied solar power is really designed for the American dream: It works best at low suburban densities on top of nice big bungalows, preferably with no trees around to block the sun.

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

Inhabitat

Solar-Powered Tuk Tuk to Travel from India to England

There's nothing quite like sitting for hours every day in traffic-congested streets to make you want to get away in a pollution-free vehicle.

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

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WWLP

Solar energy agreement approved in Springfield

The Springfield City Council unanimously approved a tax agreement with Joe Kennedy's Citizens Energy Company on Monday night to generate solar energy for thousands of low income families.

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

Colorado Springs Independent

Adams County first to community solar power

Following up on Indy reporter Pam Zubeck's piece last month on SunShare 's expansion across Colorado , the company announced last week that it has now contracted with Adams County for its energy needs via the community solar garden, becoming the first county in the country to do so, apparently.

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

Business Journal

Why Elon Musk is the greatest Silicon Valley marketer since Steve Jobs

That whole electric car/solar energy/rocketship thing he's got going is a trifecta any entrepreneur should envy.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Marketing, Twitter, Tesla Model S, Sedan

The Telegraph

Solar energy to help tribal kids with computer lessons

Rohtas superintendent of police Chandan Kumar Kushwaha addresses students in Nauhatta block of the district on Sunday.

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

Christian Science Monitor

In race for solar power, China is winning

A man walks through solar panels at a solar power plant under construction in Aksu, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China.

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

ThinkProgress

Verizon Announces $40 Million Solar Energy Investment

The country's largest wireless carrier is on a mission to also be its greenest. Verizon Wireless Inc. announced on Monday that it will invest $40 million into 10.2 megawatts of solar power in five states across the country.

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

USA Today

The Caribbean goes geothermal

The Caribbean Goes Geothermal By Melissa Pandika Forget the white-sand beaches and astonishing biodiversity.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Geothermal Power, Energy, Geology, Science

KMIZ

Missouri Southern signs up for solar power plan

Missouri State University is one of the first customers to pre-enroll to receive energy from a new City Utilities' solar farm.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, Missouri State University

Braintree and Witham Times

A solar energy firm hopes to build a solar farm near Stebbing.

An information evening will be held on Wednesday from 5.30pm to 8pm at Foakes Memorial Hall in Stortford Road, Dunmow.

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