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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

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

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