World Bank Approves $1 Billion For India’s Solar Power Program

Posted on July 5th, 2016 in solar by Spencer R.

India’s ambitious solar power program has received another major boost from the World Bank.

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Route 66 Will Get a Dose of Solar Power in Southwest Missouri

Posted on June 29th, 2016 in solar by Spencer R.

The first public roadway in the United States to receive the solar treatment will be a stretch of Route 66 right here in Missouri.

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Here comes the sun: US solar power market hits all-time high

Posted on June 28th, 2016 in solar by Spencer R.

Solar energy in the US has had a rocky existence. Ever since Ronald Reagan symbolically removed Jimmy Carter’s solar panels from the White House roof in 1986, federal policy has been unpredictable, such that manufacturers and consumers could never depend on reliable incentives to produce and install solar energy systems.

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Solar Power Could Account For 13% Of World Electricity Generation By 2030, Says IRENA

Posted on June 28th, 2016 in solar by Spencer R.

Solar power generation could grow from 2% of the global total to 13% by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency.

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IKEA of energy delivers clean, green solar power-plant in a box

Posted on June 23rd, 2016 in solar by Spencer R.

Here’s a bright idea for flat-packing. A German start-up has figured out how to cram an entire solar power plant into a shipping container. It has sent its first kits to off-grid villages in Africa, where they provide a new source of clean, affordable electricity after just two hours of assembly.

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Solar Power to Grow Sixfold as Sun Becoming Cheapest Resource

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 in solar by Spencer R.

The amount of electricity generated using solar panels stands to expand as much as sixfold by 2030 as the cost of production falls below competing natural gas and coal-fired plants, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.

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Solar Power Is Freeing Rural Africa From the “Poverty Trap”

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 in solar by Spencer R.


Think about this for a minute: Your pocket probably holds the sum total of human knowledge. (That’s assuming your smartphone is in there. If you’re using it to read this, 10,000 libraries of Alexandria are at your fingertips.) There is practically no limit to what one can achieve with just a smartphone and a Wi-Fi connection, from contacting people on the other side of the planet, to earning academic degrees, making money, or even just swiping right. But suck the power out of that smartphone and you’re left with a useless hunk of plastic.

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Illinois Tech grows smart farm that will grab solar power, water itself

Posted on June 21st, 2016 in solar by Spencer R.

A garden at Illinois Tech is sprouting with broccoli, kale and an assortment of flowers — but its real job is to allow students to build out clean energy sources and test smart farming technologies.

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24M’s Batteries Could Better Harness Wind and Solar Power

Posted on June 21st, 2016 in solar by Spencer R.

Lithium-ion batteries power everything from smartphones to electric vehicles. They’re well suited to the job because they are smaller and lighter, charge faster, and last longer than other batteries. But they are also complex and thus costly to make, which has stymied mass adoption of electric transportation and large-scale energy storage.

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Advocates Say Solar Power May Dim The Future Of Utility Monopolies

Posted on June 21st, 2016 in solar by Spencer R.

Solar power and other renewable energy sources continue to make gains in Wisconsin to the point where some advocates are talking about the end of electric utility monopolies in the state.

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