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Solar power costs half what coal costs

One megawatt-hour of solar-produced electricity in North America currently costs $50, compared to $102 for coal-originating power, according to new analysis. By Patrick Nelson for Network World [...]

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California regulators approve plan to mandate solar panels on new home construction

California regulators Wednesday approved a historic plan to mandate rooftop solar panels on most new single-family homes built in the state. The California Energy Commission’s action is [...]

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Hanergy lights up Africa with solar energy

BEIJING, April 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Hanergy, a pioneering multinational clean energy company, today announced the launch of its “Lighting Africa” Project, under which the [...]

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Dubai Adds 200 Megawatts of Solar Power in Renewables Push

By Anthony Dipaola for Bloomberg Dubai took another step toward completing what it says will be the largest solar park of its kind, inaugurating a 200-megawatt facility with partners Electricite [...]

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Renewable power could make hydrogen cheaper than gas, study finds

By Sam Morgan for Euractiv Hydrogen prices are set to fall dramatically if enough surplus solar and wind energy can be utilised in the gas’s production, according to a new study which says [...]

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During Puerto Rico’s Blackout, Solar Microgrids Kept The Lights On

As the utility on the island continues to fail, new systems of renewables–installed after the storm–are showing what a more resilient grid could look like. By BY ADELE PETERS at Fast Company [...]

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Solar cells that work in low light could charge devices indoors

By Robert F. Service for Science Magazine Imagine never having to charge your phone, e-reader, or tablet again. Researchers report that they have created solar cells that work at a record [...]

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6 solar roads shaking up infrastructure around the world

By Lacy Cooke for inhabitat Roads aren’t just for walking or driving anymore. Solar road or pathway projects around the world are showing that streets can both provide firm footing and [...]

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China’s Built a Road So Smart It Will Be Able to Charge Your Car

The road of the future is likely to become the brain and nerve center of an autonomous-driving revolution. From Bloomberg News The road to China’s autonomous-driving future is paved with solar [...]

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‘Solar Mamas’ Get Power to Rural Mexicans Utilities Can’t Reach

By Adam Williams for Bloomberg In a remote village on southern Mexico’s Pacific coast, 62-year-old fisherman Jose Barriento relaxed on a rope hammock after dinner in a darkened room with bare [...]