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World’s Biggest Floating Solar Farm Goes Live on Top of a Former Coal Mine

by Global Citizen for EcoWatch Coal power is getting buried in China—both literally and figuratively. Earlier this week, a new floating solar farm went live in the Chinese city of Huainan above a [...]

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Solar Power Does What? 4 Unusual Uses of Photovoltaic Technology

From Energy.gov It’s becoming more common to find solar panels on rooftops, but that’s just one of thousands of places where they are generating power. As costs drop and energy production rises, [...]

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Navajo Tribal Utility Authority opens first large-scale solar farm

From the Farmington Daily Times, by Noel Lyn Smith  An entity of the Navajo Nation has taken its first step to generating electricity by starting a solar farm on 200 acres five miles north of [...]

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Musana Carts provides clean, solar-powered street vending carts

We joined the food revolution—and you can, too Africa’s urban areas are booming, experiencing a high urban growth rate over the last two decades at 3.5% per year. This growth rate is expected to [...]

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This U.S. City Now Requires Solar Panels on all New Homes

By Tom Ward for Futurism From mid-September onward, solar panels will be mandatory for new homes in South Miami, Florida. The law — which was passed with a four-to-one majority — states that [...]

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MiaSolé Solar Cells help propel Solar Boat Twente to victory!

2kWp of MiaSolé solar cells have helped the Solar Boat Twente team achieve third place in the Monaco Solar & Electric Boat challenge. Solar Boat Twente is a student team at the University of [...]

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The World’s First Power Plant Combining Hydroelectricity and Solar Energy Is Now Open

From Futurism The world’s first power plant combining hydroelectric and solar power is now operational in Portugal. The Alto Rabagão dam has been outfitted with 840 floating solar panels, which [...]

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‘Solar trees’ sprout across Florida in push to promote solar energy

By Brooke Baitinger for the Sun Sentinel Florida Power & Light is planting large devices across Florida that look like trees and harness the power of the sun to create electricity. The [...]

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Azraq, the world’s first refugee camp powered by renewable energy

By UN Refugee Agency The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, switched on today the newly constructed solar plant in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. Funded by the IKEA Foundation’s Brighter Lives for Refugees [...]

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World’s cutest solar farm in China is shaped like a panda

by Lacy Cooke for Inhabitat Who says solar panel installations can’t be adorable? The Panda Power Plant in Datong, China is shaped like the country’s treasured animal – and the first phase offers [...]