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5,500 K-12 Schools Have Already Gone Solar

By  Lorraine Chow for EcoWatch Nearly 5,500 K-12 schools in the U.S. are harnessing the sun’s rays for energy, according to a new report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), [...]

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Costa Rica’s electricity generated by renewable energy for 300 days in 2017

Central American nation set to smash its own 2015 green power record By Tom Embury-Dennis for the Independent Costa Rica’s electricity has been produced entirely using renewable energy for 300 [...]

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New study reaches a stunning conclusion about the cost of solar and wind energy

Building new renewables is now cheaper than just running old coal and nuclear plants. By JOE ROMM for Think Progress In one of the fastest and most astonishing turnarounds in the history of [...]

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More states use solar plants to protect bumble bee populations

Following dire reports of bee-colony collapses in recent years, at least three new solar sites in Florida and Maryland are trying to provide safe havens for these critical links in the food [...]

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Rooftop Solar Provides a Record-Breaking 48% of South Australia’s Power

Rooftop Solar Could Create Zero Demand by 2027 by Karla Lant for Futurism The level of minimum power demand from South Australia’s grid hit a new record low — and it did so about a week after [...]

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Solar Grew Faster Than All Other Forms of Power for the First Time

By Anna Hirtenstein for Bloomberg Solar power grew faster than any other source of fuel for the first time in 2016, the International Energy Agency said in a report suggesting the technology will [...]

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Four new solar panel technologies in pictures

by John Fitzgerald Weaver  for Electrek   The newest solar panel technology was on display at Solar Power International in Las Vegas. The biggest attention getters were higher efficiencies [...]

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World Solar Challenge 2017: Dutch team Nuon wins third consecutive solar car race

From MSN Dutch team Nuon Solar has made it three wins in a row at the World Solar Challenge, crossing the finish line first in Adelaide this afternoon. The team, which also won in 2013 and 2015, [...]

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World Solar Challenge: A day on the road racing high-tech vehicles in Central Australia

By Georgia Hitch for MSN Motoring It might be a solar challenge, but much of the work to get the car ready happens before dawn. Wake-up time is 6:00am, to give teams enough time to set up the [...]

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Solar Grew Faster Than All Other Forms of Power for the First Time

By Anna Hirtenstein for Bloomberg Solar power grew faster than any other source of fuel for the first time in 2016, the International Energy Agency said in a report suggesting the technology will [...]