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Solar innovations mean we can bring power to the 1 billion who still live without it

BY BEN SCHILLER for FastCompany A few years ago, Bill Gates annoyed some people in the renewables industry by saying that solar and wind were effectively expensive luxuries that only richer [...]

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Solar suitcase program brings light to 2,400 Kenyans

From eSolar Energy News Students across Northern and Central California will have the opportunity to bring clean, renewable energy to communities in Kenya through Pacific Gas and Electric [...]

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How off-grid solutions can tackle energy poverty

From DW More than a billion people around the world still don’t have access to electricity. The 2017 Poor People’s Energy Outlook argues that improved financing for small-scale [...]

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Thin transparent film could improve electronics and solar cells

By Printed Electronics World A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, have discovered a new nano-scale thin film material with the highest-ever conductivity in its class. The [...]

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China is planning ahead for life after coal

By Janet Xuanli Liao, Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Energy Security Studies, University of Dundee China’s remarkable growth over the past three decades has elevated it to global [...]

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Trial floating solar installation in Orlando is first of hopefully many for Florida utility

by  Kelly Pickerel for Solar Power World Minnesota might be known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but Florida is pretty water-dense too. The state has 30,000 lakes spread across three million acres [...]

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This is Hawaii’s solar powered island

by Danielle Muoio Tech Reporter, Tech Insider Tesla will power the Hawaiian island of Kauai with solar panels and its giant battery packs. Tesla officially unveiled the project Wednesday morning [...]

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Seven cool solar installations at U.S. airports

by Kelly Pickerel for Solar Power World It’s hard to miss the millions of solar panels installed in the United States. We’re on record to hit 16 gigawatts of solar energy production by the end of [...]

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This solar panel produces up to 5 liters of drinking water per day from the air

Zero Mass Water’s Source device is a rooftop solar device that produces water instead of just electricity. by Derek Markham for treehugger With the virtual explosion of rooftop solar arrays [...]

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Planting Pollinator Gardens At Solar Farms

In addition to providing a renewable source of energy, the space in and around solar farms has the potential to be suitable habitat for pollinators such as bees, butterflies and other beneficial [...]