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World now has 1 TW of wind and solar capacity, 2 TW expected in 2023

From Renewables Now The global wind and solar power capacity has reached 1 TW at the end of June and is expected to double by the middle of 2023, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) said last [...]

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The world’s largest solar farm rises in the remote Egyptian desert

By Rachel Scheier for the LA Times In 1913 on the outskirts of Cairo, an inventor from Philadelphia named Frank Shuman built the world’s first solar thermal power station, using the abundant [...]

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This bacteria could boost solar panels on cloudy days

Researchers are using bacteria to give solar an energy boost. By Marlene Cimons for Nexus Media There are a lot of things to like about solar power. It helps the world kick the fossil fuel habit, [...]

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Hanergy completes its first bus roof PV solution project in Norway

Hanergy Holding Group, a pioneering multinational clean energy company, today announced the commissioning of its bus roof PV solution project in Norway. JULY 19, 2018 HANERGY THIN FILM POWER A [...]

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Meet Georgia’s Solar Road

People usually think of highways as polluted eyesores, but an 18-mile stretch of road in rural Georgia is working to change that perception. By Adina Solomon for US News More than 164,000 miles [...]

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Clouds Are No Problem for New Bacteria-Powered Solar Panels

By Avery Thompson for Popular Mechanics Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new kind of solar cell that can convert sunlight into electricity, but instead of using [...]

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Sun-Blessed Madagascar Turns to Solar to Reduce Energy Costs

By Aina Rahagalala for Bloomberg Madagascar’s state power utility may become profitable by 2020 as the Indian Ocean island nation builds more solar plants to cut electricity-production costs, [...]

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This new solar farm combines clean energy and beehives

Using the space around the solar panels as sites for 48 hives, the Eagle Point solar farm is using its land to save pollinators and help local agriculture. By Adele Peters for Fast Company At a [...]

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Fresno Shines When It Comes to Solar Power Generation

Fresno’s solar capacity was estimated at 343 watts per person. Only Honolulu, Hawaii, at more than 606 watts, ranked higher in the U.S. in the per capita estimates. BY TRIBUNE NEWS [...]

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On the bright side, report finds residential solar won’t decline this year

From Utility Dive by Robert Walton Dive Brief: Residential solar capacity installations are expected to remain stable this year, compared with last. Following a 15% decline in 2017, Greentech [...]