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Solar power to deliver unique benefits to war-prone and disaster areas

Aid groups are eying solar energy as a possible replacement for diesel generators in areas in need of rebuilding, such as Syria where fuel is costly and unreliable. In some cases, sabotaging fuel [...]

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Chernobyl Has a New Power Plant, But This Time It’s Solar

A new 1 megawatt solar plant opens a few hundred feet from the site of the 1986 disaster. By  Avery Thompson for Popular Mechanics Since 2000, the power plant at Chernobyl has been inactive. Even [...]

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Wind and solar power plants in Sahara could turn desert green

Renewable infrastructure projects have potential to alter local climate for the better, scientists suggest by Josh Gabbatiss for The Independent Installing massive fields of wind [...]

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An ambitious national solar power strategy to fix Togo’s electricity problem might just work

By Kwasi Gyamfi Asiedu for Quartz Media In Togo, the electricity access rate is 28% , far below the West African average of 40%. Both rural and urban households struggle not only with access [...]

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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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10 massive corporations going big on solar power

By Anmar Frangoul for CNBC American businesses are investing record amounts in solar, with the top corporate users adding 325 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity last year, according to the [...]

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India now has a railway station that’s fully powered by solar energy

By Sushma U N for Quartz India After experimenting with solar-powered train coaches last year, India’s diesel-guzzling railways now have an entire station that runs on renewable energy. The [...]

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Solar Beats Coal on U.S. Jobs

The industry put twice as many people to work last year than its fossil-fuel counterpart By Brian Eckhouse for Bloomberg For all the talk about coal-industry employment, solar energy accounted [...]

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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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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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