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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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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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Japan looks to combine solar power with mushroom farming

By Megan Treacy for Treehugger Since the Fukushima disaster, Japan has focused on steering away from nuclear power and toward renewable energy generation, but an obstacle to that has been finding [...]

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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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For this Remote Village of Gidewari, a Solar-Power Solution to its Water Problem

By The World Bank The village of Gidewari’s 3,600 residents once lived a life of striking irony, trekking more than 8km each day for water despite living next to a lake. Lake Gidewari is [...]

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Switching From Coal To Solar Could Save 50,000 Lives

By Irina Slav for Oilprice.com Replacing coal-fired power plants with solar power installations could save as many as 51,999 lives every year, a study from the Michigan Technological University [...]

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UK achieves solar power record as temperatures soar

From BBC News A record amount of solar power was generated on Friday as Britain basked in sunshine and temperatures of up to 28C, the National Grid has said. It said 8.7 gigawatts (GW) had been [...]

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Kentucky Coal Museum Switching to Solar Power

By Alexandra Larkin, CNN, for KITV You wouldn’t expect a museum dedicated to the coal industry to run on anything other than coal — but a mining museum in Kentucky is soon to be solar [...]

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Germany Converts Coal Mine Into Giant Battery Storage for Surplus Solar and Wind Power

By Lorraine Chow for EcoWatch Germany is embarking on an innovative project to turn a hard coal mine into a giant battery that can store surplus solar and wind energy and release it when supplies [...]

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Solar-powered cinema opens in Burkina ahead of festival

From Yahoo News A solar-powered cinema was unveiled in Burkina Faso Friday ahead of Ouagadougou’s hosting of Africa’s top film festival, even as movie theatres on the continent [...]

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