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Using animals to keep vegetation control costs low may not be such a wild idea after all

By Kelly Pickerel for Solar Power World Online Vegetation control on large ground-mount solar installations is often an overlooked cost. In the grand scheme of things, that $25,000 a year to send [...]

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Gaza students build solar power car to combat fuel shortage

Khaled Bardawil and Jamal al-Meqati, both 23-year-old, designed and built the solar power vehicle to combat fuel shortage and the constant electrical blackouts plaguing the Gaza Strip. “We [...]

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MIT Students Bring Solar Power to the Poor

In some isolated clinics in parts of Africa, the electricity needed to power lights and medical devices is generated by expensive imported diesel fuel; the water supply can be so cold in winter [...]

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Nation’s First Thin-Film Solar Charging Station Opens

California State University, Chico welcomes students to the start of a new semester with a unique solar-powered charging station for portable and mobile electronics at the Bell Memorial Union [...]

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Solar Cost Hits World’s New Low, Half the Price of Coal

Solar power just sold for the lowest price ever, in Chile. The Spanish developer Solarpack Corp. Tecnologica won contracts to sell power from a 120-megawatt solar plant for $29.10 a megawatt-hour [...]

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Holy Grail of energy policy in sight as battery technology smashes the old order

by AMBROSE EVANS-PRITCHARD The world’s next energy revolution is probably no more than five or ten years away. Cutting-edge research into cheap and clean forms of electricity storage is [...]

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California Powers 6 Million Homes With Solar Energy, Slays Record

From the Huffington Post A new renewable energy record has come to light. Thanks to a heat wave, California was able to shatter a state solar record. On July 12 at 1:06 p.m., several large solar [...]

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Canada’s First Cylindrical PV Energy Storage LED Light

Burlington Ontario, July 19th, 2016 – Frederick & Simon Inc. is pleased to announce the first Canadian installation of the Solar Energy Storage LED streetlight designed and manufactured [...]

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12 things Solar Power World loved at Intersolar North America

We love that we were featured as #6! 6. Custom solar-integrated motorcycle jacket Solar Power World loved Jim Teixeira’s custom-made solar-integrated jacket. Teixeira, a process engineer at [...]

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Driving a Solar-Powered Car Might Be Closer Than You Think

Since we can already fly on sunshine, why can’t we drive on it? Chinese company Hanergy, the world’s largest thin-film solar panel maker, has launched four concept cars that are fully [...]