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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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Google’s New Product Puts Peer Pressure to a Sunny Use

The company’s “Project Sunroof” now shows you which of your friends have already put solar panels on their roof. From The Atlantic by ROBINSON MEYER One of the best predictors of whether people [...]

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Vanopy – The Future of Solar is Flexible

Every now and then, a solar application comes along that just makes you smile. Vanopy is just such a thing!  Watch the video below and see if you don’t agree that this is just about the [...]

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Cost of Solar Panels Over Time

From Understand Solar The cost of solar has never been lower than it is right now. Spurred on by falling installation prices and high incentives (which will soon decrease) the time to go solar is [...]

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India cancels plans for huge coal power station – because solar energy is getting so cheap

By ZME Science  India is the world’s second most populous country, and one of the fastest growing economies. Several projections put future India as the world’s most populous country and the [...]

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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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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 [...]