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EV “Charging Corridor” Links L.A. and San Francisco

Forget about California’s long-promised hydrogen highway. A solar power company has joined a regional bank to create an “electric highway” of quick-charge stations linking San Francisco and Los Angeles. It is believed to be the first network of its kind … Continue reading

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America’s K-12 schools are among the fastest adopters of solar power

U.S. schools quickly climbing learning curve in solar power Daniel Cusick, E&E reporter ClimateWire: Friday, September 19, 2014 America’s K-12 schools are among the fastest adopters of solar power in the United States, with an estimated 3,000 new solar installations … Continue reading

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Nine African countries win renewable energy development funding

Nine low-income African countries have been chosen to receive funding to transform their renewable energy services at the semi-annual Climate Investment Funds (CIF) governing body meeting, held last week in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Funding and operational support will be granted … Continue reading

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Audi energy: New sustainability program includes Bosch & SunPower systems

Audi of America (Herndon, Va.) on August 5th, 2014 announced the launch of “Audi energy”, a comprehensive program designed to help improve the electric vehicle (EV) ownership experience and reduce the carbon footprint that comes with vehicle production, distribution and … Continue reading

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Africa’s largest solar PV microgird project announced

MAECI Solar (Radnor, Pennsylvania, U.S.), GE Power & Water (Trevose, Pennsylvania, U.S.) and Princeton Power Systems (Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.) plan to install a microgrid powered by 5 MW of solar photovoltaics (PV) in Equatorial Guinea, in collaboration with the … Continue reading

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“Negawatts” – A new threat to traditional energy business models

Much has been made about the massive disruption that rooftop solar systems and distributed energy will bring to traditional energy business models. But there may be an even greater threat – the emergence of smart technology and software. The growth … Continue reading

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Cheap Hydrogen from Sunlight and Water

By Kevin Bullis on November 14, 2013 : Why It Matters Stanford researchers say new materials could help lower the cost of producing fuel with solar energy. Hydrogen generated using sunlight could replace fossil fuels for transportation and electricity generation. … Continue reading

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South Africa has become the tenth-largest global market for solar

South Africa has become the tenth-largest global market for utility scale solar, according to data compiled by solar watchdog Wiki-Solar. Across the country, 15 large-scale solar PV plants of 4 MW or more generate 503 MW of solar PV annually, … Continue reading

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REN21 – Renewables 2014 Global Status Report

The newly released Renewables 2014 Global Status Report is now available. Find out what made 2013 another record year for renewables. Read about: – expansion of supporting policies in developing economies – additions to electricity generating capacity – progress made … Continue reading

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Obama administration says address climate change now – or pay dearly later

The Obama administration on Tuesday released a scientific report on climate change that not only says evidence of the change are everywhere, but also that if more isn’t done now to reduce human contributions to the situation it will tens … Continue reading

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