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Here Comes the Sun: 7 of the Hottest Updates in Solar Tech – The Urban Twist
29 Jan
12:04

Here Comes the Sun: 7 of the Hottest Updates in Solar Tech – The Urban Twist

The world’s solar energy capacity has increased by almost 60 percent over the last five years. It was nearing 400 gigawatts in 2018, and experts predict it’s only going to keep increasing. Part of the reason for the rapid expansion of solar energy is improvements and innovations in technology. These seven […]

In Response Column / Solar power: the great, ‘green’ con job – Duluth News Tribune
29 Jan
12:04

In Response Column / Solar power: the great, ‘green’ con job – Duluth News Tribune

— Theologian Albert Schweitzer The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has stated that, “Destructive changes already set in motion could see a steady decline in fish stocks, a 100-fold or more increase in the damages caused by superstorms, and hundreds of millions of people displaced by rising seas.” With this […]

V&E, Orrick Guide $100M Solar Project JV – Law360
28 Jan
11:13

V&E, Orrick Guide $100M Solar Project JV – Law360

Law360 (January 28, 2020, 5:59 PM EST) — The Carlyle Group is teaming with Alchemy Renewable Energy LLC on a joint venture that will launch with $100 million to develop, buy, finance and operate solar power generation projects across the U.S., in an agreement guided by Vinson & Elkins LLP […]

28 Jan
10:24

Perspective AFGHANISTAN How Ana got a roof over her head – Norwegian Refugee Council

Constant crisis and donor fatigue “We are also experiencing donor fatigue. It has become more difficult to finance our work. If we had more money, we could have helped many more people. The needs are enormous,” she says, and continues: “This is probably because Afghanistan has been in a state […]

Off the grid: Chiropractor challenges himself to build shipping container home prototype – Farmington Daily Times
28 Jan
10:04

Off the grid: Chiropractor challenges himself to build shipping container home prototype – Farmington Daily Times

Hannah Grover, Farmington Daily Times Published 6:00 a.m. MT Jan. 27, 2020 CLOSE Buy Photo Larry Waldroup stands outside a shipping container house, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Kirtland.  (Photo: Hannah Grover/The Daily Times) KIRTLAND — Farmington chiropractor Larry Waldroup became aware about the lack of affordable housing and infrastructure […]

Takeaways from the 2020 State Solar Power Rankings Report (where does your state rank and why?) – Solar Builder
28 Jan
10:03

Takeaways from the 2020 State Solar Power Rankings Report (where does your state rank and why?) – Solar Builder

Solar Power Rocks (SPR) is one of our favorite sites — a comprehensive resource of state and national solar policy, incentives and financial estimates. Its super cool 2020 State Solar Power Rankings Report is now availabile and the main takeaway to me is that while residential solar hit a record […]

I-Team’s Call For Action: Tesla Solar Customers Wait Months For Repairs – CBS Boston
28 Jan
8:44

I-Team’s Call For Action: Tesla Solar Customers Wait Months For Repairs – CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – Tesla is known for its luxury electric vehicles, but they are also in the solar business after taking over Solar City, a major player in the industry. Several Massachusetts customers were frustrated when their panels stopped working and Tesla was slow to respond, so they reached out […]

Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries Are Uniquely Suited To Solar Energy Storage: Here’s Why – AltEnergyMag
28 Jan
7:53

Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries Are Uniquely Suited To Solar Energy Storage: Here’s Why – AltEnergyMag

New technology is inevitable, and like any industry, solar energy systems must be ready to adapt. One promising battery emerging is the lithium iron phosphate battery (LiFePO_4 battery). Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries Are Uniquely Suited To Solar Energy Storage: Here’s Why Glenn Jakins, CEO | Humless As the solar power […]

Taking charge: Energy Storage Association CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman – Energy Storage News
28 Jan
7:53

Taking charge: Energy Storage Association CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman – Energy Storage News

Despite making huge strides forward, the energy storage industry’s work in helping stakeholders across the value chain understand the technologies and the roles they can play in a renewable energy future is far from done. Andy Colthorpe speaks with Energy Storage Association chief executive, Kelly Speakes-Backman, at the forefront of […]

Former scrapyard is now a site for sustainable, solar-powered homes – Inhabitat
28 Jan
7:13

Former scrapyard is now a site for sustainable, solar-powered homes – Inhabitat

Unit One Architects has turned a disused London lot into a row of dwellings with energy-saving features to meet the Level 4 Code for Sustainable Homes. Located behind a historic neighborhood of terraced Victorian houses in northern London’s Harringay Ladder district, the Cozens Place properties include solar panels, energy-efficient insulation […]

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