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SolarEnergyMedia.com: Even Landfills Look Good Covered In Solar
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Borrego Solar on February 8 announced the completion of the first and largest solar brownfield facility under the Massachusetts SREC II solar energy incentive ...

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Obama Doubles Renewable Energy Research and Development Funding
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Barack Obama has announced this weekend that the budget for renewable energy funding will be doubling within five years in an attempt to commit to pledges made ...

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Report: Distributed Solar Energy Can Strengthen California’s Aging Grid, Save $1.4 Billion Each Year
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Transmission and distribution costs can now make up half of an electric bill as utilities struggle with aging infrastructure, an increased threat of extreme ...

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Hecate Energy Breaks Record For Cheapest Power In US With 26 MW Solar Farm in California
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The city of Palo Alto Utilities is poised to benefit from the extraordinary decline of solar panels with a PPA price of just 3.7 cents/kWh. The 25-year ...

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One Month After DOE Shines Program Announced – Solar Storage PPA Hits 14 Cent / kWh Barrier At Utility-Scale
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Solar City and Tesla announced this week the first solar-storage PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) in history.  A power purchase agreement sets the price that the ...

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New Solar Panel Mount Could Be Gamechanger for Rural Electrification and Island Communities
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A new solar panel mounting system by Pinpoint Solar could drastically reduce the cost of installing solar panels in much of the developing world.  Not only ...

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Lockheed Martin Signs Power Purchase Agreement With Duke Energy
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The Lockheed-Duke solar power PPA is expected to produce 30-MW/some 72,000-MWh per year of clean, renewable electrical power for the national grid – enough ...

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Morocco Switches On Largest Solar Power Plant in the World
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King Mohammed VI of Morocco, last week launched the first phase of the enormous ‘Noor 1’ solar power plant just outside the ancient city of Ouarzazate, which ...

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Solar-Storage Lights Up Park In Port au Prince, Haiti – Free WiFi Included
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The Champs de Mars public square and recreational park in the Haitian capital Port au Prince will be alight at night and powered by a solar PV-energy storage ...

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Energy Storage Becoming More Important As Feed-In Tarrifs and Tax Credits Expire In Europe
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The declining costs of battery storage technologies (Li-ion in particular) and ratcheting down of solar tax credits and feed-in tariffs (FiTs) is enhancing ...

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Study Shows Solar Saves Cities Money
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Networked clusters of solar and renewable energy microgrids can lower electricity costs, reduce emissions and enhance power production and distribution at ...

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General Electric Combines Solar PV, Combined Heat and Power, and Energy Storage at Berlin Germany Power Plant
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GE BERLIN HYBRID POWER PLANT COMBINES CHP, SOLAR AND SMART BATTERY STORAGE By Andrew Burger Along with solar PV and intelligent energy storage ...