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Category: Solar Power

Three Ways Data Centers Can Use Solar Energy

“Energy efficiency” is undoubtedly a watchword in the telecoms and data center industry. Many ICT companies now have corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs...

Exxon Predicted Today’s Cheap Solar Boom Back in the 1980s

For more than a generation, solar power was a environmentalist fantasy, an expensive and impractical artifact from the Jimmy Carter era. That was true right up until...

7 big companies you didn’t realize use solar power

Solar power is on the rise. In fact, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the amount installed in the United States grew 485 percent between 2010 and 2013....

San Diego ramping up solar power

SAN DIEGO — San Diego would quadruple the amount of solar power used by city facilities and save an estimated $22 million over the next 20 years under a plan the City...

Chinese Solar Firm Hanergy Loses IKEA Partnership

HONG KONG—A Chinese solar-equipment manufacturer at the center of a probe by Hong Kong regulators has lost a high-profile partnership with IKEA Group to sell solar...

Covering the deserts with solar will also change the climate

Currently, the Earth’s inhabitants are, on average, consuming about 17.5TeraWatts of power. It’s estimated that an aggressive rollout of solar panels could...

Apple Will Add Another 200 MW Of Solar In China

As Apple observed the completion of a 40 MW solar project it has had under development in the Sichuan province of China, it announced it would add another 200 MW in...

4 Solar Powered Homes Designed by Students That Will Blow You Away

This year’s U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon wrapped up on Oct. 18 in Irvine, California. The a competition challenges teams of college students to design,...

Solar in Space: Powering Earth and Beyond

Ever since the United States launched the Vanguard 1 satellite into space on March 17, 1958, solar panels have been an integral part of nearly every satellite, orbiter...

Bay Area City to Add Free Solar to 130 Low-Income Homes

Over the next three years, the city of Richmond in the East Bay area will be adding solar to 130 low-income households there – without the city or homeowners paying a...

Will Low PV Prices Kill Small Wind?

With solar photovoltaic (PV) panel prices going lower and lower, solar arrays are quickly taking the place of small wind power projects and residential turbines. Is this...

Why the Solar Impulse Matters

How can a huge, slow, single-seat plane change the world? One day before the United States pauses to celebrate the 239th anniversary of its Declaration of Independence,...