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Blue-Collar Solar

Green, energy-saving technologies are essentially luxury products. Solar rigs and energy-efficiency upgrades require big upfront investments in equipment that may not pay off for many years. Spend $40,000 on solar panels for your roof, and you won’t get your money back in lower electricity bills for a dozen years or more. Show More Summary

Own a Solar Panel, Cut Carbon, and Make Money with CloudSolar

You can adopt an animal halfway around the world, you can adopt a highway, and now you can adopt a solar panel. In an effort to promote solar energy and Read More The post Own a Solar Panel, Cut Carbon, and Make Money with CloudSolar appeared first on Ecorazzi.

How Energy Storage Could Upend the Electricity Business

Shutterstock Solar power is starting to shake up the energy market as we know it, yet rooftop solar panels can only disrupt the utility industry so much. However, new developments brewing in solar could bring major changes. Currently,...Show More Summary

Grand Cancun eco island cleans up the ocean while generating renewable energy

The entire surface of the offshore platform will be covered in solar panels that will provide energy for both Grand Cancun and the main city's national grid. Vertical wind turbines and underwater tidal wave energy collectors will produce even more clean energy.

Solar panel owners and utilities battle it out in California

Utility companies claim solar-powered homes are raising everyone else's electric bills.

Yingli Green Energy Reports Loss On 4th Quarter Earnings

Solar panel manufacturer Yingli Green Energy, also known as Yingli Solar, reported its 2014 fourth quarter and full-year earnings on Wednesday, and it wasn’t good news, with a greater-than-expected operating loss and relatively flat shipments and revenue for the year. Show More Summary

CloudSolar Helps Renewable Energy Fans Who Can’t Install Their Own Solar Panels

Solar panels are becoming increasing affordable, but many people still face barriers to harnessing the power of the sun for their own homes. For example, they might live in an apartment or in a house where the roof is angled or structured improperly for solar panel installation. A new Boston-based startup called CloudSolar is offering an intriguing solution. Read More

Raleigh earns berth in “sweet sixteen” for solar power

4 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Raleigh has more solar panels than most major American cities, ranking 13th among dozens of metropolitan areas analyzed in a new report. The Oak City’s berth in the “solar sweet sixteen,” just behind Albuquerque and ahead of Sacramento,...Show More Summary


Solar sails set course for a new journey into renewable energy; Perry Carroll of The Solar Cloth Company explains why his flexible solar sail panels can generate energy not only at on sea but on millions of spaces on land Shane Hickey,...Show More Summary

Metropolis 2.0: New French Law Forces New Buildings to Plan for Green Roofs

Photos via Architizer Last week, France passed legislation that requires all new commercial buildings be built with green roofs. The law requires partial roof coverage with either solar panels or rooftop gardens. The plan comes at a particularly green...

JinkoSolar Announces 500 MW Solar PV Panel Production Plant In Malaysia

Leading Chinese solar photovoltaic module and cell manufacturer JinkoSolar Holdings has announced plans to set up a new production facility in Malaysia. JinkoSolar will set up 500 MW of solar PV module and 450 MW cell manufacturing unit in Penang, Malaysia, the company announced recently. Show More Summary

New Breed of Solar Panels Fine-tunes Light for Crops

A roof that pays for itself: A collaboration between two California startups, Soliculture and Cityblooms, results in a solar panel that could fine-tune light for crops in urban “micro-farms”, while simultaneously generating electric...

Flywheel of Fortune

As time goes on, the controversial Department of Energy loan programs to support renewable and alternative energy look better and better. Yes, solar panel manufacturer Solyndra failed loudly. But many of the other giant wind and solar projects that received loans are performing well. Show More Summary

4% Of UK Electricity Could Come From Solar By 2020

Now that the prices of solar panels have plunged, the UK government believes the country could generate 4% of its electricity from solar power by 4% Of UK Electricity Could Come From Solar By 2020 was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Bold new law requires green rooftops in France

5 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Though lagging behind other European countries in green energy, France is now looking up to rooftop gardens and solar panels

More Solar Records, Lowering Solar Customer Acquisition Costs… (Clean Energy Link Drop)

Get your clean electricity fixin’s here (after scrolling through our own clean electricity stories): Solar Energy Rooftop/Small-Scale Solar Make Cities Solar Hubs, Says Stanford Study New Homes Must Be Ready For Solar Panels Says San...Show More Summary

This Glam Shirt Charged My iPhone at SXSW

Solar Shirt designed by Pauline van Dongen integrates solar panels to power up portable devices in style

Knocked Out

Dispatching clean-cut kids to peddle expensive solar panel systems door to door—it may sound like a concept for a Simpsons episode, or for a 21 st century update of The Music Man. But it has proved to be a path to riches for at least one American firm. Show More Summary

Bonne Nouvelle! French Law Mandates Green Roofs, Solar Panels

Last week, the French parliament approved a law that requires new commercial buildings to be partially covered in either plants or solar panels.

Are Solar-Powered Homes Jacking Up Everyone Else's Electric Bills?

Illustration by Mr. Biscuit Solar power is having a major moment. It's growing faster than any other energy source—in 2014, a new system was installed in the United States every three minutes—while the price of a typical panel has dropped 63 percent since 2010. Show More Summary

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