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Obama administration unveils plan to triple solar capacity in subsidized housing

The Obama administration is moving forward with new projects to expand the use of ever-cheaper solar power in America. This time it's a plan to bring solar panels to America's lower and middle class, people who could greatly benefitShow More Summary

Solar is mostly for the wealthy. Here’s how Obama plans to change that

Low-income households account for less than 5 percent of rooftop solar power.

NASA captured this stunning time-lapse of a massive eruption on the sun

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured these stunning images of an eruption on the side of the sun on June 18, 2015. Video courtesy of NASA Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Pushing Back the Frontier: How The Planetary Society Helped Send a Spacecraft to Pluto

It took 16 years and five spacecraft designs to get a mission to Pluto. The Planetary Society was there through it all, always striving to help NASA push back our solar system's frontier.

Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill To Bring Solar Power To Low-Income Families And Minorities

Sanders' bill comes the same day that the Obama Administration introduced a similar initiative. The post Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill To Bring Solar Power To Low-Income Families And Minorities appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Increasing Solar Access for All Americans

Last year, the United States brought online as much solar energy every three weeks as it did in all of 2008, and the solar industry added jobs 10 times faster than the rest of the economy. And since the beginning of 2010, the average...Show More Summary

Abandoned Golf Courses Are Being Transformed into Solar Farms

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Golf is a dying sport, and country club memberships are seen as an elitist relic of the past. But cultural changes are only one reason golf courses are falling out of favor: The chemical-laden, water-guzzling greens are especially irresponsible for areas hit by drought. Show More Summary

Installing Solar Panels Is About to Get Easier for Lower- and Middle-Income Americans

Home solar panels tend to carry a whiff of luxury or granola, even as entrepreneurs and non-profits prove that they can be affordable at every strata. The White House is about to boost these efforts to bring solar energy—and the smaller energy bills they can bring—to more lower- and middle-income Americans. Show More Summary

White House rolls out plan to install solar panels on subsidized housing

Solar power is a booming industry, thanks to technology that is more affordable than ever. Yet, only one percent of grid power in the United States comes from the sun. President Barack Obama seeks to change those figures with a unique plan to install on

Solar Power Is Mostly for the Affluent. Here's Obama's Plan to Spread the Wealth Around.

Rooftop solar power systems cost a lot less these days than they did five or 10 years ago, and with many solar companies now offering leases and loans, it's safe to say that going solar is more affordable than even before. That trend...Show More Summary

India Goes Solar

A parched 5,000-acre wasteland near Charanka village in northern Gujarat now boasts Asia's largest solar power park. Built by a joint venture between Missouri-based SunEdison and Indian billionaire Gautam Adani's Adani Enterprises, the electricity produced by this facility is competitive with fossil fuel pricing. Show More Summary

Astronomers spy a star with its planets right in the middle of formation

An enormous array of radio-telescopes has taken the first-ever snapshot of a star with a dense cloud of pebble-sized rocks colliding and forming an all-new solar system.

Obama Administration Aims To Make Solar Power More Affordable

11 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The White House is announcing a series of moves, including installing more solar energy units in federally subsidized housing, low cost loans for home owners and a program to help renters.

The Obama administration is bringing solar power to the masses

New initiatives aim to expand access to renewable energy to low- and middle-income Americans


PRES UPS BACKING FOR SOLAR Many Americans still lack access to solar energy. Here’s how Obama plans to change that Chris Mooney, July 7, 2015 (Washington Post) “…[The White House] announced an array of new measures to extend access to the most rapidly growing source of U.S. Show More Summary

Energy Storage and the Cost of Going Off-Grid

New energy storage offerings from Tesla and other manufacturers are widely expected to enhance the attractiveness of rooftop solar power and other renewables. However, recent analysis from the Brattle Group shows that even with rapid cost reductions, grid-independence will remain beyond the reach of most consumers. Show More Summary

The White House Wants To Increase Your Access To Solar Power

A new government plan hopes to make it a lot easier to cut your energy costs

4 Things To Know Before You Take the Solar Energy Plunge

I believe solar energy is a huge part of what we need to be about as a nation. My wife and I have a vacation place at the beach in Florida that is a near net zero energy home. We've put in the compact fluorescent light bulbs, the efficient...Show More Summary

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source OO Netherlands: For First Time, A Court Orders A Government To Act...Show More Summary

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