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Bangladesh Aims to be World's 'First Solar Nation

Residents of Islampur, a remote village in the northern Bangladeshi district of Naogaon, were stunned one night last summer when the darkness was suddenly illuminated

First Autonomous Public Lighting System That Runs On Solar + Wind Energy Developed

What is — according to its creators — the first autonomous industrialized public lighting system running on nothing but solar and wind energy was recently developed by researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, in cooperation with Eolgreen. Show More Summary

Inhabitat's Week in Green: solar-powered planes, bamboo bikes and mud houses

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. One of America's most innovative solar power plants officially opened in the Mojave Desert this past week...

A Surprising Move Could Save First Solar From Failure

A small acquisition could finally pay big dividends for First Solar.

America Installed 22 Times More Solar in 2014 Than in 2008

Since the 2008 mortgage crisis and Great Recession, two industries have fared better than most others: finance and energy. In terms of new investment activity and job creation, the solar industry has posted some of the best numbers in recent years. read more

Report: Solar Added 50% More American Jobs than Oil and Gas Drilling and Pipeline Construction in 2014

There's thrilling news out about job growth in the U.S. solar industry: Last year, the industry added more than 31,000 jobs, and solar jobs grew at rate of 21.8 percent, according to the new National Solar Jobs Census 2014, published by the Solar Foundation and George Washington University's GW Solar Institute. read more

Pluto: A Visual Timeline

“Why did we do that to Pluto? We had it good with Pluto.” — Dave Eggers It was the ninth planet until it wasn’t, the furthest tangible object in our periphery until it wasn’t, the outer margin of the solar system until it wasn’t. It was, and is,...

How We Came To Recognize The Sun As The Center Of Our Solar System

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Sun-centered model of the solar system was first proposed more than a thousand years before Copernicus. Read more...

Thin film solar charger offers high performance in a lightweight package (Review)

The Apollo 6 USB solar charger uses thin film CIGS solar cells for better performance in low light and shaded conditions.

Cheapest Solar In The World (Michael Liebreich Interview Series)

What’s more exciting than talking about the cheapest solar power in the world and disruptive technology with Michael Liebreich? One of the biggest solar power stories of the past year — if not the biggest — was the record-low price of solar power that was bid in Dubai toward the end of the year. Show More Summary

Every 2.5 minutes, a new solar system is installed in the United States!

This is the solar revolution. Over 200,000 solar systems installed in the US in 2014!

Google Breaks Ground in Demand Response

Google has slowly been stepping out onto the energy scene with its acquisition of Nest Labs, its partial ownership of the Ivanpah solar array, and now, its Nest Rush Hour Rewards Program. Some may not realize why Google is branching out in this direction, but I’ll tell you why. read more

Here's How the US Solar-Storage Market Reaches $1B in 3 Years

GTM Research projects there will be a $1 billion United States market for battery-backed solar PV systems by 2018. But that growth will not come evenly, and which of the 40-plus contenders in the solar storage market will succeed remains an open question. read more

Businesses and Environmental Groups Call on President Obama to Create Clean 'Power India' Initiative

In the lead-up to President Obama's visit to India for Republic Day, environmental groups and solar companies -- including Sierra Club, Schneider Electric, OMC Power, d.light, SunFunder, and Simpa Networks -- have sent the President a letter calling for a "Power India" initiative to provide U.S. Show More Summary

RAVPower 15W Solar Charger, Savior battery pack keep your gadgets going

We're in the midst of winter in the Northern Hemisphere right now, but that doesn't mean that you can't start making plans for summer fun in the great outdoors. Today I'm reviewing two products that will keep your gizmos going. The first is designed...

The DOC’s Anti-Chinese Duties Are Upheld

The US International Trade Commission upheld the US Department of Commerce’s Decision, from December 16, 2014 on anti-Chinese duties for solar panels The DOC’s Anti-Chinese Duties Are Upheld was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

DJ Jon Gosselin Loves His New Life

Waiter, solar panel installer, reality star…say what you want about Jon Gosselin, you have to admit that he boasts a very diverse background. Although he has not exactly achieved a great deal of career success over the course of the past few years, he’s still trying his best to make something of himself. The former Jon […]

Solar and the end of energy scarcity

The Economist has a special feature on energy this week, and it is resolutely optimistic about renewables: Measuring progress is tricky: the cost of electricity from new solar systems can vary from $90 to $300 per megawatt hour (MWh). Show More Summary

New technique for producing cheaper solar energy suggested by research

Pioneering new research could pave the way for solar energy to be converted into household electricity more cheaply than ever before. The global PV market has experienced rapid growth in recent years due to renewable energy targets and CO2 emission controls.

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