Monthly Archives: September 2018

Hurricane Florence Crippled Electricity and Coal but Solar and Wind Were Up the Next Day!

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Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Florence swamped North and South Carolina, thousands of residents who get power from coal-fired utilities remain without electricity. Yet solar installations, which provide less than 5 percent of North Carolina’s energy, were up and running the day after the storm, according to electricity news outlet GTM. And while half of Duke Energy’s customers […]

Cities and Companies Are Looking For More Wind and Solar Power

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It wasn’t that long ago that green energy was more of a dream than much of a reality. But as wind and solar energy have become cheaper to produce, easier to store and more reliable, renewable energy demand is growing in municipal governments and corporate boardrooms, according to a report from Deloitte, the New York-based […]

Can Solar Stop the Sahara From Expanding?

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The Sahara desert is expanding, and has been for at least a century. It’s a phenomenon that seems impossible to stop. But it hasn’t stopped at least one group of scientists from dreaming of a way to do it. And their proposed solution, a grand scheme that involves covering vast areas of desert with solar panels and […]

Solar Power Costs could drop by 10 percent

Solar is the answer

At the end of one of the hottest summers on record, as fights about how to power homes rage, renewable solar energy continues to present an option that does not significantly add greenhouse gases to the environment in exchange for lighting and cooling our homes. And it’s just been given another edge through material science. […]