Solar Energy Could See Growth of 6,500% by 2050

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Solar power now accounts for around 1% of the world’s electricity generation, up from a negligible amount of solar capacity only a decade ago. But that’s just scratching the surface of the industry’s potential. Solar energy is the most abundant form of energy on earth, with enough solar energy hitting the planet’s surface every hour […]

A Solar Farm in Chernobyl? Ironic or Symbolic?

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A new solar-electric farm has opened in what might seem like an ironic location: about 300 feet from the remains of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which suffered a meltdown in 1986, a disaster that ultimately killed thousands of people and spread radiation across Europe and Russia. But it’s symbolic, rather than ironic. Following the breakup of […]

How a ‘solar battery’ could bring electricity to rural areas

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Solar energy is becoming more and more popular as prices drop, yet a home powered by the Sun isn’t free from the grid because solar panels don’t store energy for later. Now, researchers have refined a device that can both harvest and store solar energy, and they hope it will one day bring electricity to rural and underdeveloped areas. […]

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

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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. […]

ARP Solar Chosen As The Upper Ohio Valley Solar Co-op Installer.

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The Upper Ohio Valley Solar Co-op has selected Appalachian Renewable Power to install solar panels for its 33 participants. Co-op participants selected Appalachian Renewable Power through a competitive bidding process over four other firms. The group will hold additional public information sessions to educate the community about solar and the co-op process. The co-op will be holding […]

The Los Angeles Lakers Go Solar

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After signing LeBron James earlier this summer, the Los Angeles Lakers are also looking to steal a march on rivals when it comes to sustainability. The Los Angeles Lakers just partnered with LG to bring solar power to training center The Lakers’ UCLA Health Training Center is now home to 456 solar panels that are […]

NASA Sends Probe to Kiss the Sun

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A historic and audacious mission to probe some of the sun’s deepest secrets is underway. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe lifted off this morning (Aug. 12) at 3:31 a.m. EDT (0731 GMT) from a pad here at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, its powerful United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carving an arc of orange flame into […]