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The Detroit Zoo plans to be entirely powered by renewable energy by 2021

Windmills and solar panels may soon be keeping the lights on in the reptile house, and throughout the Detroit Zoo. The zoo, located in Detroit’s suburb of Royal Oak, says it’s shifting to being powered entirely by renewable energy. “We are announcing today that Detroit Zoo is going to be 100% fully powered by local […]

Solar Powered Robot Designed To Help Clean-up Our Oceans

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University of San Diego students tested a solar-powered robot that is designed to tackle the growing crisis of plastic debris in the ocean. The name of the robot, FRED, stands for Floating Robot for the Elimination of Debris. The nonprofit Clear Blue Sea developed the robot with help from interns from USD. The small-scale prototype […]

Half Of The World’s Power To Come From Wind and Solar by 2050

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Nearly half the world’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2050 as costs of wind, solar and battery storage continue to plummet. That titanic shift over the next three decades will come as electricity demand increases 62% and investors pump $13.3 trillion into new projects, according to a report released by BloombergNEF. The move […]

Solar Panel Art Raises Awareness and Money for Developing Nations

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The Solar Panel Art Series* was started to raise awareness of the potential for solar power in developed and developing nations. For the series, artists were commissioned to create works of art using solar panels as the medium. This year’s Solar Panel Art Series is being called the Transition Edition to call attention to the transition that the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]