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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 […]

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 […]

The difference between n-type and p-type solar cells

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The average solar buyer probably isn’t paying attention to whether solar panels are made with p-type or n-type solar cells. There are more important things to worry about, like power output and aesthetics. But in case anyone was wondering what those letters mean and how they may affect solar panel buying in the future, here’s […]

Hawaii Airport Going Solar

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Honolulu airport is about to get thousands of new solar panels Energy produced by the panels will be used at the airport and help to cut the overall electricity bill by almost half. Hawaii has set itself the goal of generating 100 percent clean energy by the year 2045. It’s a state known for its […]