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Tuesday, 03 September 2013 14:21

New Hope For Solar In Florida

September 3 -- Sometimes good ideas survive even when shortsighted leaders ignore them. News that a small cadre of solar power firms is figuring out ways to gain a foothold in Florida's energy market despite the political hostility is good for consumers, the environment and the state's future. It also should provide additional evidence for more thoughtful lawmakers to persuade Gov. Rick Scott and Republican legislative leaders to focus on the future of renewable energy. >>View Article

August 26 -- Solar stocks were long derided as underperforming dogs, sucker bait for idealists. But now several are having their day, and Exxon Mobil is the one in the doghouse. >>View Article

July 8 -- It’s exciting to hear about three recent solar farm proposals – two in Yadkin County and a third in Stokes. The more we use this advanced, clean technology, the merrier for our communities, in terms of economy and health. >>View Article

June 26 -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has completed solar projects at eight stores and two Sam’s Club locations across Maryland. >>View Article

June 10 -- With Southern California’s largest electric generating station broken and scheduled for removal, solar generation levels have reached a record level in California, state officials said Sunday. >>View Article

June 10 -- The U.S., with 42 percent of the $37.8 billion in clean-energy mergers and acquisitions activity last year, will maintain its top spot this year led by solar energy, the head of CohnReznick LLP’s renewable practice said. >>View Article

June 4 -- The first six months of 2013 have not been the most dazzling for the world’s solar industry.  First came news that solar superpower Germany was looking at paring back the generous subsidy system that has helped it build more than 32 gigawatts of installed solar photovoltaic capacity – nearly a third of the global total and more than any other country. >>View Article

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:50

Solar Energy's Sunny Future

May 29 -- Over the past several years, the solar industry has been trying to recover from a crash in the price of silicon—a key component in the construction of solar panels. >>View Article

May 22 -- The Solar Energy Industries Association released a report Friday detailing the military’s recent commitment to power 25 percent of its electricity intake with renewable energy by 2025. So far more than 130 megawatts of solar voltaic systems have been installed in military bases spanning 31 states and D.C. The panels provide enough electricity to power 22,000 U.S. homes. >>View Article

May 21 -- Many states and cities have long been turning trash into treasure by burning garbage to create heat and electricity, or by harvesting the methane gas that is released as junk decomposes. But in a new twist on this theme, several cities and municipalities are transforming capped landfills—the ultimate waste of space—into solar-power plants. >>View Article

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