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April 18 -- According to The Solar Foundation's (TSF) recently released interactive map, California has more solar workers than actors; more Texans work in solar than ranching; and the U.S. solar industry has more workers than the coal mining industry. Those findings and many more were discovered by The Solar Foundation team, led by Andrea Luecke, as they put together comprehensive solar job data about all fifty U.S. states and the District of Columbia. >>View Article 

April 18 -- If the U.S. ceases to burn coal, shuts down a quarter of existing nuclear reactors, and trims its use of natural gas by 2050, the resulting increased reliance on wind, solar and other renewables will not result in a less reliable electricity grid, according to a major new report prepared by Synapse Energy Economics, Inc., for the nonprofit Civil Society Institute (CSI). >>View Article

April 17 -- Home furniture retailer Ikea has activated what it says is the largest rooftop solar array in Maryland at its distribution center in Perryville.  >>View Article

Monday, 15 April 2013 13:54

All About Installing Solar Panels

April 15 -- Do solar panels really work in Washington? Yes, they do! While the output is lower in cloudy or rainy weather, solar cells still generate useful power under these conditions. How do they work, exactly? View Article >>

April 9 -- There are at least two things to know about this high desert city. One, the sun just keeps on shining. Two, the city’s mayor, a class-action lawyer named R. Rex Parris, just keeps on competing. Two years ago, the mayor, a Republican, decided to leverage the incessant Antelope Valley sun so that Lancaster could become the solar capital “of the world,” he said. Then he reconsidered. “Of the universe,” he said, the brio in his tone indicating that it would be parsimonious to confine his ambition to any one planet. >>View Article

April 8 -- A new study says New York could get the power it needs from wind, water and sunlight by 2030 with a concerted push, though the state's decade-long effort to significantly boost green energy shows how challenging that could be. >>View Article

April 4 -- RPS policies have also supported incredibly strong job creation across the country in places like North Carolina, where 21,000 people are employed by the clean energy industry, and Kansas, where about 28,000 Americans work in clean energy. Together, America’s clean energy economy employs 3.4 million people and is growing four times faster than any other type of work according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And industries such as solar saw employment increase 13.2 percent in 2012 in large part due to RPS policies. >>View Article

April 2 -- President Obama has pursued an energy policy he describes as “all of the above,” a bit of Bill Clinton-style triangulation that seeks to boost production from carbon-intensive oil and gas drilling while promoting clean technologies like solar and wind. >>View Article

March 28 -- No fewer than two in three Americans want the U.S. to put more emphasis on producing domestic energy using solar power (76%), wind (71%), and natural gas (65%). Far fewer want to emphasize the production of oil (46%) and the use of nuclear power (37%). Least favored is coal, with about one in three Americans wanting to prioritize its domestic production. >>View Article

March 28 -- A solar-powered plane that has wowed aviation fans in Europe is preparing to fly across North America. The Swiss creators of the Solar Impulse are announcing Thursday which U.S. cities the experimental plane will visit during its ‘‘Across America’’ tour that kicks off in May. >>View Article

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