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What Will Further Accelerate the Advancement of Solar Power?

As the solar energy industry continues to create jobs, cut down utility bills, and preserve our environment, the question becomes how do we accelerate this beneficial advancement for the betterment of all?
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Australia’s Tesla Solar Battery Turns a Profit

Tesla's Powerpack Project only came on stream in December, but on two occasions it has already stepped up to save the grid, and in the process, sold excess electricity on the power market for around $810,000.
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Threat to 23,000 US Jobs amid Trump Solar Tax

Solar tariffs set to be introduced by the Trump administration will come with the loss of 23,000 US jobs in the first year alone, and significant setbacks in clean energy adoption.
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China Leads World’s Renewable Energy Investment

As the United States dropped out of the Paris climate accord, China has become the global trendsetter in renewable energy. The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis revealed the country cemented its leadership qualities with...
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Is Solar-Powered Bitcoin Mining the Future?

Bitcoin took a wild ride in 2017. Even though the end of the year was marred with big price dips and controversies surrounding major virtual currency exchanges, it’s clear that Bitcoin took the financial world...

India Records Huge Solar and Wind Energy Growth

Based upon ambitious targets in renewables, India is increasing its total installed capacity in solar and wind energy via higher investments and research collaborations. India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has set itself...
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Solar Glass Now Allows Large Scale Building Developments

It looks like solar power won’t just be for the homeowner anymore but also for condo residents and office workers. A company in Maryland called SolarWindow Technologies boasts a new line of product that allows...
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Tesla Tiny House Shows off Powerwall Capabilities

Tiny houses are the rage these days, and now electric car manufacturer and energy solutions provider Tesla is getting in on the action. Tesla’s goal with the tiny house is to demonstrate the effectiveness of...
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Don’t miss the WIRED Energy Conference in London: October 12, 2017

How the world accesses and uses energy has never been more important than it is today. From the potential of renewables to global energy conservation, to consumer devices like electric cars and smart home...
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Solar Power meets Med Tech in this Touch-Sensitive Electronic Skin for Next-Gen Prosthetics

A new development from the University of Glasgow in Scotland will allow patients with artificial limbs to gain touch sensitivity in their prosthetics. While this is impressive in itself, the limbs are also solar-powered, meaning...

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