2017 Solar Spring Break Gives Student Hands-On Training While Installing In Low-Income Communities

Published on March 6th, 2017 | by

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Spring break is coming! Spring break is coming! But instead of going to the beach, or the mountains, or wherever it is college students go these days to let off steam during spring break, about 200 of them are going to get some hands-on solar training while helping to install solar projects in low-income and under-served communities. read more

Solar Jobs Are Increasing While Jobs In Coal Mining Continue To Fall In Appalachia

Published on March 6th, 2017 | by

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Solar jobs could help some of the people most affected by the current economy — coal miners. They have been seeing jobs in the mines declining for decades. They voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump because he promised to re-open the mines and put the coal miners back to work and they believed him. It’s not […] read more

Solar Power Now Least Expensive Source Of Electricity In 58 Emerging Economies

Published on March 5th, 2017 | by

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Wanting to save the world is a laudable goal, but economics is where the case for solar power and other renewable energy is being won. BNEF says solar now cost less than any other source of electricity in 60 countries around the world. read more

Amazon Turns To Rooftop Solar To Boost Its Environmental Profile

Published on March 3rd, 2017 | by

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Spurred by a negative rating from Greenpeace compared to other tech companies, Amazon has begun a campaign to add rooftop solar to all 50 of its worldwide sorting, shipping and data centers by 2020. read more

Solar Power Coming To 10,000 Nigerian Homes Thanks To Microgrids

Published on February 25th, 2017 | by

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A partnership between a Nigerian and an American company will bring solar power microgrids to 25 communities in Nigeria this year. Most have had no electricity for at least 10 years. read more

California City Wants New Homes To Have Rooftop Solar For Net-Zero Operation

Published on February 22nd, 2017 | by

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Lancaster, California has been a leader in renewable energy since 2011. Now the city council has voted in favor of a new policy that requires all new homes to have a rooftop solar system large enough to provide all the electricity needed to operate the home. read more

UPS Announces $18 Million Investment In Onsite Solar Energy, 5x Onsite Solar Growth

Published on February 19th, 2017 | by

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Originally published on CleanTechnica by James Ayre The shipping giant UPS will be investing around $18 million in new onsite solar photovoltaic (PV) projects expected to be completed by the end of the year in the US, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica. The new onsite solar energy projects will increase UPS’s total onsite […] read more

Jinko Solar Surpasses Trina Solar As World’s Leading Solar PV Module Supplier In 2016

Published on February 19th, 2017 | by

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Originally published on CleanTechnica by Joshua S Hill China-based solar PV manufacturer Trina Solar can no longer call itself the world’s leading solar PV supplier, having been overtaken by Chinese competitor Jinko Solar, according to new figures by research and consulting firm GlobalData. A year ago, GlobalData confirmed that Chinese solar PV manufacturer Trina Solar had […] read more