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Originally published on Eden Keeper by Aisha Abdelhamid Faith members considering solar power for churches, temples, mosques, and other houses of worship are discovering that installations are getting both easier and cheaper. Since 2009, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), costs for non-residential solar installations have dropped around 73%, from around $7.50 per kilowatt […]
Starting in 2012, Google began planning to get 100% of its electricity from renewable sources. It says it will finally reach its goal before the end of 2017.
ARENA and NREL both say that combining wind with solar power at the same location can significantly reduce the cost of renewable energy projects.
Rocky Mountain Power in Utah tried a new approach to solar power earlier this year. It built a solar farm in a rural community, then sold subscriptions to local residents and businesses. The program sold out in just a few months.
The largest solar installation in New Mexico was dedicated last week. The 140 megawatt facility features sun tracking hardware to boost total output.
India is on pace to install nearly 5 gigawatts of new solar power this year. A new report urges farmers to use solar pumps to irrigate their fields.
For ground mount solar systems, there is an important consideration after the installation is complete — controlling the vegetation and weeds that occur naturally wherever there is an open field. Believe it or not, sheep may be the most efficient and cost effective answer.
Solar power advocates scored two small but important victories last week in rulings by regulators in Arizona and New Mexico.
New research based on work down 47 years ago could lead to the development of solar panels that are up to 50% more efficient than the best panels available today.