Solar Power

How Co-ops Are Bringing Solar Power To Rural America

Declining solar costs have helped spur a move away from coal -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Spacewalking Astronauts Swap Space Station Batteries In Power Upgrade

The International Space Station got a power upgrade today (March 22) as two NASA astronauts took a spacewalk to install new batteries on the station's solar arrays.
Related topics: Astronaut, International Space Station, Space, NASA

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Coffee-based Colloids For Direct Solar Absorption

Solar energy is one of the most promising resources to help reduce fossil fuel consumption and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions to power a sustainable future. Devices presently in use to convert solar energy into thermal energy mostly rely on the...
Related topics: Fossils, Paleontology

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Reuters: Green New Deal Too Extreme For Solar, Wind Companies

It turns out the Green New Deal is even too extreme for even the solar and wind industry — especially its elements that extend far beyond energy and climate policy, according to Reuters.
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Is Earth Safe? Russian Scientists Detect Massive Spike In Solar Activity

When directed toward Earth, powerful bursts of energy from the Sun's surface are capable of causing mass geomagnetic disturbances, burning out man-made electrical and communications equipment and power grids, and even leading to a higher incidence...
Related topics: Sun

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How Solar Energy Works

Sustainable, reliable and renewable, solar energy is everywhere. In fact, the sun delivers enough energy to our planet every hour to satisfy global energy needs for an entire year. The sun is a constant, reliable source of energy that we are only...
Related topics: Sun, Space

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Bp May Employ Solar Energy To Power American Operations

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Tesla's Meandering Energy Strategy Is Still Killing Solar

When Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) bought SolarCity for $2.6 billion in 2016, it was supposed to create an energy powerhouse that could drive the future of renewable energy. People could buy solar, energy storage, and an electric vehicle under one roof and...
Related topics: Tesla, Nasdaq

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Researchers Create A Method To Make Hydrogen From Seawater Using Solar Power

Researchers from Stanford University have announced they have created a new way to make hydrogen from ocean water. The scientists have demonstrated a new way to separate hydrogen and oxygen gas from seawater using electricity. The team notes that...
Related topics: Hydrogen

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China To Continue Nasa's Abandoned Project Of Harnessing Solar Power In Space

China may be pursuing one of NASA's abandoned project after the announcement of its plan to finish its high voltage power transmission and wireless energy test necessary for a space-based solar power system. The continued investment of different...
Related topics: NASA, Space

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California Solar Power Plants Ignite Birds Mid Flight

Finally, some mainstream media coverage~ctm HT/Fernando

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Chile Tests Floating Solar Panels To Power Mine, Save Water

A floating island of solar panels is being tested in Chile as a way to generate clean energy and reduce water loss at mine operations, a cornerstone of the Andean country's economy that uses huge amounts of electricity and water.

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Forget Trump Budget, 5 Green Etfs Crushing The Market

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Related topics: Invesco

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Cyberattacks, Solar Storms, & Emp Weapons: Us Power Grid Extremely Vulnerable, Extended...

Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, A lot of Americans are mocking Venezuela right now, but the truth is that what has happened to them could also happen to us very easily.  As you will see below, DARPA is so...
Related topics: Solar Storms, Sun, DARPA

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The Restrictions On The Cannabis Industry Make It Difficult To Be Sustainable

Canndescent was determined to use solar power to lighten its carbon footprint. But because weed is not federally legal, it faced an uphill battle getting the financing to build out solar on its 11,000-square-foot growing facility. In Desert Hot...

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New Mexico The Most Coal-heavy State To Pledge 100% Carbon-free Energy By 2045

Enlarge / University of New Mexico Taos Campus solar photovoltaic array. (credit: Getty Images) On Tuesday, New Mexico's state House of Representatives passed the "Energy Transition Act," which commits the state to getting 100 percent of its...

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The Dollars And Sense Of Big Batteries On The Grid

As the mix of energy sources feeding power-hungry homes, businesses and industry comes to incorporate more renewables like wind and solar, society faces a reckoning with where to turn when wind and sunshine die down. What will it take for greener...

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Short Sellers Zero In On Solar, Alternative Fuels Stocks

Short sellers once again turned their attention to solar and alternative energy stocks in the two-week short interest reporting period that ended on February 28.

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Turning Buildings Into Energy Producers

Photovoltaics can be used directly in building and renovation projects and serve as a construction material in their own right. Integrating solar panels into facades and roofs can transform buildings into electricity producers and reduce CO2...
Related topics: Carbon Dioxide

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Solar Energy May Have Caused California’s Wildfires

From The Washington Examiner by Kevin Mooney | March 04, 2019 12:59 PM Taxpayer-subsidized, ratepayer-funded utilities that may be on the hook for billions of dollars in liabilities point to climate change as the major factor standing behind...

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