How Habitat for Humanity Uses Solar to Keep Families in Their Homes

Saturday’s early morning fog had already burned off as a group of construction workers hoisted heavy panels to the top of eight roofs inside a complex of 28 single-family homes being constructed in San Francisco’s …

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Infographic: The Top Solar Countries in the World — and How they Got ...

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Napa Solar Panels Stood Up to Biggest Earthquake in 25 Years

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ACORE west report

Solar and Hydro Still Lead the West for Renewables, ACORE Finds

The 12 states in the western United States are the nation’s goldmine for green energy, creating two-thirds of the country’s solar power, according to the latest regional report from ACORE.

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Energy Efficiency Offers $18 Trillion in Benefits to U.S. Over 20 Years

A new report from the International Energy Agency shows that the US economy could receive $18 trillion in health, energy and environmental benefits by focusing on improved energy efficiency.

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UK utilities

Utilities are a Dying Business and UK Should Go Solar, Researchers Say

London-based Institute for Public Policy and Research (IPPR) was reportedly the first to influentially call for limiting greenhouse gases to two degrees Celsius. Now it’s calling for the immediate replacement …

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solar jobs

Green Jobs Are Booming — but Will the Growth Continue?

Tesla, the electric car manufacturer, announced this month that it plans to open a $5 billion factory in Nevada. The giant facility — they’re calling it a “gigafactory” — will …

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IRENA report

IRENA Urges Major Gov’t Commitments to, and Financing for, Renewables

How do we revolutionize the global power system? Follow, then transform, the money. That’s the thrust of the first edition of the International Renewable Energy Agency’s new series REThinking Energy …

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clean energy victory bonds

Clean Energy Victory Bonds: Another Way to Finance the Solar Boom?

As divestment from dirty fuels take hold, cleantech financial instruments are ramping up. An intriguing entrant is San Jose Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2014 (PDF), …

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solarize campaigns

New Guide Helps Everyone Follow in Solarize’s Home Solar Successes

Because any local effort aiming to boost home solar installations through bulk purchase discounts can call itself a Solarize campaign, it’s hard to determine just exactly what combination of elements …

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How Habitat for Humanity Uses Solar to Keep Families in Their Homes

Saturday’s early morning fog had already burned off as a group of construction workers hoisted heavy panels to the top of eight roofs inside a complex of 28 single-family homes …

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CEFU

Clean Energy for U.S. Campaign Aims to Bring Solar to the Southeast

The Southeast might be the last place you’d think would spawn a new model designed to spur higher solar adoption rates. After all, the region falls way behind other parts …

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China Gets Serious About Rooftop Solar with 8-Gigawatt Goal

Rooftop solar may be drawing fire in the U.S., but China is cool with it. In fact, its National Energy Administration has asked local authorities to increase the amount and …

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