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Cooler Planet Partners With SeeYourImpact

Recently, Cooler Planet decided to partner with a non-profit called SeeYourImpact. In our never ending quest to help people take steps to reduce their impact on the planet we are ...
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Deutsche Bank Completes 1,066 Panel Solar Array

Deutsche Bank, a leading global investment firm, recently finished installing a 250-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system at its Piscataway, NJ, office as part of its commitment to be carbon neutral...
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Company offers solar discounts as an employee benefit

One recent example of the growing popularity of solar energy comes from California, where Aerojet is offering employees discounts on photovoltaic systems as part of their benefit package. According to...
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Government lands draw interest from solar companies

Efforts by the federal government to identify its best lands for renewable energy potential are reportedly touching off heavy interest among competing companies. A report in the New York Times’ ...
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Solar industry weighs potential for distributed generation

One lingering question for the solar energy industry continues to be whether distributed generation will be a more common model than large-scale projects. A Reuters report notes that Southern ...
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Energy group calls for more renewable investments

One of the world’s leading energy organizations is calling for dramatic increases in renewable energy investments to help offset the dangers of climate change. In a statement released this week ...
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Palm Desert Energy Loans Sell Faster Than Concert Tickets

When Palm Desert, California announced that it was offering $1.25 million in loans to qualified buyers wanting to install solar power, Earl Schmid, the president of solar installation firm Desert ...
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New design could be future of solar thermal

Consumers may be getting a glimpse of the future of solar thermal applications in the form of a recently unveiled collection dish. The new design was unveiled by Stirling Energy ...
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UCLA announces solar technology advances

Researchers at UCLA have announced new technology that could significantly lower the cost of photovoltaic panels and other solar energy resources. According to the university, advances in ...
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HECO Abandons Renewable Energy Paperwork

Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO) recently announced that it will no longer handle rebates for customers who buy and install solar energy systems or energy efficient appliances. Instead, that ...
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