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Solar likely to pay for itself more quickly

Solar as a home investment will pay off sooner than ever for consumers according to new projections from a prominent industry leader. A Reuters report quotes Bruce Sohn, president of ...
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EyeOn Energy Loses Minneapolis Convention Center Project

As early as February of 2008, the Minneapolis City Council began discussing solar panels on the roof of the Convention Center to replace the outdated EPDM rubber roof.By August of ...
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Clean energy investments increased last quarter

Venture capitalists are showing more willingness to fund solar energy and other clean power technologies despite a months-long credit crunch that has hampered lending and investments. A report this ...
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Wells Fargo to fund commercial solar projects

Wells Fargo has announced a collaborative effort with SunPower Corp. that could result in the development of $100 million in new commercial solar energy projects. According to Wells Fargo, SunPower ...
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White House eyes energy efficiency in buildings

President Obama and Energy Secretary Steven Chu have announced a new initiative to cut pollution and energy bills in buildings across the nation. On Monday, Obama announced the new initiative, ...
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Federal government moving to spur solar energy development

The federal government has taken new steps to help spur the development of solar energy resources in western states. According to an announcement from the Department of the Interior, the ...
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Another solar company setting up in Toledo

The Toledo area is continuing to assert itself as a leader in the emerging solar energy industry, with another company having recently established a presence in the area. This week, ...
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Researchers unveil solar airplane prototype

Swiss researchers have revealed their prototype for a solar-powered airplane that could begin test flights in the next couple of years. An Associated Press report describes the project, which is ...
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Governors Energy Office Install Solar Panels

At the Engineering Building on Colorado State University’s campus in Fort Collins, a $35,000 matching-funds contribution from the Governor’s Energy Office, as part of the state’s 2009 Solar ...
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Inverters on Largest Rooftop Solar Installation in US

Boston-based Satcon, which provides power conversion and system design solutions for utility-scale renewable energy projects, announced recently that it had installed four 250 kilowatt Satcon ...
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