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New Report Shows America's Schools Saving Money by Going Solar

WASHINGTON, DC, Sep 18, 2014 -- PRWeb.com - In a report card deserving of the honor roll, a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind new study released today says America's K-12 schools have shown explosive growth in their use of solar energy over the last decade, soaring from 303 kilowatts (kW) of installed capacity to 457,000 kW, while reducing carbon emissions by 442,799 metric tons annually - the equivalent of saving 50 million gallons of gasoline a year or taking nearly 100,000 cars off U.S. More...

Solar Project Yields Positive Results

Sep 17 - Targeted News Service - Idaho Power's solar-powered lighting system has gone "net zero" less than one year after installation. More...

Solar map heats up roof potential

Sep 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Donna Goodison Boston Herald - A new online mapping system lets Boston residential and commercial property owners see the solar potential of their roofs and cost estimates to install photovoltaic systems. More...
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Utility Scale Solar Farm Receives 15 Year Duke Energy Purchase Power Agreement

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire - Innovative Solar Systems has just recently received a 15 year purchase power agreement from Duke Energy on the company's IS 41 project, a 48MW(AC) solar farm to be built in North Carolina and be online in late 2015. More...

SEIA, Vote Solar Celebrate Solar's Continued Price Declines

SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, DC, Sep 17, 2014 -- PRWeb.com - The average cost of going solar in the United States continued its rapid decline in 2013 and the first half of 2014, according to a new study from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. More...

Firm eyes solar farm

Sep 16 - Times Union (Albany, NY) - A San Diego company wants to build an 18-acre solar farm in Selkirk with more than 12,000 solar panels on land owned by the town of Bethlehem. More...

Articles 

By Julia Young
On: September 18, 2014
Before discussing the various socio-economic advantages of solar energy, it is imperative to understand the global economic structure. This will give a better understanding of the benefits. more...
By Camilo Patrignani
On: July 22, 2014
It's very clear Latin America has one of the world's brightest solar power market outlooks. High power prices and volatile fuel supplies have made solar cheaper than fossil fuels in many countries, driving new investment more...
By Matti Rautkivi
On: June 13, 2014
In April 2014 the U.S renewables industry made international headlines when the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) monthly figures revealed that the country's solar capacity had increased an unprecedented 418% from 2010 to 2014. Marking the more...
By Julia Young
On: May 13, 2014
Efficiency is a key criterion when it comes to making a decision regarding the purchase of any electrical equipment. While it is important that the electricity that we consume is efficiently used, it is also more...
By Camilo Patrignani
On: April 28, 2014
These days, a $40 million dollar equity financing deal might not seem groundbreaking in America's power markets. But for the keen analyst of distributed solar energy, that same investment may just herald a shift toward more...

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Benefits of Solar Power

By Jehan Vithana - The solar industry is growing so fast than ever before. According to solar professional’s statistics, that a new solar project more...
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India reveals draft of new program to support 20 GW of large PV projects by 2020

By John Ryan - India reveals draft of new program to support 20 GW of large PV projects by 2020 India's Ministry of New more...
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Australia: Rooftop solar future boosted as Labor pledges support

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Massachusetts utility-scale PV sector in danger

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Bright future of solar lighting

By Annie K - Hybrid solar powered lighting (HSL) isn't anything like solar light based power that changes over daylight into power. Through the more...


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