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Why Your Community Should Have a Solar Garden

For years now, communities have been taking advantage of public lots to build community gardens, allotments, and other community spaces where those without room to garden at home can have a pla…

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Do Solar Panels Use More Energy Than They Generate?

You've probably heard the claim that solar panels take more energy to make than they generate. That's a pretty crushing thing to hear if you've just hired an electrician to install a fancy new solar…

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My Amazing DIY Solar Generator

I remember the inspiration for building my solar generator clearly. It was close to 20 years ago and we were camping at the dunes in Oregon. Our campground neighbor, in a huge RV, ran his generator fo…

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Tokelau Will Be World’s First 100% Solar-Powered Nation

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger Tokelau may not yet be a fully self-governing country—the majority of its budget is paid for in aid from New Zealand; its citizens still are technically citizens of …

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Solar Plane’s Intercontinental Attempt

The Swiss sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse took off on Thursday for Morocco on its first attempt at an intercontinental flight - without using a drop of fuel. If successful, the 2,500-kilometer (1,5…

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NYC Triples Solar Energy Production

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced the city has tripled its solar energy production. Photo Credit: jerryfergusonphotography via Flickr. US News Video by NewsLook var nl_rand…

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Towering Tulips Help Solar Power Flower

An Israeli energy company is taking flower power to a new level. The company, AORA, is using tulip-shaped towers to concentrate solar energy into a high temperature gas that can be used to power entir…

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Solar Power Station Works at Night

A unique thermosolar power station in southern Spain can shrug off cloudy days: energy stored when the sun shines lets it produce electricity even during the night. The Gemasolar station, up and runni…

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Solar Panels Could Be Cheaper Than TVs

In the last several years solar panel prices have dropped dramatically, but currently they still are too expensive for most people, unless there are plenty of tax incentives and rebates which make it …

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Italian Engineers Pioneer Floating Solar Panels

Solar panels floating on the sea: the idea may sound like something from science-fiction, but an Italian firm has made it a reality. In the first scheme of its kind in the world, the panels turn on th…

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