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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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Saving Lives with Solar Cooking

A stove powered by the sun is making a big difference in impoverished communities. Solar stoves are a great energy saver, providing an alternative to traditional fuels. Solar Cookers International, a …

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3 Solar Energy Options for Your Home

Have you ever considered harnessing the power of the sun to save on your energy consumption? Solar technology is constantly improving, and there are many ways solar can be a part of your home. Check o…

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Solar Power Cheaper Than Diesel in India

In India, solar power is now cheaper than diesel which is prompting the largest mobile phone company, BHARTI to switch to solar for powering some rural cell towers. Also the world's biggest mango-pure…

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Energy Entrepreneurs: The Sun-Lit Jungle

Entrepreneurs bring solar power to Guatemala, where a lack of access to electricity is a major problem. Tech News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "V72FGaEYr7RyHgGR", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; New…

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Napa Vineyard Powered by Floating Solar Cells

For the Far Niente Winery located in California's Napa Valley, an acre of land is more valuable than gold, so finding space for solar panels is tough and costly. The solution? To float the panels on a…

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Beyond Fossil Fuels: Moving Planet Rally

Moving Planet, September 24, 2011, is a worldwide rally to join forces and demand policy and social-behavior change on climate issues. Sponsored by the Sierra Club, they encourage us to use Moving Pla…

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World’s Largest Solar Plant Lowers Cost

Blythe Solar Power Project, a 1,000-megawatt installation in California's Riverside County is switching from concentrated solar power to photovoltaics. Concentrating solar power uses parabolic dishes …

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Landfill Could Add Solar Power Plant

A landfill in Barstow, California could add a solar power plant generating between 10 and 20 megawatts of electricity. It was reported that if it does produce that much power, it would be enough for 1…

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San Francisco 100% Renewable Energy by 2020?

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said recently at a gathering for solar enthusiasts in San Francisco that he believes the city can be functioning on all renewable energy in nine years. Nearly 800 people att…

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