New York enjoys nearly 800 percent growth in solar

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that state-supported solar power in New York increased nearly 800 percent from December 2011 to December 2016, following nearly $1.5 billion in private investment. Solar growth is critical to the Governor’s Clean

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Denmark generated enough wind energy to power all its electricity needs on wednesday

The country of Denmark generated enough wind energy on Wednesday to power the entire country’s electricity needs, according to new figures from Europe’s wind energy trade body, WindEurope. According to WindEurope, Denmark generated a total of 70 gigawatt-hours (GWh) from

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This Danish school has installed the world’s largest solar façade

A new building in Copenhagen is covered by 12,000 colourful solar tiles, making it one of the largest building-integrated solar power plants in Denmark. The tiles completely cover the building and will provide it with 300 MWh of electricity per

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Honduras is the first nation with 10% solar in its electricity mix

Honduran state power company ENEE reported that the 10.2% of the generation in the country’s electrical system corresponded to the total generation of the PV power plants in 2016. This places Honduras as the first non-island nation in the world

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Marubeni to build 1.18GW solar plant

Japanese trading house Marubeni will build and manage what will become one of the world’s largest mega solar power plants, with a capacity of 1.18 or so gigawatts – more than a nuclear reactor. The plant will be built in

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Europe adds 12.5 GW of new wind capacity in 2016 with record €27.5bn in new investments

Wind accounted for 51% of all new power installations in 2016, connecting a total of 12.5 GW to the grid across the 28 EU Member States – 10.923 MW in onshore and 1,567 MW offshore.   Total wind capacity in

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A technology develops electricity-generating flexible glass

SolarWindow Technologies, Inc., the leading developer of transparent electricity-generating coatings for glass windows and flexible veneers, announced plans to develop electricity-generating flexible glass. SolarWindow scientists and engineers recently applied layers of the company’s liquid coatings on to Corning® Willow® Glass

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Israel building world’s tallest solar tower

The world’s tallest solar tower is currently being constructed in Israel’s Negev desert, the latest example of the Jewish state’s newfound emphasis on renewable energy. The tower, which will be 250 meters (820 feet) tall, is encircled by around 50,000

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UK wind power overtakes coal for first time

Windfarms across the UK generated more electricity in 2016 than coal power plants for the first time, according to an analyst’s estimates. Three major coal power stations closed last year, causing coal electricity generation to plummet to 9.2%, down from

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Solar employs more workers than coal, oil and natural gas combined

U.S. solar employs more workers than any other energy industry, including coal, oil and natural gas combined, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report. 6.4 million Americans now work in the traditional energy

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