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With green mosques and schools, Amman pushes for zero emissions

Poking above the bright pink bougainvillea that spills into the street, the lone minaret of the Ta’la Al-Ali mosque towers over the Khalda neighbourhood of Amman. Aside from its colourful stain-glassed windows and ornate calligraphy, this mosque stands out for

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India installed 1 MW of solar every hour in the first half of 2018

India has crossed 25 GW in terms of total installed solar capacity, inching its way closer to the 2022 target of 100 GW. In the first half of 2018, about 5 GW of solar capacity was installed across the country

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Can we rely on wind and solar energy?

Is green energy, particularly wind and solar energy, the solution to our climate and energy problems? Or should we be relying on things like natural gas, nuclear energy, and even coal for our energy needs and environmental obligations? Alex Epstein

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Solar PV will lead renewables electricity generation by 2050

The use of renewables will increasingly dominate global electricity production over the next decades, and solar photovoltaic (PV) will help meet almost half of the demand, delivering 40% of electricity generation. This is one of the main conclusions of DNV

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Solar power plant to open at site of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

A solar energy plant will begin operating within weeks at the site of the Chernobyl disaster. The €1m (£889,000) facility, capable of powering a small town, has been built in Ukraine at ground zero of the worst nuclear accident in

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Saudi Arabia tables $200 billion solar-energy plant

Saudi Arabia has put on hold a $200 billion plan with SoftBank Group Corp. to build the world’s biggest solar-power-generation project, said Saudi government officials, setting back another eye-catching transformation project in the kingdom. The stalled solar project marks a

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From space stations to factories: five interesting ways that solar power is being harnessed

Solar power is becoming an increasingly important part of the planet’s energy mix. In 2016, for example, new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity increased by 50 percent globally, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA also noted that, for

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Innovation is making solar panels harder to recycle

The United States installs 7 million pounds per day of solar panels, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a pace that secures only fourth place among countries for installed capacity. Those panels are built to last 30 years, which

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How China’s giant solar farms are transforming world energy

Fly over “Datong County”, a region in northern China, and you’ll see two giant pandas. One is waving at you. They are made of thousands of solar panels. Together, and with the other adjacent panels included, they form a 100-megawatt

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Low-cost, printable solar panels offer ray of hope amid energy gridlock

An Australian physicist is leading a push to pioneer a new type of low-cost solar energy he believes could make signing up for energy accounts as straightforward as taking up a mobile phone plan. In May last year, the University

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