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Solar employs more U.S. workers than Apple, Google, and Facebook combined

The rapid rise of solar power is one of the most astonishing transformations in the history of global energy use. A decade ago, solar photovoltaics (PV) was just a tiny sapling, easily dismissed by fossil fuel advocates. Today, after a

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Why isn’t wind as sexy as solar?

When employees begin to move into Apple Park, Apple’s new 175-acre campus in Cupertino, California, next month, they’ll be walking into one of the largest on-site solar energy installations in the world. The park will be powered by 100% renewable

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Solar power growth leaps by 50% worldwide thanks to US and China

The amount of solar power added worldwide soared by some 50% last year because of a sun rush in the US and China, new figures show. New solar photovoltaic capacity installed in 2016 reached more than 76 gigawatts, a dramatic

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7,000 railways stations in India to go solar

Almost every railway station in India will soon be fed with solar power if the plans announced in India’s latest union budget are implemented. The Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that the 7,000 railway stations across the country will

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5 solar-powered buildings that will forever change architecture

With solar energy prices dropping to record lows and advancements in design soaring, more architects and developers are turning to solar for its costs savings and aesthetic appeal. As we’ll see over the next two years, some of the largest

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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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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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Six of the most beautiful solar farms in the world

There’s no way to get around it – renewable energy is the future. It’s not only better for the environment in myriad ways, but it’s going to be far cheaper in the coming decades, and, you know, it doesn’t run

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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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