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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

Google's $280 Million Investment in Solar Loans

Google's $280 Million Investment in Solar Loans

Jun 17, 2011 at 08:15 | Jess McCabe

Google has invested $280 million to set up a residential solar fund with installer SolarCity, which leases systems to households that want to avoid the upfront costs of buying and…

Why Japan Will Turn to Solar Energy Following Fukushima

Why Japan Will Turn to Solar Energy Following Fukushima

Jun 10, 2011 at 07:36 | John Daly

As the dire news continues to leach out of Fukishima, the silver lining in its nuclear cloud is that renewable energy technologies, despite their daunting start-up costs, are receiving renewed…

Solar Power in Space: Power Satellites

Solar Power in Space: Power Satellites

Jun 06, 2011 at 07:38 | The Oil Drum

Power satellites are an idea that has been around since the late 1960s but not developed commercially because we don't know how to build an inexpensive space transport system.  That…

North Africa’s Solar Energy Desert Plan Comes Under Fire

North Africa’s Solar Energy Desert Plan Comes Under Fire

May 22, 2011 at 22:37 | SciDev SciDev

A plan to turn the desert sunshine of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) into electricity, both for the region and for export to Europe, has been criticized for…

Could Political Instability Rule out North Africa as a Major Solar Energy Producer

Could Political Instability Rule out North Africa as a Major Solar Energy Producer

Apr 12, 2011 at 08:13 | Economywatch

Higher oil prices are usually good news for clean energy because they make costly technologies like solar and wind less daunting to investors. But for one of the world’s most…

Middle East's Largest Solar Energy Project Secures $600 Million Financing

Middle East's Largest Solar Energy Project Secures $600 Million Financing

Mar 28, 2011 at 03:04 | Environmental Finance

Plans to build the largest solar power plant in the Middle East moved a step closer to reality after financing closed on the $600 million Shams 1 project in the…

Ten Predictions for Solar Energy in 2011

Ten Predictions for Solar Energy in 2011

Jan 31, 2011 at 07:44 | David Caploe PhD

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Why Gulf Oil Producing Countries Should Subsidize Solar

Why Gulf Oil Producing Countries Should Subsidize Solar

Jan 26, 2011 at 07:38 | Jess McCabe

Solar photovoltaic (PV) would be more economically viable than oil-fired electricity generation in oil-rich Gulf states, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) said today. BNEF's research makes the case it is…

SunPower Closes First Publicly Rated Bond Issue for a Solar Project

SunPower Closes First Publicly Rated Bond Issue for a Solar Project

Dec 20, 2010 at 11:29 | Mark Nicholls

US solar power firm SunPower Corporation has sold €195.2 million ($258.4 million) of bonds linked to a solar farm in Italy, which are understood to be the first such bonds…

Mexico's Incredible Solar Energy Potential

Mexico's Incredible Solar Energy Potential

Dec 09, 2010 at 09:09 | Andy Soos

Ideally a location for the generation of solar power should have a relatively high level of solar insolation (ability to generate a significant amount of solar energy), a fairly large…

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