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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

Solar Powered Plane completes Night Flight

Solar Powered Plane completes Night Flight

Jul 15, 2010 at 02:59 | ISN Security Watch

This week’s record-breaking night flight by the Solar Impulse aircraft has been widely acclaimed, but few of us are ever likely to fly in such a plane. Swiss adventurer Bertrand…

Obama Announces $2 Billion More in Stimulus Aid for Solar Power

Obama Announces $2 Billion More in Stimulus Aid for Solar Power

Jul 07, 2010 at 04:05 | Darrell Delamaide

President Barack Obama announced nearly $2 billion in government loan guarantees for two solar projects, placing bets on both solar thermal and photovoltaic technologies. The two projects will directly create…

Solar’s Time in the Sun is Nigh, Say Financiers

Solar’s Time in the Sun is Nigh, Say Financiers

Jun 25, 2010 at 08:59 | Gloria Gonzalez

The focus of growth in renewables is likely to flip from wind to solar, as the falling price of the technology and equipment make it more competitive with other renewables,…

Solar Energy May Soon Get Much Cheaper

Solar Energy May Soon Get Much Cheaper

Jun 10, 2010 at 08:41 | Brian Westenhaus

Scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a new solar cell that they hope will cost a tiny fraction of current production. The new cells consist of…

ADB Launches $9 Billion Plan for Solar Energy in Asia

ADB Launches $9 Billion Plan for Solar Energy in Asia

May 05, 2010 at 08:59 | Darrell Delamaide

The Asian Development Bank launched a $9 billion solar power initiative to develop projects generating 3,000 megawatts by 2012. The announcement, which came at the regional lending agency’s annual meeting…

Indian Solar Investment Signals Greater World Bank Support for Renewable Energy

Indian Solar Investment Signals Greater World Bank Support for Renewable Energy

Mar 23, 2010 at 17:00 | Darrell Delamaide

The first commercial utility solar project in India received a $10 million investment from a World Bank affiliate as the international lending agency steps up its support of renewable energy…

U.S. Offers $1.37 Billion Loan Guarantee to California Solar Power Project

U.S. Offers $1.37 Billion Loan Guarantee to California Solar Power Project

Feb 23, 2010 at 20:12 | Darrell Delamaide

The U.S. Department of Energy is using funds from last year’s economic stimulus package to guarantee $1.37 billion in loans for a solar energy project in California’s Mojave Desert. The…

Harnessing the Power of the Sun: The Solar Power Plant

Harnessing the Power of the Sun: The Solar Power Plant

Oct 16, 2009 at 16:36 | Michael Stern

It’s been staring us in the face for the past four-plus billion years. One of the cleanest, greenest and most renewable energy sources we could ever know: the sun. However,…

Solar Energy - Are Our Expectations Too High?

Solar Energy - Are Our Expectations Too High?

Sep 25, 2009 at 15:59 | Editorial Dept

Since the mid 1960’s we have been hearing all the glorified reasons why solar energy is going to be the undisputed champion of cheap, renewable energy production that will save…

Solar Energy - What is it and what does it promise?

Solar Energy - What is it and what does it promise?

Sep 18, 2009 at 16:47 | Editorial Dept

We are in the midst of an ever increasing, world-wide energy crisis. According to most respected analysts within the energy industry, the critical outcome of this brewing energy cataclysm could…

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