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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

Trump’s Solar Tariff Confusion Creates An Opportunity

Trump’s Solar Tariff Confusion Creates An Opportunity

Sep 26, 2017 at 16:50 | Irina Slav

The solar sector is reeling from confusion, and stock prices are reeling right along with it. The time it has taken investors and traders to wrap their heads around Trump’s…

Solar Costs Are Dropping Much Faster Than Expected

Solar Costs Are Dropping Much Faster Than Expected

Sep 25, 2017 at 14:11 | Kent Moors

Back in 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) began something called The SunShot Initiative. The intent was to set 2020 and 2030 targets making solar power more affordable in three…

Unusual Ruling Could Impact Cheap Solar Panel Imports

Unusual Ruling Could Impact Cheap Solar Panel Imports

Sep 22, 2017 at 17:16 | ZeroHedge

In a decision that could potentially have a profound impact on U.S. trade policy, the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that a flood of cheap, foreign solar panels is…

Ambitious Solar Project Takes Root In Tunisia

Ambitious Solar Project Takes Root In Tunisia

Sep 15, 2017 at 16:33 | Oxford Business Group

The recent submission of proposals for the construction of a new solar park project in Tunisia highlight the country’s potential as a location for renewable energy projects at a time…

Eclipse: What Happens If The World’s Giant Solar Farms Go Offline?

Eclipse: What Happens If The World’s Giant Solar Farms Go Offline?

Aug 21, 2017 at 09:58 | ZeroHedge

The first total solar eclipse in 99 years will be an unprecedented test of an American power grid that has become rapidly reliant on solar energy, according to Bloomberg.…

China Outpaces Competition In Renewable Race

China Outpaces Competition In Renewable Race

Jul 21, 2017 at 16:50 | Irina Slav

China has a no-nonsense approach to pretty much everything. After its rapid growth as an industrial power, it is now employing this very same approach to deal with its consequences:…

What Bitcoin And Solar Have In Common

What Bitcoin And Solar Have In Common

Jul 20, 2017 at 16:57 | Zainab Calcuttawala

Bitcoins do not magically appear out of nowhere. Each one is “mined” in a blockchain process that eats enough electricity to power an American household for 1.57 days. This…

New Solar Tech Produces 50% More Energy Than Silicon Cells

New Solar Tech Produces 50% More Energy Than Silicon Cells

Jul 20, 2017 at 10:34 | Futurity

Researchers have created a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) system with embedded microtracking that is capable of producing 50 percent more energy per day than the standard silicon solar cells. “Solar cells…

Is Solar Reliable When Grids Are Stressed?

Is Solar Reliable When Grids Are Stressed?

Jul 13, 2017 at 12:35 | Henry Hewitt

If you want more solar BTUs for your buck, track the sun. This generally means the array is on the ground since very few homes are set up for rooftop…

The Next Big Innovation In Solar Is Here

The Next Big Innovation In Solar Is Here

Jul 11, 2017 at 13:15 | Henry Hewitt

An oil donkey, cycling every 7 or 8 seconds, dips into the well 11,500 times per day. (The math is pretty simple.) A solar tracker, over a 30-year lifetime, making…

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