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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

Solar Power To Threaten Conventional Power By 2020

Solar Power To Threaten Conventional Power By 2020

May 11, 2017 at 12:37 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Researchers project that solar power will become cheaper than conventional, fossil fueled electric generating sources by 2020. (The researchers do not say that directly, but their numbers do.) But the…

UAE Leading The Charge For Cheap Solar

UAE Leading The Charge For Cheap Solar

May 08, 2017 at 14:07 | Alan Mammoser

The remarkable fall in price of utility-scale solar energy continued this spring, with a winning bid of ?2.42/kWh for a planned 1.2 GW facility in Abu Dhabi. During the past…

Chernobyl A Step Closer To Becoming A Solar Farm

Chernobyl A Step Closer To Becoming A Solar Farm

May 05, 2017 at 14:31 | Irina Slav

The wastelands around Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant are about to begin their transformation into a large-scale solar power farm, capable of generating half the energy that Chernobyl did. Solar…

Solar Gaining Traction In Oil-Rich Qatar

Solar Gaining Traction In Oil-Rich Qatar

Apr 21, 2017 at 14:18 | Oxford Business Group

Production begins at major solar plant At the end of March, Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) – a joint venture (JV) between Qatar Solar (a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation), Germany’s SolarWorld…

Finnish Tech Giant Betting Big On Solar

Finnish Tech Giant Betting Big On Solar

Mar 31, 2017 at 15:42 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Wärtsilä, the Finnish manufacturer of marine and small terrestrial engines, founded way back in 1834, recently announced its entry into the solar power and battery business. The company plans to…

Dark Days Ahead For UK’s Solar Industry

Dark Days Ahead For UK’s Solar Industry

Mar 15, 2017 at 14:42 | Michael McDonald

Solar power in Britain has been comfortably subsidized for years now, allowing it grow substantially in a short amount of time. Last year, the subsidies stopped. Now, the government plans…

Solar Installations Surge 95% In 2016

Solar Installations Surge 95% In 2016

Feb 15, 2017 at 16:18 | Nick Cunningham

The solar industry posted its best year on record in 2016, obliterating previous records by installing a smashing 14.6 gigawatts of new solar in the U.S. That is a 95…

Solar Could Be A Cheaper Power Source Than Coal Within A Decade

Solar Could Be A Cheaper Power Source Than Coal Within A Decade

Jan 19, 2017 at 14:50 | Michael McDonald

Coal already faces tremendous competition in the U.S. from low cost natural gas, and pressure from environmentalists concerned about its pollution. The last thing the coal industry needs are more…

U.S. Solar Boom Continues: 1MW Installed Every 32 Minutes

U.S. Solar Boom Continues: 1MW Installed Every 32 Minutes

Dec 14, 2016 at 16:03 | Nick Cunningham

Renewable energy policy faces a future of uncertainty with a new fossil fuel-friendly administration set to take office, but the U.S. solar industry just marked its best quarter to date.…

Where Will The Next Solar Breakthrough Come From?

Where Will The Next Solar Breakthrough Come From?

Nov 30, 2016 at 14:05 | Michael McDonald

Solar power is starting to crop up in some unexpected places. Take one of Tesla’s new initiatives for instance. Following Tesla’s closing of the acquisition of Solar City, the company…

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