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Opening The Door To Solar Power For All

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
Mark Ruffalo

There are more solar workers than actors in California, according to Bureau of Labor numbers crunched by the Solar Foundation, which also counted more solar jobs in Texas than there are ranchers.

4 Things to Know Before You Take the Solar Energy Plunge

Clark Howard | Posted 07.08.2015 | Green
Clark Howard

If you're considering solar energy at home, here are some pointers to keep in mind as you prepare for the quote.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Solar Panels Could Save Patients In Gaza's Hospitals, Thanks To A New Fundraising Campaign | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.21.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- The electricity is there one second and cut off the next. Each time it goes, it can take a struggling patient's life with it. That's ...

Maharashtra Races to Build India's First Solar Farm on Dam Wall

Darryl D'Monte | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Darryl D'Monte

The idea of building a solar power generation farm that floats on a reservoir was first mooted in Kerala. Now Maharashtra is moving fast with a related idea -- placing solar panels on a dam wall to generate electricity.

World's First Solar-Powered Bike Lane Installed In The Netherlands

City Lab | John Metcalfe | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green

This story was originally published by City Lab and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It's tough to make cycling a...

Kate Sheppard

Utility Group Tries To Rally Black Caucus Against Solar Incentives | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Representatives of an industry group representing electric companies met with staffers for members of the Congressional Black Caucus o...

Big Utilities Want In On The Residential Solar Industry

Reuters | Nichola Groom | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green

Oct 22 (Reuters) - For years, the utilities responsible for providing electricity to the nation have treated residential solar systems as a threat. ...

U.S. To Train Veterans To Install Solar Panels

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. ...

One Solution to the World's Wars: Alternative Energy

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.10.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Crimea, once part of Ukraine, is now part of Russia (at least according to Putin). Yet so far, this dramatic move is being met with relatively weak responses from the United States and Europe.

Google Helps Convert Old Oil Field Into Solar Power Plant

AP | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — Google is helping to convert a one-time oil field into a solar power plant. The Internet search company is providing ...

Protestors Hold Candlelight Vigil For Hawaii's Solar Industry

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

As the sun set over downtown Honolulu on Monday, mourners gathered for an intimate candlelight vigil. The group -- concerned residents mingled with me...

Solar Company Sungevity Celebrates $1.5 Million Raised For Nonprofits

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green

Sungevity, Inc., a company created to allow homeowners to design their own solar power systems through an online process, announced Wednesday that the...

Support Solar, But Not At The Cost Of The Working Poor

Jeff Johnson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Jeff Johnson

Low income households that are already spending a significant portion of their income on household energy costs shouldn't be saddled with additional financial burdens because of their wealthier neighbors' decision to install rooftop solar systems.

Enlightened Knowledge and 10 Ways to Attain It

Emilie Rambaud | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Emilie Rambaud

In today's world driven by data, studies, analysis, reports now accessible to all through new technologies, it seems that pretty much anyone could bec...

Realizing the Imagined Better by Connecting the Global City

Thierry Dufay | Posted 07.26.2014 | Green
Thierry Dufay

Those politicians who love to quote Mandela, King and Gandhi, should not forget the responsibility of doing the imagined better, that comes with their message of love for all humans and whole humankind. And me and you have a responsibility in that too. We're all the next generation.

On Its 60th Birthday, Solar PV Has Become a Major Contender

Clint Wilder | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Clint Wilder

Let's jump ahead to where solar energy deployment, by almost any measure, is today. It's booming.

How Does Vivint Solar Compare to SolarCity?

Jiyan Wei | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Jiyan Wei

In our recent article covering the growth in solar installation projects, we were surprised at how quickly Vivint Solar had grown in just a short amou...

The 20 Best Cities For Solar Power

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 04.17.2014 | Green

In a speech this week at the University of Hawaii, former Vice President Al Gore called one key factor a "game changer" in the fight against climate c...

Why Are Solar Panels Pushing Renewable Energy Growth?

Posted 04.07.2014 | Green

From Climate Central's Bobby Magill: The share of total global electricity production generated by renewable energy is climbing, mainly because so...

Kate Sheppard

U.S. Tries To Wreck India's Solar Industry While Pushing Fight Against Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration talks a lot about the need to develop renewable energy around the world to curb climate change. But right now, ...

Expert Home Improvement Tips That Save Energy and Money

Ilana Greene | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Ilana Greene

Many people are unaware that going green in one's home can also save some greenbacks in the wallet. For both types of savings, it's all about energy e...

This State Has A Third Of The Nation's Solar Jobs

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green

California is home to nearly one-third of the nation’s solar industry jobs, with almost five times the number as any other state, according to a rep...

How Do You Recycle a Solar Panel?

Hamza Tahiri | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Hamza Tahiri

When early-generation green technology is replaced, much of it now finds its way into landfill or incinerators.

State Installs More Solar Energy In 2013 Than In Past 30 Years Combined

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

California installed more megawatts of solar energy in 2013 than it did in the last 30 years combined, the California Solar Energy Industries Associat...

DIY Solar Panels

Alice Bean | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology
Alice Bean

When I needed a new roof on my house in 2009, I researched putting roofing in that could produce electricity from photovoltaic solar tiles.