Tag Archives: Solar Energy

Europe’s Way of Encouraging Solar Power Arrives in the U.S.

Solar cells adorn the roofs of many homes and warehouses across Germany, while the bright white blades of wind turbines are a frequent sight against the sky in Spain. Homes with solar panels in Germany, where homeowners are paid to … Continue reading

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Solar power firms in Mojave desert feel glare of tribes and environmentalists

Presence of horned toads and desert tortoises are holding up production at multimillion-dollar sites in California A massive solar power site in California, where Native American tribes have filed six lawsuits against companies. Photograph: Proehl Studios/Corbis Of the many projects … Continue reading

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New York’s Solar Balance Sheet

  Suzanne DeChillo/The New York TimesSolar panels atop the roof of the New York Power Authority in White Plains. Despite uncertainties in the solar energy market, New York officials should support the “steady and measured growth” of solar power in … Continue reading

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Japanese Developers Find Growing Interest in Homes With Solar Panels

TOKYO — When new trends in apartment living emerge, they often take hold quickly in fad-conscious Japan. That is what happened with “solar apartments,” residential buildings that have solar panels on their roofs. Now, such buildings are being aggressively promoted … Continue reading

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Wrexham leads Europe’s solar charge

The town moves into the renewable energy premier league after installing 30,000 locally made panels on 3,000 council homes A worker fits solar panels to a roof of a council house in Wrexham, Wales. Photograph: Paul Thomas/Getty Images Wrexham – … Continue reading

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Banyan: Old king coal

Asian growth will remain fuelled by coal, which is worrying for the planet “OUR civilisation”, wrote George Orwell over 70 years ago, “is founded on coal.” Unlike Europe’s, Asia’s still is. In 2010, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), … Continue reading

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Energy storage: Packing some power

Energy technology: Better ways of storing energy are needed if electricity systems are to become cleaner and more efficient SUMMER in Texas last year was the hottest on record. Demand for power spiked as air conditioners hummed across the state. … Continue reading

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