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Making Solar Big Enough to Matter
China’s solar industry is expanding in ways that make it imperative for the United States to up its game.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:52:14 -0500

Solar Experiment Lets Neighbors Trade Energy Among Themselves
Dozens of homes and businesses in Brooklyn have been wired into a microgrid, which allows members to exchange excess-electricity credits.

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:18:21 -0500

SolarCity’s Ties to Foreclosure Cases Raise Questions on Vetting Policies
The company, owned by Tesla, relies on monthly payments from solar panel customers. But foreclosures can halt those payments, and SolarCity relies on only one credit check to vet customers.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:18:12 -0500

Jimmy Carter Makes a Stand for Solar, Decades After the Cardigan Sweater
Mr. Carter has leased part of his farmland in his hometown for solar panels that can power more than half of Plains, the Georgia town that shaped his image.

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 05:00:24 -0500

Jimmy Carter: From Peanuts to Solar Panels
Former President Jimmy Carter, 92, unveiled a solar energy project to help power his hometown. While President Trump has depicted himself as a champion of coal, Mr. Carter’s project aims to be a model for energy self-sufficiency and job growth.

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 04:40:32 -0500

Solar Energy

2015 0123: I have a solar powered keyboard!!!! Bit by bit, we will claim back the planet from the rising waters, before the water takes off into space. Climate change videos, to really get you worried
Below, solar panels over parking spaces at Richard Stockton College, New Jersey.
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Listen Up: Future Rooftop Solar Costs — Getting to $2.50/watt

The solar industry is one of our most obvious success stories. Our industry directly employs 261,000 people. We generate energy that is both clean and renewable. And we generate this energy at prices that are less than conventional utility power — as low as 6 cents per kwh. 

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:44:00 GMT

Greening Artificial Intelligence: Sustainability Is the challenge, and AI Can Help Itself

As the power of sensors and processing rise and their costs drop, those of us who study the “greening” of information and communications technology are looking ahead to the challenges posed by artificial intelligence.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:17:00 GMT

Dubai Starts Desert Solar Plant as Part of World's Biggest Park

Dubai’s government-owned utility completed a 200-MW power plant one month ahead of schedule as part of a plan to build the world’s largest solar energy park by 2030.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:04:00 GMT

Innovative Aggregation Expands Access to Large-scale Renewables

This week, the largest renewable energy project built in the U.S. through an alliance of diverse buyers reached commercial operation. The development of the 60-MW Summit Farms Solar project was driven by demand from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston Medical Center, and Post Office Square Redevelopment Corporation.


Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:01:00 GMT

Clean Cooking, Rural and Urban, the Next Frontier for Renewables

Historically, lighting was the driver for electricity systems. Edison lit up Manhattan, New York. But now, with solar panels and a variety of LED fixtures, from nightlights to lawn lights, street lamps to traffic lights to ceilings bulbs (if we may call them that), illumination at night, even for the poor, is largely a solved problem. 

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:27:00 GMT

Maintaining the Value of Solar Generation

Traditionally, solar electricity generation has been driven by feed-in tariffs. Each kilowatt-hour of electricity generated by a solar system has been given a fixed high value independent from the time of the day and location. 

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:09:00 GMT

Scientists Harness Solar Power to Produce Hydrogen from Biomass

A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has developed a way of using solar power to generate hydrogen from biomass, the U.K. university said last week.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:38:00 GMT
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Drought, Political Maneuvering Blamed for Central Kenya's Unrest
The smell of rotting animals permeates the air in parts of central Kenya's Laikipia area, as lurking vultures and hyenas seem to be the only ones benefiting from the drought.   Dead elephants, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, cattle, sheep and goats dot the landscape. While some died from the drought, some of the wildlife was shot or speared to death by armed herders in search of pasture and water for their tens of thousands of cattle, sheep and goats.   Ranch and conservancy...

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:30:03 -0400

Zimbabwe Opposition Parties Demand Internationally-run 2018 Elections
Opposition parties in Zimbabwe say they have no confidence in the country's electoral commission and are calling for an international body to run the 2018 elections. Opposition parties led by former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai held a rally of about 500 people Wednesday in Harare at which they said the next election is heading for a dispute unless the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, or ZEC, steps aside. The rally follows the electoral commission's request to President Robert...

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:40:50 -0400

Congo's Bemba Gets Additional Year for Bribing Witnesses
Judges at the International Criminal Court Wednesday sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to an additional year in prison and fined him $324,000 for bribing witnesses during his earlier trial on war crimes. Four other members of Bemba's legal team also were sentenced by The Hague-based court. They were found guilty back in October of bribing and otherwise influencing 14 defense witnesses to try to tilt the outcome of the first trial, which led to a March 2016...

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:28:09 -0400

Sanctioned and Shunned, North Korea Finds Arms Deals in Africa
Despite international sanctions, North Korea has found partners across Africa willing to buy arms and make defense deals, says the head of a U.N. panel of experts that investigated the transactions. According to a U.N. report released last month, North Korea has used a number of methods to avoid detection and has forged agreements with at least seven African nations to train soldiers, build infrastructure and sell a wide range of weapons and vehicles. The deals violate U.N. sanctions...

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:00:42 -0400

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:30:00 -0400

ICRC: Only Months Left to Avert Famine in Africa and Yemen
A three- to four-month window remains to avert a famine that could potentially kill millions of people in three African countries and Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross warns.  The Swiss humanitarian agency said speed was of the essence to prevent a tragedy of massive proportions in Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and northeast Nigeria.   Dominik Stillhart, ICRC Director of Operations, said agencies must urgently scale up their humanitarian operations and...

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:45:40 -0400