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SunEdison & Morgan Stanley Launch Major Solar Energy Expansion

SunEdison & Morgan Stanley Launch Major Solar Energy Expansion

Originally published on SolarLove.org Partnering with Morgan Stanley to make tax equity financing available immediately, SunEdison is executing a major launch of an innovative power purchase agreement (PPA) product across seven states. With a newly expanded channel and sales platform, and through the recent acquisition of multiple residential power plants with SunEdison subsidiary TerraForm Power …

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The Future of Solar Electricity: Grid-Connected vs Off-Grid

(Originally published on SolarLove.org) The future in which power company customers transitioning to solar electricity generation can choose to either maintain grid connection or cost-effectively generate off-grid has arrived. The implications of this reality, however, are only just beginning to dawn. Rising on the horizon of a new solar energy era, concerns for stranded assets …

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Investing in Home Solar? Read This First

Across the United States, investing in solar energy generation is on a roll. Cumulative PV and concentrating solar power (CSP) operating capacity has exceeded 15.9 gigawatts (GW), enough to power more than 3.2 million homes. On the International highway to a clean energy future, global warming mitigation milestones are being reached more regularly these days. A …

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Solar Harvesting System Works Transparently on Windows

Finally, there’s a new type of solar concentrator being developed to generate solar energy without blocking the view. When it is placed over a window, it harvests solar energy while still allowing people to see through the window. Researchers from Michigan State University call this new solar harvester a transparent Luminescent Solar Concentrator (LSC). The …

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Efficient Hydrogen Fuel From Solar With Earth-Abundant Materials

Scientists now have a new, efficient way of producing hydrogen fuel from sunlight and water. Using Earth-abundant materials, as opposed to rare metals, scientists have obtained a record-breaking 12.3 percent conversion efficiency from solar energy to hydrogen. By combining a pair of solar cells, made with a mineral called perovskite and low cost electrodes, they …

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Is It Solar Investment’s Time to Shine?

For years, solar investment has been viewed warily by the markets, as negative comparisons to more traditional energy sectors led to a view that solar stock was overpriced, unpredictably volatile and growing too slowly. Recently, though, that viewpoint appears to have been changing and several major fund managers are placing their faith in solar shares …

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CBD Energy Plans Solar Installations at 50 Additional Schools in the UK

50 more UK schools will be the recipients of solar power installations, at no cost to the schools, thanks to the Power Your Future Programme, which has already underwritten solar systems at 100 schools in that country. Green Building Elements has the story: Solar Installations Planned at Additional 50 UK Schools by CBD Energy (via …

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Our gift to you: $25 to start investing in clean energy!

Want to get started investing in solar energy? Our friends over at Mosaic, the leading solar energy investment platform, are generously giving away $25 to new investment accounts that sign up through our link (we don’t receive any money from this, and it isn’t an affiliate link, just a holiday gift). “Mosaic connects investors to …

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Solar Schools Can Empower Communities and Power Classrooms

How can schools cut their energy costs, while at the same time helping communities to diversify their energy sources and support clean renewable energy? It might seem like a no-brainer, but one direct approach is to install solar photovoltaic systems on school campuses and use the generated electricity to offset their fossil fuel energy consumption …

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Why Conservatives Are Bad on Energy: It’s All About the Costs

In the guest post below, Tom Rooney, President and CEO of SPG Solar, in Novato, California, discusses how conservatives get it wrong on energy because they’re wrong on the costs of energy. by Tom Rooney Conservatives,  let’s talk about energy. And why so many conservatives are so wrong — so liberal, even — on wind …

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Inspired Economist: Pick of the Week

  This column highlights the top economic stories of the week. While Detroit has benefited from Cash for Clunkers, foreign automakers have gained even more. Some critics of the program warned that because it let consumers buy domestic or foreign cars, Clunkers could end up spending more American tax dollars to help foreign companies than American …

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