Solar power Stories June 26

The Department of the Interior under the Trump administration approved around half as many wind and solar projects on federal land as the Obama administration had at the same point in its first term, according to a report published yesterday by the Center for American Progress (CAP).

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Solar power Stories June 17

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has awarded 20.358 MW, or more than 26% of first-round capacity, to solar contractor Solar Landscape as part of the New Jersey Community Solar Energy Pilot Program.

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Solar power Stories June 9

The United States could deliver 90% clean electricity nationwide by 2035, without the need for new fossil fuel plants, according to a study released today from the University of California, Berkeley — with the right policies.

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • New US electricity generation capacity in April 2020? 100% renewables.
  • With the right policies, the US could reach 90% clean energy by 2035.
  • India’s first solar ferry is shortlisted in the Gustave Trouvé Awards event.

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Solar power Stories June 7

Electric motorcycles are already a great way to explore beautiful, scenic areas of nature without disturbing the land or other travelers. And now a new tour company in New Zealand has taken this form of eco-tourism to the next level, using UBCO’s 2X2 all-wheel-drive electric motorbikes and a solar charging base station.

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Solar power Stories June 4

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released a report, “Tone Deaf: The Facts Behind Duke Energy’s Low-Income Programs,” which claims that the power company consistently harms low-income customers.

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Solar power Stories May 28

What do you think of when you think of Houston and energy? Oil and gas, probably. But did you know that Houston buys more green energy than any other city in the US?

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Solar power Stories May 27

The Sierra Club has released a green recovery report that asserts that 9 million US jobs could be created every year for the next 10 years “while building an economy that fosters cleaner air and water, higher wages, healthier communities, greater equity, and a more stable climate.”

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Solar power Stories May 18

The largest solar project in New Jersey has been completed at Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Earle in Tinton Falls, northwest of Asbury Park. It was designed, procured, and built by CS Energy, which designs and builds projects in the solar, storage, and emerging energy industries.

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Solar power Stories May 15

The dream of a solar-self-charging electric vehicle lives on. A Ford patent application was published this week for a roof-mounted device that, with a flip of a switch, cocoons the entire parked vehicle in a shield of solar panels. The patent application was filed on November 8, 2019, and published on May 14, 2020.

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