Solar Stories Today

In today’s EGEB:

  • Duke Energy announces contracts for 602 megawatts of Carolina solar.
  • Europe invested $30 billion in wind projects last year.
  • The Trump administration is trying to steer Puerto Rico away from renewables and toward natural gas.

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Solar Stories Yesterday

In today’s EGEB:

  • Vermont’s Green Mountain Power sets a goal for 100% renewable energy by 2030.
  • One of the largest proposed solar projects in the US gets approval to proceed.
  • Germany inaugurates the Baltic Sea’s largest wind farm.
  • Japan ups renewables and sees carbon emissions drop.

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Solar Stories April 16

In today’s EGEB:

  • Starbucks partners with Cypress Creek Renewables to power Texas stores with solar farms.
  • Iowa Democratic voters list climate change second on a list of important issues.
  • A report takes note of GOP-backed anti-wind bills.
  • Crowdfunding for a UK wind project.

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Solar Stories April 15

A global transition to 100% renewable energy is possible across the electricity, heat, transport and desalination sectors by 2050, and it can be done for cheaper than the current global energy system, a new study claims.

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In today’s EGEB:

  • Wisconsin gives the go-ahead for the state’s first utility-scale solar farms.
  • Extremely tall wind turbines are going up in Texas.
  • Puerto Rico makes its 100% renewable energy commitment official.
  • China prioritizes subsidy-free renewable projects.
  • Which state had the most wind power growth last year?

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Solar Stories April 12

In today’s EGEB:

  • Researchers figure out a new way to pair perovskites with silicon for a solar boost.
  • Hawaiian Electric sets new goals for solar and storage.
  • Chicago officially commits to its 100% renewable energy goal for 2035.
  • Anaheim builds nine new solar projects at public schools.
  • Amazon employees want the company to take action on climate change, stop supporting fossil fuels.

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Solar Stories April 10

A combination of renewable energy and electrification can reach 75% of the energy-related emission reductions necessary to meet global climate goals established by the Paris Agreement, a new report suggests.

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Solar capacity more than doubled in 45 of America’s 57 largest cities over the past six years, according to a new study that identifies the top major U.S. cities in solar energy.

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In today’s EGEB:

  • Stanford researchers find solar panels offer far more lifetime energy than they cost to make and install.
  • The American Wind Energy Association released its annual market report for 2018.
  • New Jersey has created an offshore wind supply chain registry.

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Solar Stories April 8

A new look at a burgeoning solar boom in Texas reveals an unlikely source behind much of the demand — oil and gas companies.

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