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Solarize with Faith Program is Energizing Connecticut

Originally published on EdenKeeper.org A community outreach program in Connecticut called Solarize with Faith is helping faith group members display their creation care by putting solar on their roofs. Their beautiful motto? “Stewardship in our hearts. Solar on our roofs.” What is Solarize With Faith? “Sparked” by the Connecticut Green Bank, Solarize with Faith is

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Morocco’s Mosques are ALL Transitioning to Solar Power

Originally published on EdenKeeper.org With the first phase deadline set for 2019, Morocco has launched an ambitious “Energy Efficiency in Mosques” program aiming to provide solar power for all the mosques in the kingdom. By switching to energy-saving LED lighting, solar water heating, and rooftop solar PV electricity generation, significant savings are anticipated for the

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Phoenix and Blacksburg Top 2015 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards

Phoenix, Arizona and Blacksburg, Virginia top this year’s list of the top green cities according to the US Conference of Mayors (USCM).  The Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards honor cities for innovative programs that increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  An independent panel of judges selected the winners from a pool of applicants.  The awards

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Focusing on CSP, Saudi Arabia to Add 41GW Solar Power by 2032

Significantly boosting electricity generation from renewable sources in the upcoming years, Saudi Arabia is expected to experience robust growth in its solar power market, with a special focus on Concentrated Solar Power technology. According to a recently published report from TechSci Research, a “phenomenal” rate of growth is anticipated, especially between 2015–2020. With a plan for

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3D Mapping Tool Calculates Rooftop Solar Potential For Every Building In The City

Originally published on Cost of Solar. A rooftop solar mapping and assessment tool developed at MIT could eventually make it dead simple to discover the solar potential of every single rooftop in a city. The tool, called Solar System, uses high resolution mapping data to create a 3D model of the entire community, including roofs

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Solar For Goodall’s Congo Chimps Needs Crowdfund Help

. The Tchimpounga chimpanzee sanctuary in the Republic of Congo needs some help with solar power. Jane Goodall Institute, founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, runs the sanctuary and wants to install new solar panels to power it reliably. Home to 160 chimpanzees, Tchimpounga currently gets electricity to run lighting, veterinary medical equipment, administrative machinery,

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Almost 100% New Electricity To Be From Solar In California In 2nd Half Of 2013

Reposting this big news from Solar Love: Herman Trabish of Greentech Media has happened across a pretty interesting find — 97% of new electricity generation capacity in line to be added to the California grid in the second half (2H) of 2012 is from solar power projects. This is according to the California Independent System Operator (the ISO), as

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Samsung Supplies Solar-Powered Internet Schools For South Africa

  Samsung has built solar-powered Internet schools for use in a rural region of South Africa (notably, with careful consideration of potential problems, such as a special design material to protect the panels from theft). The schools are literally modified shipping containers equipped with seats, desks, laptop computers, Galaxy tablet PCs, and an Internet connection.

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9 out of 10 Americans Think Solar Power Should Be Larger Part of Our Energy Supply

  According to a new survey on clean energy, nearly 9 out of 10 (89%) adults in the U.S. think that renewable energy sources, like wind and solar power, should become a larger portion of the U.S. energy supply. The new poll was conducted by the company Ipsos on behalf of Sungevity, a globally recognized

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In Historic Reversal, US House of Representatives Cling to 20th Century Loyalty to Fossil Fuels — While Saudi Arabia Goes Solar

Over the past few days, a strange and unexpected role reversal has come into focus in the realm of international energy policies. On September 21, the US House of Representatives voted in favor of the “Coal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy Infrastructure Protection Act,” an aggressively anti-environment call which, despite the lofty title, represents a shrill

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Smart City San Diego & San Diego Zoo Unveil Solar To Electric Vehicle Charging Project

  Smart City San Diego and San Diego Zoo announced that they will construct a project that directly charges electric vehicles in the zoo parking lot. This is not just an ordinary electric car charger. What sets it apart from many others is the fact that it uses solar panels to directly charge electric car

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Harness the Sun: 4 Solar Panel Benefits the Eco-Minded Should Know

  As energy demand worldwide increases, alternative energy sources such as solar power continue to gain popularity. There are many benefits to the science of harnessing the sun’s power in order to convert it into usable energy. Here are just a few benefits that you may, or may not, know: Solar panels aren’t just for powering

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Solar Power Breakthrough: New Inexpensive, Environmentally Friendly Solar Cell

A new solar cell that is cheap, environmentally friendly, and durable has been developed by researchers from Northwestern University. The solar cell is the first to solve the problem of the Grätzel cell, a low-cost, environmentally friendly solar cell that has one significant disadvantage — it leaks and causes corrosion of the solar cell itself.

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New Solar Panel Kit Aims to Make Solar More Accessible For Homeowners (Interview)

  This is a special guest post from our friend Kriss Bergethon of Solar Sphere. Enjoy! We love finding cool new solar products, and this new solar panel kit from SpinRay Energy is definitely a cool one. It’s a new system that simply plugs into the wall and provides power for your home.  We interviewed Jim Greene, founder

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In Germany, Rooftop & Community Solar is Powering the Country (& Creating Thousands of Jobs)

  Renewable energy (and especially solar) policies of the last decade or so have turned cloudy, northerly Germany into a country rich in solar power… literally. Millions of individuals benefit from rooftop solar and community-owned solar. Solar is bringing down the price of electricity in some situations. And all of this is creating a hefty

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