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      EVERY SURFACE EXPOSED TO THE SUN IS A SOURCE OF ENERGY

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OilPrice.com, June 23, 2015

▶ COULD $12 TRILLION TRIGGER A RENEWABLES REVOLUTION?  http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Could-12-Trillion-Trigger-A-Renewables-Revolution.html


Bloomberg Busines, June 23, 2015

▶ THE WAY HUMANS GET ELECTRICITY IS ABOUT TO CHANGE FOREVER: These six shifts will transform markets over the next 25 years

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-23/the-way-humans-get-electricity-is-about-to-change-forever


SOUTH PACIFIC ISLAND OF TOKELAU TO BECOME WORLD'S FIRST SOLAR-POWERED NATION http://inhabitat.com/south-pacific-island-of-tokelau-is-to-become-the-worlds-first-solar-powered-nation/


The Climate Group, April 23, 2015

   NEW REPORT HAILS UAE'S LEADERSHIP IN GREEN ECONOMY : A new report published today says the UAE is providing an exemplary model of leadership in the green economy regionally and nationally, and has the potential to be at the ‘hub’ of a new global energy revolution. http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/new-report-hails-uaes-leadership-in-green-economy/


The National, December 31, 2014
   SOLAR POWER TO SHINE THROUGH IN THE MIDDLE EAST IN 2015
http://www.thenational.ae/business/energy/solar-power-to-shine-through-in-the-middle-east-in-2015


The National UAE, December 16, 2014
   IN THE MIDDLE EAST, SOLAR POWER PICKING UP PACE : BEYOND FOSSIL FUELS http://www.thenational.ae/uae/government/solar-power-picking-up-pace


 ▶   SAUDI ARABIA PLANS TO LAUNCH THE MOST AMBITIOUS SOLAR ENERGY PROGRAM ON EARTH http://ecowatch.com/2012/saudi-arabia-plans-to-launch-the-most-ambitious-solar-energy-program-on-earth/


 July 24, 2013 Your Middle East
▶   THE MIDDLE EAST'S GREEN REVOLUTION IS MORE THAN ECO-FRIENDLY http://www.yourmiddleeast.com/business/the-middle-easts-green-evolution-is-more-than-ecofriendly_16641

 

August 2, 2013 Renewable Energy
▶   OPEC NATIONS SEEK CASH FOR $1.5 BILLION SOLAR POWER PLAN. DUBAI -- Two of the largest oil producers are readying the Middle East’s first big push into renewable energy, planning solar-power plants that will need more than $1.5 billion in financing by the end of 2014. http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2013/08/opec-nations-seek-cash-for-1-5-billion-solar-power-plan


The Guardian, December 04, 2013

-▶ 'ALEC''s ASSAULT ON CLEAN ENERGY:  HOW ALEC-INSPIRED LAWS PLANS TO CHARGE HOMEOWNERS WHO INSTALL OFF-THE-GRID SOLAR
• Documents reveal conservative group's anti-green agenda
• Strategy to charge people who install their own solar panels
• Environmentalists accuse Alec of protecting utility firms' profits
 
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/04/alec-freerider-homeowners-assault-clean-energy


HuffPost Politics, March 28, 2014
U.S. TRIES TO STOP INDIA'S SOLAR POLICY WHILE PUSHING FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/28/india-us-solar-wto_n_5031345.html


ClickGreen, June 23, 2014

 -▶ SOLAR POWER COULD RELIABLY MEET 24-HOUR CONSUMER DEMAND, STUDY FINDS http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/international-news/124845-solar-power-could-reliably-meet-24-hour-consumer-demand%2C-study-finds.html


Minds, February 16, 2015
-▶ BANGLADESH TO BECOME 100% POWERED BY SOLAR: PANELS ON EVERY HOUSE BY 2021. In 2011, one million Bangladeshi homes were powered by solar power.  Today, there are over 15 million homes (and counting) that are powered by solar power.  Every month, the Bangladesh governments adds solar panels to 50,000-60,000 homes through their Solar Home System (SHS) government program.  The idea, is that the entire country will be operating on solar power by 2021. This is a huge feat and an example of what people can do when they coordinate.  Bangladesh is the 8th most populous country in the world, with over 160 million citizens. https://www.minds.com/blog/view/414130823768313856/bangladesh-to-become-world039s-1st-nation-100-powered-by-solar-panels-on-every-house


BBC News, February 17, 2015
-▶ IS THE SUN RISING ON AN AFRICAN SOLAR REVOLUTION?  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31503424


Triple Pundit, November 13th, 2014
   LARGEST SOLAR POWER PLANT IN AFRICA FLIPS THE SWITCH http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/11/largest-solar-power-plant-africa-flips-switch/

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                                     Solar FREAKIN' Roadways!
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlTA3rnpgzU


Al Jazeera, December 13, 2014
   NETHERLANDS ROLLS OUT 'SOLAR ROAD'. Solar panels installed beneath bike path in Netherlands town, in experiment that has huge potential.  http://blogs.aljazeera.com/blog/europe/netherlands-rolls-out-solaroad


ZME Science, February 18, 2015
-▶ ALL 6,000 MOSQUES IN JORDAN TO RUN ON SOLAR ENERGY

http://www.zmescience.com/ecology/renewable-energy-ecology/jordan-mosque-solar-energy-18022015/


                           "GREEN CREDIT" vs "CARBON CREDIT"
                          The Economic Times, January 20, 2015
-▶ INDIA PM, NARENDRA MODI, CALLS FOR A "PARADIGM SHIFT" IN GLOBAL ATTITUDE TOWARDS CLIMATE CHANGE. URGES NATIONS OF HIGH SOLAR POWER POTENTIAL TO JOIN HANDS.  http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/environment/pollution/narendra-modi-calls-for-a-shift-in-global-attitude-to-meet-climate-goals/articleshow/45948075.cms


Science Alert, July 08, 2014
 - INDIA IS BUILDING A MASSIVE, FLOATING SOLAR POWER PLANT http://sciencealert.com.au/news/20140807-25843.html

 

ClimateProgress, May 20, 2014
  -▶  INDIA'S NEW LEADERSHIP:  400 MILLION PEOPLE WILL HAVE POWER IN 5 YEARS WITH THE HELP OF SOLAR http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/20/3439254/india-prime-minister-modi-solar/

 

 HuffPost Politics, March 28, 2014

U.S. TRIES TO STOP INDIA'S SOLAR POLICY WHILE PUSHING FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/28/india-us-solar-wto_n_5031345.html


 Bloomberg, August 07, 2014
 -▶ CHINA ADDS SOLAR CAPACITY EQUAL TO AUSTRALIA'S ENTIRE SUPPLY OF POWER IN 2013 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/china-add-australia-sized-solar-capacity-in-energy-push.html


July 17, 2013 Inhabitat

▶   CHINA BECOMES WORLD'S FIRST NATION TO INSTALL 35 GW OF UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR POWER http://inhabitat.com/china-becomes-worlds-first-nation-to-install-3-gw-of-utility-scale-solar-power/


 ▶   KOREA: GREEN SKYSCRAPER FEATURES EFFICIENT SOLAR ELECTRIC FACADE  http://www.greenpacks.org/2010/10/29/federation-of-korean-industries-tower-features-efficient-solar-electric-facades/


Popular Resistance, December 26, 2014
HOW SOLAR POWER COULD SLAY THE FOSSIL FUEL EMPIRE BY 2030 https://www.popularresistance.org/how-solar-power-could-slay-the-fossil-fuel-empire-by-2030/

 

Mashable, September 10, 2014
   PRINTABLE SOLAR PANELS MAY BE COMING TO A DEVICE NEAR YOU http://mashable.com/2014/09/09/printable-solar-panels/

 

Mother Jones, April 15, 2014
TURNS OUT, YOU CAN MAKE SOLAR PANELS WORK IN CLOUDY SKIES - WITH 3D PRINTING. Organic solar cells, which can be 3D-printed or coated over large areas, may make solar power realistic in perpetually gloomy cities like London and Seattle. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/04/you-can-make-solar-panels-work-cloudy-cities


 FastCoExist, August 21, 2014
   AMERICA'S GREAT SOLAR BOOM -- IN 6 ENCOURAGING CHARTS http://www.fastcoexist.com/3034488/americas-great-solar-boom-in-6-encouraging-charts

 

 August 12, 2013 Grist
▶   A TEA PARTY JOINS THE SOLAR REVOLUTION  http://grist.org/climate-energy/a-tea-party-leader-explains-why-shes-teaming-up-with-the-sierra-club-to-push-for-solar-power/


Ecowatch, December 04, 2014
▶   ROOFTOP SOLAR SET TO OUTSHINE MASSIVE "THERMAL" SOLAR FARMS http://ecowatch.com/2014/12/04/rooftop-solar-outshine-solar-farms/

 

          MEGA "THERMAL" SOLAR FARMS FRYING BIRDS IN MID-AIR

The Independent, November 15, 2013
▶   BIRDS BEING HARMED, KILLED BY THERMAL SOLAR PROJECTS PLACED ALONG 'PACIFIC FLYWAY" MAJOR MIGRATION PATHS

Birds are diving into the reflective surfaces of these solar panels, believing them to be bodies of water, or are being burned by concentrated solar.,, http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/solar-projects-placed-along-pacific-flyway-major-migration-paths-are-burning-wings-of-birds-8942681.html

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                              AN EXPENSIVE SCALED UP MEGA DUD

                              San Jose Mercury News, August 18, 2014
CALIFORNIA NEW THERMAL 'STATE-OF-THE-ART' MEGA SOLAR PLANT IS FRYING BIRDS IN MID-AIR   http://www.mercurynews.com/weird-news/ci_26357650/emerging-california-solar-plants-scorch-birds-mid-air
The Atlantic, April 28, 2014
▶  HOW TO STOP SOLAR "THERMAL" POWER PLANTS FROM INCINERATING BIRDShttp://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/04/how-to-stop-solar-power-plants-from-incinerating-birds/361318/

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THE THERMAL 'STATE-OF-THE-ART SOLAR PLANT IN QUESTION - USES FOSSIL FUELS AND WATER. 'Streamers': Birds Fried in Midair by Solar Plant, Feds Say http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/streamers-birds-fried-midair-solar-plant-feds-say-n183336

 

The Motley Fool, August 31, 2014
  CORPORATE AMERICA IS BETTING BIG ON SOLAR, BUT NOT FOR THE REASON YOU MAY THINK http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/08/31/corporate-america-is-betting-big-on-solar-energy.aspx

 

                                              THE WAR ON SOLAR 

               SOLAR PANELS COULD DESTROY UTILITY MONOPOLIES

                                   ACCORDING TO U.S. UTILITIES

                                              http://sco.lt/6AA9Nx

 

Treehugger, November 21, 2013
▶   AMAZING GLASS THAT TINTS ON DEMAND IS NOW SOLAR POWERED http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/greenbuild-2013-sage-glass-goes-solar.html

 

                                    Science Daily, August 19, 2014
 - SOLAR ENERGY THAT DOESN'T BLOCK THE VIEW Researchers have developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a flat, clear surface.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140819200219.htm

 

Mosiac, February 25, 2014
▶  FIVE JAW DROPPING SOLAR ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS AROUND THE WORLD https://joinmosaic.com/blog/solar-architecture/

 

Vice News, August 30, 2014
  HOW AUSTRALIA PERFECTED SOLAR POWER AND THEN WENT BACK TO COAL https://news.vice.com/article/how-australia-perfected-solar-power-and-then-went-back-to-coal

 

Salon, May 05, 2014
▶  NEW SOLAR BREAKTHROUGH COULD BE THE FINAL NAIL IN COAL'S COFFIN. Researchers figured out how to make solar cells out of safer, environmentally friendly materials http://www.salon.com/2014/05/05/new_solar_breakthroughs_could_be_the_final_nail_in_coals_coffin/

 

Grist, April 24, 2014
▶  GOOGLE TEAMS WITH SOLAR CITY TO BRING YOU AFFORDABLE SOLAR http://grist.org/list/google-wants-to-bring-you-affordable-solar-panels-again/

 

Treehugger, August 19, 2014
▶  SOLAR IS SO POPULAR RIGHT NOW, WE'RE FACING A SHORTAGE OF PANELS http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/solar-panels-are-going-glut-shortage-first-time-2006.html


Huffington Post Green, September27, 2013
▶   HAWAII IS GETTING CLOSER TO THE HOLY GRAIL OF SOLAR POWER http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/27/solar-power-battery-storage_n_4004125.html?ref=topbar

 

August 28, 2013 Solar Power Portal

▶   ANNUAL DEMAND FOR SOLAR POWER IN UK PASSES 1GW MILESTONE http://www.solarpowerportal.co.uk/news/annual_demand_for_solar_power_in_uk_passes_1gw_milestone

 

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▶   MINNESOTA'S FIRST SHARED, COMMUNITY-OWNED SOLAR ROOF INSTALLATIONS http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/06/community-solar-gardens-set-to-sprout-in-minnesota/

 

July 24, 2013 Renewable Energy World

▶   THE COMMUNITY SOLAR 'HOLY GRAIL"?

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2013/07/the-community-solar-holy-grail?cmpid=rss

 

Grist, November 20, 2013
▶   HOW ONE SMALL COMMUNITY IS GOING BIG ON SOLAR (GETTING OFF THE GRID) http://sco.lt/6WLIZd

 

 August 28, 2013 The Guardian UK
▶   BERLINERS'  CO-OP AIMS TO EXPEDITE RENEWABLES BY TAKING OVER ELECTRICITY GRID OF CITY http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/28/berliners-co-op-aims-run-electricity

 

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  Monetary Realism, June 05, 2014

CHINA LAUGHED WHEN IT SAW HOW CHEAP SOLAR COULD BE  http://ow.ly/yhOTD

 

 Treehugger, January 24, 2014
▶   CHINA ADDED MORE SOLAR CAPACITY IN 2013 THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY EVER HAS IN A SINGLE YEAR http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/china-added-more-solar-capacity-2013-any-other-country-ever-has-single-year.html


July 15, 2013 Renewable Energy
▶   CHINA CONFIRMS GOAL FOR 35 GW OF SOLAR CAPACITY BY 2015 http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2013/07/china-confirms-goal-for-35-gw-of-solar-capacity-by-2015


 Earth Policy Institute, June 16, 2014
SOLAR POWER:  CHINA LEADS WORLD TO SOLAR POWER RECORD IN 2013 In the last two years, countries around the world have added almost as much new solar photovoltaics (PV) capacity as had been added since the invention of the solar cell. Nearly 38,000 megawatts of PV came online in 2013, a new annual record. In all, the world’s installed PV generating capacity is now close to 140,000 megawatts—enough to power each home in Germany. Falling costs and effective policies continue to drive tremendous growth in solar power. http://www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C47/solar_power_2014

 

Yale Environment 360, September 25, 2014
   WORLD'S LARGEST COAL COMPANY PLANS BILLION-DOLLAR SOLAR PROJECT IN INDIA http://e360.yale.edu/digest/worlds_largest_coal_company_plans_billion-dollar_solar_project_in_india/4257/

 

CleanTechnica, July 20, 2014
   INDIA DOUBLES TAX ON COAL TO FUND CLEAN ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS  http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/20/india-doubles-tax-coal-fund-clean-energy-environmental-projects/

 

Treehugger, June 18, 2014

GERMANY BREAKS 3 SOLAR POWER RECORDS IN TWO WEEKS:
Despite being quite a grey country, with average solar irradiation levels worse than even the US Northwest and Alaska, Germany is the world's solar power leader. In the past couple of weeks, it just broke another three records http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/germany-solar-power-records.html

 

The World Economic Forum, July 23, 2014
▶   CAN AFRICA'S DESERT SUN POWER EUROPE? http://forumblog.org/2014/07/africa-solar-power-europe/

 

August 12, 2013 Renewable Energy World

▶   GERMAN UTILITIES HAMMERED IN MARKET FAVORING RENEWABLE ENERGY http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2013/08/german-utilities-hammered-in-market-favoring-renewable-energy

 

 ▶   SOLAR BOOM HEADS TO JAPAN CREATING $9.6 BILLION MARKET http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-17/solar-boom-heads-to-japan-creating-9-6-billion-market-energy.html

 

   DENMARK ACHIEVES SOLAR ENERGY GOAL - 8 YEARS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE http://www.care2.com/causes/denmark-achieves-solar-energy-goal-8-years-early.html

 

March 23, 2013 Greener Ideal
▶   7 COUNTRIES WITH MOST SOLAR POWER USEAGE http://www.greenerideal.com/alternative-energy/0323-7-countries-with-most-solar-power-usage/

 

 ▶   National Geographic, June 12, 2012
LOW-COST SOLAR BRIGHTENS LIVES IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2012/06/120606-low-cost-solar-in-the-developing-world/

 

 Digital Journal, December 28, 2013
▶   PERU'S POOREST RESIDENTS TO RECEIVE FREE SOLAR POWER http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/peru-s-poorest-residents-to-receive-free-solar-power/article/364744

 

 July 30, 2013 IEEE Spectrum
▶   PERU WILL PROVIDE SOLAR POWER TO HALF A MILLION POOR HOUSEHOLDS http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/renewables/peru-will-provide-solar-power-to-500000-poor-households

 

The Guardian, December 17, 2013
▶   HAITI SWITCHES ON TO SOLAR POWER AS SUSTAINABLE ELECTRICITY SOLUTION  - Ushering in the world's largest solar hospital http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/dec/17/haiti-solar-power-sustainable-electricity-solution

 

BBC News, November 22, 3013
▶   PHILIPPINES: SOLAR FRIDGES FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES IN DISASTER AREA http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-25059102

 

Bloomberg, April 04, 2014
SOLAR CHEAPER THAN LNG IN ASIA POWER GENERATION. Solar power is cheaper in many parts of Asia than electricity from liquefied natural gas, meaning photovoltaics don’t need subsidies to compete with fossil fuels. http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-04-04/solar-cheaper-than-lng-in-asia-power-generation-bernstein-says

 

 Grist, January 27, 2014
▶   LONDON'S NEW SOLAR BRIDGE IS THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/nation/jan-june14/naturalgas_01-27.html

 

 August 12, 2013 Green Prophet
▶   QATAR, WORLDS 3RD LARGEST NATURAL GAS PRODUCER, TO SPEND UP TO $20 BILLION TO SUPPLY 1,800 MW OF SOLAR ENERGY BY 2014 -- QATAR SOLAR BUYS INTO GERMANY'S SOLARWORLD http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/08/qatar-solar-buys-into-germanys-solarworld/

 

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                                                   BUSINESS SOLAR

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August 20, 2013 Solar Daily

▶   U.S. BIG-BOX RETAILERS TURN TO SOLAR, HOW CAN "OLD MODEL" ELECTRIC UTILITIES ADAPT? http://www.solardaily.com/reports/Big_Box_Retailers_Turn_To_Solar_How_Can_Electric_Utilities_Adapt_999.html

 

Future Tense, November 12, 2013
▶   KYOCERA SOLAR POWER PLANT:  AFTER FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN FINDS BEAUTY IN RENEWABLE ENERGY - This is what happens when a country confronts the real costs of nuclear and fossil fuels. http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/11/12/kyocera_solar_power_plant_after_fukushima_japan_finds_beauty_in_renewable.html

 

 June 20, 2013 TriplePundit
▶   IKEA SURGES TO SECOND-LARGEST PRIVATE PRODUCER OF SOLAR ENERGY IN U.S.  http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/06/ikea-surges-second-largest-private-producer-solar-energy/

 

July 5, 2013 GreenBiz
▶   BEHIND IKEA's COAST-TO-COAST PUSH FOR SOLAR http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2013/07/04/how-ikea-designed-its-us-solar-strategy

 

▶   IKEA STORES IN CHINA EMBRACE SOLAR POWER http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/ikea-stores-in-china-embrace-solar-power/

 

 The Balance Sheet, October 18, 2013
▶   SOLAR PANELS ARE SPROUTING ON BUSINESS ROOFTOPS ACROSS THE USA http://blogs.denverpost.com/thebalancesheet/2013/10/18/solar-panels/11074/


 July 10, 2013 GreenBiz
▶   MGM RESORTS BETS BIG WITH GIANT LAS VEGAS SOLAR SYSTEM. the gambling capital of the world soon will be home to one of the world's largest rooftop solar systems... http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/07/10/mgm-resorts-raises-stakes-giant-vegas-solar-system

 

July 1, 2013 Wall Street Journal

▶   APPLE INVESTS IN SOLAR FARM FOR NEVADA DATA CENTER http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/07/01/apple-invests-in-solar-farm-for-nevada-data-center/


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 FastCoExist:

▶   GETTING SOLAR POWER IS NOW AS EASY AS BUYING A PLANE TICKET  http://www.fastcoexist.com/3023089/getting-solar-power-is-now-as-easy-as-buying-a-plane-ticket


July 26, 2013 GreenBiz
▶   IS BUILDING INTEGRATED SOLAR CLOSE TO A TIPPING POINT? http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/07/26/building-integrated-solar-close-tipping-point

 

July 24, 2013 GristMill
▶   FORGET SOLAR PANELS, HERE COME BUILDING-INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAICS http://grist.org/news/forget-solar-panels-here-come-building-integrated-photovoltaics/

 

June 30, 2013 Digital Journal

▶   SOLAR PV INSTALLATION MARKET IS EXPECTED TO REACH US$146.9 BILLION GLOBALLY IN 2018 http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1335237

 

 July 23, 2013 Treehugger
▶   BONUS: SOLAR PANELS HELP KEEP BUILDING COOL, REDUCING A/C NEEDS http://newsongreen.org/bonus-solar-panels-help-keep-buildings-cool-reducing-ac-needs/

 

 Gizmodo, November 11, 2013

▶   SOLAR PANELS: NOT JUST BIG RECTANGLES ON THE ROOF ANYMORE http://gizmodo.com/solar-panels-not-just-big-rectangles-on-the-roof-anymo-1462529121

 

▶   ROOF SHINGLES POWERED BY SOLAR ENERGY http://www.oksolar.com/roof/

 

Grist, John Upton, September 30, 2013
▶   SOLAR POWER IS HOT, HOT, HOT IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGY RACE http://grist.org/news/in-the-renewable-energy-race-solar-power-is-hot-hot-hot/

 

August23, 2013 EarthTechling
▶   SOLAR POWER IN UNITED STATES GROWS EVERY 4 MINUTES  http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/08/solar-power-in-united-states-grows-every-4-minutes/

 
                                              SHORT VIDEO

                                   August 23, 2013 TreeHugger
                          WHEN WILL SOLAR BE CHEAP ENOUGH?

http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/when-will-solar-be-cheap-enough-video.html

 

August 14, 2013 Nation of Change

▶   IT KEEPS GETTING CHEAPER TO INSTALL SOLAR PANELS IN THE U.S. http://www.nationofchange.org/it-keeps-getting-cheaper-install-solar-panels-us-1376491370

 

  August 21, 2013 Solar Feeds
▶   U.S. ROOFTOP SOLAR SOARING http://www.solarfeeds.com/utilities-be-afraid-of-rooftop-solar/

 

July 23, 2013 Climate Progress
▶   HOW TWELVES USA STATES ARE SUCCEEDING IN SOLAR ENERGY INSTALLATION. A dozen states are leading the way on solar energy policy — what can the other 38 learn from them to reap the benefits?

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/23/2341551/how-twelve-states-are-succeeding-in-solar-energy-installation-new-report/?mobile=nc

 

June 19, 2013 Phys Org

▶   DNA CONSTRUCTS ANTENNA FOR SOLAR ENERGY http://phys.org/news/2013-06-dna-antenna-solar-energy.html

 

 September 15, 2013 Renewable Energy World
▶   BOULDER, COLORADO LOOKS TO SOLAR AS IT DEBATES CREATING NEW RENEWABLE ENERGY UTILITY http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2013/09/boulder-looks-to-solar-as-it-debates-creating-utility?cmpid=rss

 

June 26, 2013 Los Angeles Times

▶   LOS ANGELES PROGRAM LETS PUBLIC UTILITIES DWP PAY CUSTOMERS TO GENERATE SOLAR POWER http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-solar-buyback-20130627,0,4976105.story

 

June 26, 2013 EarthTechling
▶   LOS ANGELES INAUGURATES USA'S LARGEST ROOFTOP SOLAR FEED-IN-TARIFF PROGRAM http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/06/solar-power-rooftops-in-los-angeles-light-up/

 

September 15, 2013 Grist
▶   BILLS WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR CALIFORNIANS TO BUY AND SELL SOLAR POWER http://grist.org/news/bills-will-make-it-easier-for-californians-to-buy-and-sell-solar-power/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

 

August 14, 2013 CleanTechies

▶   HOW SOLAR TECH IS BREEDING INDEPENDENCE FROM THE GRID http://blog.cleantechies.com/2013/08/14/how-solar-tech-is-breeding-independence-from-the-grid/

 

July 21, 2013 Treehugger

▶   RESEARCHERS DOUBLE EFFICIENCY OF SEE-THROUGH SOLAR CELL Researchers at UCLA have developed a new kind of see-through solar cell that could be used on windows, car sunroofs, smartphone displays and other transparent surfaces to harvest energy from the sun http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/researchers-double-efficiency-see-through-solar-cell.html

 

 

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                                                SOLAR ROADWAYS

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                                                        WATCH
                                SOLAR ROADWAYS: THE PROTOTYPE

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep4L18zOEYI

 

                                                       TED VIDEO
                                THE PROMISE OF SOLAR ROADWAYS
                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvWTaqUvsfA


                                                        VIDEOS

                                            SOLAR ROADWAYS

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solar-roadways#home


FastCoExist,
THESE SOLAR ROADS COULD POWER THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. The Solar Roadways project, now crowdfunding on Indiegogo, hopes to re-pave the country in custom, glass-covered solar panels that are strong enough to drive on while generating enough power to light the road, melt ice and snow, and send extra energy to cities. Eventually, if every paved surface was covered in the product, the panels would produce more power than the nation uses. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3029874/fund-this/these-solar-roads-could-power-the-entire-country


 Gizmag, April 22, 2014

▶  SOLAR ROADWAYS: REPLACING ASHPHALT ROADWAYS AND BYWAYS WITH SOLAR PANELS TOUGH ENOUGH TO BE DRIVEN ON - AND COULD BE HEATED TO PREVENT SNOW AND ICE BUILD UP

http://www.gizmag.com/solar-roadways-parking-lot/31780/

 

                                             WIND TURBINES

IS IT OK TO SLAUGHTER HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS EVERY YEAR IN THE NAME OF CLEAN ENERGY?  http://sco.lt/6PBEO1

 

Bloomberg, September 26, 2013
▶   ANNUAL GLOBAL SOLAR INSTALLS TO BEAT WIND FOR FIRST TIME http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-26/annual-solar-installs-to-beat-wind-for-first-time.html


 Renewable Energy World, September 26, 2013
▶   SOLAR GROWTH OUTPACES WIND FOR FIRST TIME http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2013/09/solar-growth-outpaces-wind-for-first-time

 

 

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         EMERGING NATIONS SHUN FOSSIL FUELS, EMBRACE SOLAR

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EarthTechlingYale Environment 360
▶   BRINGING SOLAR POWER TO AFRICA ONE WOMAN AT A TIME http://www.earthtechling.com/author/yale-environment-360/

 

RTCC Climate Change, October 28, 2013
▶   SOLAR GROWING IN INDIA AT 'TREMENDOUS' RATE http://www.rtcc.org/2013/10/28/indias-solar-capacity-passes-2gw-milestone/

 

NRDC, August 14, 2014
 -▶ SOLAR ENERGY FOR INDIA:  IMPROVING THE LIVELIHOODS OF INDIA'S RURAL POOR SALT-PAN FARMERS http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/ajaiswal/solar_energy_improving_the_liv.html

 

▶   A PEEK INSIDE INDIA, WHERE SOLAR COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING http://www.solarindustrymag.com/issues/SI1307/FEAT_05_A_Peek_Inside_India_Where_Solar_Could_Change_Everything.html

 

                   INDIA, PAKISTAN, BANGLADESH July 01, 2013

▶   ***INDIA, giant corporations are increasingly tapping solar energy, making solar installations “a market of around $1.4 billion” according to Ajay Goel, the head of Tata Power Solar Systems. Thanks to government subsidies in some Indian states, the investment entailed in the solar proposition is being recovered in 2-3 years....

▶   ***PAKISTAN: S Bank has become the latest among a growing list of Pakistani businesses to embrace the use of solar power to meet their energy needs....


 July 1, 2013 MenaFN
▶   SOLAR LEASING ARRIVES IN NEW MEXICO http://www.menafn.com/daa79b0e-92c4-4fd8-a59e-d069c5785b55/Solar-leasing-arrives-New-Mexico?src=main

 

 

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                                                 SOLAR DEVICES

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 CNET, November 16, 2013
▶   SOLAR ON THE GO:   SOLAR-PANEL SUNGLASSES RECHARGE YOUR IPHONE IN THE EVENING http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57612659-1/solar-panel-sunglasses-recharge-your-iphone-in-the-evening/

August 16, 2013 Green Prophet

▶   iLAND SOLAR BACKPACK FOR HIKERS AND NOMADS ON THE GO http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/08/iland-solar-pack/

 ▶   WAKA WAKA POWER SOLAR LAMP AND DEVICE CHARGER http://www.gizmag.com/review-waka-waka-power-solar-lamp-phone-charger/27543/

 ▶   SOLAR OUTDOOR COOKING, NIGHT AND DAY  http://inhabitat.com/wilson-solar-grill-stores-the-suns-energy-for-nighttime-fuel-free-grilling/

 July 5, 2013 InHabitat
▶   STELLA IS THE WORLD'S FIRST SOLAR-POWERED FAMILY CAR http://inhabitat.com/stella-is-the-worlds-first-solar-powered-family-car/

July 16, 2013 PRI's The World
▶   SOLAR-POWERED CAR SEAT FAMILY OF FOUR http://www.theworld.org/2013/07/solar-powered-car-seats-family-of-four/

June 28, 2013 Sustainable Business
▶   SUPER MOON PRODUCES SOLAR ENERGY AT NIGHT http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25019

July 5, 2013 SF Gate
▶   SOLAR PLANE: MAKING CLEAN TECH SEXY, ADVENTUROUS http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Solar-Plane-Making-clean-tech-sexy-adventurous-4646709.php

Treehugger, August 26, 2013
▶   GIANT SOLAR PLANE COULD STAY AIRBORNE FOR 5 YEARS, REPLACE SOME SATELLITES http://www.treehugger.com/aviation/giant-forever-flying-solar-powered-drones-replace-satellites.html

June 18, 2013 Treehugger
▶   WORLD'S BIGGEST SOLAR BOAT REACHES NEW YORK CITY http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/worlds-biggest-solar-boat-reaches-new-york-city.html

July 15, 2013 Treehugger
▶   COLLAPSIBLE SOLAR PAVILION CHARGES VOLVO V60, FITS IN ITS TRUNK http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/collapsible-solar-pavilion-charges-volvo-v60-fits-trunk.html

July 18, 2013 Care2
▶   HOW SOLAR PARKS COULD HELP SAVE BUMBLEBEES http://www.care2.com/causes/how-solar-parks-could-help-save-bumblebees.html

July 4, 2013 Solar Power Portal
▶   SOLAR FARMS TO PROVIDE LIFELINE TO DISAPPEARING BRITISH BUMBLEBEES http://www.solarpowerportal.co.uk/news/solar_parks_to_home_british_bumblebees

August 23, 2013 Grist
▶   THESE GIANT SINGING FLOWERS ARE ALSO CREATING SOLAR POWER http://grist.org/list/these-giant-singing-flowers-are-also-creating-solar-power/

August 22, 2013 Green Prophet
▶   SKY TRAN:  WORLD'S FIRST LEVITATION SOLAR TRANSIT SYSTEM, DESIGNED BY NASA, HEAD TO TEL AVIV http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/08/skytran-worlds-first-levitating-transit-system-heads-to-tel-aviv/

August 28, 2013 Climate Progress
▶   'SOLAR GARDENS' PUT CLEAN ENERGY WITHIN REACH OF LOW-INCOME FAMILIES  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/28/2546291/community-solar-income/

 

                                                      WATCH
              SOLAR-POWERED GAS STATION OPEN IN SALT LAKE CITY http://fox13now.com/2013/06/30/solar-powered-gas-station-opens-in-salt-lake-city/

 

 ▶   THE QUEST FOR GREEN JOBS - RETHINKING THE NEW ECONOMY http://sco.lt/6TGUIT

 

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                               WORLD'S SOLAR CAR CHALLENGE

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July 5, 2013 Grist
***SOLAR-POWERED SEDAN HITS DUTCH STREETS http://grist.org/news/solar-powered-sedan-hits-dutch-streets/

July 16, 2013 PRI's The World
*** NETHERLANDS: SOLAR-POWERED CAR SEAT FAMILY OF FOUR http://www.theworld.org/2013/07/solar-powered-car-seats-family-of-four/

Earth Techling
***STANFORD SOLAR CAR LUMINOS LIGHTS UP WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/stanford-solar-car-luminous-lights-up-world-solar-challenge/

*** UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO B-7 WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE CAR UNVEILED http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/university-of-toronto-b-7-world-solar-challenge-car-unveiled/

*** NEW WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE ENTRY A FAMILY SOLAR CAR http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/new-world-solar-challenge-entry-a-family-solar-car/

***OREGON COLLEGE SOLAR CAR DRIVES 661 MILES ON CLEAN ENERGY http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/oregon-college-solar-car-drives-661-miles-on-clean-energy/