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UNLV Team Vegas designs house for Solar Decathlon 2017
UNLV students from the colleges of engineering, architecture, hotel management, health sciences, fine arts and construction management will showcase their skills in designing an energy-efficient, solar-powered home this fall.
46 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Photovoltaics HVAC Health care Solar power Health care provider Sun Las Vegas metropolitan area Photovoltaic module
Letter: Protect solar
Protect solarOur state representatives have introduced two bills that would effectively destroy the ability of citizens to economically be able to install solar photovoltaic systems on their roofs or property. It would also end the hundreds of good-paying local jobs of solar installers in our commun...
2 points by Concord Monitor | Photovoltaics United States House of Representatives Solar cell Sun Photovoltaic module Solar energy Energy Law
Zoning case highlights a debate on solar panels: Ugly or admirable?
In Trudy Mott-Smith’s opinion, solar panels are beautiful things. She’s proud of the array that will soon sprout up in front of her church on Pleasant Street. It’s a symbol of sustainability and a suggestion that others aspire to do the same, she said.But as the project manager for the Unitarian Uni...
55 points by Concord Monitor | Photovoltaics Photovoltaic module Solar cell Photovoltaic array Unitarian Universalism
U.S. utilities seek solar power as Trump sides with coal, fossil fuels
The plunging cost of solar power is leading U.S. electric companies to capture more of the sun just when President Donald Trump is moving to boost coal and other fossil fuels. Solar power represents just about 1 percent of the electricity U.S. utilities generate today, but that could grow substantially...
2940 points by Los Angeles Times | Fossil fuel Electricity generation Photovoltaics Sun Solar power Nuclear power Natural gas Coal
Solutions: MiSo going from prototype to dwelling
The Michigan Solar House was auctioned off and is being fitted to be a net-zero impact home        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Solar energy University of Michigan Sun Solar power Matthaei Botanical Gardens Ann Arbor Michigan Design-build Photovoltaics
Morocco harnesses the power of the sun
New $9bn solar plant has been praised for its great potential, but some locals say they are being left in the dark.
9859 points by Al Jazeera English | Sun Alternative energy Renewable energy Morocco Solar energy Photovoltaics Fossil fuel Solar power
Falling green energy costs 'to stop' fossil fuel growth
Cheaper electric vehicles and solar technology could halt growth of global demand for oil and coal by 2020, study says.
1155 points by Al Jazeera English | Petroleum Fossil fuel Internal combustion engine Renewable energy Coal Solar energy Photovoltaics Solar power
Solar array goes before Warner residents at public hearing 
Warner residents still seem wary to pull the trigger on adding a solar array to their town’s infrastructure.The warrant article that would raise $338,530 for the array at the town’s transfer station dominated conversation at the public meeting for the town’s budget Thursday night. Residents had seve...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Public utilities commission Public utility Greenhouse gas Photovoltaics Voting Plurality voting system Democracy Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Shareholders give green light to $2.6B merger of Tesla, SolarCity
Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Shareholders for Tesla and SolarCity approved a merger Thursday, giving Elon Musk the means to sell and install the solar panel roof tiles he unveiled recently.
5 points by UPI | United Press International William Randolph Hearst Elon Musk Photovoltaics News World Communications International News Service Tesla Motors Solar energy
Tesla, SolarCity merger approved by shareholders
Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Shareholders for Tesla and SolarCity approved a merger Thursday, giving Elon Musk the means to sell and install the solar panel roof tiles he unveiled recently.
5 points by UPI | United Press International William Randolph Hearst Elon Musk Photovoltaics News World Communications International News Service Nuclear power Renewable energy
Shareholders vote on Tesla's plan to buy SolarCity in a $2.23-billion deal
Shareholders of Tesla Motors and SolarCity are scheduled to vote Thursday on whether the luxury electric car maker should acquire the rooftop solar giant in a $2.23-billion deal. SolarCity investors will decide on the deal during an 11 a.m. webcast meeting, followed by a vote of Tesla’s shareholders...
293 points by Los Angeles Times | Elon Musk Tesla Motors Tesla Roadster Electric car SolarCity Solar energy Solar cell Photovoltaics
Island nations' leading role in renewable energy
Island communities are innovative and can make the most of scarce resources while having a global impact.
894 points by Al Jazeera English | Renewable energy Fossil fuel Photovoltaics Maldives Wind power Island Sun Barack Obama
Apple's secret solar plant could power 12.5K homes
Apple has built a 300-acre solar power plant to offset electricity used in data center.       
138 points by USA Today | Sun Photovoltaics Solar energy Solar power Salt River Project Phoenix Arizona Waldpolenz Solar Park Steve Jobs
Duke Energy offers solar panels for schools in lawsuit deal
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Duke Energy is looking for 10 North Carolina schools that want rooftop solar power panels they can use to teach about renewable energy. The country's largest electric company said Tuesday it will spend $300,000 to install the solar panels, provide monitoring equipment, and give training and ...
27 points by The Washington Times | Sun Photovoltaics North Carolina Education Charlotte North Carolina Solar energy Solar power United States
Loveless: Solar power's future bright but has a way to go
Solar's just a smidgen of the total energy market. It's gaining ground fast, though.         
57 points by Arizona Republic | Photovoltaics SunPower Solar energy Solar power Solar cell Photovoltaic module Photovoltaic array Electricity generation