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Solar power is becoming the cheapest form of new electricity

Unsubsidized solar power is beginning to outcompete coal and natural gas -- and new projects in emerging markets cost less to build than wind turbines.

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Gates, Bezos, others launch energy tech VC fund

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son are investors in a new clean energy technology venture firm launched Monday.

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Nearly half of residential distributed solar power is owned by private companies

About 44% of all solar power that's installed on residential rooftops, known as distributed solar capacity, is owned by private businesses, such as SolarCity or Vivint Solar, according to new government data.

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Google will use 100% renewable energy in 2017

Google announced today it will reach a long-pursued goal to use all renewable energy sources to power its data centers and corporate offices around the world in 2017.

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Google says it will reach 100% renewable energy goal by end of 2017

Google will buy 2.6 GigaWatts of electricity to power its global operations, making it the largest buyer of renewable energy, the company says.

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Using IoT to help protect the U.S. food supply

Lineage Logistics uses IoT temperature and vibration sensors from Monnit Corp. to protect billions of pounds of warehoused food and cut energy costs.

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Amazon’s cloud will be half way to 100% renewable power by end of next year

Amazon Web Services is marching toward powering its global cloud footprint completely with renewable energy, with plans to be half way to the goal by the end of next year.

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With a minimalistic design weighing in at only 7.1 oz and providing up to 2 extra charge for most smartphones, the Luster Battery Pack is essential for keeping your devices powered throughout the day.

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Tesla flips switch on U.S. island now powered entirely by solar energy

Tesla and SolarCity constructed a microgrid on the Island of Ta’u in American Samoa that will supply 1.4 megawatts of solar power backed up by six megawatt hours of battery storage from 60 Tesla Powerpacks.

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Alabama to build its largest solar farm, with enough power for 15K homes

Alabama today announced it has commissioned a solar farm with more than 300,000 panels that will track the sun's light and produce 75 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 15,000 homes.

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The state of solar power looks bright in 2017 (+video)

While solar and other forms of renewable energy still amount to a small percentage of all power generated, it is the fastest growing energy source in the U.S. As a result, renewable energy is expected to supply 80% of U.S. ...

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The State of Solar 2017

Solar and other forms of renewable energy are the fastest growing energy sources in the U.S. As a result, renewable energy is expected to supply 80% of U.S. electricity by 2050.

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Trump’s coal revival plan won’t work; clean energy tech is already cheaper

President-elect Donald Trump has talked about reviving the coal industry by rolling back clean energy regulations. But natural gas and renewable energy sources are cost competitive enough to dominate.

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Tesla likely to add solar power roofs to cars

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will probably add photovoltaic charging technology on its future cars.

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Flexible solar panels are vastly increasing drone endurance

Flexible, thin-film solar panels from a Silicon Valley company are allowing drone makers to keep their craft in the sky for hours longer than is possible with batteries alone.

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