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Rooftop solar installation prices drop as does payback time

The cost of installing rooftop solar panels has dropped significantly as has the time it takes to payback a purchased system, according to two reports.

Nokia buys small semiconductor company to land 5G tech

A small semiconductor company based in Cambridge, Mass., was acquired today by Nokia, in a move to make the Finnish giant’s base station technology more energy-efficient.


Microsoft commits to running data centers off 50% renewable energy by 2018

Microsoft announced it plans to run its data centers off 50% renewable energy by 2018. The company’s worldwide production, licensing and logistic centers already run off 100% renewable energy.

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Renewable energy makes up almost one-third of the world's electrical capacity

A new report from the World Energy Council has revealed 30% of installed power generating equipment is made up by renewable technology and it is responsible for 23% of total global electricity production.

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Apple commits to run off 100% renewable energy

Apple joined with 77 other corporations around the world in committing to using electricity from 100% renewable sources to run its data centers and offices around the globe.

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Tesla to build its largest battery storage plant in southern Calif.

In the aftermath of the Aliso Canyon natural gas reservoir catastrophy, Tesla has announced that it has been awarded a contract to deploy a lithium-ion battery storage plant that will supply 20 megawatts (80 megawatt-hours) to...

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Move over EVs; hydrogen fuel cell vehicles may soon pass you by

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles represent the future of the automobile and will eventually surpass electric vehicles in sales, according to a Washington-based research firm.

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Energy storage capacity spending to increase six-fold by '24

About 45 billion watts of energy storage capacity will be installed globally by 2024. While utilities are today installing large, multi-megawatt battery storage systems, more and more companies will follow suit over the next few...

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There's GOLD in them thar electronics!

Gold is considered a particularly good conductor, but much of it is never recovered from electronics and reused.

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Forget range anxiety: EVs could replace 90% of today's cars

Electric cars would meet the needs of nine out of 10 drivers today, enabling the replacement of most combustion-engine vehicles, according to an MIT study of U.S. driving patterns.

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SolarCity to develop roofs made of solar cells

SolarCity is working on roofs made from solar cells that can be used to replace older roofs instead of solar panels placed on existing structures, Chairman Elon Musk said during a recent earnings call.

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SolarCity agrees to $2.6B buyout by Tesla

Tesla and SolarCity shook hands today on what would be the first integrated solar energy and battery storage company through a $2.6 billion all-stock deal.

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Iowa invests $1B in new wind farms

A new project approved today means Iowans will get an additional 500 megawatts of electricity from a wind farm expansion project.

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China surges further ahead in solar power production

China's state-run news site said that the nation has pressed further ahead of other countries in its deployment of solar electricity, adding an additional 20 billion watts (20GW) in the first half of this year alone

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Solar module prices hit all-time low as inventories pile up

Suffering from a marked downtick in demand and oversupply, the prices of photovoltaic modules are expected to drop from now into the fourth quarter of the year.

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Texas city dives into water monitoring technology

A small city in Texas replaced its old water meters with wireless meters that help home and business owners track water usage and make adjustments before the bill arrives.

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Google's DeepMind A.I. can slash data center power use 40%

Google turned its DeepMind artificial intelligence technology loose on its massive data center infrastructure and managed to reduce the amount of energy for cooling by up to 40%.

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DOE scientists' discovery may boost solar cells' energy output by up to 40%

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have published a paper demonstrating how they could boost energy conversion in perovskite solar cells well beyond today's 22% top efficiencies.

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