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December 26 -- California just recently passed the milestone of 1 GW of solar power production (in August). And now it has just surpassed another milestone — it nearly reached that peak August generation level during the week of the Winter Solstice, which is the least-sunny time of the year, setting a new winter solar power generation record. >>View Article

November 19 -- A rural elementary school in Arizona offers a lesson in grid independence - albeit small, it is the first in the US to run entirely on renewable energy. Five wind turbines and 100 solar panels supply the school's electricity. >>View Article 

November 19 -- In the Sandy-ravaged Rockaway Beach neighborhood of New York, a 10-year-old truck outfitted with 256-square feet of solar panels is a working example of how cities can prepare for superstorms of the future. >>View Article 

November 5 -- The Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA) and the Pennsylvania Solar Energy Industries Association (PASEIA) today released a study by consulting firm Clean Power Research showing that solar power in New Jersey and Pennsylvania delivers value to the electric grid that exceeds its cost by a large margin, making it a bargain for energy consumers. >>View Article 

Friday, 02 November 2012 17:09

Solar Jobs In US Increase 13.2% In 2012

November 2 -- During the last few days of the election, when politicians scramble to make promises about jobs and the economy, only a fool would ignore this statistic: employment in the solar industry has grown 13.2 percent over the last year. >>View Article

Friday, 02 November 2012 16:59

America’s Solar Soldiers

November 2 -- They're some of the country's most important environmental activists, poised to change the way we create, consume and conceive of energy.  But you won't find this cadre of green preachers on a college campus, or emceeing the Sierra Club's annual meeting. You'll find them, clad in blazers and pantsuits, pushing their agenda behind the guarded walls of the Pentagon. >>View Article

November 1 --  An out-of-the-lab solar-power system has successfully shown it can convert more than a third of the sun’s direct sunlight into electricity, a new record for a technology that focuses sunlight akin to the way school kids burn leaves and ants under magnifying glasses. >>View Article

November 1 -- When a tour of duty is complete, transitioning back into the civilian workforce can be daunting. Now, thanks to a unique partnership between two regional non-profit organizations and USDA Rural Development (RD) finding jobs is going to be a little easier for veterans returning to West Tennessee. >>View Article

October 30 -- Americans used less energy in 2011 than in the previous year, due mainly to a shift to higher-efficiency energy technologies in the transportation and residential sectors, according to new energy flowcharts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Meanwhile, less coal was used, but more natural gas was consumed according to the most recent energy flow charts released. Wind power saw the biggest jump - from .92 quadrillion BTU, or quads, in 2010 up to 1.17 quads in 2011. Solar power usage, meanwhile, grew to 0.158 quads. >>View Article

October 26 -- News spread like wildfire in political circles last week that a clean-energy company that received a government grant filed for bankruptcy. What was lost in the chatter is that the clean-technology industry as a whole is performing well. >>View Article 

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