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May 14 -- Sun Concept, Ampulse, Evergreen, Solyndra: the long list of defunct solar companies is enough to give pause to anyone trying to enter the business. But at least one company, SolarCity, has been succeeding where so many others have failed. Its secret? Staying away from manufacturing and focusing on installation. >>View Article

February 15 -- San Antonio and Austin are using their municipal power companies to push solar electricity generation, and other Texas cities should support state policies boosting solar power, Austin-based Environment Texas says in a study released Thursday. >>View Article

February 15 -- Today, nearly 20,000 Coloradans work in the clean energy sector and the equivalent of more than two large nuclear reactors' worth of renewable energy capacity is either online or in the queue. >>View Article

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 17:58

Apple iPhone: Could It Run On Solar Power?

February 13 -- Apple has secured a new patent for an integrated touch and solar sensor panel, Kennedy writes, which could mean a solar powered Apple iPhone is on the horizon. >>View Article

February 12 -- The real reason Germany dominates in solar (and wind) is their commitment to democratizing energy, and half of their renewable power is owned by ordinary Germans. >>View Article

February 11th -- Germany doesn’t get an enormous amount of sunlight, relatively speaking. Its annual solar resources are roughly comparable to Alaska’s. Just about every single region in the continental United States has greater solar potential, on average, than Germany. Yet despite those limitations, Germany has still managed to be the world leader in solar power. >>View Article

February 1 -- Solar startup 1366 Technologies opens a demonstration plant, its last step before full-scale commercialization. >>View Article

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 15:50

Sungevity Seals Up $125 Million In Financing

January 30 -- Sungevity, one of the top online photovoltaic (PV) retailers and solar leasing companies, recently shored up $125 million in new financing to boost its business. >>View Article

January 25 -- GE has emerged, at least technologically, as the top challenger to First Solar Inc., the largest maker of thin-film solar cells, said Keith Emory, head of the NREL lab that verifies solar-cell efficiency. >>View Article

January 25 -- The solar park occupies 33 acres (13 hectares) next to the plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where VW produces the Passat mid-size sedan for the U.S. market, and provide 13 percent of energy needs during production hours, the manufacturer said. >>View Article

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