How Can I Reduce the Cost of My Solar System?

February 15, 2019 by  
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How Can I Finance a Solar Energy System?

February 11, 2019 by  
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Can I Afford a Solar System for My Home?

January 31, 2019 by  
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India doubles down on solar power with huge park capacity increase

February 14, 2017 by  
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India just made a huge commitment to solar power . They’re doubling the planned capacity in their solar parks program from 20 gigawatts (GW) up to 40 GW. The government has also given a green light to the program’s second phase. India Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley said the government will move forward with the solar parks program’s second phase in a union budget speech. According to CleanTechnica the government’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has identified multiple solar energy projects that possess a cumulative capacity of 20 GW, and will add an extra 20 GW of capacity under the second phase. Related: India just fired up the world’s largest solar plant to power 150,000 homes Solar parks could be a huge win for India. CleanTechnica reports it seems many consumers aren’t aware of the benefits of rooftop solar , but also utilities aren’t well equipped to handle rooftop systems. But the government seems to recognize solar energy could be a perfect fit for the growing country that needs a renewable source of energy and also enjoys around 300 days of sunshine yearly. According to a 2014 MNRE document titled Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects , “Solar power projects can be set up anywhere in the country, however the scattering of solar power projects leads to higher project cost per MW and higher transmission losses…The solar park is a concentrated zone of development of solar power generation projects, by providing to developers an area that is well characterized, properly infra-structured, and where the risk of the projects can be minimized as well as the facilitation of the permitting process.” According to The Indian Express , the government has approved 33 solar parks in 21 states. CleanTechnica notes while the government has expanded the current solar parks program, the target for overall installed capacity by March 2022 in India is still the same at 100 GW. Via CleanTechnica Images via Wikimedia Commons ( 1 , 2 )

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China orders a halt to over 100 coal-fired power plants

January 18, 2017 by  
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While one US state works to support coal power by banning renewable energy , the Chinese government has ordered the closure of over 100 coal power plants in an effort to improve air quality and reduce fossil fuel use. Reuters reports that the plants’ combined capacity is over 100 gigawatts of power, and they’re worth a total of 430 billion yuan, or $62 billion U.S. As Reuters notes, the move to suspend these projects represents a major advancement in the government’s plan to kick the country’s coal habit and generate more power from renewables. Currently, the majority of China’s energy comes from coal-fired plants. It also echoes another move last year, when the Chinese government announced it would either eliminate or delay at least 150 gigawatts of coal-fired power projects between 2016 and 2020, while putting a 1,100 gigawatt cap on total coal power generation. Add to this the fact that China is installing an extra 130 gigawatts of solar and wind power by 2020, and it’s clear that China is serious about finding alternatives to coal. Some of the coal plants will eventually go ahead, but they will replace existing facilities that are coming to the end of their lives – and no new plants will be built until 2025. Related: China to spend $361 billion on renewable energy projects by 2020 It’s no doubt that the shift away from coal power will help the country deal with massive air quality issues that regularly shut down Beijing and other large cities. Unsurprisingly, Greenpeace is in favor of the move. “Stopping under-construction projects seems wasteful and costly, but spending money and resources to finish these completely unneeded plants would be even more wasteful,” the NGO said in a statement to Reuters. Via Reuters Images via Herry Lawford , our-planet , and Dr. Bernd Gross  

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Angry about Trumps inauguration? Here are 5 events you can attend this week

January 18, 2017 by  
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If you’re at all concerned about the environment, it should go without saying that you’re probably unhappy about a Donald Trump presidency. Even before being sworn into office, it’s clear he wants to promote the interests of fossil fuel companies and couldn’t care less about climate change . While there may be nothing you can do to prevent him from taking office now that the election is over, that doesn’t mean you have to quietly accept his inauguration. If you’re angry about the beginning of Trump’s term, here are five events you can attend this week to share your feelings. January 19: Reclaim Our Schools Day of Action Had enough of Trump’s assault on teachers and public schools? So have the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, which have teamed up to form a new group called the National Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools. On the 19th, they’re staging a national day of action to defend our education system from Trump and his anti-education cabinet picks. They’re planning to stage actions in cities around the country. Visit the Reclaim Our Schools website to sign up and find out about protests in your area. January 19: Busboys and Poets Peace Ball Maybe a straight-up protest isn’t your style – maybe you’d rather look back at the many successes of the Obama years and appreciate how far we’ve come. If that sounds like your scene, then you’re going to love the Busboys and Poets Peace Ball scheduled at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Celebrities, authors, and political organizers including Solange, Alice Walker, Amy Goodman, and Alicia Garza will be in attendance, so if you’ll be in the area, it might be worth hunting for a ticket. January 20: #InaugurateTheResistance Another event for those of you in D.C. to consider is the inauguration day mass protest at Freedom Plaza, held by the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) Coalition starting at 7 am. There are also a number of other groups speaking out on the 20th, including the Occupy Movement and the Democratic Socialists of America . You could also join #DisruptJ20 , a group dedicated to disrupting the day’s ceremonies through peaceful civil disobedience. While you’re at it, be sure to check in with the DCMJ lobbying group , which is celebrating the legalization of marijuana in DC by handing out free joints. January 20: Student Walkouts If you’re a college student, check to find out if any groups on your campus are staging a walkout on inauguration day. (If not, there’s still a few days to organize one yourself!) Some of the major groups organizing the protests are Socialist Students and Students for a Democratic society . Visit their websites for more information and see if your city is participating in their events. January 21: Women’s March You don’t have to be in Washington to participate in this one, although the original Women’s March will be taking place there. With up to 200,000 people potentially attending, this is poised to be a massive event that will make headlines across the country. Sister marches are also planned in 386 cities across the US and worldwide , so chances are good there is one in your area if you’d like to make a show of solidarity. And don’t worry if you’re not a woman – despite the name, the event is welcoming of all gender identities . The goal of the march is to make a statement of support for women’s rights, which are already under assault by conservative politicians hoping to capitalize on Trump’s win. Simply put, if you believe women’s right are human rights, you’re welcome at the DC march or any of its sister events. No matter how you choose to make your voice heard, remember to stay alert and watch out for potential conflict with the police. This Lifehacker guide written during the Occupy protests is still relevant and has some valuable pointers on how to protest safely and legally. If you’re concerned your civil rights could be violated, study this helpful ACLU guide in advance. Be prepared, and stay safe. Photos via Wikimedia Commons ( 1 , 2 )

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This solar power system converts twice as much of the sun’s energy as existing technology

May 15, 2015 by  
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When it comes to solar electricity , efficiency is the key to success. And a new solar electric project in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert may just be the most efficient system that exists in the world today. Swedish energy company, Ripasso , is taking advantage of the intense South African Sun to test its small-scale solar concentrator system that combines military technology with an idea from a 19 th  century Scottish engineer and clergyman. The results? The system converts a whopping 34 percent of the sun energy into electricity that goes straight into the grid. That’s about twice as much as traditional solar systems. Read the rest of This solar power system converts twice as much of the sun’s energy as existing technology Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: africa solar power most efficient , most efficient solar concentrator , ripasso efficient solar power system , world’s most efficient solar power system

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Is the Christian Coalition solar power’s most unlikely new ally?

February 25, 2015 by  
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A fight over net metering for Indiana solar power users just got a lot more interesting, after the ‘yes’ side took on an unlikely ally–the Christian Coalition of America. The Washington Post reports that the head of the Christian Coalition wrote a blog post in favor of solar energy and the Indiana fight to allow solar producers to sell their power back to the grid and lower their energy bills. Read the rest of Is the Christian Coalition solar power’s most unlikely new ally? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , christian coalition of america , eric koch , Indiana , indiana energy association , naacp , net metering , roberta combs , Solar Power , tusk

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California Increases Solar Power Installations by 26 Percent in 2012

July 15, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock California is pushing to increase its investment in  solar power , setting a lofty goal of 3,000 megawatts of power by 2017. Last year, the state boosted its solar installations 26 percent over 2011. That’s an additional 391 mW of power. All told, that brings the state’s total solar capacity to 1,629 mW, which is enough to power 150,000 homes. Read the rest of California Increases Solar Power Installations by 26 Percent in 2012 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California energy initiative , California energy investment , california green energy , California Public Utilities Commission , California solar , California solar increase , California Solar Initiative , california solar power , California solar power 2012 , California solar power increase , green power , Pacific Gas and Electric , San Diego Gas and Electric , solar panels , Solar Power , southern california edison        

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Ai Weiwei Salvages and Straightens 150 Tons of Rebar From the Sitchuan Earthquake to Create Stunning Art Installation

July 15, 2013 by  
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