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Check out the latest news and events surrounding solar energy and the green energy movement.

Solar Power Costs Drop 50% Since 2008, Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

New research by Lazard has found that the wind power and solar power costs have dropped 50% since 2008. Furthermore, the research also finds that solar power costs are now lower than fossil fuel power costs in the specific energy markets in which it competes. Basically, when it comes to solar power costs, there are …

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September 14, 2013

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Solar Flower Power In Seattle

Flower power may be ripe for a comeback, especially in the progressive city of Seattle. Actually, the comeback may have already started. A Seattle artist, Dan Corson, has gone and built some giant, custom-designed solar power flowers that light up and “sing” as people walk by them. The city art project, funded by the Pacific Science …

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September 11, 2013

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Energy Saving Solutions NOT From The Sun (14 More Energy Saving Solutions)

Following up on Friday’s article about ways to save money using the sun, below are some energy saving solutions that are not related to “going solar” or using the sun’s energy in other creative ways. Energy Saving Solutions Using the heat and light of the sun to cut energy use from other means (e.g., fossil …

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September 9, 2013

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10 Ways To Save Money & Save Energy Using The Sun (Infographic)

One of the best ways to save money is also one of the greenest decisions we can make: that decision is the decision to save more energy. We waste a tremendous amount of energy in the US. Recent studies have found that we waste 61% to 84% of our energy in the US, and that …

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September 6, 2013

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Solar Plane Could Fly For 5 Years (Nonstop)

Here’s some mid-week fun to liven up your week. A huge solar plane (or, high-altitude drone) made by Titan Aerospace is projected to be able to fly for 5 years… nonstop. When we think about solar power, we have in our heads that it only works during the daytime, but up above the clouds, if …

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September 4, 2013

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10,419 Solar Jobs Announced In Q2 2013

As I’ve written before, solar projects produce more jobs per $1 invested than nearly any other type of energy or infrastructure project. If you haven’t seen this infographic, I think it’s worth viewing, saving, and sharing: With Labor Day 2013 just ending, this seems like a point worth highlighting in a bit more detail. Environmental Entrepreneurs …

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September 3, 2013

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International Indoor Soccer Arena Goes Solar

As I’ve written before, Google has invested a lot into solar, Apple has done so, IKEA has done so, Walmart has done so, and a bunch of other major corporations have done so. Do you think they’re doing it out of good will? Do you think Walmart is paying a premium for clean electricity on …

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September 3, 2013

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Most Attractive States For Investing In Solar

–> See how much money solar power could save you! There are a lot of ways to evaluate the attractiveness of a place for renewable energy or solar energy investment, and to evaluate the best solar states. Of course, it depends on what factors and assumptions you take into account, as well as what segment of …

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August 27, 2013

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Huge Solar Power Plant Completed In California

–> See how much money solar power could save you! A humungous solar power plant was completed and hooked up to the grid last week in Southern California. The Catalina Solar Photovoltaic Generating Facility, constructed by Bechtel for EDF Renewable Energy, has 110 megawatts (MW) of power capacity. In other words, at maximum output, the power plant could …

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August 26, 2013

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15 Solar Energy Facts (That YOU Should Know)

If you’ve missed many of the articles we’ve published over the past couples months, I figured it was a good time to catch you up on some things. Below are 15 solar statistics or key facts that I think are worth your consideration: 1. About ⅔ of the solar PV installed around the world was installed within the …

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August 23, 2013

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