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New Jersey is turning an old Landfill into a New Solar Field

New Jersey will turn an old landfill into a new solar field. Once full of litter and piles of trash, PSE&G wants to fill with Solar Energy Panels. The public utility company is seeking a preliminary and final site plan. The approval is for a 9 megawatt solar array at the shuttered Parklands Landfill on…

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Water Conservation: Another Benefit Of Solar Power we Overlook!

Water Conservation: Another Benefit Of Solar Power we Overlook!

Water conservation is another benefit of Solar Power we overlook! Right now California is experiencing a massive drought. Satellite pictures over the Sierra Mountain range show a clear lack of snow cover. Furthermore, on the ground, things are even more obvious; the state is extremely dry. Reservoirs are empty, ranchers can’t feed their herds, farmers…

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99% of New Power Generation In January Came From Renewable Energy

More than 99% of new power generation in January Came From Renewable Energy. This according to data released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Thursday. Of the 325 megawatts of new capacity installed, solar led the way with 287 megawatts in January. Next up is geothermal power producing a total of 30 megawatts. …

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California turns to solar powered desalination to solve their drought problems.

California is turning to solar powered desalination to solve their drought problems. The drought is so bad. Seventeen communities across the state are in danger of running out of water within 60 to 120 days. But what if the solution to California’s water crisis is as simple as sunlight? Sunlight is one resource the state…

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Could the New Bionic Leaf Solve the Solar Energy Storage Problem?

Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are developing a new bionic leaf to solve the Solar Energy Storage Problem. A leaf that can convert energy from sunlight into an energy-dense fuel, imitating the photosynthetic process of plants. We have covered the artificial leaf concept before. Aside from using a cool new name, the Berkeley project…

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How Solar Power in U.S. Has Grown Up

Looking at the nation’s electric utilities, you may see a warning light flashing from how Solar Power in the U.S. has grown up.  Big and Small Utility companies, whether for profit or not is facing a serious disruption from Solar Power Technology. Can remember way back to the Seventies? You might recall that energy was…

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Japan is set to Build One of the World’s Biggest Solar Power Plants

Japan is building the worlds biggest solar power plants. Big government subsidies are attracting big businesses. Japan suffered a big nuclear tragedy.  As a result, in the years following the Japanese people lost their faith in Nuclear energy.  This cleared the path for the creation of two of the worlds biggest solar power plants. Japans…

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Buy or Lease Solar Panels for Your Home

Going Solar is so easy these days, all you have to decide is whether to buy or lease solar panels for your home or business. “Installing solar on your home is cheaper and easier than ever – whether buying or leasing,” says Tom Kimbis, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) vice president. “The average price of…

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