Elon Musk is giving 50,000 South Australian homes free solar panels and batteries

Elon Musk is giving 50,000 South Australian homes free solar panels and batteries

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The partnership between Elon Musk and the South Australian premier Jay Weatherill continues to grow as the two reach a deal to provide free Tesla solar panels and batteries to at least 50,000 homes in the state. Late last year, Tesla completed…
10 ways solar is transforming the U.S.

10 ways solar is transforming the U.S.

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On the fence about installing solar panels? Sure, you already know you could offset your electricity bill and cut your carbon emissions by several tons. If saving money AND the atmosphere isn’t enough to sway you, though, maybe a little peer…

Solar tariffs will save some solar jobs and destroy others

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For the president, the decision about solar tariffs and a similar move against imported washing machines represent a big step toward fulfilling his campaign promises to get tough on trading partners such as China. Additional decisions loom on…
Trump's Solar Tariffs Won't Turn Tables On The Renewables Revolution

Trump's Solar Tariffs Won't Turn Tables On The Renewables Revolution

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Solar panels on a hillside. Donald Trump may have imposed a 30% tariff on imported solar panels, but the energy sector has reached a tipping point and incumbent energy producers – both companies and nations – are too complacent about it,…
Tesla’s Tilburg factory gets a new massive solar array

Tesla’s Tilburg factory gets a new massive solar array

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Combining more solar power with the energy consumption created by electric vehicles has long been part of Tesla’s plan, but the roll-out has been disappointing to some. But it seems to be picking up lately, and now even Tesla’s Tilburg factory…
Floridas first solar powered town

Florida's solar powered town

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Families are starting to move into what is being called America's first solar powered town. Babcock Ranch, about half an hour northeast of Fort Myers, Florida, is supposed to produce more energy than it consumes once it's finished. There…
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Solar fuel cells just got more efficient

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Click here to view original web page at www.sciencedaily.com Researchers have made significant efficiency improvements to the technology used to generate solar fuels. This involves the direct conversion of energy from sunlight into a usable…
University of New South Wales goes 100% solar

A major Australian university just went all in on solar power

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A major Australian university is set to achieve carbon neutrality on its energy use and will have all of its energy needs met by solar photovoltaics (solar PV). Click here to view original web page at www.cnbc.com The University of New South…
Solar Swimming Pool Heaters

How do solar powered pools work?

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You can significantly reduce swimming pool heating costs by installing a solar pool heater. They're cost competitive with both gas and heat pump pool heaters, and they have very low annual operating costs. Actually, solar pool heating is the…

Today’s Energy Jobs Are in Solar, Not Coal

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Last year, the solar industry employed many more Americans than coal, while wind power topped 100,000 jobs. Those numbers come from a Department of Energy report published in January by the Obama administration that provides the most complete…