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Australia's largest solar plant to be built in 2018

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Australia’s largest solar plant is slated to be built in New South Wales (NSW) early next year. Maoneng Australia and Decmil had signed a memorandum of understanding to construct a 250-megawatt direct-current solar photovoltaic power plant…
Flagship residential solar panel from LG breaks 21% efficiency, goes all black

“Neon R” solar panel from LG breaks 21% efficiency

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LG is pushing out their upgraded “Neon R” and “Neon AC” solar panels to the residential solar market in the USA. The Neon R peaks at 365W and 21.1% efficiency in a 60 cell format. The Neon AC – with an integrated Enphase Microinverter…
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8 Tips for Going Green This Year

How to Go Green at Home Being eco-conscious shouldn’t be difficult, but getting started is always the hardest part of anything new. Here’s how to think greener and become more aware of your personal impact on the environment. Easy…
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What is a Photovoltaic?

Photovoltaics is the base science  behind how we harness solar energy. It is the process that converts sunlight into electricity. First observed in 1839, the photovoltaic effect wasn't understood until 1954 when scientists at Bell Telephone…

Getting Engineers giddy over these 5 Solar Innovations

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There’s no question that the solar industry has gained the solid standing it now enjoys by employing certain winning technologies, but there also is always room for improvement. We’ve seen a few intriguing innovations in solar crop up that…

Is the Senate tax bill set to kill solar power tax credits?

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Current tax bill would help government gut solar energy Via: The Washington Post Many GOP lawmakers are opposed to the federal government lending a helping hand to renewable energy. The House tax bill proposal, which passed the chamber…

Zero Mass creates drinkable water from the air while generating electricity

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The founder of Zero Mass Water told me that this kind of early November heat was actually mild for the Arizona desert – and that regardless of the dry climate, he and his team were still able to produce water. Because that’s what Zero Mass…

Is Nevada Power planning to raise residential rates again?

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The Nevada Public Utilities Commission next week will give consumers another chance to comment on a Nevada Energy rate plan offered in response to the state’s new net metering law. The Dec. 6 PUC session in Las Vegas delves into an array…

More wind electricity in Texas than coal, European solar set to grow 35% in 2018

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Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news. Featured Image Source. (See Electrick.com for full article) European PV market expected to grow by 35% in 2018 – “The…