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Canadian Solar Enters Binding Contracts for the Sale of Three Solar Farms Totalling 117 MWp in Queensland, Australia 21.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
GUELPH, Ontario: Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that it has entered into binding contracts to sell interests in three solar farms in Queensland, Australia, with an aggregate 117 MWp of capacity to Foresight Solar Fund Limited ("FSFL").
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Google parent company sends up solar-powered balloons to bring internet service to Puerto Rico  21.10.2017 LA Times: Business

Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.

Two of the search giant's “Project Loon” balloons are already over the island enabling texts, emails...

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Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico  21.10.2017 L.A. Times - Technology News

Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.

Two of the search giant's “Project Loon” balloons are already over the island enabling texts, emails...

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Mandalay Homes and sonnen Partner to Build Clean Energy Communities in Arizona, Establishing the Blueprint for the Electricity Grid of the Future 20.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz: At the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Mandalay Homes and sonnen introduced a transformative innovation in home building and electricity grid design.
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Energo Labs Uses Blockchain to Decentralize Energy in the Philippines 20.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
SHANGHAI: Shanghai-based start-up Energo Labs (www.energolabs.com) is combining blockchain technology with microgrids to decentralize energy production and consumption, which can help rural electrification as well as grid resilience. Decentralized ecosystems also minimize the problems caused by large infrastructure, while allowing users to choose where their energy comes from.
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Business News Roundup, Oct. 20 20.10.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
Courts Another suit against Tesla Just two days after three black factory workers filed suit against Tesla for alleged racist epithets and harassment, a former assembly line worker said he was bullied for being gay and threatened with violence at the Fremont factory. Jorge Ferro said the harassment started shortly after he began working at Tesla, and didn’t stop until he left the company, according to his lawsuit. The court filing alleges that Ferro was pushed out of the company after managers repeatedly refused to stop the mistreatment.
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Big solar farms push to help fix state power fluctuations 20.10.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
Big solar farms helped create a power-grid predicament in California. And now they’re offering to help solve it. Solar panels have proliferated in the state, flooding the grid with power supplies in the middle of the day when the sun’s out — and then quickly vanishing after sunset. This has created a sharp curve in California’s net-power demand that’s shaped like a duck. And the duck curve is getting steeper every year, sending wholesale electricity prices plunging into negative territory, forcing generators offline and making it increasingly difficult to maintain the reliability of California’s transmission lines.
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Gardner Capital, Kansas City Board of Public Utilities and MC Power Companies Flip the Switch on 1.27MW Community Solar Farm in Kansas City, Kansas 19.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
KANSAS CITY, Kan: Gardner Capital, MC Power Companies, and Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) held a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 for the newly completed Community Solar Farm. The project will provide clean, reliable electricity for nearly 150 homes in the BPU grid.
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Cool Earth Solar Completes Rooftop Solar Power System at Valley Christian Center 18.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
DUBLIN, Calif: Cool Earth Solar, a leading Bay Area SunPower Commercial Dealer, recently completed the installation of a 340-kilowatt high efficiency solar power system at Valley Christian Center (VCC), a church, as well as a preschool and K-12 school in Dublin, Calif.
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China's Xi calls for more technology development 18.10.2017 AP Business
BEIJING (AP) -- President Xi Jinping called Wednesday for the ruling Communist Party to lead development of Chinese technology industries, an area fraught with trade tensions and complaints that Beijing encourages theft of foreign know-how....
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Australia rejects clean energy target for cheaper power 17.10.2017 AP Business
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The Australian government has rejected a plan to generate 42 percent of its energy from renewable sources and will instead pursue cheaper and more reliable power....
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Taylor Farms Introduces Largest Solar Installation To Date 17.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
SALINAS, Calif: Taylor Farms, North America's largest producer of salads and healthy fresh foods, announced the completion of the company's largest solar panel installation to date. Located at Taylor Farms Pacific in Tracy, CA, the new solar array spans over 300,000 square feet and will power 67 percent of the facility's energy needs.
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RAI Energy International, Inc. Acquires Interest in 70 MW Solar Project in Florida 16.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
SAN JOSE, Calif: RAI Energy International, Inc. ("RAI"), the global renewable energy development company, announced today it has acquired an ownership interest in a 70 megawatt (MW) solar farm from Hamilton Energy Resource Opportunities LLC (HERO). With this acquisition, RAI further strengthens and diversifies its North American solar portfolio.
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Snapshot: Who's running for mayor in St. Paul and why 16.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Ten candidates are on the ballot for St. Paul mayor. Here's a look at five of the people in the running.
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Your Next Home Could Run on Batteries 16.10.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
A combination of solar power and the rise of residential energy storage is paving the way for a new kind of cable cutting.
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Harvest Energy Solutions Testifies before U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on Energy Issues in the Farm Bill 16.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
JACKSON, Mich: Mark Olinyk, President of Michigan EIBC member company Harvest Energy Solutions, testified in favor of the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) in the 2018 Farm Bill before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
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Coal country is finding little relief in Trump's climate actions 15.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Trump promised that killing the Clean Power Plan would bring relief to coal communities like Homer City. It won't. The administration blueprint for repeal lays bare the extent to which it has overstated the role of climate action in coal's unraveling.
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‘There was no time’: How fire ravaged one Santa Rosa street 15.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

They escaped because a neighbor knocked on the door, because a dog barked in panic, because something deep down told them:

“Death. Go. Leave now.”

The residents of Hemlock Street in Santa Rosa went to bed Sunday night assuming the fires devastating Northern California were miles away.

By 1 a.m.,...

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University of Denver team comes third as Swiss team takes first in Solar Decathlon 2017 15.10.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The University of Denver, which teamed up with the University of California, Berkeley, came third in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 for the group's house designed specifically for the city of Richmond, Calif.
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13-year-old boys in alleged “kill-list” school plot could be tried as adults 14.10.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Two 13-year-old boys accused of plotting to kill people at their middle school in Colorado Springs could be tried as adults.
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