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Category: Renewable Energy :: Solar
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Utah-based Vivint Solar to package panels with Mercedes-Benz batteries 19.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Vivint Solar announced Thursday that it is collaborating with Mercedes-Benz Energy to jointly offer that company’s batteries along with Vivint’s solar panels. Vivint, which has installed solar energy systems on 100,000 homes in the United States since its inception in 2011, said the deal is the first time Mercedes-Benz Energy will offer its batteries for residential use with a U.S. solar provider. The deal also puts Vivint Solar into head-to-head competition with Tesla, the electric-car compa...
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Trump’s budget expected to massively slash research on renewable energy – and NREL’s budget 19.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The Trump administration is expected to propose massive cuts to federal government research on wind and solar energy next week. The proposed cuts, would reverberate dramatically at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden
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Trump's budget expected to massively slash research on renewable energy -- and 'clean coal' 19.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Trump administration is expected to propose massive cuts to federal government research on wind and solar energy next week, according to current and former Energy Department officials familiar with budget discussions. The department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), which funds research on advanced vehicles as well as other aspects of clean energy, would face a roughly 70 percent cut in 2018, carving about $ 1.45 billion from its $2.09 billion 2017 budget. These plan...
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Demise of Colorado Energy Office could slow innovations 17.5.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
The conversation precipitating the office's demise was about everything but the validity of the Colorado Energy Office's programs and better ways to achieve the laudable goals of efficiency and sustainability.
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Tesla starts selling solar roof tiles, says savings to cover costs 11.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Electric car maker Tesla has added another product to its lineup: solar roof tiles. As of Wednesday, customers worldwide could order a solar roof on Tesla's web site. Installations will begin next month in the U.S., starting with California. Installations outside the U.S. will begin next year, the company said.
Tesla: Its solar roof tiles' savings will cover costs 11.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Detroit • Electric car maker Tesla has added another product to its lineup: Solar roof tiles. As of Wednesday, customers worldwide could order a solar roof on Tesla’s web site. Installations will begin next month in the U.S., starting with California. Installations outside the U.S. will begin next year, the company said. The glass tiles were unveiled by Tesla last fall just before the company merged with solar panel maker SolarCity Corp. They’re designed to look like a traditional roof, with opt...
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A New Mexico electricity co-op declares its independence 9.5.2017 Writers on the Range
A co-op leaves its power provider, whose reliance on coal kept prices too high.
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IIT scientists use jamun to create low-cost solar cells 30.4.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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Energy chief wants to save fossil fuels from solar and wind 28.4.2017 High Country News Most Recent
But natural gas is the one dethroning King Coal.
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How about turning a coal mine into a solar farm? 19.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Frankfort, Ky. • A former strip mine would be converted into a solar farm under a proposal announced Tuesday by an Appalachian coal company that says it wants to place hundreds of thousands of panels in the Kentucky mountains. The Berkeley Energy Group, EDF Renewable Energy and former Democratic state Auditor Adam Edelen said they are looking at two mountaintop removal sites just outside of Pikeville in the heart of Kentucky’s coal country. It’s the latest example of efforts to diversify the ene...
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When comparing solar array installers, NREL study finds bigger isn’t always better 18.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
When it comes to getting the best deal on a residential rooftop solar array, the size of the installer matters — but bigger isn't necessarily better, according to a study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden.
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Solar panels power Kentucky Coal Museum 7.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Frankfort, Ky. • Don’t look to the Kentucky Coal Museum to bring coal back. The museum is installing solar panels on its roof, part of a project aimed at lowering the energy costs of one of the city’s largest electric customers. It’s also a symbol of the state’s efforts to move away from coal as its primary energy source as more coal-fired power plants are replaced by natural gas. The state legislature recently lifted its decades-old ban on nuclear power. “It’s a little ironic or coincidental th...
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Trump boosts coal, China takes climate change lead 6.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • For years, cutting carbon emissions to stave off the worst impacts of climate change was routinely near the top of the agenda at talks between the leaders of the United States and China. Not anymore. As President Donald Trump hosts President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida this week, the world’s two largest economies and carbon polluters are taking dramatically divergent paths on climate policy. The Chinese government recently canceled construction of more than 100 ne...
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NREL could be hit hard by deep cuts to parent agency’s budget 3.4.2017 Denver Post: Business
Trump's budget calls for a half billion cut to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the next five months. -- and the brunt of that pain could fall on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden.
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Wheat Ridge Fruitdale Lofts to feature solar-powered electric car charging station 1.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The charging station will be solar-powered, free to use and one of the first in Wheat Ridge
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This office helped drive down the cost of solar. Trump wants to cut it massively. 31.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Trump administration is aiming a half-billion-dollar cut at the main U.S. hub for renewable energy research — 25 percent of the agency’s budget, and that’s just for the final five months of this federal fiscal year. Even deeper cuts are expected to be sought for 2018 — a possibility that has alarmed researchers in clean energy and even some Republicans in Congress. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, or EERE, is a $2 billion branch of the Department of Energy. It is credite...
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Golden wants Rooney Road soccer fields to share space with solar garden, but needs voter OK first 29.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The city of Golden wants to install a community solar garden at Rooney Road Sports Complex, but it will need to get permission first to borrow some sun from the soccer players who use the field.
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Week in review: March 24 24.3.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Keystone permit OK’d, Utah solar incentives rollback, and white nose in Texas; plus HCN reading recommendations.
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Southwestern utilities back down from rooftop solar fight 11.3.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Public support for rooftop solar has led to more moderate positions.
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RadioShack files for second bankruptcy in 2 years 9.3.2017 Denver Post: Business
RadioShack has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in just over two years, putting the future of the nearly 100-year-old electronics retailer in doubt.
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