December 2011

Solar Is Out of the Bag

December 30, 2011

At the mention of solar power, we often envisage an array of rooftop panels capturing sunlight and converting it to electricity. But there’s more to solar energy and it can take surprisingly small and stylish shapes as well. Related Posts:The Solar Bag Cleans Water and Saves LivesCharging Your Gadgets with Solar PowerAnother Reason to Promote […]

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2012: International Year of Sustainable Energy For All

December 29, 2011

Alternative energy will be a major talking point in 2012, thanks to the UN’s decision to declare it as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. The decision was made back in December 2010 during a UN General Assembly. The initiative recognizes that access to “modern affordable energy services in developing countries is essential […]

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Pacific Island Installs Solar Panels On Its Airport

December 28, 2011

The small island of Palau, an island nation located 500 miles east of the Philippines and with a population of 21,000 people, has installed a 226.8kW solar energy array on its airport. The panels were supplied by Kyocera, one of the world’s biggest solar cell manufacturers. Related Posts:Latin America’s Largest Rooftop Solar Power Farm UnveiledSolar […]

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Hawaii Solar Power Community Celebrates Favorable Ruling

December 27, 2011

The Hawaii Solar Energy Association has issued a note welcoming the decision by state regulators to reject a proposal by Hawaiian Electric Co. to require solar companies to install expensive remote monitoring systems for small solar photovoltaic systems. Related Posts:No Related Posts Found! Go find some…

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Google Invests $94 Million in Solar Energy

December 26, 2011

Just before Christmas day, Google announced it has made a new $94 million investment in a portfolio of four solar photovoltaic projects currently under construction by Recurrent Energy near Sacramento, CA. Related Posts:Latin America’s Largest Rooftop Solar Power Farm UnveiledSolar Plays Key Role in India’s Energy Future, World Bank SaysLet It Shine Chronicles The History […]

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