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Renewed Interest in Renewable Energy


The Obama economic stimulus package, which invested so heavily in renewable energy like wind and solar power, is finally having an effect on the green industries. In a statement to the NY Times the vice-president of Sharp Solar, Ron Kenedi, said that although December, January and February had been “miserable,” things are starting to pick […]

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‘The Age of Stupid’ First Solar-Powered Film Premiere


The Age of Stupid premiered on March 15 in London. The film is a drama documentary set in 2055 depicts a world that has been ravaged by climate change and the inability to react on the part of humans. The Age of Stupid explores the critical threshhold we’re at in history – when, we were […]

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Ontario Paying Big for Small-Scale Renewable Energy


Back in 2007, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) looked like it was setting a wonderful green precedent when it adopted a feed-in tariff for renewable energy. This allowed people who had adopted their own forms of renewable energy systems, like solar panels and wind turbines, to sell their excess power to the OPA at a […]

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2.65M Solar and Wind Energy Jobs in Nine Years


A Clean Edge report released today says that the wind and solar energy industries will be responsible for generating 2.65 million jobs globally in less than a decade. This expected number is about four and half times more than the current number of wind power and solar energy jobs which is approximately 600,000. This positive […]

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L.A. Voters Barely Reject Solar Power Measure B


The controversial Measure B was put to a vote yesterday and defeated by hair with 50.3 percent of L.A. voters saying “No.” Measure B would have mandated L.A.’s utility to include more solar power in its supply. While this sounds fine in and of itself, detractors claimed it would unfairly exclude private installers from getting […]

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Asia Leading the World In Solar Cell Manufacturing


Asia will produce over 80% of all crystalline silicon solar cells by 2012, according to Greentech Media Research. As of last year, Asia manufactured just over 70% of all solar cells on the planet. With continued and increased assistance from government programs and lower labor costs, Asia will expand their production and hopes to become […]

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Panasonic Buys Sanyo – Thinks Solar


Panasonic recently announced that it was going to buy Sanyo for nine billion dollars. As a part of the Panasonic group, Sanyo will help Panasonic bust into the growing solar market by bringing to the table their large solar PV business. As part of Sanyo’s long term commitment to solar power, the company plans to […]

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Japan’s Sanyo Solar Ark


Sanyo, one of Japan’s largest electronics companies, has come up with an innovative and beautiful architectural design that allows a large solar power facility to exist within Japan’s need for clean aesthetic. The Solar Ark, in Gifu, is over 1,000 feet wide and 120 feet tall. The Solar Ark’s outer surfaces are covered with more […]

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Transparent Solar Photovoltaic Windows by RSi Solar


The desire, and need, to completely subsidize building energy costs for everything from heating to lighting is beginning to be more of a reality. Post the conception of integrated solar power the most common use has been discreet roof top tiles that appear to be regular roofing material but are actually solar panels. Now RSi […]

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What Are Solar Cells?


Photovoltaic cells, better known as solar panels, are plates made of extremely sensitive semiconductors – which are special silicone based compounds – that are able to absorb electrons transmitted from sunlight rays. The energy rattles the electrons loose, allowing them to flow freely, and then be absorbed to flow in a specific direction and create […]

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