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Facebook To Power Oregon Data Center With 437 Megawatts Of Solar Power

Facebook and electricity company Pacific Power announced a partnership this week to build 437 megawatts (MW) worth of new solar projects in Oregon to power Facebook’s Prineville Data Center with 100% renewable energy. 

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Solar Power Employs Twice As Many As Coal In US

According to a report produced by the National Association of State Energy Officials and the Energy Futures Initiative, there are more than twice as many solar power jobs in the US as coal industry jobs

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IRS Gifts US Solar Developers A 30% Tax Break — No Taksies Backsies!

Solar developers in the US finally have something to cheer about after the IRS clarifies its position on a key tax break and the trade war heats up

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Cleantech News Roundup: Alberta Tar Sands, Honda Clarity, Electric Maserati, Tesla Motorcycle, Wind Turbine Myth, & India’s Solar Appetite

In this edition of the cleantech news roundup, we’ve got a Honda Clarity review, a Tesla motorcycle nothingburger, an electric Maserati Alfieri GT, an electric Mustang and a Volvo 142 electric conversion, a debunked wind myth, Canada’s tar sands “investment” (which should be pronounced ‘money down the drain’), and even an easy sesame noodle recipe

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Hi-Temp Concentrating Solar Power On Mars!? Tell Us Why — Or Why Not (CT Exclusive Interview)

Sandia National Laboratories got the green light to pursue a “falling particle” system for ramping up concentrating solar power to the next level

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All Of US Could Be Powered By Solar Alone?

Critics of solar power are often very wrong-headed about this clean, renewable source of electricity. One of the most misleading claims is that there simply can’t be enough of it to be meaningful. They seem to be unaware of various facts stating solar power in the US could easily supply electricity to 40% of the country or more, at least

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California Requires Solar Panels On New Homes 5 Years After 1st California City Did (Thumbs Nose At Washington D.C.)

California can stand up against whatever flavor of the year Washington, D.C., tries to impose on the rest on the country. As the world’s 5th largest economy, it continues to push for renewable energy and electric vehicles despite an unruly political landscape that has slowed down cleaning up our pollution. Once more, California has forged ahead, with the latest news being that it is requiring most new homes to be solar energy ready

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#1 JA Solar Shipped Record 7,143 Megawatts Of Solar Panels In Strong 2017

Shanghai-based solar manufacturer JA Solar reported long-delayed Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Results late last month, reporting record shipments of 7,143.1 megawatts (MW) for the full year, an increase of over 55% while revenue increased by over 25%. 

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JinkoSolar Maintains Lead As Global Solar PV Provider, Beats Out Trina & JA Solar

Chinese solar PV manufacturing giant JinkoSolar has been confirmed as the world’s leading solar PV module supplier according to new figures released by leading data and analytics firm GlobalData, accounting for nearly 10% of the global market share and shipping 9.70 gigawatts (GW) of PV in 2017. 

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Gujarat Plans 5 Gigawatt Solar Park — India’s Largest

Charanka Solar Park Gujarat, IndiaThe Indian state of Gujarat is looking to get back the place it once enjoyed in the country’s solar power sector. The state has announced plans to set up a new solar power park, the largest in the country.

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