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Europe Puts Focus On Floating Solar & Agrivoltaics

Moss Marine floating solatrFloating solar and agrivoltaics are the subject of new renewable energy efforts in Europe

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GAF DecoTech Solar Roof Now Available In Southeastern Pennsylvania

GAF Energy DecoTech Solar RoofCreditBachman’s Roofing, Building & Remodeling, one of the largest roofing contractors in southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland, is now partnering with GAF Energy to offer its DecoTech solar roof products to customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. First things first: No, the GAF DecoTech integrated solar roof is not the same as a Tesla Solar Roof. But neither is it a traditional rack-mounted solar system. Installation takes only one day according to the company.

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What Is More Effective Emissions-Wise, Solar Panels Or Trees?

There has been a lot of discussion on the web on choosing between solar PV systems or trees in order to reduce one’s carbon emissions. Even beyond comparison to solar systems, quantifying the value of a tree has been coming up consistently nowadays

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Perovskite Solar Cells … Toyota Driving Off A Hybrid Cliff … The Boring Company’s 1st Vegas Tunnel — #CleanTechnica Top 20

: Tesla Model X inside The Boring Company's test tunnel underneath the SpaceX offices (Image: The Boring Company)The most popular CleanTechnica stories last week involved perovskite solar cell research and projections (a hot topic for the past few — or several — years), Toyota’s continued focus on hybrids (considered by many to be a death knell for the hybrid leader and 100% electric laggard), and The Boring Company’s first of two Las Vegas tunnels

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The Next Big Solar Technology? #Intersolar2020

Disruptive advances in solar technology are unusual, with industry-wide design improvements often taking place in very small increments. These small changes create the buzz at solar trade shows like Intersolar North America, which is wrapping up this week in San Diego. However, one standout concept on display here is the Intensifying Solar Panel, a low [&hellip

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Opaque To Transparent Solar Photovoltaics — Have Koreans Identified The Ideal Tech To Transform Windows Into Solar Power Producers?

Solar And Light, Cynthia Shahan | CleanTechnicaCleanTechnica has previously covered transparent, two-layer solar film, but time flies — that was mostly back in 2012 and 

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US Electricity: Solar Up 15%, Wind Up 9%

“Small-scale solar photovoltaics (e.g., rooftop solar systems) alone grew by 19.22% YTD. Compared to all other energy sources, solar-generated electricity has enjoyed the fastest growth rate thus far in 2019.” Natural gas generation grew by 6.71%, nuclear energy generation grew by 0.8%, and coal-generated electricity generation declined by 14.46%

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10 Cool Solar Power Stories You May Have Missed

Too much cleantech news is a good thing, but it sometimes means I need to stuff a bunch of big stories into one article. Following some roundups of autonomous driving news and battery & EV charging news, here’s one more roundup of some cool cleantech stories no one wanted to take and write full pieces about. This one is 100% focused on solar power

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EV Ownership + Rooftop Solar Ownership — New Report & Charts

We were curious whether EV ownership/leasing correlated with rooftop solar panel ownership, and also whether driving an EV encouraged people to drive more efficiently or even conserve energy more at home, so we surveyed thousands of EV owners. Guess what the results were

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom To Be 80% Powered By Solar Carport

screen shot from videoBorrego Solar Systems and sPower worked with the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this year to manifest the first theme park on the West Coast powered by solar energy. In this case, the solar will account for 80% of the park’s energy usage. One difference in this theme park’s solar installation from other similar installations is that it will be powered by one of the most substantial solar carport installations in the country

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