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  1. US and Chile Collaborate Solar Power Plant
    US and Chile Collaborate Solar Power Plant
    After a meeting between President Obama and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, an agreement was struck that would allow the United States to fund the construction of a solar power plant in Chile. ...
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  2. Military Challenges Solar Energy to Bases
    Military Challenges Solar Energy to Bases
    Recently, the Solar Energy Industry Association’s website provided a brief summary of an article detailing the efforts of the United States Military to bring Solar Energy Plants to their bases. The ...
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  3. Darien Project
    Darien Project
    See the progression of a renewable energy project done at the Wouman Indian Village in Panama ...
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  4. Bill Brings Utility and Solar Together
    Bill Brings Utility and Solar Together
    The debates and disagreements between utility companies and the solar industry have been an issue since the very conception of solar power. There are often questions of stepping on each other’s ...
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  5. Solar Enters Major League of Energy Market
    Solar Enters Major League of Energy Market
    According to an article completed by the Solar Energy Industries Association, for decades those in the solar energy industry have worked to enter the ‘major leagues’ of the energy market—to be ...
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  6. EPA Requirements
    EPA Requirements
    New mandates have been released by the Environmental Protection Agency that focus on the loser in the clean energy race—coal. However, according to an article recently completed by CNBC, critics of ...
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  7. Tariffs Increase US Production of Solar
    Tariffs Increase US Production of Solar
    The United States Commerce Department has announced new tariffs to be placed on solar panels and solar cells produced in China. Another case has been filed to apply similar tariffs on products made in ...
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  8. Clean Power Plan
    Clean Power Plan
    As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the United States’ EPA has introduced the Clean Power Plan—a proposed rule that applies to existing power plants in regards to regulating carbon ...
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  9. Living Sustainably: Part 2 of 2
    Living Sustainably: Part 2 of 2
    First, we have plug in electric cars. Most automobile manufacturers actually make one. Some get phenomenal mileage. The current Ford Fusion gets 108 miles to the gallon. It is touted as, you drive ...
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  10. Outback Radian 80484A and 4048A
    Outback Radian 80484A and 4048A
    We are very excited about the new Outback 4048A Radian Inverter and the 8048A Radian Inverter, which is the Grid Zero Inverter. Everybody should be excited about this inverter. This inverter will be a ...
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  11. Domestic Hot Water
    Domestic Hot Water
    In the United States, we typically keep 60 gallons of hot water in a closet to use when we need it. This is the equivalent of leaving our car running in the garage, all day and night in case we may ...
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  12. Living Sustainably: Part 1
    Living Sustainably: Part 1
    What do we mean when we say, for a sustainable future? We have got to get off of fossil fuels. We are killing the planet. We are using coal, oil and gas to power our civilization and unfortunately, ...
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  13. Pie in the Sky?
    Pie in the Sky?
    Sometimes environmentalists are perceived as though they are asking the rest of the world to make grand sacrifices and live on leaves, berries and tofu. This tends to be the stereotype. However, ...
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  14. Battery Assessment, Part 2
    Battery Assessment, Part 2
    Now, let’s address the second problem of improper charging. At the time batteries were built, the manufacturer did not know how big a system could get and thus did not know how they would be charged ...
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  15. Micro Inverters
    Micro Inverters
    May 2014: We have the SolarWorld 280’s, but only a very small quantity. We have a lot more coming out in June. We have SolarWorld 275’s, LG 275’s, 270’s, 260’s, 250’s. All of these solar ...
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