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300 MW Of Solar Approved By City Of Los Angeles

300 MW Of Solar Approved By City Of Los Angeles By 2016, LA could have 25% renewable energy and 33% by 2020

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The Koch Attack on Solar Energy

The Koch Attack on Solar Energy For the last few months, the Kochs and other big polluters have been spending heavily to fight incentives for renewable energy, which have been adopted by most states. They particularly dislike state laws that allow homeowners with solar panels to sell power they don’t need back to electric utilities. […]

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Solar Trade War Looms As U.S. Considers Tariffs On China

Solar Trade War Looms As U.S. Considers Tariffs On China the U.S. Commerce Department announced it had found “reasonable basis to believe or suspect” that Chinese subsidies of solar panels imported to the U.S. were in violation of international trade agreements. Do we really need to call trade war when the US has an export […]

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80% Improvement In Solar Cell Efficiency

An anonymous reader writes “Chemistry researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory say they’ve improved the efficiency of typical solar cells by a whopping 80% by creating a 3-D nanocone-based solar cell platform. The technology tackles the problem of poor transport of charges generated by solar photons. These charges — ‘negative electrons and positive holes’ — […]