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Solar Just Hit a New Record in 2020 as Coal Declines...

Wind and solar produced a record 10 percent of global electricity in the first half of 2020 as the world's coal plant fleet ran at less than half its capacity, analysis published Thursday showed.

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www.sciencealert.com
Green Energy And Better Crops: Tinted Solar Panels Could...

Researchers have demonstrated the use of tinted, semi-transparent solar panels to generate electricity and produce nutritionally superior crops simultaneously, bringing the prospect of higher incomes for farmers and maximizing use of agricultural ...

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techxplore.com
Greed May Be Good When It Comes To Solar Power

Based purely on economics, there should be a lot more solar panels on roofs in the United States. With the dramatic plunge in the price of panels, solar systems have become competitive with the cost of electricity in a growing number of states,...

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arstechnica.com
Why Isn't US Commercial Solar's Massive Potential Being...

Research and consultancy group Wood Mackenzie is forecasting a 32% drop in commercial solar installations in 2020. Yet the potential to use commercial buildings, such as businesses, schools, and government facilities, to host solar panels is...

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electrek.co
64 Mayors Sign Letter Urging Congress to Extend Solar...

A bipartisan coalition of 64 mayors, representing 25 states across the country, joined with Environment America today to call on Congress to take action on clean energy. Specifically, the mayors have sent a letter to Congress urging members to...

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www.solarpowerworldonline.com
"All energy is ultimately derived for the sun and harvesting it directly through solar power seems to be the best way to transition to renewable energy.."
-Margareta Wolf
Making Steel With Solar Energy

What might be called the world's first solar-powered steel mill will be moving forward. EVRAZ North America plans construction of a long-rail mill at its Rocky Mountain Steel operation in Pueblo, Colo. This decision allows execution ...

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mountaintownnews.net
American-Made Solar Prize Highlights Entrepreneurs That...

All you need is an idea. The American-Made Solar Prize aims to showcase and propel entrepreneurs who have an idea of how to transform the solar industry but don't have the money, resources, or connections to bring their idea to market .

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solarmagazine.com
Green hydrogen Will Become Increasingly Competitive as...

The world is increasingly banking on green hydrogen fuel to fill some of the critical missing pieces in the clean-energy puzzle. US presidential candidate Joe Biden's climate plan calls for a research program to produce a clean form of the gas...

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www.technologyreview.com
US Coal Power Generation Plummets 30% in 2020, EIA Says

U.S. coal power generation plunged by 30 percent in the first half of 2020 off an already-depressed base, shoved out by natural gas and renewables amid low energy prices linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new figures from the Energy...

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www.greentechmedia.com
EVENTS:
EuroSun 2020 September 1–3, 2020 | Virtual Conference. 13th International Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry

The National Solar Tour hosted by ASES and Solar United Neighbors, Sept 28-Oct 4, 2020 is the largest grassroots renewable energy event in the nation.

Solar World Congress 2020 December 2020 to November 2021 as a virtual online conference, will be celebrating "ISES at 50 - The Century of Solar"

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon ® 2021 Design Challenge April 16–18, 2021.

SOLAR 2021 August 3-6, 2021 University of Colorado, Boulder.


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