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Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Solar Power’

Solar power gives Andean villages new lease on life

Solar power gives Andean villages new lease on life

A pioneering solar energy project is using green technology to improve the lives of isolated villagers living beyond the reach of power lines on Argentina’s windswept Andean plains. Llama-herding communities have relied on firewood to cook and to heat their mud-brick homes for centuries in this remote corner of the vast South American country, causing […]

Renewable energy firms dash for Vt. incentives

Renewable energy firms dash for Vt. incentives

A new Vermont renewable energy program has more applications than it can handle. The state recently established a program that sets guaranteed prices for energy produced at plants powered by the sun, wind, water and methane gas as a way to encourage developers to build them. When bids were opened Monday, officials had proposals to […]

Rudd abandons Australia’s first solar power plant

Rudd abandons Australia’s first solar power plant

More than 200 people rallied on October 11, supporting former employees of liquidating company Solar Systems and calling on the federal and state governments to rescue the company’s solar power plant project in Mildura. Solar Systems went into administration after failing to find enough investors to continue the project. Former Solar Systems research engineer David […]

Solar power outshining Colorado’s gas industry

Solar power outshining Colorado’s gas industry

The sun had just crested the distant ridge of the Rocky Mountains, but already it was producing enough power for the electric meter on the side of the Smiley Building to spin backward. For the Shaw brothers, who converted the downtown arts building and community center into a miniature solar power plant two years ago, […]

Europe to throw $73 billion behind energy research

Europe to throw $73 billion behind energy research

Europe will this week launch a campaign to triple funding for energy research to 8 billion euros ($11.7 billion) a year in a technology race with Japan and the United States, a draft document shows. Solar power should get 16 billion euros over the next decade and up to 30 energy-sipping “Smart Cities” should be […]

Google Plans New Mirror For Cheaper Solar Power

Google Plans New Mirror For Cheaper Solar Power

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is disappointed with the lack of breakthrough investment ideas in the green technology sector but the company is working to develop its own new mirror technology that could reduce the cost of building solar thermal plants by a quarter or more. “We’ve been […]

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