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9 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Iowa's largest solar farm to open

KALONA, Iowa (AP) — Local, state and federal leaders gathered to celebrate the opening of Iowa's largest solar farm Thursday in a ceremony near Kalona. Eagle Point Solar of Dubuque built and owns the farm, but Farmers Electric Cooperative will buy the power and take possession after a decade. Farmers Electric Cooperative has about 650 members and started looking at ...

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JUL 30, 2014 - The Week

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Germany now gets 28.5 percent of its total energy from renewables

I have been convinced for a long while that renewable energy in general and solar energy in particular is on a pathway to becoming the world's dominant of energy.And it's not just me — even Big Oil agrees that solar power will eventually win out. But even I — a self-proclaimed renewable energy enthusiast — expected that expansion of renewables ...

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JUL 29, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Arizona utility wants to install rooftop systems

If approved by state regulators, the request filed Monday by Arizona Public Service Co. would allow the Phoenix-based company to partner with installers to put rooftop systems on 3,000 homes. The proposal would help the company satisfy the Arizona Corporation Commission's mandates for renewable energy use, and the company said its proposal also would provide access to solar for consumers ...

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JUL 29, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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9 solar projects getting more than $442K in grants

The money is coming from the Clean Energy Development Fund, which was created to increase cost-effective and environmentally sustainable electric power resources. Gov. Peter Shumlin announced the grants Tuesday during a visit to Northern Reliability, a solar business in Waitsfield.

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JUL 26, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Activists, others protest proposed utility fee

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Renewable-energy advocates are rallying against a proposed utility fee for Utah residents who have solar panels and wind turbines, saying it could hinder further development of renewable energy. Customers with solar panels or wind turbines still use utility's grid, but they do not pay a monthly $25 fixed cost that traditional customers do. [...] advocacy ...

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