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8 HOURS AGO - Forbes

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Tunisia Follows Solar Supplier Dream For Europe

Intent on avoiding the pitfalls that have sunk similar projects Nur Energy outlined plans to harness the vast solar power of North Africa to feed an energy hungry Europe.

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10 HOURS AGO - Slate

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Solar Flair

Back when it was an expensive, unproven technology, solar energy was driven by hippies in sandals rigging up off-the-grid systems. About a decade ago, change-the-world Silicon Valley types hoping to make gazillions of dollars entered the fray, raising venture capital and promoting moonshot projects, like futuristic solar farms in the Southwestern desert.

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OCT 30, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom — and glut

Oba, a consultant, had hoped to supplement his future retirement income in a guilt-free way and invested $200,000 in a 50 kilowatt solar-panel facility, set up earlier this year in a former rice paddy near his home in southwestern Japan. The utilities say they can't accommodate the flood of newcomers to the green energy business, throwing in doubt the future ...

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OCT 28, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power

Solar panels installed on the roof of a home or garage can easily generate enough electricity to power an electric or plug-in gas-electric hybrid vehicle. No one knows exactly how many electric cars are being powered by solar energy, but the number of electric and plug-in hybrid cars in the U.S. is growing. Tofel, 45, a senior writer for the ...

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OCT 25, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Xcel Energy signs deal for 3 large solar projects

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy Inc. has signed deals with three energy developers to build up to three giant solar arrays to help it comply with Minnesota's renewable energy mandates. [...] Xcel said that project may be unnecessary if regulators give final approval to the already planned 100-megawatt Aurora Solar project from Edina-based Geronimo Energy that would be built at ...

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