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16 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Who pays for solar power? Utilities, energy firms disagree

(AP) — One of the more recurring disagreements before the legislature's Energy Committee at a recent meeting centered on whether residents with solar panels are really paying for all they get from the power grid. Because residents with solar installations only pay for the sparse number of kilowatt hours they pull from the grid (along with a small monthly set ...

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MAR 26, 2015 - Forbes

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IKEA Fuels Up With Bloom Energy

Home furnishing retailer IKEA has invested in numerous on-site renewable energy projects—almost 90% of its U.S. stores use solar technology, for example, plus it is experimenting with geothermal and wind. But a new contract with Bloom Energy for a site in Emeryville, California, actually represents its first foray into fuel cells [...]

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MAR 26, 2015 - Roll Call

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Illinois Lawmakers Tap Renewable Funds for Budget Fix

To mitigate a budget crisis, Illinois lawmakers are eying renewable energy fees collected from ratepayers. Advocates had pushed to overhaul the state's clean-energy law to release more than $100 million to pay for new wind and solar projects, Crain's Chicago reported.

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MAR 25, 2015 - CBS News

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Solar plane pilot: "They said it was not possible"

Two weeks into a historic five-month, around-the-world-journey using nothing but the power of the sun, Solar Impulse 2 pilot Betrand Piccard tells CBS News how he and his copilot are proving the capabilities of renewable energy -- and proving the doubters wrong.

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MAR 25, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Santa Fe County commission OKs applications for solar sites

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe County will be getting two solar installations for electricity generation. The county commissioners on Tuesday approved applications by PNM for solar energy facilities that will feature long rows of panels that will track the sun's movement from east to west. One of the sites is located south of the New Mexico National Guard ...

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