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By Dame DC Cordova | http://www.SolarValleyChina.com The well-being / future of our children rests on how we will handle global energy needs. Wondrous articles to sparkle your imagination & explore Renewable Energy!

These Tiny Houses Are Designed To Give Refugees A Home In Your Backyard

The French “In My Back Yard” project offers housing and community for refugees. On the other side, it gives people who want to help the refugee crisis something more concrete to do than simply give money.<p>In a backyard in the Paris suburb of Montreuil, one couple is taking part in an experiment: A …

Housing

When Indigenous People Control Their Own Land, It Protects Us All From Carbon Emissions

A new center is using mapping and legal services to help establish that indigenous people are rightful owners of rainforests around the world, in turn protecting those forests so that they can keep sequestering greenhouse gases.<p>Tropical rainforests controlled by indigenous people currently store …

Climate

Zunum, Backed By JetBlue And Boeing, Plans To Deliver Hybrid-Electric Planes In 2022

The startup hopes to cut travel times on regional routes in half and emissions by 80% while establishing industry-leading seat-mile costs.<p>Airline passengers around the world could begin flying on hybrid or even electric aircraft in 2022, soaring high in the sky on thousands of short-haul regional …

Airlines

Elon Musk says Tesla’s solar tech can rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid

The Tesla CEO tweeted that <b>he believes his solar battery technology, which already powers several small islands, could be used to help rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid after the island was ravaged by Hurricane Maria</b>. Though some power has slowly been restored to the island, much of it is still …

Puerto Rico

Facebook is building a massive data center and “multiple” solar facilities in Virginia

The social media giant will invest over a billion in the state, reports CNBC. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced <b>Facebook will invest $750 million to build a 970,000-square-foot data center in Henrico County. McAuliffe also said the company will build “multiple solar facilities” worth</b> …

Renewable Energy

This New Charging System Lets Electric Cars Pay For Themselves By Selling Energy Back To The Grid

A new charging system will let the cars serve as batteries for the grid–making you cash as they sit in your driveway.<p>If you buy a Nissan Leaf in the U.K. in 2018, you probably won’t ever have to pay to charge your new electric car.<p>Anyone who has a garage will be able to sign up for a new program …

Electric Vehicles

Preparing for the World Solar Car Challenge: Pictures

Sport (Australia)

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: What If We Just Turned the Hurricanes Into Electricity

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson had some seriously weird thoughts on hurricanes in an interview on Sunday, telling Sunday TODAY he believes man …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

How many big storms before people abandon coastal cities?

For homeowners in flood zones, one big question looms: Rebuild or retreat after another “500-year storm?”<p>People love living near the coast. Only two of the world's top 10 biggest cities — Mexico City and Sáo Paulo — are not coastal. The rest — Tokyo, Mumbai, New York, Shanghai, Lagos, Los Angeles, …

Climate Change

Tesla says world’s largest battery installation is halfway done | Ars Technica

But Tesla and South Australia are starting the countdown now.<p>At a Jamestown, South Australia event on Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the …

South Australia

Nobel Prize-winning detectors revealed a cosmic cataclysm

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every time a new telescope has been turned on, we have learned something fundamental about our universe.<p>Galileo's first telescope saw the moons of Jupiter and forever destroyed the idea that the Earth was at the center of the universe. Edwin Hubble used the Mount Wilson Observatory in 1917 …

Astrophysics

Global Business Developer – Ambassador – Co–Dreamer – I Am Honored To Introduce You To Huang Ming And The Solar Valley.

<b>Thank YOU for your visit!</b><p>My name is Dame DC Cordova and I am honored to introduce you to Huang Ming and the Solar Valley.<p>I was first introduced to …

Interactive Map Shows Every Wind Farm in America

Using a new map tool released Thursday, anyone can now easily view the location of every utility-scale wind project and wind-related manufacturing …

New map shows wind farms spreading rapidly across US

Wind power started in California in 1981 when the Altamont wind farm in Alameda County was built as a reaction to the Arab Oil Embargo of the …

Field Tested: Therm-a-Rest Cot Sleeping System

Just to set the record straight, I come from a long tradition that goes back to wafer-thin Ensolite pads that were a vague illusion of comfort back …

Biofuel

Tesla Is Turning Kauai Into a Renewable Energy Paradise

<i>This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>When people ask Luke Evslin why he decided to live off the …

Renewable Energy

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EGEB: Suniva vs Amtech and California; India at 3.4¢/kWh for solar; more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p>ITC report: 26 U.S. module makers closed in the past five years – <i>26 U.S. module manufacturers have closed their manufacturing facilities in the past five years, a period during</i> …

Renewable Energy

Government spends twice as much abroad on fossil fuels as renewable energy

The Government has been accused of undermining its own efforts to tackle climate change after new research revealed it is investing twice as much in …

London Solar Auctions Aim to Make City Greenest on Earth

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he wanted to try city-wide auctions as part of an environment strategy proposed to more than double the capital’s solar …

King's College London

Clock starts on integrating carbon pricing in New York market

Following the release of a new carbon pricing report, the New York ISO says it could integrate the policy into its market dispatch within three years.

Energy

Could solar panels pay for Trump's wall? | Opinion

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All-Electric Class 5 Work Truck With 100 Miles Range To Arrive This Fall

Chanje is a new company based out of Los Angeles, California, that intends to introduce an all-electric medium-duty vehicle on a mass scale in the …

Electric Vehicles

Prime Minister attacks South Australia's renewable energy policy at state Liberal Party's AGM

The Prime Minister has delivered a fresh broadside at the South Australian Government over electricity, describing Premier Jay Weatherill's pursuit …

Liberal Party

What to Know About the Potential Sale of 8point3 Energy Partners

8point3 Energy Partners may still sell for a premium from today's stock price and that could mean a windfall for First Solar and SunPower.<p>It has been …

Stocks

Farmer about to flip the switch on largest solar-energy system in the province

A southern Manitoba dairy farmer is about to lay claim to having the largest solar-energy system in the province, but his reign as solar champ will …

Renewable Energy

Toyota and Mazda to build $1.6 billion assembly plant in U.S. and partner on electric cars

Toyota and Mazda corporations announced plans on Friday to build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in the United States and work together to develop electric car and advanced safety technologies.<p>The plant is expected to produce up to 300,000 cars a year and create jobs for 4,000 workers. It is expected …

United States

Molecular nanoparticles lead to major advancement in the development of solar cells

A new study by researchers at the University of St Andrews could herald a major advancement in the development of solar cells.

Quantum Mechanics

China energy regulator raises targets for curbing coal-fired power

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's energy regulator on Monday said it was raising its targets for curbing coal-fired power capacity over the next few years, as the world's No.2 economy continues its drive against pollution.<p>The National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a statement on its website that …

China