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Google Makes Two More Solar, Wind Investments

We’re barely three weeks into 2015, and Google has already disclosed two substantial investments in renewable energy projects.<p>The total so far: more than $1.5 billion.<p>The most recent transaction (its 19th so far) will see the Internet giant put $76 million into the Balko Wind project in Oklahoma, …

Renewable Energy

Blinded by the lights? How power companies just stole £1 billion - from us

I'm astonished at how quickly governments have forgotten the motivating effect that 'the avoidance of going to prison' can have in their discussions …

‘Solar century’ beckons as costs continue to fall - UK energy secretary

The UK’s energy and climate change secretary, Ed Davey, has said he believes solar power is on course to become the cheapest form of energy.<p>In an …

Ed Davey: Solar will become ‘cheapest form of energy’

DECC secretary of state for energy and climate change Ed Davey has said that he is “absolutely convinced” the falling costs of solar will make it the …

How to make old homes energy efficient

Green deal is inappropriate for Britain’s 5m historic homes, so what’s the best way to stop them leaking energy? John Vidal gets expert advice for his Grade II listed home<p>Thirty five years ago I bought a row of 350-year-old Welsh half-timbered industrial workers’ cottages. Good move, except for the …

Major Wind Acquisition Makes SunEdison World's Largest Renewable Energy Developer

SunEdison, the St. Louis, MO-based solar power juggernaut, said today that it would acquire First Wind, one of the largest wind power developers in the United States, for $2.4 billion.<p>The acquisition of First Wind, which is based in Boston, MA, will make SunEdison the leading renewable energy …

Solar loans pushing clean energy upgrades

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif - Property assessed clean energy loans are helping homeowners go green.<p>Over the past couple of years many homeowners are …

Solar Power

New materials yield record efficiency polymer solar cells

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have found that temperature-controlled …

SunPower Buys SolarBridge To Bring All-In-One Panels To Mainstream

SunPower, the second largest U.S. solar manufacturers and always one of the most interesting to watch, announced today that it will buy SolarBridge to reduce the cost of solar through factory integration.<p>SolarBridge specializes in microinverter technology like rival Enphase Energy. The chief …

Green energy is surprisingly unpopular

Green energy is surprisingly unpopular<p><b>Last week we launched the MSE Big Winter Switch Event – a collective switch where we’ve used the huge user base</b> …

German solar ambitions at risk from cuts to subsidies

Germany is home to solar-powered football stadiums and funfairs but the country’s renewable energy future still faces obstacles<p>German ambitions to generate the vast majority of its power from the sun, wind and other renewable sources by the middle of the century are at risk from cuts to solar …

SPI 2014 - Panasonic Promotes Renewable Energy at Solar Power International

Solar Power International 2014<p>More Headlines<p>Articles<p>NEWARK, N.J.--Shortly after the International Energy Agency predicted that solar power may become …

An African Solar Plant Could Power UK Homes by 2018

Many European countries are facing a growing risk of power shortages over the next decade. The TuNur project plans to build a massive solar plant in …

Renewable Energy

New solar power material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat

A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California, San Diego developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar …

Solar Power Isn’t Just for Rooftops Anymore | About Verizon

Companies around the globe are trying to reduce their energy consumption and decrease harmful emissions by turning to greener technologies, and many are turning to solar energy. Because it doesn’t rely on the continuous mining of raw materials, solar energy helps reduce greenhouse gasses while also …

Advice To Learn About Using Solar Energy

Your lack of knowledge on solar energy might be stopping you from installing a system. There are many things you need to know before you begin so …

Solar Power

More solar power added to British grid

UPI<p>A solar plant built on a disused airfield in the United Kingdom is now meeting the energy demands of 10,000 average homes, energy company RWE said.<p>…

Ten reasons why you should be regularly testing your solar PV installations

The safe operation of solar PV installations under both normal and fault conditions is an essential consideration at the system design stage to …

Solar Power

Learn Everything You Need To Know About Solar Energy

Saving the environment while reducing the amount you spend on energy are both important. As time passes, electricity costs will rise, meaning you …

Solar Power

Leadership on Sustainability Must Include Helping Shape Smart Policy

<i>By: Tom Murray, VP Corporate Partnerships</i><p>This past year, we’ve seen some bold action by companies in what we’ve dubbed the business-policy nexus, and …

Study: Solar Energy Will Be as Cheap as Fossil Fuel Energy by 2016

A new study on solar energy from Deutsche Bank bears very good news. Thanks to technology and innovation, solar energy will be just as cheap as …

Mark Zuckerberg’s Lobby Unravelling As Musk And Sacks Leave

The technology industry’s newest high-powered political lobby, FWD.us, is unraveling just a month after it launched, as two of its biggest partners, Tesla’s Elon Musk and Yammer’s David Sacks, leave the organization. Begun with a reported $20 million of Mark Zuckerberg’s own money, and rare op-ed …

The Measure: what's hot and what's not

Going up<p><b>Katy Perry</b> We love it when a girl gets her fashion moxie back.<p><b>'Freedom shoes'</b> Nothing to do with Dubya or Freedom fries. It's a brand new …

Jesurun A19 Dual Core Android TV Box Launches For $98

If you are in the market for a new Android TV Box, the newly launched Jesurun A19 Dual Core Android TV box might be worth a little more investigation.<p>…

Gigaom | YouTube launches its paid subscription channels with select partners

Advertisement<p>YouTube (s goog) has officially launched a paid subscription offering, allowing select partners to charge as little as $0.99 per month …

Amazon Making Smartphone With 3D Screen, Dedicated Audio Streaming Device, WSJ Reports

Amazon offers a range of hardware, including its Kindle e-readers and tablets, but now it’s looking to expand the line with two new smartphones and an audio-only device that streams music, according to the Wall Street Journal. The phones include a high-end one with a glasses-free 3D screen, as well …

Missouri legislature passes bill to counteract federal gun control laws

The Missouri legislature on Wednesday sent the state governor a bill that would expand gun rights and declare all federal gun regulations …

Google Glass minus glass: Dekko makes the world your OS

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>With the advent of wearable tech, apps and operating systems will have to radically adapt to the changing ways users want to …

Ottavio Missoni obituary

Ottavio Missoni, who has died aged 92, was the co-founder of the Italian fashion brand Missoni and the patriarch of a dynasty. In 1953, with his …