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4 Major New Rulings That Will Boost Solar Power and Energy Storage in California

It's often the hand of regulators and legislators that guides the direction of regulated utilities, rather than the hand of the free market. And when …

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Solar Is Google’s Lucky 13th Clean Energy Buy

Google has made another big green-energy investment, this time pouring $103 million into a huge solar photovoltaic plant in the southernmost reaches …

Wal-Mart Now Draws More Solar Power Than 38 U.S. States

Solar power and keg stands have one thing in common: Wal-Mart wants to profit from them.<p>In the race for commercial solar power, Wal-Mart is killing …

How Robots Can Keep Solar Panels Clean And More Energy Flowing Into The Grid

SunPower said Monday it’s bought a California startup that engineers robots for cleaning solar panels to minimize electricity production losses.<p>SunPower paid an undisclosed amount of cash for Greenbotics after using the startup’s equipment for the past year at a 25-megawatt solar farm it’s built …

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These maps show the best places to put solar and wind power. (It’s not where you think.)

At first glance, it might seem obvious where the United States should focus on building more renewable energy. Stick the solar panels in sunny Arizona and hoist up the wind turbines on the gusty Great Plains, right?<p>Well, not necessarily. A recent study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University …

California solar installations jumped 26% in 2012

California had a banner year in solar installations in 2012, bringing the state 391 megawatts closer to its goal to install 3,000 megawatts by 2017.<p>According to a California Solar Initiative progress report by the Public Utilities Commission, those additions represent a 26% growth from 2011. The …

Power Company Wants to Add Charges for Solar Users

Arizona Public Service Co. will file a request today with the Arizona Corporation Commission to add a surcharge to customers who generate their own …

New Mexico Is Drenched in Solar-Sunshine, so What's With All the Coal PNM?

The Public Service Company of New Mexico is taking tottering baby-steps when it comes to solar energy. PNM has a mere 1 percent of solar on its renewable energy books -- ironic when New Mexico's state flag boasts a blazing yellow sun. Environmentalists worry the company's plan to increase solar to …

Apple to Build Solar Panel Farm for Reno Data Center