solar power

29
JAN 2016
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From obvious benefits like smaller utility bills to less obvious ones like enhanced recruiting and retention, the potential advantages of solar for companies and organizations are many. But where to begin? Here are some insider tips to help you navigate the process like a pro.

Your roof is just one of many places solar can go.

14
JAN 2016
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After helping to shepherd 25 different solar projects for the Irvine Unified School District, math and science coordinator Mark Sontag knows a thing or two about schools going solar. In this interview, we share his best insights and advice.

22
DEC 2015
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Farmers across the U.S. and around the world are turning to wind, solar, and other renewable energy solutions to make their operations more efficient, adapt to climate change, and supplement their bottom lines.

15
DEC 2015
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Innovative canal-top solar plants have found success in India. Now two San Diego professors are proposing a similar approach for the Tijuana River Canal in Mexico. We take a look at some of the challenges and opportunities with respect to river-topped solar projects

10
DEC 2015
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More cities, schools, and private companies are exploring how to put their parking lots to work with solar canopies. Here’s why it’s an idea with staying power.

16
OCT 2015
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What are the most important trends shaping solar today? The industry’s single largest event is a good place to find out. Here’s a quick, bird’s eye roundup of the trends and themes that ran through Solar Power International this year.

01
SEP 2015
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Recently I volunteered with GRID Alternatives for a solar installation with a low income family in California. The event was full of high-energy fellow volunteers from SunEdison and GRID Alternatives, a non-profit organization that makes solar technology accessible to low-income communities. 

19
AUG 2015
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The specific reasons homeowners choose to go solar change from year to year, so what are the tipping points in 2015? We explore five trends we’re seeing in residential solar this year.

17
AUG 2015
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SunEdison has partnered with Google on their new solar mapping tool, Project Sunroof.

Project Sunroof is a new online tool that Google is testing to help homeowners explore whether they should go solar.

14
AUG 2015
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Across the U.S., cities and towns have been rolling out hundreds of renewable energy projects aimed at lowering their annual energy costs, improving community health, and creating jobs. Get some tips on how to start this kind of project in your own town.  

05
AUG 2015
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized its ambitious Clean Power Plan, but many U.S. cities and towns have been rolling out their own clean power plans for some time. Learn how their early successes point to the larger promise of the EPA's plan.

30
JUL 2015
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Right now in the U.S., there’s one very small, very quick action you can take that will have a very large, positive impact on the nation’s economy, health, and energy supply. Don’t miss this once-in-a-blue-moon opportunity. 

23
JUL 2015
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, announced the two countries’ pledge to fight climate change.

21
JUL 2015
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"Work smarter, not harder" is an age-old aphorism that neatly applies to energy usage in your home. Why strain its resources and needlessly spend extra money on energy bills? 

10
JUL 2015
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In late April this year a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal killed more than 8,000 people and injured another 18,000 people. Nepal was hit by a second quake in early May. Together, the quakes leveled much of Kathmandu and left an estimated 1.4 million Nepalese people in need of help.

In the wake of the quake, SunEdison donated 20 rural kits (a kind of small solar generator) to Nepal and worked with SunFarmer, a non-profit organization, to implement them where they were needed most. Here are some of the most important ways solar can help after a natural disaster happens. 

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