Solar Update: spreading microgrids, and more!

SOLAR KEEPS SMILING

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The US solar industry continues to draw venture capital, with another $350 million recently added to the pot. China is now investing substantially in the US cleantech industry and worldwide, with hundreds of commitments to solar and wind in dozens of countries, totaling more than $40 billion.

Nationwide, the deployment of microgrids increases as companies set up strategic partnerships; microgrids allow whole communities to be powered by solar energy.

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Solar home. Credit Dennis Schroeder/NREL

In Massachusetts, solar policy advanced in a new deal between utilities, regulators and industry. Meanwhile, a push in Utah to impose extra fees on rooftop solar customers is sparking outrage.

OO Developing Nations Led Renewables Growth in 2013

OO Brazil: Introducing The First-Ever World Cup Stadium Powered By Solar

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Check it out here, right now!

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost,Climate Change This Week :http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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