Solar Trees, Republicans Boost Florida Solar, and More!




OO A Solar Power System Is Installed in America Every 2.5 Minutes – the high rate in 2014 was the result of $15 billion of investment.

OO Solar Accounted for Nearly Half of 2014 Global Clean Energy Investments – China’s solar industry boosted total investment figures.

OO A Cheap Solar Cell, Perovskite, Reaches 18.4% Record Efficiency – made from cheap materials, it promises to bring down solar power even further.


Strawberry Tree Black is a public structure already in place in eastern Europe, and spreading. It offers free wifi and charging for mobiles 24/7. Is this something your community can use?

OO Strawberry Tree, World’s First Public Solar Mobile Charger, Also Offers Free Wifi – and works 24/7; 3fficient Company is set to bring this to the US. Let your community in on the action! More info here.

OO US Company Supplies the World’s Biggest Privately Owned Battery – to a citizen in Hawaii, a market ripe for solar-plus-storage as grid disruptor.

OO Four Of The Top 10 US Residential Solar Installers Now Offer Energy Storage

AP photo, Jerry McBride

OO Florida: Republicans Lead Ballot Initiative to Boost Solar Power – Conservatives For Energy Freedom wants to increase access to solar power on the principles of free market and consumer choice.

OO Pakistan Approves a National Net Metering Policy including grid-connected solar energy, rooftop solar installations and mortgage financing for home solar panels to boost uptake of clean energy.


Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. 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


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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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