Solar Generation and Jobs Keep Zooming, and More!

SOLAR KEEPS SAILING

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OO US Solar Generation Doubled in 2014
Renewable Output Grew 11%
– and that’s not counting rooftop solar or distributed renewables

OO Solar Energy Jobs Growing By Leaps and Bounds

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Source: gigaom.com

OO First Big US Solar Company Dives into Energy Storage – the development that cements solar’s future, and SunEdison has taken the jump.

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New York City. Credit Emma Johnson

New York Just Showed Every Other State How To Do Solar Right by forcing utilities to partner with service providers of distributed clean energy, rather than own the energy providers: this sets up a healthy competition among providers and resets utilities’ vital function in maintaining the grid in this new energy world order, reportsTim McDonnell at Mother Jones. It could be a national model.

OO Rise In Rooftop Solar Systems Is Game-Changer For Electric Utilities

OO Going Solar in CA:
A Comprehensive Guide to Rebates and Tax Credits

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Source: The Daily Climate

OO Solar Plane Completes First Leg
Of Record-Breaking Global Transit

OO Solar Global Transit Plane Resembles Wright Brothers Design

OO Google Will Soon Send Solar-Powered Drones Into the Sky

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Wikipedia
Harnessing solar energy from space?

Japan Space Agency Advances In Space-Based Solar Power reports Jun Hongo at the Wall Street Journal. It says that it succeeded in transmitting electric power wirelessly to a pinpoint target using microwaves, which is an essential technology needed for the realization of space-based solar power.

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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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