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The solar-powered water wheel pictured above can collect 50,000 pounds of trash per day. (Solar Love)

If you want a rundown of the politics of solar energy, this article by Carter Lavin is it. He covers 5 things we should all know about solar politics. (Red, Green, and Blue)

You can surely name the #1 residential solar installer in the US (hint: SolarCity). But what do you know about #2 Vivint Solar? (Greentech Media)

At 2:00 pm on August 18, renewable energy sources produced enough electricity to hit 75% of the Germany’s demand. (Renewables International)

Perhaps the biggest company that is “all-in” on cleantech has its hands in solar power, as well as electric vehicles, wind power, smart grids, energy efficiency, and more. (Sustainnovate)

This company is working to combine solar farms with actual farms. It may not lead to buckets full of gold, but it make some sense. (Sustainnovate)

Bringing solar power to the developing world is all the rage now, but SELCO Solar has been doing that in rural India since the mid-1990s. (Sustainnovate)

d.light aims to bring solar lighting to 100 million people by 2020. (Sustainnovate)

Yingli Solar is expanding into the Latin American market further, recently opening an office in Chile, a very hot solar market. (Solar Love)

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