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Solar News (10 Stories)

January 25th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

Some recent solar energy news we haven’t hit yet: 1. Agendas for the 7th Annual Photovoltaics Summit and 4th Annual Concentrating Solar Thermal Power, [&hellip

Arizona Sun, US Solar Attract France’s Saint-Gobain

September 21st, 2011 | by Andrew

Saint-Gobain Solar announced that construction of its solar thermal mirror plant in Goodyear, Arizona has begun. The plant is slated to start production in this year's fourth quarter, creating 50 permanent jobs and manufacturing millions of square feet of solar mirrors used in solar thermal and concentrating solar power (CSP) installations, including solar concentration towers and liner Fresnel lenses

When Picking Solar Power Options, It’s the Water, Stupid

August 5th, 2011 | by John Farrell

Concentrating solar has promised big additions to renewable energy production with the additional benefit of energy storage - saving sun power for nighttime - but there's a catch. Most of the new power plants are big water users despite being planned for desert locations

Google’s Largest Cleantech Investment Yet (In California!)

April 12th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I announced yesterday that Google's investing $5 million into a solar power project in Germany. That's big, and it's Google's first cleantech investment outside the United States. But before we get too pessimistic and down about our dysfunctional political situation and how it's limiting our cleantech growth, let's remember that while a Tea-Party-ruined Congress can't get much done, a number of states are supporting cleantech quite a bit on their own. One such state, as we all know, is California

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