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Large-Scale Wind & Solar Development Could Reshape The Sahara 

September 7th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

A new study published this week has revealed the possibility that large-scale development of wind and solar in the Sahara Desert could result in increases to local temperature, precipitation, and vegetation, resulting in overall beneficial environmental changes. 


Majority Of US Voters Oppose Trump’s Solar Tariffs

April 25th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Nearly 60% of American voters oppose tariffs recently imposed on imported solar cells and modules by US President Trump according to a new survey, including a majority in districts classified as "very red" despite nearly 60% of Republicans favoring the tariffs. 


Solar Decathlon-Winning Home Bought by Pepco for Public Display

February 2nd, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

If you recall, WaterShed (a solar-powered and highly energy-efficient house built by University of Maryland students, faculty and professional partners) won the 2011 Solar Decathlon. Electric company Pepco has now bought the building and is going to put it on public display at one of its facilities in Montgomery County, Maryland



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