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Philip Small

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485-megawatt solar project approved for California

Southern California could soon be home to one of the largest solar power plants in the world, thanks to a plan the federal government approved on August 24. Dubbed the Blythe Mesa Solar Project, it would bring 485-megawatts of carbon-free energy from photovoltaic solar cells, enough to power 180,000 homes, to land once used to grow crops. 

The White House pushes to lower costs of residential solar panels

Recently the White House announced that there will be wide array of executive actions that will boost renewable energy and energy efficient programs and even encourage investments in these ventures. The Hill reports that more than $1 billion will be awarded in new loan guarantees.  A couple certain benefits of these plans are a great push towards renewable energy ...

California surpasses France, Spain, U.K. in installed solar capacity

If California was its own country it would now rank sixth in the world in solar generation, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. The report, commissioned by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), lists California's solar capacity as higher than countries such as France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Australia. 

Texas seeing $1 billion of new solar development

West Texas's oil fields will soon become home to about $1 billion worth of solar-energy farms, according to The Wall Street Journal.

SolarMax Technology seeks to educate students

Recent California Department of Education data shows that over 4,000 students did not finish their high school degree in San Bernardino County. Business Wire reports that the county came in behind many other regions of the state in regards to graduation rates.

Four California bills to power solar energy movement

California is on track to lower greenhouse gas emissions by becoming more reliant on renewable energy sources. Thankfully, the state legislature is taking steps to directly address the country's dependence on fossil fuels, while working to bring cleaner energy solutions to Californians as a whole. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) reports that there are currently ...

Californians have saved $90 billion thanks to 40 years of energy efficiency

Since the 1970s, energy efficiency in California has saved Californians $90 billion on their utility bills, created hundreds of thousands of efficiency jobs and will have avoided the pollution from at least 30 power plants, according to a new report.

California colleges will compete in 2015 Solar Decathlon

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate solar competition that began in 2002 and held biennially since 2005. This year, the Solar Decathlon will take place in Irvine, California, where college teams from around the country are challenged to design, build and operate solar-powered houses. The competition started as a way to educate the public and ...

Solar power prices continue to plummet

According to Cost of Solar, the average price of going solar in the U.S. dropped 50 percent in the past five years alone. There has never been a better time to go solar.

Average cost of solar dropped 50 percent over last 5 years

The cost of solar panel installation has never been lower. In fact, it has dropped 50 percent in just the last five years, according to a report published by the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory this month. 

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