Alternative Energy Technology

German Solar Power Costs Drop 5.8 Percent in Government Auction
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Germany’s third test auction for solar capacity produced a bid 5.8 percent lower than in the previous round, underpinning government hopes that clean energy will become competitive more quickly when developers must compete for contracts.

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SolarCity to Cut 550 Jobs in Nevada as Fees on Solar Increased
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SolarCity Corp. plans to eliminate more than 550 jobs in Nevada after state regulators approved new utility fees on solar rooftops.

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One Pivotal Year Ended, an Even More Pivotal Year Underway
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As Decembers go, the last month of 2015 could hardly have been more monumental for the clean energy industry.

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U.S. Geothermal Buys Majority Interest in Raft River Plant in Idaho
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U.S. Geothermal Inc. recently acquired the majority of Goldman Sachs’ cash flow interest in and ownership of the Raft River geothermal project in Idaho for $51 million.

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Westar to Buy Power From 200 MW NextEra Wind Farm
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Westar Energy Inc., the Topeka, Kansas-based electric utility, agreed to buy power from a 200 MW wind project that NextEra Energy Inc. is developing in Kansas.

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Top 10 Clean Energy Events and Actions in 2015: A Retrospect
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In 2015, the industry made landmark strides in the eventual global transition to a sustainable energy future.

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Harvesting More Energy from Photons
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Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have found a way to significantly boost the energy that can be harnessed from sunlight, a finding that could lead to better solar cells or light detectors.

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