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Xcel Offering Customers Solar Power
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Instead of installing panels on their rooftops, utility customers can subscribe to a community solar garden, then choose how much solar power to buy or lease. Although it's still unclear how much the average customer will be charged for participating …

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When It Comes to Large-Scale Renewable Progress, Preparation Is Key
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The Renewable Energy World, North America conference sessions began Tuesday afternoon, and the Large Scale Renewables Track emphasized lessons learned from which every technology can benefit. The session included insights from the geothermal, wind and bioenergy fields, and each panelist offered insights that encompassed topics ranging from project siting to stakeholder communications to on-site safety, […]

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An energy source NOT threatened by falling oil
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Oil dominates energy demand in transportation fuels, but solar power customers are primarily of two types: public electric utilities and large corporations. Neither of those use oil to generate electricity, and they are not about to start doing so, say …

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Energy Efficiency and Renewables Are Lowest Risk/Cost Investments for Utilities
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A new report by utility and finance experts contains positive news for the environment, our air and our (and our utilities’) pocketbooks — the economics of electric power resources have made zero-emissions energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies the most financially attractive options to meet the nation’s future energy demands.

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OPEC Oil Price Squeeze To Leave Renewable Energy Unscathed
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While OPEC is helping drive down global prices for crude, it’s having less success squeezing the $250 billion clean power industry.

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Evaluating Industry Influence: Top 100 Power People in Wind
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Ranking people is a tricky task. Anybody who has had the responsibility of gauging the influence of any group of individuals — from TIME to Forbes magazine — will tell you that it’s an inherently subjective procedure, regardless of how strict a methodology is imposed and how many criteria are employed in the process.

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Is powering home by solar panels cheaper than traditional grid power?
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Rooftop solar panels have always been the province of well-to-do, eco-friendly folks willing to shell out extra bucks to be green, but that is all starting to change. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the cost of putting …

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