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Utility "Gets Ready" for More Local Energy in Hawai'i
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Hawai’an solar advocates are celebrating after the island state’s largest utility, Hawai’ian Electric (HECO) filed a plan with the public utility commission to take a “proactive approach” to adding more distributed solar to their grid system. Utilities across the country typically use “conservative blanket limits” on the amount of renewable energy

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Pace Financing Concept Provides Hope for Renewable Energy Projects
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Solar-energy installations are set to receive record loans this year through a U.S. municipal finance tool modeled after one that backed $17 billion of sewers and sidewalks in the past decade.

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With Help From Nature, a Town Aims to Be a Solar Capital
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“We want to be the first city that produces more electricity from solar energy than we consume on a daily basis,” he said. This means Lancaster's rooftops, alfalfa fields and parking lots must be covered with solar panels to generate a total of 126 …

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Renewables Provide 82% of New US Electrical Generating Capacity in 1Q2013
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According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind) accounted for 82 percent of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed in the first three months of 2013 for a total of 1,546 MW.

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Back to Basics Video: What Is Geothermal Energy Anyway?
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Geothermal energy is the Earth’s own renewable energy.  All other renewables and in fact, all other forms of energy, hinge on the sun: wind power, solar power, even fossil fuels wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the sun.  (And neither would we, of course.) If you are even slightly knowledgeable about geothermal energy, you probably […]

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Kenya's Maasai keep lions at bay with solar power and ingenuity
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Turere is the inventor of "lion lights", a fence made of a car battery, solar panel and torch bulbs that ensures lions no longer dare touch his father's livestock. The young Kenyan has been lauded as an inspiration after giving a recent TED talk about …

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Learn how to solar power your house in the Ozarks
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo — When it comes to solar power, Republic resident Jim Evans says Southwest Missouri is falling behind. In fact, he says the rate of solar installations in the Kansas City and St Louis areas is 50 times greater than this area. So Evans …

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