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New California Law Will Help Expand Solar Deployment
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SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch released a statement after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark energy legislation AB 327 into law. Resch said SEIA applauded Brown for his commitment to clean energy and added that Brown's efforts to reduce carbon emissions across California "will have a positive and profound impact on the state's future."
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Solar Energy Nonprofit Delivers Alternative Energy to Low-Income Neighborhoods
The Huffington Post
VideoBriefResidential solar power has become increasingly affordable over the past few years as an environmentally friendly, cost-saving alternative to traditionally sources of energy. But the barriers to entry can still be too high for low-income communities, which is where solar nonprofits like GRID Alternatives come in.
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Sun-Powered Speed: Stanford's Student-Built Solar Car to Race Across Australian Outback
Stanford University
The all-student Stanford Solar Car Project has taken its latest solar-powered racecar, Luminos, to Australia to test its mettle in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The 2,000-mile drive across the Australian outback is on some of the world's most grueling roads.
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Solar Decathlon Showcases 19 Hi-Tech Homes of the Future
USA Today
What will the home of the future look like? Cutting-edge technologies are on display this week in 19 full-sized models at the Solar Decathlon, a biannual college competition.
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Will Quantum Dots Revolutionize Solar Power?
Forbes
The sun will hopefully be the energy source of the future, but currently, solar power provides less than 1 percent of global energy. The reason isn't due to a conspiracy among fossil fuel companies, as some media outlets apparently believe, but because of multiple inherent problems with solar technology. In a nutshell, there is a tradeoff between efficiency and cost.
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Scientists: Solar Must Apply 25 percent of Global Energy by 2030
Inside Climate News via Renew Economy
Hard on the heels of the latest U.N. report on climate change, two U.K. scientists have proposed an ambitious plan to tackle the problem it graphically describes. Their solution? A massive and urgent international program to increase the world's production of solar energy — to 10 percent of total global energy supply by 2025, and to 25 percent by 2030.
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Homes Shine a Light on the Power of Solar Energy
The Baltimore Sun
When Dan and Margo Duesterhaus moved into their Ellicott City, Md., home 12 years ago, the solar power movement was still more concept than reality. But the couple had always been environmentally conscious, and they put their ideals into action.
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Home Built for Healing In Competition at Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
PBS Newshour
VideoBriefFor these future architects and engineers, designing a house for this year's Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition came with a mission — to give back and to heal. More than 100 Washington, D.C., college students built an energy-efficient solar powered home for the biennial competition that began in Irvine, Calif. But what distinguishes this home is the person for whom it was built.
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Solar Energy: An American Success Story
MediaPlanet via The San Francisco Chronicle
In China, 2013 is the year of the snake. In the United States, this may well go down as the year of the sun. A recent market analysis by GTM Research shows the U.S. market installed 832 megawatts of new photovoltaic installations in the second quarter of this year — a whopping 15 percent increase over the first three months of 2013.

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ACC Staff Report Affirms Importance of Net Energy Metering
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The long-awaited Arizona Corporation Commission staff report on Net Energy Metering has affirmed several key positions taken by SEIA in a recent filing before the commission. After the report was issued, Carrie Cullen Hitt, SEIA senior vice president for state affairs, released a statement.

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New Report Shows Importance of Expanding Solar Heating and Cooling
SEIA
SEIA has released a comprehensive new report, "Solar Heating and Cooling: Energy for a Secure Future," outlining a roadmap to create 50,250 new American jobs and save more than $61 billion in future energy costs by expanding the use of innovative and cost-effective solar heating and cooling systems across the nation.



Abengoa's Gigantic 'Salt Battery' Stores Utility-Scale Solar Energy
Triple Pundit
The global solar company Abengoa Solar has announced that its massive Solana solar power plant has begun commercial operation in Arizona. The plant represents a transformational breakthrough in utility scale solar power, because it includes an energy storage system based on molten salt. The storage feature enables the plant to keep generating electricity long after the sun goes down.
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UK Outlines Ambitious Strategy for Solar Energy
Responding to Climate Change
The U.K. government's energy climate change department has launched its solar energy roadmap, which sets out how it will work with the industry to achieve its 20 gigawatts by 2020 target. Despite its leaden skies, the U.K. is now considered to be the sixth-largest country in the world for new solar photovoltaic capacity.
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Most Attractive Solar Markets in Europe
PRNewswire via The State Journal
The Most Attractive Solar Markets in Europe provides a comparative framework for analysing the potential and relative attractiveness of national-level solar markets in Europe and for assessing macro conditions, access to market, national energy policy, growth potential of renewable power and infrastructure considerations.
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