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Hip Hop Singer Akon Reveals Solar Intitiatives to Light Up Africa

In a recent announcement, RandB singer Akon revealed his plans to bring solar energy technology to the continent of Africa, effectively bringing power to half of the 1.3 billion population currently living without electricity. The Missouri-born RandB star recently made a trip to Mali, where he met with top West African leaders to discuss sustainable energy initiatives. Though American by …

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Welcome to Dharnai: the Indian Village Running Entirely on Solar Energy

The tiny Indian village of Dharnai lived in darkness for 30 years — up until last year. Without electricity, it was difficult for the village’s 2,400 residents to complete even the simplest of evening tasks, such as cooking dinner, studying, and getting from one place to the next. Many felt unsafe even walking next door because of the total darkness …

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Why You Should Install Solar Panels on Your Roof

Solar energy technology is a rapidly-growing industry, as companies and homeowners alike turn their attention to renewable energy solutions. There are many advantages to making the switch from traditional electricity to solar power, and the benefits of solar energy greatly outweigh the drawbacks. One of the biggest advantages to solar energy installation is that it is good for the environment. …

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Veterans Find Work In Solar Energy

Expanding a program already in place at Camp Pendleton, Fort Carson, and Naval Station Norfolk, President Obama has designated Hill Air Force Base in Utah as the next military installation to be part of Solar Ready Vets. In 2013, there were almost 143,000 solar workers in the United States, according to the Solar Foundation’s Solar Job Census for that year, …

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How Solar Energy is Changing the World

Most people think of solar energy technology as a way to power their homes and businesses, and the market for residential solar panels is a large one. The use of residential solar systems has risen about 20% annually over the past five years. In 2013, residential solar power systems were installed every four minutes, up from one every 80 minutes …

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Why Houston Solar Power is More Expensive

While Texas is one of the sunniest places in the United States, one of its cities is embracing solar energy technology a little less quickly than the others. Compared to seven other cities in Texas, solar energy is the most expensive in Houston, due to a lack of financial incentives for homeowners. Many cities and states have embraced residential solar …

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Harnessing the Power of the Sun When the Sun Goes Down

Residential solar energy is a growing trend across the United States, with usage increasing about 20% annually for the past 15 years. In an increase of over 40% from the previous year, an estimated 32,800 facilities took advantage of commercial solar energy in 2013. Residential solar power systems are getting less expensive, too. The cost of solar panels today is …

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More and more basking in benefits of solar

(original article By Alana Melanson for the Sentinel & Enterprise on 07/20/2014) FITCHBURG — Until recent years, going solar was reserved to homeowners who could afford or secure funding to cover the hefty upfront cost of the equipment and installation. But now, with an ever-growing plethora of zero-down lease and power purchase agreement options available, more and more local homeowners are …

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Is Your Home a Good Fit For Solar Energy?

From the melting ice caps to the disappearing shorelines around the world, the effects of global warming have become much more apparent in recent years. As people begin to notice the signs of global warming all around them, many are making efforts to reduce their environmental impact. One way they are doing so is by turning to the sun to …

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