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Battery costs drop to key level as electric car sales continue to rise

Battery costs drop to key level as electric car sales continue to rise

Both electric cars and renewable energy stand to gain significantly from cheaper storage.

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Off-grid solar power vs grid-connected solar power in 21st century

Off-grid solar power vs grid-connected solar power in 21st century

The future in which power company customers transitioning to solar can choose to either maintain grid connection or cost-effectively generate off-grid has arrived. The implications are only just beginning to dawn.

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Solar Impulse sets down in Chongqing, China

Solar Impulse sets down in Chongqing, China

Solar Impulse 2 lands in Chongqing, after completing most challenging leg since starting round-the-world fuel-free flight.

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Solar could supply five times California’s energy needs

Solar could supply five times California’s energy needs

The amount of energy that could be generated from solar systems constructed around existing infrastructure in California is 5x that currently demanded by the state.

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Chile to be home to world’s largest merchant solar power plant

Chile to be home to world’s largest merchant solar power plant

An 80 MW solar power plant will be built in Chile’s Antofagasta Region beginning in the first part of 2015.

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Chile's mines set hot pace on renewables - Australia should take note

Chile’s mines set hot pace on renewables – Australia should take note

Chile is now emerging as the southern hemisphere’s renewable energy giant, so what can we learn from our Pacific neighbours?

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Move over big power – the micropower revolution is here

Move over big power – the micropower revolution is here

Micro-electricity producers are relatively small scale, inexpensive, and most importantly, produce little to no carbon emissions.

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Cigarette plant becomes factory for solar and wind farm batteries

Cigarette plant becomes factory for solar and wind farm batteries

The once booming Phillip Morris cigarette plant in North Carolina has been reborn into a facility that churns out batteries for solar and wind farms.

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Indoor air pollution kills millions — solar could help save them

Indoor air pollution kills millions — solar could help save them

Indoor air pollution kills more people around the world every year than HIV and malaria combined — but solar power might be the key to solving the problem.

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Verizon set to be largest solar producing communication company

Verizon set to be largest solar producing communication company

Verizon set to install 10.2 MW of new solar power systems across eight of the network facilities.

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SunPower sees storage in commercial market in 2015

SunPower sees storage in commercial market in 2015

SunPower has flagged the introduction of battery storage into the commercial market in 2015 in Australia, as it looks to rapidly expand its home energy service offerings.