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Will a trade fight with Asia sabotage the U.S. solar industry? That may be up to Trump

Published: 
Thu, 08/17/2017 - 5:10pm

President Trump’s most useful ally in his push to restore the dominance of coal, oil and gas in America could ultimately turn out to be a pair of bankrupt solar firms seeking help from the federal government getting back on their feet.

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Cal State Fullerton Is Among Top 10 Solar Campuses

Published: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

Cal State Fullerton is seventh in a Top 10 ranking of universities across the nation for its use of solar, according to a listing by Energy Digital Magazine. Others on the list included Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the United States Air Force Academy and Arizona State.

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Solar Panel Acreage Needed to Power the Entire Planet: 158 mi x 158 mi

Published: 
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 2:41pm
Category: 
Energy

The three squares on the map, below, represent how much solar panel acreage would be needed to power Germany (marked "D"), Europe (marked "EU"), and the entire planet (marked "Welt"):

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Crowdfunding campaign raises $2.2M to build solar roadways

Published: 
Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:15pm
Category: 
Energy

It's crazy. It'll never work. They cost too much. They'll crack. They're too delicate. You'll slide off them. Oil companies will never let it happen.

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Buying Into Solar Power, No Roof Access Needed

Published: 
Sat, 06/21/2014 - 10:07am
Category: 
Energy

Like many consumers, David Polstein had already done much to reduce energy use in his large Victorian home in Newton, Mass.