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California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it

Published: 
Wed, 06/28/2017 (All day)

On 14 days during March, Arizona utilities got a gift from California: free solar power.

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Oregon Finds Switching From Coal to Renewable Energy Is a Bargain

Published: 
Mon, 12/05/2016 (All day)

Oregon may have a reputation for rainy weather, but the outlook for the renewable energy there is definitely sunny.

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Solar Power’s Promise Infuses a New Film

Published: 
Fri, 04/08/2016 (All day)
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Energy

Filmmaker Shalini Kantayya set out to show that climate change isn’t all gloom and doom. The result, Catching the Sun, ably makes that case but may still leave you inspired and infuriated in equal parts.

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State solar users would lose savings if proposal is OKd; SolarCity describes 'catastrophic' future

Published: 
Tue, 09/29/2015 (All day)

Tired of growing electricity bills, Miguel Espinoza decided to turn to the sun, rather than the grid, for power.

The Inglewood resident signed in March with solar leasing giant SolarCity to fix his electric bills at $130 a month — down from the $250 to $300 he had been paying.

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The Chart That Shows Why the Solar-Powered Future Has Arrived

Published: 
Thu, 09/03/2015 (All day)

More than one record was broken in June. Scarily, it was the hottest month on record as global temperatures continue to rise thanks to climate change. More happily, United States solar power plants in June smashed the record for generating carbon-free electricity from the sun, another sign that renewable energy is increasingly becoming competitive with fossil fuels.