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Wed, 04 May 2022 18:26:25 UTC

The Solar Powered Cars are Coming…Sort of

The electric vehicle and solar energy markets are both simultaneously growing at record clips, which begs the question, why haven’t cars powered entirely by the sun taken root as the next big thing? On the surface, the prospect of a car powered by an infinite and free power source that is never “off” sounds like […]

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Sat, 02 Apr 2022 13:30:43 UTC

Cleaning Innovations Key to Solar PV Efficiency

The efficiency of a solar energy system’s individual PV panels and the amount of sun exposure that said panels receive play a pivotal role in the system’s over ability to harness solar energy. Keeping the surface of the solar panel clean is critical to achieving optimal efficiency and getting the most out of your system. […]

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Tue, 08 Mar 2022 15:10:51 UTC

Putin’s War Accelerates Clean Energy Push

Putin’s ill-advised military invasion into Ukraine has had a galvanizing effect across the world as country after country repudiates the war and pledges to arm or otherwise support Ukrainians fighting for their country. The economic impact of the war is still unfolding, but it is clear that the impact in Russia will be historically debilitating. […]

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Tue, 01 Feb 2022 01:10:20 UTC

Big Box Retailers Key to U.S. Solar Ambitions

The Biden Administration has been clear about its ambitious plans to accelerate the pace of renewable energy deployment in the United States. Plans by the Administration call for solar energy to supply 45% of the nation’s electricity by 2050, a significant increase from the 3% that solar energy accounted for in 2020. The U.S. will […]

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Mon, 27 Dec 2021 15:59:56 UTC

Solar Power Takes Off at U.S. Airports

The Biden Administration recently established a framework for the federal government to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, and many state and local governments have likewise established similar plans to double down on renewables in the coming decades. The nation’s airports figure to play a prominent role in such efforts, and more and more airport authorities […]

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Mon, 29 Nov 2021 18:25:01 UTC

2021 Guide for Solar-Inspired Holiday Gifts

The holiday season is now upon us and that means that it is time for those holiday traditions new and old that make this time of year so special. Here at Solar Tribune, we have our own holiday tradition of putting out a solar-inspired gift buying guide to help make the tradition of gift giving […]

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Fri, 05 Nov 2021 14:37:49 UTC

American Indian Tribes Are Unsung Heroes of Clean Energy Movement

Solutions to the world’s climate crisis can often seem overly complex and unnecessarily polarizing. To the indigenous people of this country the path forward has always been more straight-forward – go all-in on renewables. After all, living off Earth’s natural bounty is what this community has been doing for centuries, and many American Indian tribes […]

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Fri, 01 Oct 2021 15:32:15 UTC

The Electric Vehicle Era is Here

In what seems like the blink of an eye, the auto industry has embraced electrification in a big way as household names – beyond Tesla – make big investments in battery and related technological enhancements. If you are in the market for a car any time this decade, the overwhelming likelihood is that you will […]

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Mon, 30 Aug 2021 13:47:51 UTC

Beer Industry Taps into the Power of Solar Energy

There is not much that beats enjoying an ice-cold refreshing beer on a sunny summer day. Many beer companies nowadays are also incorporating the sun into their product in a different way, by harnessing the power of solar energy. A Match Made in Heaven An assortment of industries across the global are increasingly turning to […]

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Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:45:54 UTC

‘Kentucky Solar’ No Longer an Oxymoron

The state of Kentucky was long been synonymous with the coal industry. That perception may still hold some truth today, but solar is no longer the afterthought that it once was in this fossil fuels-rich state. A Nascent Industry Finding its Footing Even by the most optimistic of outlooks, Kentucky’s solar industry is just barely […]

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Wed, 05 May 2021 13:46:48 UTC

Local Climate Action Plan Best Practices

In order to help the residents in their area reduce their carbon footprints and live more sustainably, many local governments are shifting their focus to climate action and developing clearly defined goals – written in a community plan that’s made public to residents with ways they can get involved. We’re speaking with government officials who […]

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Mon, 03 May 2021 12:32:15 UTC

Theme Parks Embracing Solar Attractions

With the COVID-19 situation in the United States improving by the day, stir-crazy families are beginning to get optimistic about summer vacation plans and America’s theme parks are sure to benefit from the gradual transition back to “normal.” Not only are theme parks a long-time source of summer fun for thrill-seeking families, but many are […]

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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 19:25:50 UTC

The Green Saudi and Green Middle East initiatives

Guest Post By Yahya Alqahtani, Renewable Energy & Climate Change Specialist, Howard University, Washington DC Saudi Arabia is the largest country in oil production, worldwide. It is also the most effective player in stabilizing the global oil price due to its position in leading the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Since 2016 Saudi […]

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Mon, 05 Apr 2021 17:39:08 UTC

2021 Climate Policy & Industry Priorities: Survey of Industry, Academic, and Political Leaders

We surveyed over 100 climate experts across the fields of industry, research, and policy. Overwhelmingly, policy action was deemed the most important action we can take to combat climate change. Following that, the second most important plan of attack was determined to be encouraging corporate action. Individual action was deemed to be the least important […]

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Mon, 29 Mar 2021 14:03:06 UTC

The Solar Decade is Here

We at Solar Tribune confess to being unabashed solar enthusiasts, but even the most casual of solar industry observers could tell you that the industry is on the cusp of something great. The ‘roaring 20’s’ that this country experienced in the previous century will take on a whole new meaning as the solar industry soars […]

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