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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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Sun, 28 Feb 2021 18:25:25 UTC

Hopes for Solar Spring Anew in Texas Following Energy Grid Debacle

Few people or entities involved in generating and supplying energy to the citizens of Texas came out smelling like a rose following the state’s recent handling of a weather-induced energy crisis. The fiasco could, however, prove to be a seminal event that spurs greater confidence in solar energy and increased adoption across the Lone Star […]

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Sat, 30 Jan 2021 14:04:25 UTC

Economic Downturn Highlights Need for a ‘Just Transition’

The dueling crises of the pandemic-induced economic downturn and the ever-persistent threat of climate change are reinvigorating the conversation about a ‘just transition’ for fossil fuels workers. A Just Transition is Good Politics In just the first several days of his presidency, President Biden has made it clear that addressing climate change will be a […]

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Mon, 28 Dec 2020 14:29:47 UTC

The Solar Year in Review

2020 is a year that most of us will soon want to forget. The pandemic-induced global recession that dominated the year will be felt for some years to come. Like most industries, the solar industry felt its share of turmoil in 2020, but industry successes were still achieved and optimism for a bright 2021 is […]

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Sun, 29 Nov 2020 16:41:50 UTC

2020 Holiday Guide to Solar-Inspired Gift Giving

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a real stinker of a year. And while this year’s holiday season will include smaller family gatherings than usual, it is nevertheless an opportunity to bring joy to our loved ones in what has otherwise been a dreary year. Nailing the perfect gift for a loved one or close […]

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Fri, 30 Oct 2020 13:08:51 UTC

Solar Energy Costs Fall to Historic Lows

Solar industry costs continue to plummet to new lows, and promising new technologies just now entering the industry are likely to cement that reality for a very long time. Cheapest Form of Electricity in History The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released its annual World Energy Outlook, which made headlines for noting, for the first […]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:56:58 UTC

Tesla Innovations Bring New Promise to Electric Vehicle Industry

The electric vehicle industry is on the cusp of a watershed moment as companies like Tesla redouble their efforts to perfect battery technology and ramp up production capabilities of more affordable vehicles. Tesla Lays out Vision at ‘Battery Day’ Tesla held their much anticipated “Battery Day” on September 22, following the company’s quarterly shareholders’ meeting. […]

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