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Editorial: Environmental lessons of a solar power plant
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Editorial: Environmental lessons of a solar power plant. 3:20 PM, Aug 21, 2014. editorials. A solar energy plant in California's Mojave Desert is killing birds by roasting them in midair as they fly into the heat from the concentrated rays of the sun …

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Rwanda Set To Commission Its First Utility-Scale Solar Power Project
cleantechnica.com

A solar power project set to be commissioned soon in Rwanda will make a significant contribution to the country's power sector. The first utility-scale solar PV project of the African nation will have a generation capacity of 8.5 MW, and will boost …

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San Rafael moves forward with plan to install solar panels on six buildings
www.marinij.com

San Rafael is leading a three-county effort to cooperatively purchase renewable energy and plans to install solar panels on six city buildings. City Council members voted this week to allow the city manager and city attorney to enter into power …

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The unpleasantly “sizzling” side of solar energy
blog.pacificlegal.org

Fox News reports that federal wildlife officials, as well as the Center for Biological Diversity, want to put a hold on the much ballyhooed Ivanpah Solar Plant in California's Mojave Desert, owing to a rash of bird deaths. Apparently, the reflection …

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New state program in place will gradually decrease incentives offered for …
www.buffalonews.com

“Merging these programs into the NY-Sun Incentive Program will stimulate development of solar projects across this state, and sends a clear message that New York is a leader in solar energy innovation,” Cuomo said in a statement. “This approach will …

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CU board approves plan to charge more for solar
www.news-leader.com

The approvals send the solar energy rider and the budget to Springfield City Council for consideration next month. The rider would be entirely voluntary and would replace subscribers' normal fuel adjustment factor — which changes every six months …

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Chapel Hill solar energy initiative launches
www.dailytarheel.com

The future of alternative energy in Chapel Hill is getting brighter. Beginning Sept. 3, the town will become a part of the Solarize movement. Solarize Chapel Hill is a grassroots program that connects solar energy installers with homeowners and businesses.

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Could This Be Solar Energy's Big Moment?
time.com

Solar power has been on an upswing in the U.S., with usage now standing at six times' its 2010 rate and the cost of solar installations since 2010 down 60 %. Analysts predict a 29% rise in solar installations in the U.S. by the end of 2014 alone. This …

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