California solar power plants ignite birds mid flight

Finally, some mainstream media coverage~ctm HT/Fernando Advertisements

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Virtue Signaling and Tax (subsidy) Equity Investors

In the elaborate article for Bloomberg, the author delves in to complex financial structure used by mega investors to harvest solar subsidies, while weaving in the appropriate smattering of virtue signaling.~ctm From Bloomberg What Happened When I Bought a House With Solar Panels Third-party ownership and decades-long contracts can create real headaches. By Esmé E.…

Researchers chart path to cheaper flexible solar cells

Public Release: 7-Feb-2019 Georgia Institute of Technology   There’s a lot to like about perovskite-based solar cells. They are simple and cheap to produce, offer flexibility that could unlock a wide new range of installation methods and places, and in recent years have reached energy efficiencies approaching those of traditional silicon-based cells. But figuring out…

Kenya: Solar motorcycles take on Nairobi smog

From The Mail & Guardian Sophie Mbuguah , Deutsche Welle06 Jan 2019 11:45 No comment.  But they did win prize money ~ctm Nairobi’s reliance on motorcycles is hindering efforts to reduce carbon emissions, as manufacturers struggle to adapt to clean energy technology. But a new solar-powered three-wheeler could help clean up the city’s act. Kenya…

Racial Inequality in the Deployment Of Rooftop Solar Energy in the US

From EurekAlert! Fewer rooftop solar photovoltaics installations exist in African-American and Hispanic-dominant neighborhoods than in white-dominant neighborhoods, even when controlling for household income and home ownership Tufts University MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. and BERKELEY, Ca. (Jan. 10, 2019)–Although the popularity of rooftop solar panels has skyrocketed because of their benefits to consumers and the environment, the deployment…