Massive East Coast solar project generates fury from neighbors

From Fox News By Alex Pappas | Fox News SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. – Michael O’Bier has lived here on a hidden piece of land nestled against thousands of acres of trees in rural Virginia for 32 years. Now, the trees are gone and the 62-year-old O’Bier says he’s packing belongings into cargo trailers. That’s because the…

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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…

Homeowners with solar panels are ‘giving their excess power to the grid for free’ after government closes energy payment scheme

From The Daily Mail The Business Department has announced the closure of the ‘export tariff’ It currently pays householders for excess power that is fed back into the grid  Opponents warned that ending the tariff would leave householders who install panels from April having to give away their power to energy companies free By Joe…