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Hanwha to Sell NextEra Solar Panels in Record 1.5-Gigawatt Deal
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Hanwha Q Cells Co., the Korean solar panel maker, will supply panels to a unit of U.S.-based NextEra Energy Inc. as part of the world’s largest single solar order.

China Adds Equivalent of France's Entire Solar Capacity in Three Months
- by News Desk
China’s solar installations in the first quarter were almost equal to France’s entire supply of power from the sun.

Donate Trees to Communities in Need on Earth Day
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In celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd, Great Eastern Energy*(GEE), is collaborating with*Trees for the Future*for a*30 Days of Green Campaign*to raise awareness about sustainable practices and to assist with their efforts in planting new trees in impoverished communities. As part of this campaign, GEE will post a new green tip on its*Facebook p

Experts Agree: We Can Preserve Electric Reliability While Protecting Public Health Un
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Last June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first ever national carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. Fossil fuel-fired power plants account for almost 40% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, making them the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the nation and one of the single largest categories of greenhouse gas sources in the world.

Japan Solar Boom Spurred by Low-Interest Loans from Local Banks, Credit Unions, Utili
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The U.S. residential solar photovoltaic (PV) market is on the rise. According to SEIA/GTM Research, in 2014 the residential market surpassed the non-residential market for the first time. "The past three years have now seen the residential market grow by at least 50 percent on an annual basis, buoyed by major strides to lower soft costs, in tandem with increased penetration of third party financing solutions,” commented Cory Honeyman, Solar Analyst at GTM Research.

Australia’s Biggest Power Producer Sees Future without Coal
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Australia’s largest electricity producer committed to close its coal-fired power plants within 35 years as part of an effort to cut the nation’s dependence on the fossil fuel.

Mississippi Net Metering Rules Advance
- by News Desk
Mississippi, one of the last states that have not created a net metering policy, might soon have a rule created. On Tuesday, the state Public Service Commission (PSC) voted unanimously to issue rules that will create a framework allowing customers to install rooftop solar and sell excess electricity to their utility company. Public comments are due

France Military Blocks Wind Development Over Fears of Radar Interference
- by News Desk
As many as 6,000 megawatts of wind power may be blocked from development by France’s military and national weather service, which say they interfere with radar surveillance, a developers’ lobby said.

9 Easy Earth Day Tips You Won't Find Anywhere Else
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You don't have to buy a hybrid car or install solar panels to make changes that have a significant environmental benefit, save money, and are easy to do. Here's a list of 9 Earth Day tips you probably won't find anywhere else. Altogether they could put several hundred dollars back in your pocket due to lower utility bills while preventing around*a

Bonded PV Arrays Could Provide Safer Solar Power
- by News Desk
Most electricians are referred to as “indoor wiremen” and are experts at installing electrical equipment indoors, but some lack experience working with exposed cables and outdoor equipment bonding. Traditional methods of bonding and grounding include the extensive use of bare copper conductors for equipment bonding. While copper is preferred for bonding steel, it is not the best choice around exposed aluminum members. Aluminum and copper should not come into direct contact due to galvanic corrosion issues. Over time, copper has a tendency to erode aluminum and can even cause structural failure of thin aluminum extrusions when in direct contact.

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