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Labor Pledges Interest-Free Loans for Solar Power

Labor opposition leader Kevin Rudd has unveiled a $300 million plan to offer interest-free loans to households converting to green power.


Frito-Lay Harnesses Solar Power For Phoenix Facility

Frito-Lay North America, a division of PepsiCo, has approved construction of the largest business-owned, photovoltaic (PV) power system in Arizona.


Ontario To Build One Of World's Largest Solar Farms

Ontario's electricity grid will soon get a boost from 14 new renewable energy projects - including North America's largest solar farm - awarded through the Standard Offer Program, Energy Minister Dwight Duncan announced today.


SolarCity Deploys Solar Education Systems in California

SolarCity has joined with Pacific Gas and Electric Company's "Solar Schools Program" and the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in agreeing to install more than 70 1-kilowatt solar learning towers this year that will catalyze solar power interest and education around the state.


Largest U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System Begins Construction at Nellis Air Force Base

Construction on the largest solar photovoltaic system ever to be built in North America began today at Nellis Air Force Base.


Plastic Solar Cell Efficiency Breaks Record at WFU Nanotechnology Center

The global search for a sustainable energy supply is making significant strides at Wake Forest University as researchers at the university's Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials have announced that they have pushed the efficiency of plastic solar cells to more than 6 percent.


Device Uses Solar Energy to Convert Carbon Dioxide into Fuel

Chemists at the University of California, San Diego have demonstrated the feasibility of exploiting sunlight to transform a greenhouse gas into a useful product.


Evergreen Solar and NSTAR Announce Alliance to Spur Interest in Solar Energy

Evergreen Solar, Inc, a manufacturer of solar power products, and NSTAR, an electric and gas delivery company based in Boston, today announced an alliance designed to increase the role of solar power in Eastern Massachusetts.



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