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    GE Sells Solar to Wind Farms

    As renewable energy deals ago, General Electric’s announcement this week that it would supply 23 megawatts of solar panels for an Illinois photovoltaic farm was rather small change.

    But it’s the type of thin-film solar panels and where the photovoltaic power plant will be built that foreshadows a potentially sizable business opportunity as well as a way to maximize renewable energy production.

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    Sunnymoney Micro-Franchising Project

    Sunnymoney is the name given to SolarAid’s innovative solar products. It gives small-scale solar entrepreneurs in Kenya the means to earn an independent income – and help eradicate the use of harmful kerosene. Why support Sunnymoney? Sunnymoney is a means for people to lift themselves out of poverty. By offering solar micro-franchisees training in business [...]

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Energy and Environment

Solar thermal power plants switching technology to take advantage of falling PV prices – San Jose Mercury News

Three years ago, renewable energy developers laid plans to populate the American Southwest with massive solar thermal power plants, which concentrate the sun’s rays to boil water and create steam to turn turbines that generate electricity. But as the projects went through lengthy permitting and environmental reviews, the price of photovoltaic solar panels plummeted because of a global oversupply driven by a glut of low-cost panels from China.

Project to use volcano to make power

Geothermal energy developers plan to pump 24 million gallons of water into the side of a dormant volcano in Central Oregon this summer to demonstrate new technology they hope will give a boost to a green energy sector that has yet to live up to its promise.

Beehives Stop Elephant Crop-Raids in Kenya

Innovative beehive fences have helped a community in Kenya to successfully protect crops from elephants, according to research. Scientists found the hives to be a very effective barrier; elephants turned away from them in 97% of their attempted raids.

Beehives Stop Elephant Crop-Raids in Kenya

Innovative beehive fences have helped a community in Kenya to successfully protect crops from elephants, according to research. Scientists found the hives to be a very effective barrier; elephants turned away from them in 97% of their attempted raids.

Community in the Peruvian Andes develops its productive capacities through renewable energy

The Community of San Francisco de Raymina nested in the Southern Peruvian highlands has moved into the first phase of developing a project aimed at increasing their capacity to produce organic flours, herbs, organic vegetables and dairies through the use of renewable energy. The plan, developed in collaboration with the Centre for Renewable Energies and [...]

D.light wins the prestigious Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy

D.light is making low cost, high quality, durable solar lanterns available to people in developing countries that have never had access to modern light. The company has a mass market strategy that is reaching large scale sales and improving the lives of thousands of people around the world.