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BrightSource's cancelled projects highlight hurdles for desert solar thermal plants

Google Makes Its First Renewable Energy Investment In Africa, Puts $12M Toward South African Solar Plant

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Google today announced that it is investing $12 million in a 96 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in South Africa. This marks Google’s first renewable energy investment in Africa and its 12th overall renewable energy investment. Once it’s competed, Google says, the Jasper Power Project, which is situated in the Northern...
Google Makes Its First Renewable Energy Investment In Africa, Puts $12M Toward South African Solar Plant

SolarCity IPO still moving, now plans to sell more shares at $8 per share

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Solar panel installer and financier SolarCity might have slipped past its plan goal to go public on Wednesday morning, but in a new filing, the company says it is now planning to sell more shares and is asking for $8 per share, significantly lower than its initial range of $13...
SolarCity IPO still moving, now plans to sell more shares at $8 per share

Green clouds are all about scale

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Two execs building businesses around renewable energy-powered data centers said at GigaOM’s Structure Europe event in Amsterdam on Tuesday, that the key to driving clean power for data centers is scale. Both Tate Cantrell, CTO of Verne Global, and Eirikur Hrafnsson, founder of GreenQloud, run companies that sell green data...
Green clouds are all about scale
Photographer documents environmental conflict between solar plant and wildlife

The solar saga continues: Siemens flees solar market

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Solar startups aren’t the only ones getting burned in the solar power market these days. Siemens, which up until now has actively invested in solar startups, announced on Monday it will exit the solar biz and sell its solar power plant business. The decision reflects the poor outlook for the...
The solar saga continues: Siemens flees solar market

Apple's Maiden, NC datacenter solar plant nears completion

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Aerial photos of Apples enormous solar array adjacent to its data center in Maiden, NC have surfaced. The field, nearly complete in less than three months since groundbreaking, covers 100 acres and generates 20 megawatts of power, with California's Sun Power sun-tracking panels.......
Apple's Maiden, NC datacenter solar plant nears completion

Kyocera joins forces with IHI and Mizuho on 70-megawatt solar plant

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Japan is often on the cutting edge of technology, but one of the things it apparently does not have is a collection of large solar power plants. Kyocera, better known state side for its interesting cell phone designs, is looking to change that by teaming up with IHI and...
Kyocera joins forces with IHI and Mizuho on 70-megawatt solar plant

Google makes its first renewable energies investment in Africa: $12m in a 96 megawatt solar plant

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Google has announced its first ever renewable energies investment in Africa, putting $12m (103 million Rand) in the Jasper Power Project, a 96 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in South Africa. Once it’s complete, the Jasper Power Project will be among the largest solar installations in Africa, and it could generate...
Google makes its first renewable energies investment in Africa: $12m in a 96 megawatt solar plant

Seagate Plans $180 Million R&D Center for Empty Solyndra Plant

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The vacated Solyndra solar plant in Fremont, Calif., is getting a new tenant focused on the future of a more mature technology. Seagate Technology on Friday announced plans for a $180 million research and development complex, employing as many as 600 people, to work on next-generation disk drives. The Solyndra...
Seagate Plans $180 Million R&D Center for Empty Solyndra Plant

Why solar will thrive in India: coal is a mess

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India is struggling to add more electricity capacity for the country’s rapidly growing economy, but the domestic coal industry is an absolute mess, points out articles in the New York Times and the Economist this month. That situation means that India could possibly be one of the most high-growth solar...
Why solar will thrive in India: coal is a mess

Solar thermal startup eSolar still out there and raising $30M

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Last year was a pretty quiet year for solar thermal startup eSolar, which makes solar plant gear that converts the sun’s heat into electricity (solar panels convert sun light into electricity). But perhaps the company is about to try to kick it up a notch. According to a filing, the...
Solar thermal startup eSolar still out there and raising $30M
Google pumps $12M into African solar energy project
Greenlancer: disaggregating the construction industry via crowdsourcing and cloud technologies
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