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No Single Solar Winner: Developers, Utilities Embracing Both PV And CSP

As the U.S. solar market continues to reach new heights, both photovoltaics and concentrating solar power (CSP) will be required in order for the industry to achieve future goals. Given the inherent advantages and disadvantages of each of these technologies, diversification within a single company is becoming an increasingly popular strategy.

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Solar power may be cheaper than fossil fuels in five years, GE says

Solar power may be cheaper than electricity generated by fossil fuels and nuclear reactors within three to five years because of innovations, said Mark M. Little, the global research director for General Electric Co.

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Intel, Ford to Test DC Microgrids

Direct current. It's so out it's in. Intel and Ford Motor Company plan to retrofit select facilities to see if DC power can really curb their electricity consumption.

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Renewable Energy Could Meet 80% Of Global Energy Supply Needs

Close to 80% of the world's energy supply could be met by solar power and other forms of renewable energy by mid-century if deployment is backed by the right enabling public policies, according to a new report from researchers working with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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Is Solar Worth It? New Study Says Yes—With Incentives

Home buyers will pay for solar, a new study from Lawrence Berkeley Lab says, but the incentives are important to make it economical.

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