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  • Seeking Renewable Generation? There’s an App for that

    A new free smartphone app allows you to calculate if a specific location has renewable energy generation potential.

    The Global Atlas pocket app from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) gives investors and developers comprehensive data from 1,000 maps provided by 67 governments and 50 data centers around the world.  ...

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  • Celebrities Pushing Clean Energy

    A few Hollywood A Listers are getting 100 percent behind a clean energy campaign.

    The 100% campaign is sponsored by the nonprofit The Solutions Project to make clean energy accessible and affordable to the entire U.S. population.  At a pop-up event in New York City, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo ...

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  • Betting on the Power of Fuel Cells

    fuel-cellsWhat do bakery giant Pepperidge Farms and data center operator Equinix have in common?  Both are exploring stationary fuel cells as alternative energy.

    Pepperidge Farms has signed a contract for a 1.4-megawatt direct fuel cell from FuelCell Energy (FCE).  It is the second contract with FCE, which already has an ...

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  • NY Solar Grows Over 300% From 2011-2014

    Thanks to innovative energy directives across the state, New York has seen significant growth in solar capacity, more than twice the rate of the country’s solar growth overall.

    According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, New York was seventh in the country for installed photovoltaic capacity (PV) in 2014, up ...

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  • It’s Always Sunny in California

    California became the first state to reach more than 10 gigawatts of installed solar capacity, which is more capacity than many large countries.

    In the first quarter of this year alone, California installed more than 700 megawatts of solar, putting the Golden State’s solar power volume at 10,649 MW.  That’s ...

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