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Project at Former Mine in British Columbia to Show Benefits of Solar Power

For the last 30 years, the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook, British Columbia has been gathering data to prove that the region has one of the highest solar intensities in all of Canada. For the most part, the airport's figures have failed to garner significant support for major solar energy development in the area. Now, it appears, the movement is catching some attention and spurring clean energy development.

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European Union to Top its Clean Energy Goal

As the European Union's 27 countries inch closer to their combined 2020 renewable energy mandate of getting 20 percent of their total energy from renewable sources, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has reported that the EU is well on its way to exceeding the goal. Individually, the EU 15 countries out the 27 states are expected to meet and surpass their own clean energy requirements by that same 2020 deadline.

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Audi to Add More Solar Panels Atop its German Facility

The worldwide leader in solar power -- Germany -- is set to add a little more energy capacity to its resume this week, as Audi yesterday announced plans to expand the solar photovoltaic (PV) system that currently sits atop the car maker's manufacturing facility at Ingolstadt, in the southern part of the country.

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China Announces New Solar Energy Subsidies

Posted by Adam Sewall In Friday, December 3 2010 under: Solar Energy Incentives, international solar, china, Kyoto Protocol, Coal

Late yesterday, China announced a new raft of energy subsidies meant to bolster the country's growing solar energy sector.

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Qatar Wins World Cup Bid, Will Use Solar Power to Cool Stadiums

"Scorching desert rays to power air conditioning systems" sounds like an oxymoron. But that's exactly what's going to happen in five soccer stadiums in Qatar in 2022, when the country will become the first Middle East country to ever host the World Cup.

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SunEdison Activates Really Big Solar PV Plant in Italy

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Thursday, November 25 2010 under: international solar, SunEdison, First Reserve, Italy, Utility Solar

SunEdison just flipped the switch on a 70-megawatt (MW) solar energy plant in Rovigo, a small town in northeast Italy. The Rovigo plant is currently the largest single photovoltaic (PV) plant in Europe.

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Check Your Blood Pressure, Solar Power Style

A new, affordable, easy-to-use, solar-powered device to measure blood pressure could soon hit the market.

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FedEx Installs Solar Energy in Germany, Recovers Brownfield in U.S.

FedEx got on the express track to environmental sustainability this week, both in the United States and abroad.

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Canada Completes World's Largest Solar PV Plant

The largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in the world is now operating north of the border. Sarnia Solar facility, with a capacity of 80-megawatts (MW), is sitting in Ontario, Canada just north of Michigan. It surpasses the 60-MW Olmedilla PV Park in Spain and is expected to generate 120,00 megawatt-hours (MWh) each year.

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Colorado Solar Thin-Film Manufacturer to Sell into Chinese Market

News of a major partnership came out of Thornton, Colorado today as Ascent Solar Technologies, a manufacturer of thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules, announced that it has signed a deal that will help it expand sales in the international market.

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