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Pennsylvania Makes Big, Quick Strides in Solar Energy

The latest data released by the Nation Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have Pennsylvania moving up the charts. The state has rocketed to third in the nation in terms of the number of current operating solar installation and fourth terms of total installed solar energy capacity.

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Homegrown Companies Developing Batteries for Clean Energy Storage

A number of U.S. companies are leading the charge in developing better batteries for use in conjunction with clean energy systems.

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GlaxoSmithKline to Install Record-Setting Solar Rooftop System

The pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has begun installing what it says is North America's largest photovoltaic (PV) rooftop solar energy system at its 500,000 square-foot Northeast Regional Distribution Center in York, Pennsylvania. According to the USA Today, the mammoth system, when complete, will be the size of seven American football fields.

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Solar Power 101: What the Heck Is An SREC?

If you've noodled around on the Web looking for information on residential solar energy systems, you may have come across something called a "Solar Renewable Energy Credit" -- or SREC (pronounced "S wreck") for short. Since SRECs help make solar panels a great investment in some states, we figured it might be helpful to explain what these credits are and how they work.

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Solar-Powered School Provisions in the Works in New Jersey, Pennsylvania

New Jersey and Pennsylvania legislatures and school boards are serious about implementing solar energy at schools. So serious, in fact, that some officials are endeavoring to put the practice into law.

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T-Mobile Installs Company-First Solar Array in Pennsylvania

T-Mobile wireless broadband customers in the small borough of Chalfont, Pennsylvania will soon be receiving their signal with help from the company's first solar-powered cellular tower.

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Pennsylvania Begins $20.5 Million, 40-Project Energy Plan

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell kicked off September by unveiling a new, $20.5 million, 40-project energy plan for his state. The aim? Create jobs, boost clean energy use and save energy throughout Pennsylvania.

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Quinton Township, New Jersey May Host Solar Power Farm

After recently receiving approval from a local planning board, the Radnor, Pennsylvania-based solar development company Community Energy is one step closer to constructing the first solar farm in Quinton Township, New Jersey.

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Rare in Homes, Energy Storage Tested on Larger Solar Projects

Battery storage backup for renewable energy systems -- like solar and wind -- is not widely used in residential applications. But when it comes to larger systems, a number of recent projects have featured batteries. Two years ago, for instance, a BIG energy storage system was hooked up to an 11-megawatt wind farm in Minnesota.

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Pocono Raceway Boasts Largest Sport Venue Solar Installation

I don't know about you, but when I think about dozens of gas-guzzling racecars circling a track, burning rubber tires at over 100 miles-per-hour, I don't exactly think environmental sustainability. Nevertheless, NASCAR is working overtime to develop a green identity. And, by some measures, it's putting its money where its mouth is: the sport's latest effort even set a new world record.

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