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Which Country Has More Solar Energy Capacity than the Rest of the World Combined?

February 26, 2014 by Lindsay Wilson
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Solar Energy Expansion in China

In 2013 China installed a record 12GW of solar power capacity, considerably more than Germany ever has in one year. I read stories about it all over the place. What I didn’t read in any of those stories was that in the same year China installed about 40 GW of solar water heating capacity.[read more]

California jump-starts the solar hot water market

January 21, 2010 by Todd Woody

In The New York Times on Thursday, I write about how California regulators are helping revive a once-thriving solar hot water market: California regulators on Thursday approved a $350 million program to subsidize the installation of solar water heaters to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program will allocate $250 million for the...[read more]

Solar for Dark Climates

July 13, 2009 by Big Gav

Technology Review has an article on solar power technology for the higher latitudes based on Stirling engines - Solar for Dark Climates.Cool Energy, a startup based in Boulder, CO, is developing a system that produces heat and electricity from the sun. It could help make solar energy competitive with conventional sources of energy in...[read more]