All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Solar Power’

Apple Puts $848M into Solar Farm, the Current Largest Commercial Clean Energy Deal

Apple has announced plans to construct a giant solar farm that it says will power all of its California operations – and then some. Apple is partnering with First Solar, the company behind Monterey County’s California Flats Solar Project. The company is investing $848 million in the project, which will see construction of a 1,300-acre solar farm in the area. …

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Renewable Energy to Become Important For Mining

In a possible sign of what’s to come, new signals in the mining industry indicate that renewable energy amy soon power mining operations in many places across the world. Market research firm Navigant Research today issued a report showing that mining companies, which use massive amounts of energy, are now looking to reduce the costs of rising energy prices. Many …

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Family Of 4 Lives “Off The Grid” In Desert

In the 60s and 70s many communes were formed for groups of “hippies” who no longer wanted to be in society. Many were nudist, others were love-ins, but one thing is for sure, the majority were completely “off the grid”. Off the grid has become a term given to those who choose to forgo modern conveniences and live closer to …

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American Attitudes Toward Clean Energy Softening

As renewable and clean energies have begun to proliferate across the globe, consumer attitudes toward different energy types have been a bit unpredictable. In recent years, American opinions of new and different energy-generating technologies have been dropping slightly. Now, market research firm Navigant Research has found that U.S. Adults are coming around on clean energy, if only for the most …

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US Navy Uses Technology To Improve Underwater Solar Collection

The capture and use of solar energy has never been about getting away from fossil fuels as much as it has been about harvesting that ever burning nuclear reactor we call the Sun. The problem we have always faced is not so much the collection of sunlight, but the conversion rate of the sunlight we collect into useable energy. The …

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