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Here comes the sun: How Hampshire College moved to 100 percent solar energy


Colleges and universities across the US are looking for ways to go green and save money at the same time. Hampshire College has done it.

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Jobs in solar energy fall for the first time in seven years

Technician Alexis Portalatin stands next to rooftop solar panels he is connecting to a new Tesla battery storage system the San Juan suburb of Guaynabo. The storage system will allow the panels to operate separately from the power grid and supply electric

Hurricanes blew away Puerto Rico’s power grid. Now solar power is rising to fill the void.

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Hampshire College goes 100 percent solar

Sneakers hang from downed wires in the wake of Hurricane Maria

With the lights still dark in Puerto Rico, solar companies see an opportunity to help


Solar power barely existed in Puerto Rico before Hurricane Maria, but with the island suffering from a post-hurricane power crisis, solar companies see an opportunity to help — and get a foothold.

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India’s renewable energy revolution is racing ahead


Prior to the signing of the Paris climate agreement, few nations saw India as a leader in climate policy. But in 2015, the world’s third-biggest CO2 emitter began a breathtaking transformation, embracing renewable energy and slashing growth in carbon emissions. Now, the country of 1.3 billion people is a leader in clean energy in the developing world.

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A new device can clean polluted air and turn it into hydrogen energy


Belgian researchers using solar-powered nanomaterials have decontaminated small amounts of polluted air with a process that simultaneously generates hydrogen, which can then be used for power.

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Solar jobs now outnumber coal jobs in the US


Solar power accounts for just under 1.5 percent of electricity in the US, but there are now twice as many jobs in solar as there are in the coal industry. Can this trend help laid-off coal miners?

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World’s biggest oil exporter Saudi starts hunt for solar and wind firms


Times, they are a-changin’.