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Google will use 100% renewable energy in 2017

Google announced today it will reach a long-pursued goal to use all renewable energy sources to power its data centers and corporate offices around the world in 2017.

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Nikola Motor unveils its hydrogen fuel cell 18-wheeler

Startup Nikola Motor Co. took the wraps off its semi-tractor trailer truck powered by a hydrogen fuel cell with 1,000 horsepower and a range of 800 to 1,200 miles on a single fill-up.

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Amazon’s cloud will be half way to 100% renewable power by end of next year

Amazon Web Services is marching toward powering its global cloud footprint completely with renewable energy, with plans to be half way to the goal by the end of next year.

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Tesla flips switch to power U.S. island entirely with solar energy

Tesla and SolarCity constructed a microgrid on the Island of Ta’u in American Samoa that will supply 1.4 megawatts of solar power backed up by six megawatt hours of battery storage from 60 Tesla Powerpacks.

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Alabama to build its largest solar farm, with enough power for 15K homes

Alabama today announced it has commissioned a solar farm with more than 300,000 panels that will track the sun's light and produce 75 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 15,000 homes.

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Power to the people: Solar panel sales to soon surpass leasing

Why rent when you can buy? That's attitude of an increasing number of solar panel buyers who are buying their systems instead of leasing them.

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The state of solar power looks bright in 2017 (+video)

While solar and other forms of renewable energy still amount to a small percentage of all power generated, it is the fastest growing energy source in the U.S. As a result, renewable energy is expected to supply 80% of U.S. ...

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The State of Solar 2017

Solar and other forms of renewable energy are the fastest growing energy sources in the U.S. As a result, renewable energy is expected to supply 80% of U.S. electricity by 2050.

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Trump’s coal revival plan won’t work; clean energy tech is already cheaper

President-elect Donald Trump has talked about reviving the coal industry by rolling back clean energy regulations. But natural gas and renewable energy sources are cost competitive enough to dominate.

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Tesla likely to add solar power roofs to cars

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will probably add photovoltaic charging technology on its future cars.

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Tesla's new solar shingles could be the spark needed to ignite the industry

Tesla on Friday announced its solar shingle and tile roofing line. The nascent solar shingle industry has struggled to catch on, and Tesla's entry may be what's needed to take it mainstream.

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Tesla doubles power in commercial Powerpack battery

Tesla has announced its second generation of a utility-scale Powerpack. The Powerpack 2 provides twice the energy density and a new inverter that integrates a number of previously independent components.

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Renewable energy represented more than half of all new power capacity in '15

Led by wind and solar, renewable energy in 2015 reached a record 153 gigawatts (GW) worldwide, 15% more than in 2014.

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Target passes Walmart as top corporate solar customer

A new report shows Target is the top U.S. corporate user of solar power, with 147 million watts installed on 300 stores, meaning it has surpassed Walmart, which is still close behind with 145MW. Apple's coming up fast.

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MIT reactor sets nuclear fusion record on the day it's closed down

MIT researchers set a new record for plasma pressure in the world's smallest nuclear fusion reactor just days before the reactor was shut down for good due to defunding by the federal government.

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Microsoft commits to running data centers off 50% renewable energy by 2018

Microsoft announced it plans to run its data centers off 50% renewable energy by 2018. The company’s worldwide production, licensing and logistic centers already run off 100% renewable energy.

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Tesla to build its largest battery storage plant in southern Calif.

In the aftermath of the Aliso Canyon natural gas reservoir catastrophy, Tesla has announced that it has been awarded a contract to deploy a lithium-ion battery storage plant that will supply 20 megawatts (80 megawatt-hours) to...

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Move over EVs; hydrogen fuel cell vehicles may soon pass you by

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles represent the future of the automobile and will eventually surpass electric vehicles in sales, according to a Washington-based research firm.

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