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Renewable Energy Jobs Continue to Rise…

More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry – a five percent increase from last year – In the United States, renewable energy employment increased 6 per cent driven by growth in wind and solar. Solar employment grew 22 per...

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Solar power getting cheaper in the United States

The cost of installing solar energy in the United States is down more than 50 percent since the start of a federal support program, the Energy Department said. The federal government is supporting solar development through its SunShotinitiative, which aims to make the...

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Solar Energy Will Thrive

Solar power is booming. Globally and in the United States, installations grew at least 28 percent last year. The U.S. solar industry now employs more than 200,000 workers – roughly three times as many as the coal mining industry. Solar module costs have plummeted....

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Solar capacity expected to triple by 2020

The solar energy market in the United States is poised to see rapid growth in the coming years, according to several organizations, including the Solar Energy Industries Association and Vote Solar. These organizations participated in an online conference hosted by...

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Growth is exponential—just like processing power.

Ray Kurzweil has made a bold prediction about the future of solar energy, saying in remarks at a recent medical technology conference that it could become the dominant force in energy production in a little over a decade. That may be tough to swallow, given that solar...

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