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A Children’s Book about Solar: Smork in Suntown

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We all know how important it is to push renewables – and to use the sun as one source of free energy. But have you even been ask by a child how all this works? How sunlight is used to gain clean energy? Well, our colleagues from SMA UK might have produced something that’ll help you explain the benefits of solar energy – in a cute little book that uses terms even your children will understand.

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Solar Roadways: Is this the Future of Mobility?

 

Solar panels that you can drive, park, and walk on. They melt snow and… cut greenhouse gases by 75-percent?!!!

Check this inspiring video and tell us what you think! Is this the future of mobility?

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Amidst the uncertainty over Australia’s Renewable Energy Target, Councils continue to embrace solar

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Councils are committing to sustainable practices and renewable energy amidst the current Government’s intention to dismantle the Renewable Energy Target. They have implemented innovative renewable energy projects to reduce electricity bills and pass the financial, and environmental rewards back to the taxpayers in their communities.

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What is the German Energiewende?

 

Germany has drawn a lot of international attention for its aim to switch to a renewable energy economy and leave nuclear and fossil energy behind. A lot of the international reporting about the German Energy Transition, or Energiewende, has, however, been misleading — for instance, when it comes to the role of coal power, energy price trends, and carbon emissions.

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Renewable Energy Target Under Threat in Australia

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The Australian Federal Government is conducting a review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET), with a particular focus on the level of the target and its impact on electricity prices. This presents a real risk to the industry and warrants a concerted effort to defend the policy at the heart of the clean energy sector.

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The Top 5 Solar Stories in November 2013

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These are the top stories you can’t miss in November:

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Famous Places You Didn’t Know Used SMA Inverters

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Many well-known sights and places have installed solar to welcome the 21st century. Many of them make use of SMA inverters. We want to introduce five of them to you – how many would you have guessed?

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The Top 5 Solar Stories in October 2013

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Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

These are the top stories you can’t miss in October:

 

1.      The 7 Reasons Why The Solar Revolution Took Off

 Solar is up 700% since 2001. Fossil fuels and nuclear barely even register. Reason enough to chronicle how solar has been able to explode in the past decade.

Read this interesting Business Insider article to learn about the rise of solar.

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Welcome to the Energiewende – Documentary to Celebrate Renewables

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Craig Morris, a US born energy blogger, has been living in Germany for over 10 years. Right when he got here, his fire for renewable energies was ignited. The Energiewende, the transition from fossil fuels to renewables energies, has always been a big topic in Germany. For Craig “living with the Energiewende” (title of a documentary by German filmmaker Frank Farenski) sounded like “living with cancer”. Instead, he felt, this revolution needed to be celebrated. This is why the editor of Renewables International decided to make his own documentary – a loveletter to the Energiewende.

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The Top 5 Solar Stories in September 2013

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As renewables become an integral part of the energy mix around the world, you sometimes lose track of the global developments. Things change on a daily basis, articles are published almost every minute which is why we will recommend five stories you must read every month. They will vary from interesting comments to fascinating reports or images from the world of renewable energies.

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5 Remarkable Uses of Solar

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Solar has become the new norm and can be seen on rooftops and in large-scale commercial projects all over the world.  It has become a key component in many fascinating projects that might give us a sneak peak at what the future holds. Here we’ll introduce five interesting solar projects that push the boundaries of technology.

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The Five Hottest Solar Gadgets

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It’s amazing what solar energy can move, illuminate and operate. It lengthens the day after the sun goes down, provides energy where is no utility grid and – just as important – froths milk. Here is a random selection of five solar-powered devices we came across while surfing the Internet.

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