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Solar power measure advances in Kentucky

  • By Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • Feb. 16, 2019, 1:42 a.m.
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Lawmakers in coal producer Kentucky have approved a bill that could make solar panels less lucrative for residential customers beyond 2020. The House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 100 on Friday in a 71-24 vote. It would let the ...

Next: Tariffs on imported cars?

  • By The Vindicator
  • Feb. 16, 2019, 1:36 a.m.
But if it does suggest imposing tariffs, Commerce would be advocating a major escalation in Trump’s combative trade policies, which so far have included tariffs on imported steel, aluminum, dishwashers, solar panels and hundreds of Chinese goods.

Opportunity was the little rover that could

  • By Los Angeles Times
  • Feb. 16, 2019, 12:50 a.m.
It was only built to last 90 days, but lasted six years. Opportunity, astonishingly, lasted 15 years, succumbing only after a planet-wide dust storm likely covered its solar panels or gummed up its electronics. Both robot geologists thrilled scientists by ...

Three Big Benefits Using Solar Power for your Home

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  • Feb. 16, 2019, 12:41 a.m.
Thinking about installing solar panels at your home? If you are, then you are on the right track. There are a number of benefits of using solar energy to power your home. In the following article we discussing three of them… Who doesn’t want to lower ...

Surviving the Polar Vortex: A Look at How the Electricity System Fared

  • By KLAS Press Release
  • Feb. 16, 2019, 12:25 a.m.
The grid operator is still working on analyzing that data. In extreme temperatures, solar panels can be less efficient than during normal operation. Batteries are also able to store less power. And wind turbines often can’t function in extreme cold ...

California lost nearly 10,000 solar jobs in 2018

  • By Orange County Register
  • Feb. 16, 2019, 12:24 a.m.
California’s solar industry shed nearly 10,000 jobs last year over uncertainty about the Trump administration’s tariffs on imported solar panels and state policy changes, a new report reveals. The tariffs were set in January 2018, beginning at 30 ...

Voter ID letter hits the mark

  • By The Daily Reflector
  • Feb. 16, 2019, 12:07 a.m.
I am tired of Democratic presidential hopefuls and their clean energy nonsense. Windmills and solar panels are generally a waste of time and money. Windmills don’t turn when there is no wind and solar panels don’t work when there is no sun. In each ...

Editorial: Lessons from General Electric

  • By The Roanoke Times
  • Feb. 16, 2019, midnight
Likewise, the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is good for whoever is making wind turbines and solar panels, but not for coal miners — or GE workers. That points to a larger lesson: How long is the company obligated to keep making ...

Is Eric Garcetti Putting Los Angeles At The Forefront Of The Battle To Tackle Climate Change?

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  • Feb. 16, 2019, midnight
That’s starting to change as lithium-ion batteries and other forms of energy storage get cheaper, making it possible to bank electricity from solar panels and wind turbines in increasingly large quantities. But some critics still question whether it’s ...

Shell is taking on Tesla with batteries for homes

  • By Local News 8
  • Feb. 15, 2019, 11:40 p.m.
The oil giant announced Friday that it has purchased Sonnen, a German startup that makes residential battery systems that store energy generated from solar panels. The move puts Shell in direct competition with companies such as Samsung, LG and Tesla ...