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The roiled solar power market shows how Trump's tariffs can disrupt an industry

Published: 
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:04pm

A 30% U.S. tariff on imported solar panels put in place last winter should have caused prices here to jump.

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Exclusive: Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states - documents

Published: 
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 6:08pm

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc’s move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current and former Tesla solar employees.

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Oil-rich Saudi Arabia is turning to another resource to power the kingdom — sunshine

Published: 
Thu, 05/31/2018 - 6:19pm

Ever since a team of American geologists discovered oil in the Saudi Arabian desert 80 years ago, the kingdom’s vast crude reserves, estimated at one-fifth of the world’s total, have been the primary engine of its economic growth — and a major source of its international clout.

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California regulators approve mandate for solar panels on new houses

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Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:04am

California regulators on Wednesday mandated that all newly built single family houses have solar panels, part of the state's aggressive push to combat climate change.

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Offshore wind farms are planned for California — but the Navy says no to large sections of the coast

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Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:58am

Fans of renewable energy anticipate a bonanza blowing off the coast of California.