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SEC investigating Tesla over claims it hid solar panel fire risks

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The US securities regulator has opened an investigation into Tesla over a whistleblower complaint that the company failed to properly notify its shareholders and the public of fire risks associated with solar panel sy...

Luxury cars, vacation homes: solar energy Ponzi scheme defrauded investors of $1bn

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A San Francisco Bay Area man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for running an audacious solar energy Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of $1bn, the biggest criminal fraud scheme in the district’s hi...

Solar storm confirms Vikings settled in North America exactly 1,000 jare terug

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Long before Columbus crossed the Atlantic, eight timber-framed buildings covered in sod stood on a terrace above a peat bog and stream at the northern tip of Canada’s island of Newfoundland, evidence that the Vikings ...

BP’s joint solar venture Lightsource BP to more than double expansion by 2025

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BP’s joint solar venture, Lightsource BP, will more than double its global expansion by 2025 after clinching a financing deal worth $1.8bn (£1.3bn) to develop enough solar farms to power the equivalent of 8.4m homes. ...

Spain’s energy cooperatives lead charge to exploit solar power

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Spain’s growing energy cooperative movement has received a boost after the government announced that some of the latest allocation of renewable energy will be in small lots, rather than large tranches that only big en...

‘Mini-Neptunes’ beyond solar system may soon yield signs of life

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Signs of life beyond our solar system may be detectable within two to three years, experts have said after rethinking the kinds of planets that may be habitable. Researchers have mostly looked for planets of a similar...

Solar power in Australia outstrips coal-fired electricity for first time

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The national electricity market reached a new milestone on Sunday, with solar power outstripping energy generation from coal for the first time since the market was set up two decades ago. The crossover point lasted f...

Lorde: Solar Power review – she has earned her wistful, floaty record

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Soms, Solar Power – Lorde’s long-awaited third album – feels like the polar opposite of her second, 2017’s Melodrama: it is filled with calm, sun-kissed serenity. Oor 12 outdoorsy but often inward-looking tracks...

From solar power in Africa to UK tomatoes – the eco-schemes to turn your cash green

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Environmentally conscious consumers fed up with low savings rates are being targeted by a variety of green investments paying up to 8% interest a year. Egter, those thinking about signing up need to be prepared to a...

Lorde: Solar Power review – waking up from the nightmare of fame

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Plenty of mainstream pop stars have decided they no longer want to be mainstream pop stars. They’ve tried everything to achieve their goal, from making deliberately unlistenable albums, to – in the memorable case of t...

‘No parallels’: 2,300-year-old solar observatory awarded Unesco world heritage status

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The oldest solar observatory in the Americas has been awarded Unesco world heritage status and dubbed “a masterpiece of human creative genius”. The 2,300-year-old archaeological ruin Chankillo which lies in a desert v...

Global wind and solar power capacity grew at record rate in 2020

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The world’s wind and solar energy capacity grew at a record rate through the Covid-19 pandemic last year, as the global oil industry recorded its steepest slump in demand since the second world war, according to BP. T ...

US bans target Chinese solar panel industry over Xinjiang forced labor concerns

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The Biden administration imposed trade bans on five Chinese entities over forced labor allegations in Xinjiang, the White House said on Thursday, citing the G7’s recent pledge to clean up the global supply chain. It b...

Most new wind and solar projects will be cheaper than coal, verslag vind

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Almost two-thirds of wind and solar projects built globally last year will be able to generate cheaper electricity than even the world’s cheapest new coal plants, according to a report from the International Renewable...

ISS astronauts complete six-hour spacewalk to install solar panels

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French and American astronauts have completed a six-hour spacewalk as they installed new solar panels to boost power supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), Nasa said. “It is a huge team effort each time an...

Sunning it up: five things you need to know about solar energy

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Harnessing the power of the sun is one of the most exciting and viable sources of renewable energy. Here’s the low-down on our brighter futureEvery hour, enough solar power hits our planet to meet humanity’s energy ne...

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