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Facebook's Solar-Powered Internet Drone Takes Flight
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Facebook's Solar-Powered Internet Drone Takes Flight

Aquila, Facebook's lightweight, high-altitude aircraft, flew at a few thousand feet for 96 minutes in Yuma, Arizona.
Big Solar Is Leaving Rooftop Systems in the Dust
Solar Energy

Big Solar Is Leaving Rooftop Systems in the Dust

The success of large-scale solar has raised questions about the wisdom of continuing incentives for rooftop installations, which remain far more expensive than most other forms of electricity.
A Highway That Will Produce Power Instead of Roadkill
Far Out Tech

A Highway That Will Produce Power Instead of Roadkill

Missouri hopes to have the first solar panel-paved stretch of U.S. highway before the end of the year.
Jason Fell
Apple Creates a New Company to Sell Solar Energy
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Apple Creates a New Company to Sell Solar Energy

The company might have plans to expand its farms even further to prepare for new projects, such as charging stations for the long-rumored Apple car.
Former Crowdfunding Site Turned Solar-Loans Provider Mosaic Raises $200 Million
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Former Crowdfunding Site Turned Solar-Loans Provider Mosaic Raises $200 Million

The announcement marks the largest funding to date for Mosaic, which in the last two years has grown into the nation's top loan provider for residential solar installations.
7 Clean-Tech Companies That Solve More Than Environmental Problems
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7 Clean-Tech Companies That Solve More Than Environmental Problems

To get people to make a change, sometimes it needs to be more than the right thing to do.
Lydia Belanger
SunEdison Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
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SunEdison Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

The solar energy company is one of the largest non-financial companies to file for bankruptcy protection in the past decade.
Disney World Installs On-Brand Solar Panels in the Shape of Mouse Ears
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Disney World Installs On-Brand Solar Panels in the Shape of Mouse Ears

The new solar farm near Epcot spans 22 acres and joins a family of mouse-shaped environmental projects.
Lydia Belanger
All Charged Up! How Clothes Are Now Powering Devices.
Wearable Tech

All Charged Up! How Clothes Are Now Powering Devices.

Solar-powered jackets? Motion-Powered fabric? Clothes aren't just for covering up anymore.
Bill Carmody
Check Out This Super Cool Sustainable 3-D Printed House and Car Combo
Sustainability

Check Out This Super Cool Sustainable 3-D Printed House and Car Combo

A look at the future of green architecture.
Nina Zipkin
Why We Don't Want to See a Total Solar-Panel Eclipse Over Nevada
Solar Energy

Why We Don't Want to See a Total Solar-Panel Eclipse Over Nevada

A controversial ruling regarding solar energy in Nevada challenges business leaders on ethics, the environment and corporate social responsibility.
Peter Gasca
Why SolarCity Plans to Ditch Nevada
Solar Energy

Why SolarCity Plans to Ditch Nevada

The battle over rooftop solar heats up in Nevada, a state that has long been friendly to the clean energy technology.
Google Is Launching a Tool That Will Tell You if Solar Panels Are Right for You
Solar Energy

Google Is Launching a Tool That Will Tell You if Solar Panels Are Right for You

The database will tell you what you're likely to save in energy costs and will also put you in touch with a local installer.
Solar-Powered Plane Halts Its Around-the-World Journey Due to Battery Problems
Solar Energy

Solar-Powered Plane Halts Its Around-the-World Journey Due to Battery Problems

The Solar Impulse 2 will continue its 12-leg journey in April of next year.
Catherine Clifford