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University Goes Solar

Georgetown University Goes Solar with SolarCity

Georgetown University is going solar with SolarCity on a project that is expected to cut the school’s energy bills by tens of thousands of dollars and reduce more than 600,000 pounds of carbon pollution over its lifetime. The student-spearheaded initiative, Solar Street, installed 75 solar panels across rooftops of six university-owned historic townhouses on the scenic campus in the nation’s capital. The project was unveiled today in an on-campus ribbon cutting ceremony. “Georgetown is pleased to be leading the first university solar electricity project of its scale on a historic residential block in Washington, DC,” said Robin Morey, vice president for planning and facilities management at the university.

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Molten Salt Solar Thermal Receiver

Molten Salt Solar Thermal Receiver Sets Milestone in Nevada Solar Thermal Power Project

The energy storage capability of this technology solves the problem of intermittency typical of other renewable energy sources. Additionally,because of it high efficiency, this technology can generate almost twice as much energy as a comparably sized solar facility, including facilities powered by photovoltaic panels or by a direct steam tower

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Largest Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Towers

Building the Two Largest Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Towers in the World

Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, and BrightSource Energy, a leading concentrating solar thermal technology company, today signed an agreement to jointly develop, build and operate the world’s two largest solar power towers in California. As joint partners, the two pioneers in solar power tower technology will work

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