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Introducing Solar Farm Insurance for Cloudy Days

Insurance giants like Swiss Re AG, with the help of a San Francisco firm, now have a way of guaranteeing production from solar farms[1] — not an easy feat considering supplies from these plants rise and fall with the sun.

The product that at least one insurance company is now offering is called a solar revenue put. It was developed by

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Solar Jobs Are Rising, Despite Trump's Tariffs

After all the dire warnings that Donald Trump’s solar tariffs[1] would be a job killer, it’s possible that employment may tick up this year.

A solar trade group had warned that tens of thousands of jobs would be lost if Trump decided to impose tariffs on imported solar equipment, which he did in January. While 2018 is unlikely to be a banner year fo

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Illinois Blazes New Trail for Private Microgrids Using Utility Wires

Imagine you and your neighbors have solar panels on your roofs. You want to create a mini-power grid so that your neighborhood can operate solely on your panels’ electricity, even sending excess power from one home to another. And if there’s a storm that affects the main power grid, your homes can disconnect and stay powered.

This is the vision

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Scottland Breaks Offshore Wind Records with Powerful Turbines and Innovative Foundations

According to Vattenfall, two offshore wind industry firsts have been achieved over the past two weeks in Scotland. On Monday, April 9, the company announced that it successfully installed the world’s most powerful single turbine — an 8.8-MW behemoth standing 191 meters to blade tip and boasting a nacelle that is larger than the London Eye. The tur

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