solar power

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Look what has happened since the 2015 climate pact was adopted...

A year has passed since nearly 200 countries came together to adopt the historic Paris agreement on climate. Check out what has happened since then.
Worker in hard hat operating power tamper next to solar panel array (© AP Images)

Solar power booms in Africa as new technology rolls out

New solar technology could help provide cheap power to many of the 600 million people in Africa who currently lack access to reliable electricity.
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Want cheap electricity? Try net metering.

Homeowners and businesses that rely on solar panels and wind turbines have cheaper electric bills, thanks to a system called “net metering.”
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Harvard beats its own environmental goal

Harvard has met a 2008 target to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent in 2016 and is now looking to set new climate goals.
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Google set to go 100 percent renewable

By 2017, Google expects to power its massive data centers and offices with 100 percent renewable energy, everywhere in the world.
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Solar energy comes in big and small packages

Different technologies capture the sun's light or heat to generate power. It may be done on a large or small scale.
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How one community in South Africa gets jobs and electricity [video]

Every community needs jobs and electricity. One company in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, supplies both.
Aerial view of solar panels surrounded by forest on island (SolarCity)

U.S. island in South Pacific goes solar

Remote Ta'ū Island in American Samoa switched from burning 300 gallons of diesel fuel a day to nearly 100 percent solar power. How did they do it?
A passenger jet with solar panels in foreground (Getty Images)

Airports look to the sun to save money

Airports around the world are looking sunward to power their facilities — and they find solar energy makes good business sense.