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The Solar Boom In The Middle East

There has never been a more exciting time for solar power in the Middle East, and this September the Intersolar Conference will bring together all the most important solar power stakeholders in the region. This historical energy hub is now tapping into its abundant sunshine as a path towards a clean, profitable and independent energy future. The Solar Boom In The Middle East was originally published on

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Empowering young entrepreneurs in West Africa

They had called for a secret meeting. The young Guineans, between 18 and 35 years old, were just two days away from the end of their entrepreneurship program, which had been developed by Peace Corps volunteer Meghan McCormick. The program, intended to address the high rate of unemployment in the country, had made such an impact on these young adult's lives that they had decided to make a pact. “Americans come and go. Projects come and go. We're Guinean. We're here. This is our movement and we need to make sure this …

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What will happen to US fuel-economy rules to 2025? Take our Twitter poll

Even the automaker lobbying group didn't go this far in their complaints about emission and fuel-economy rules for vehicles in the 2022 through 2025 model years. When the Obama Administration approved final EPA emission rules for those years, the automakers complained that the comment period had been cut short. They didn't seriously suggest that...

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Bosch Expects €2 Billion In Annual Sales Of Semi-Autonomous Driving Systems By 2019

The largest auto parts supplier in the world, Bosch, will see its annual sales of semi-autonomous "driver assistance" tech total €2 billion as soon as 2019, company execs have predicted Bosch Expects €2 Billion In Annual Sales Of Semi-Autonomous Driving Systems By 2019 was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Mosaic Will Sell $300 Million of Solar Loans to Goldman Sachs

Solar loan provider Mosaic reached an agreement with Goldman Sachs in which the bank will buy $300 million in loans over time. This deal will clear up space on Mosaic's balance sheet to finance more loans, and signals a prestigious bank's willingness to buy and own solar loans for itself. Mosaic this week also finalized a partnership with Wave Solar to give Mosaic's dealer partners a pre-negotiated discount on the lead generation platform. That service tracks and analyzes interactions with customers, …

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Latest Tesla referral programs draw new CA dealer lobby complaint

Tesla has once again ruffled the feathers of the California New Car Dealers Association with a new round of referral programs. The Silicon Valley automaker has used referral programs for years; they usually provide perks for current owners who get get friends, coworkers, and colleagues to buy a new Tesla vehicle. The dealer association has now...

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GE Unveils a Bigger, Better Onshore Turbine Aimed at European Customers

General Electric's latest turbine release reaffirms the wind industry's leading trend: the bigger the turbine, the better. On Tuesday the company unveiled its 4.8-megawatt turbine, with a rotor diameter of 158 meters, the length of a Boeing-747. The turbine will be among the largest on the market, but likely not for long. “This is a much larger turbine than what's typically out there,” said Aaron Barr, a senior consultant with MAKE Consulting. “This new class of 4-megawatt turbines has really just hit the …

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Trends Shaping the Energy Storage Inverter Market: Falling Prices, Fragmentation, New Features

Inverters are critical to energy storage operation. As the “brains” of a storage project, inverters manage, optimize and ultimately drive project performance and returns. Yet the landscape for energy storage inverters remains nascent and fragmented, full of new products with varying applications and functionality. In a new report, The Energy Storage Inverter …

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New faculty welcomed to Department of Biology

MIT's Department of Biology is welcoming two new assistant professors, Joey Davis and Rebecca Lamason, this September. The duo will augment the department's efforts in basic research, probing fundamental facets of cellular processes like molecular degradation and bacterial infection. “I am thrilled that Becky and Joey have joined our department,” says Alan Grossman, department head. “They bring new research areas and approaches that fit well with our overarching goals to help solve fundamental biological problems. I …

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China Proposes 4000 km/h Flying Train As Part Of Its One Belt One Road Plan

The Chinese aerospace company is making plans for a high speed "flying train" that would travel at four times the speed of sound, which is much faster than any version of the Hyperloop. China Proposes 4000 km/h Flying Train As Part Of Its One Belt One Road Plan was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read …

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Getting The Price Right For Local Wind & Solar

A federal policy enacted nearly 40 years ago has breathed life into an ongoing argument at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission over utility opposition to a wind-solar hybrid project proposed in the rural city of Red Lake Falls. Getting The Price Right For Local Wind & Solar was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more …