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Green farms targeted by solar panel thieves

The last thing you would expect when it comes to helping make the planet greener, is that you might need to defend your efforts from opportunists, but that’s just the problem being faced by Lincolnshire farmers at the moment. In the past few weeks, over 100 solar panels have have …

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Google to invest $300 million in SolarCity

Google is investing $300 million in SolarCity, a residential solar system company in the US, which is backed by Elon Musk. This follows Google’s earlier $280 million investment, which it made back in 2011. Solar energy isn’t cheap, so SolarCity has a lot of upfront costs to look out for. …

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UK getting new giant solar farm

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A new solar power installation has been given planning permission in Leicester, which when constructed, will be the UK’s biggest, producing 35 Megawatts in total – this could potentially power over 35,000 homes. Set to be built on a new World War 2 airfield known as Wymeswold, in Leicestershire, the …

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3D solar panels can produce 20 times more energy

This 3D trend is perhaps getting a bit crazy; movies, consoles, printers. You name it, there is probably a 3D version in the works. But here is one 3D-inspired object that could actually be useful in reality. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed that a 3D solar …

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