Solar Energy

3:49pm

Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Huge Solar Plane Begins Slow Flight Across The U.S.

Originally published on Sat May 4, 2013 4:43 am

Pilot Bertrand Piccard takes off in the Solar Impulse solar electric airplane at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California, on Friday.
Beck Diefenbach Getty Images

The Solar Impulse, a solar-powered airplane with the 208-foot wing-span, has begun a slow journey across the United States.

We've told you about the Swiss plane before. A year ago, the plane took 20 hours to fly from Switzerland to Spain and then flew to Morocco completing its first transcontinental flight.

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5:10am

Sun April 28, 2013
Science

From Coast To Coast with The Power Of The Sun

Originally published on Sun April 28, 2013 4:40 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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5:37am

Mon April 22, 2013
Business

Solar Industry Reaches Milestone

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 8:18 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Now solar power has had its problems in recent decades. For years, solar panels were too expensive to compete. More recently, as we heard earlier in the business news, solar panels got so cheap that manufacturers ran into trouble. But solar energy had a signal achievement in March, and that is our last word in business today.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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6:00am

Sat April 20, 2013
Environment

When It Comes To Solar Jobs, Colorado Shines

Mike Weston Flickr

A new report ranks Colorado sixth in the nation for solar jobs. The nonprofit Solar Foundation, based in Washington D.C., says 266 solar companies employ about 3,600 workers statewide.

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5:30am

Thu April 4, 2013
Business Report

Sun Shines On Second Solar Farm For Poudre Valley REA

Michael Mees Creative Commons/Flickr

Northern Colorado will soon get a second solar farm, thanks to a partnership between Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association and Carbondale-based Clean Energy Collective.

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