Solar power generation

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photograph, a portion of the Stafford Hill solar power project gathers energy from the sun in Rutland, Vt. Vermont regulators are reducing the financial incentives for electric customers who install renewable energy systems such as solar panels and get a credit on their bills for providing power to the grid. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
May 04, 2018 - 4:05 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont regulators are reducing the financial incentives for electric customers who install renewable energy systems such as solar panels and get a credit on their electric bills for providing power to the grid. The Vermont Public Utility Commission said in a report Tuesday...
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The Richmond city skyline can be seen on the horizon behind the coal ash ponds along the James River near Dominion Energy's Chesterfield Power Station in Chester, Va., Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Virginia's governor says the state has no plans to change its coal ash management practices, despite an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would roll back federal regulations governing the byproduct generated by coal-burning power plants. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 01, 2018 - 6:13 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy Virginia said Tuesday that it plans to build at least eight new natural gas-fired plants during the next 15 years, cementing its shift away from coal, while depending on renewables for less than 10 percent of its energy capacity. Virginia's largest utility...
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May 01, 2018 - 6:12 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy Virginia plans to build at least eight new natural gas-fired plants during the next 15 years, cementing its shift away from coal. Virginia's largest utility also plans for renewable energy making up less than 10 percent of its overall energy capacity through...
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File - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, SoftBank Group Corp. Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son speaks during a SoftBank World presentation at a hotel in Tokyo. SoftBank Group Corp. Son announced Wednesday a $200 billion solar power project in Saudi Arabia, which promises to be the largest of its kind ever. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
March 28, 2018 - 6:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — SoftBank Group Corp. Chief Executive Masayoshi Son announced Wednesday a $200 billion solar power project in Saudi Arabia, which he described as "the world's biggest solar power generation." The project is in cooperation with the kingdom's young and powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin...
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FILE- This April 20, 2011, file photo shows some of the 30,000 solar panels that make up the Public Service Company of New Mexico's new 2-megawatt photovoltaic array in Albuquerque, N.M. Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn’t bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump’s call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. The solar business in the U.S. has boomed in recent years, driven by falling prices for panels, thanks in part to cheap imports. That has made solar power more competitive with electricity generated from coal and natural gas. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan,File)
January 23, 2018 - 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's move Tuesday to tax imported solar cells and washing machines is meant to make good on his vow to reverse decades of U.S. support for free trade and to protect American jobs from foreign competition. But the tariffs — already denounced by China, Germany...
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FILE- This April 20, 2011, file photo shows some of the 30,000 solar panels that make up the Public Service Company of New Mexico's new 2-megawatt photovoltaic array in Albuquerque, N.M. Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn’t bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump’s call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. The solar business in the U.S. has boomed in recent years, driven by falling prices for panels, thanks in part to cheap imports. That has made solar power more competitive with electricity generated from coal and natural gas. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan,File)
January 23, 2018 - 1:39 am
DALLAS (AP) — Solar energy is booming in the United States, but companies riding the wave fear that President Donald Trump could undercut them this week if he decides to impose new tariffs on imported solar panels. Businesses that install solar-power systems are benefiting from a glut of cheaper...
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October 17, 2017 - 4:58 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Tuesday rejected a plan to generate 42 percent of the country's power from wind and solar energy, in a setback for compliance with climate change commitments Conservation groups have condemned the ruling conservative coalition for abandoning...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, solar tech Joshua Valdez, left, and senior plant managerTim Wisdom walk past solar panels at a Pacific Gas and Electric Solar Plant, in Dixon, Calif. Cheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where rooftop and other installations have surged 10-fold since 2011. But two U.S. solar manufacturing companies say the flood of imports has led one to bankruptcy and forced the other to lay off three-quarters of its workforce. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 22, 2017 - 4:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, a U.S. trade commission ruled Friday, raising the possibility of the Trump administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from abroad...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2017 photo, Shift Supervisor Gary Anderson, monitors the power system flow and conditions at the Pacific Gas & Electric grid control center, in Vacaville, Calif. Power grid managers say they've been preparing extensively for more than a year for this Monday's solar eclipse and that by ramping up other sources of power, mainly hydroelectric and natural gas, they are confident nobody will lose power or see a spike in energy prices. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 18, 2017 - 7:29 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the moon passes in front of the sun during Monday's eclipse California will lose enough solar energy to power more than 1.5 million homes, a figure that underscores the state's growing reliance on energy from the sun. California has rapidly deployed renewable energy...
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In this Jan. 7, 2011, file photo, people carry baskets of coal scavenged illegally at an open-cast mine in the village of Bokapahari in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand where a community of coal scavengers live and work. Within the wild energy market of the world's second-most populous nation, predictions are proving tricky. India had been projected to become a carbon-belching behemoth, fueled by thermal power plants demanding ever more coal for decades to come. Now, some analysts are saying that may not happen. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)
August 09, 2017 - 2:05 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Within the wild energy market of the world's second-most populous nation, predictions are proving tricky. India had been projected to become a carbon-belching behemoth, fueled by thermal power plants demanding ever more coal for decades to come. Now, some analysts are saying that...
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