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With SunPower Every Day is Earth Day

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SunPower exists to help change the way our world is powered and leave the planet better off for future generations. That’s our purpose. It’s why we’re here. So when you choose SunPower, every day is Earth Day and not just because your home or business is making clean renewable energy using our solar panels. It’s because as a company, we go above and beyond what’s required of us when it comes to sustainable business practices, holding ourselves to higher standards for environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

This 4-Year-Old Video Star Knows Her Solar Facts

Meet Eloise, the star of a video made in partnership with Ford and the Sierra Club to encourage more people to “drive green” by powering their electric vehicles (EVs) with clean, efficient SunPower® solar energy.
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Head on over to the SunPower Blog and meet Eloise, the star of a video SunPower made in partnership with Ford and the Sierra Club to encourage more people to “drive green” by powering their electric vehicles (EVs) with clean, efficient SunPower® solar energy.

Now 100 Percent of SunPower's Direct Current E-Series and X-Series Solar Panels Produced are Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver

New Achievements Reinforce SunPower as One of the World's Most Sustainable Solar Companies
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March 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ - With environmental sustainability and social responsibility at its core, SunPower demonstrates continued industry leadership by manufacturing 100 percent of its direct current E-Series and X-Series solar panels to meet 

Energy Department Announces Denver as Next Location for Solar Decathlon Competition in 2017

The 2017 Decathlon promises to be the most sophisticated and timely yet.
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March 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - At an event today in Denver, Colorado, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Under Secretary for Science and Energy, Dr. Franklin Orr, joined Mayor Michael Hancock to announce Denver as the host city for the next U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition in the fall of 2017.

National Grid to Provide One-Stop Solar Shopping For Rhode Island Customers

“SolarWisRhode Island” will simplify and speed solar energy development
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PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Rhode Island electric customers of National Grid will soon have a convenient online tool to use in researching and purchasing solar energy systems for their homes and businesses. Thanks to action taken by the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, National Grid will be the first electric utility company in the country to offer its customers a simplified process to research and purchase photovoltaic equipment and earn bonus solar incentives based on their energy reductions.

Time Warner Cable Invests in Communities with Solar Deployments

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We’re pleased to share that our Go Green commitment is beginning to reach beyond the walls of our business and help create renewable energy for communities that we serve. For the past couple years, TWC has invested in solar deployments in Southern California, North Carolina, and Hawaii. In the last year, we have amplified our commitment with partnerships that will generate over 13 megawatts (MW) of solar power. Just to give you an idea of how much 13 MW actually is, it’s equal to powering over 600 homes in one year.

Walt Disney World Gets a Mickey Mouse Solar Panel Boost

A project on the outskirts of the Disney theme park bears the ubiquitous Disney branding, and should be operational soon.
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The 20-acre site near World Drive in Central Florida, built by Duke Energy, includes almost 50,000 panels, producing about 5 megawatts of power, and will serve Reedy Creek Improvement District, the power provider to Walt Disney World.

The Orlando Sentinel offers more details:

"Disney World already buys some power from Duke. It has used a little bit of solar power here and there, including at a theater at Epcot’s Universe of Energy exhibit, and in water-heating systems in a wardrobe facility and at the Animal Nutrition Center.

Warren Buffet’s Clinical View of Renewable Energy

Warren Buffet has been slammed by the media lately for waging an outrageous war on solar. But a recent shareholder letter reveals that his perspective on renewables is purely clinical and unflinchingly focused on the bottom line.
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Warren Buffet’s company, Berkshire Hathaway, has been the focus of an embroiled battle against solar in Nevada. One of its portfolio holdings, NV Energy, has been accused of colluding with the Public Utility Commission and Governor Sandoval to terminate net metering, effectively killing the residential solar rooftop industry in the State.

Tim Dickinson: Sunshine State In The Dark

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Think about the sunniest states in the U.S.  Florida, the place that calls itself “the sunshine state” is sure to come to mind. Indeed, the solar industry considers Florida to be the state with the third greatest rooftop solar potential in the country. So the place must be almost totally off the grid at this point, right? Well, no.

Power Your Jobsite Cordless Tools with this DIY Solar Charging Station

The key is to skip the inverter and power directly from 12-volt batteries.
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Phase 1: Standardize Your Cordless Tools

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