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February 20, 2019: The clean energy boffins in their labs are always upping the theoretical limit on how much power you can get out of sunshine, but us plebes actually installing solar cells are stuck with years-old tech that's not half as good as what they're seeing. This new design from Insolight could be the one that changes all that.
February 20, 2019: The jets were recorded coming from sunspots—temporary regions on the Sun with reduced surface temperatures.
February 20, 2019: Astronomers spot a neighbor of Neptune that was missed till now.
February 19, 2019: Scientists in China say harnessing solar power in space will provide an “inexhaustible source of clean energy.”
February 17, 2019: Starting next year, every new home built in California will have something extra on top.
February 17, 2019: Google is the biggest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the world, and now the technology giant is building its first solar power project in Asia, directly above fishing ponds in Taiwan.
February 15, 2019: This crazy solar flare is more powerful than any ever blasted by Earth’s sun.
February 15, 2019: For homeowners that want to go green, but have trouble figuring out how to do it, Palmetto Clean Technologies has the answer. The company has an army of salespeople to pitch the benefits of solar power and energy efficiency, and will connect would-be clean energy consumers with financing options, installers, and so...
February 14, 2019: The U.S. solar industry is shrinking under the weight of tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.
February 14, 2019: U.S. tariffs have cast a shadow on what until recently had been one of the country's hottest job sectors
February 14, 2019: SunPower, one of the largest U.S. solar equipment manufacturers, published its Q4 2018 results on Wednesday, reporting a stronger than expected set of earnings driven by its distributed generation operations, although its outlook for 2019 fell short of market expectations.
February 14, 2019: With the help of a NASA probe, astrophysicists have uncovered the process by which energy is transferred between electromagnetic fields and plasma in space.
February 12, 2019: The number of jobs in the U.S. solar industry dropped by 3.2 percent in 2018, a second year of losses, as the Trump administration's tariffs on foreign panels and state-level policy changes hit demand for installations, according to an industry report released on Tuesday.
February 12, 2019: But there’s a sunnier outlook in 2019, in part thanks to the Green New Deal.
February 12, 2019: The U.S. solar power industry shed about 8,000 jobs in 2018, shrinking the workforce by 3.2 percent, according to the Solar Foundation.
February 12, 2019: The United States lost more than 3 percent of its jobs in the solar power industry last year as the industry tried to adjust to President Trump’s tariffs on imported solar panels.The Solar Foundation said in its annual National Solar Jobs Census...
February 10, 2019: The Green New Deal aims to stave off the ill-effects of global warming by going totally green while also making investments in at-risk communities. It’s doable, say backers, who are pointing to advances in wind and solar energies as well as energy storage technologies. But can it come soon enough?
February 4, 2019: China has stopped subsidizing its solar makers, noting that growth in the sector is exceeding all expectations. But can it still fulfill its goal of offsetting coal usage? Experts say China will become more efficient, enabling it to increase global sales and long-term, domestic installations. 

February 4, 2019: Solar installations are becoming a no-brainer for anyone with a roof in much of the country. But getting an estimate on how much it would cost and how much juice it would generate can be complicated and time consuming. Aurora Solar has made an automated process for doing this, and attracted 0 million in funding as a...
February 4, 2019: SpaceX has successfully test fired its powerful new Raptor rocket engine, which could take humans to Mars and beyond on the company’s Starship vehicle in the not-too-distant future.
February 1, 2019: After last month's Super Wolf Blood Moon, eclipse-chasers are getting prepared for a trip to Chile or Argentina to see 'the big one' – a total solar eclipse.
February 1, 2019: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also waded into the debate about solar panels not working in winter.
February 1, 2019: Right-wing pundits are trying to use the polar vortex to discredit climate change concerns and Dems’ Green New Deal.
January 31, 2019: More than 4GW of solar demand in the Middle East has transpired in January alone. That cushions the global impact of the sector's big beasts, China and the US, witnessing stagnant growth.
January 30, 2019: In all, Parker Solar Probe will complete 24 planned orbits of the Sun, making its closest approach to our star in 2024, when it will be just 3.83 million miles from its surface...