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Solar energy is electromagnetic radiation from the sun, primarily light and heat that is captured using an array of developing technologies such as solar heating, photovoltaic cells, solar thermal arrays and artificial photosynthesis

Also see: renewable energy

Headlines
We mapped every large solar plant on the planet using satellites and machine learning – The Conversation
A global inventory of photovoltaic solar energy generating units – Nature
Solar farms are often bad for biodiversity — but they don’t have to be
https://qz.com/1484615/trumps-solar-tariffs-havent-stopped-americas-switch-to-solar
https://boingboing.net/2017/11/17/worlds-cheapest-electricity.html
https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/energy-and-environment/2017/8/9/16089636/solar-eclipse-2017-solar-energy
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-solar-eclipse-vs-solar-electricity/amp/
https://cleantechnica.com/2017/07/20/china-adds-record-24-4-gw-new-solar-first-half-2017/
https://www.inverse.com/article/34239-how-many-solar-panels-to-power-the-usa
Why utilities and environmentalists are teaming up against the solar industry@Sammy_Roth
http://www.roanoke-chowannewsherald.com/2015/12/08/woodland-rejects-solar-farm
http://www.iflscience.com/environment/solar-farm-rejected-over-fears-it-could-drain-sun-cause-cancer

Consumer Batteries
https://store.boingboing.net/sales/solarjuice-26800mah-external-battery
http://boingboing.net/2017/07/28/this-solar-powered-battery-can.html

Elsewhere
http://www.suntreksolar.com
http://www.solarimpulse.com
http://sciencealert.com.au/news/20140506-25618.html
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/energy-smart/solars-rise-to-transform-the-power-sector-flannery-says-20130805-2r8vp.html
http://climatecommission.gov.au/report/solar-energy
https://theconversation.com/when-the-sun-dont-shine-the-power-dont-flow-or-does-it-16952
https://renovussolar.com

Misc
If the future is half as bright as the summit’s speakers contend, then the state that’s so backward in so many ways is entering a new era on the leading edge.
Solar summit rains on NV Energy

Wikipedia
Solar energy

Planeta

Sun

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