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Renewable energy industry news roundup: Aug. 16-23, 2015

Renewable energy industry news roundup: Aug. 16-23, 2015

This week in renewable energy news, we get an inside look at Microsoft's wind energy strategy and Google's latest venture aims to explore the potential of solar energy. Also, don't miss the video of some cute and convincing eco-friendly kids!

Inside Microsoft's wind energy strategy

Microsoft has spent the past two years contracting for 285 MW of renewable power from two off-site wind energy farms – capable of generating enough electricity to power 125,000 U.S. homes.

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Google Project Sunroof promotes solar energy

Google's latest venture, Project Sunroof, aims to map out the potential of any space for the installation of solar energy sources.

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Investing in Google renewable energy

With Google's new structure, Alphabet will highlight its futuristic and wacky projects. Get ready to see a massive push into the clean energy space, with technological innovations holding the key.

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Kids explain to adults why we should repower our schools with 100% renewable energy

A coalition of groups, including the Charlotte branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Alliance for Climate Education, Medical Advocates for Healthy Air, Action NC and Greenpeace, have brought renewable energy lessons to schools in North Carolina through a solar truck tour and classroom presentations.

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Texas leads nation in wind power

New reports from the Department of Energy show the Lone Star State leading the nation in total output of wind energy. With more wind capacity than all but five countries worldwide, everything's bigger in Texas – even wind power.

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