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Renewable energy industry news roundup: July 5-July 12, 2015

Renewable energy industry news roundup: July 5-July 12, 2015

This week in renewable energy news, solar energy remains in the spotlight and Facebook announces that its newest data center will be powered only by alternative energy, including wind energy.

UT Arlington team develops new solar energy storage cell for nighttime conversion

The innovation is an advancement over most solar energy systems, which rely on collecting and using energy from the sun immediately as a power source, an obvious drawback in their inability to harness solar energy at night or when cloudy conditions exist.

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The White House wants to increase access to solar power

On July 7, the White House unveiled a solar energy plan that it said would help cut energy costs for low and middle-income Americans while also fighting climate change.

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Responding to student concerns about wind vs. cheap oil

Ecotech Institute's Walter Christmas addresses the question, "Will cheap oil drive wind energy out of the electricity market?"

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Renewable energy sources should power all city government, de Blasio asserts

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces that he would like 100 percent of the energy for city government provided by renewable energy resources.

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Solar power rising in New Hampshire

A Stratham-based alternative energy company hopes to change New Hampshire's status as a solar energy laggard.

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Facebook’s next data center to rely only on renewable energy

The company will invest at least $500 million in a 110-acre site in Fort Worth, Texas.

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