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2010-09-21 10:25:00

- NRG's $1 million commitment announced at Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting - PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) and Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) today announced a commitment through the Clinton Global Initiative to greatly expand the use of solar power to meet electricity needs for the Haitian Central Plateau commune of Boucan Carre. NRG's $1 million commitment will fund the project, The Sun Lights the Way: Brightening Boucan...

2010-07-06 08:00:00

FREIBURG, Germany, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 3.5 billion people lacking reliable access to electricity, the growth potential of the solar PV market in developing countries is immense. But to reach its potential, products need to be well adapted and affordable for even the lowest income consumer. For the past six months, Solar for All has been running a Design Contest, managed by the Canopus Foundation, to find the best technical innovations that can make solar photovoltaic...

2010-01-04 15:53:24

Solar-powered drip irrigation systems significantly enhance household incomes and nutritional intake of villagers in arid sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new Stanford University study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The two-year study found that solar-powered pumps installed in remote villages in the West African nation of Benin were a cost-effective way of delivering much-needed irrigation water, particularly during the long dry season. The results...

2009-09-09 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB), a manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, today announced it has launched the SunPower Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on empowering, inspiring and motivating a new generation of solar leaders in communities around the world. It is the first organization of its kind entirely funded by a major solar company. "In the past few years, SunPower...

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