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Commentary from Arizona Solar Center Board Members and invited contributors.

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Renewable energy: victim of trade war – or winner?

A row between China and the United States over imports of cheaper solar products won't be the sector's death-knell but will ultimately speed innovation and cut costs, a top U.S. renewable energy official said.

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Interior Dept. Anoints Solar Energy Sites

The Interior Department is pressing on with its efforts to channel solar energy development into the areas with the best sunshine, the fewest potential environmental disturbances and the least political resistance.

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Solar Array Designed To Float On Treatment-Plant Reservoir

New Jersey American Water has energized a 135 kW solar array that floats atop a reservoir at the company's Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant in Millburn, N.J.

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Database on US Campus Solar Power Released - AZ Universities Lead

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education has released a new online database that tracks solar installations on college campuses. The database shows that solar power has grown by 450 percent over the last three years, to a total capacity of 137 megawatts, or enough to power 40,000 homes.

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See also: www.aashe.org/resources/campus-solar-photovoltaic-installations/top10/

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Department of Energy Awards Nearly $7.5 Million for Wind Turbine Development

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that six projects in four states have been selected to receive nearly $7.5 million over two years to advance next-generation designs for wind turbine drivetrains.

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