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Solar Plant With Power To Ignite Birds Nixed

A solar-energy company has dropped a proposal to build a 75-story tower in California that uses a new kind of technology that can cause some birds to ignite in midair.

10/08/2014

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Emerging Solar Plants Are Igniting Birds Mid-Air

Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays – “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair

08/17/2014

US President Barack Obama speaks at a Walmart on May 9, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Obama praised Friday measures taken by his administration to develop solar energy in the United States, despite attacks and setbacks from his Republican opponents. (Photo by: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

At Wal-Mart, Obama Touts Steps On Solar Power

Calling it the right thing to do for America’s bottom line, President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday by companies, local governments and his own administration to deploy solar technology, showcasing steps to combat climate change that don’t require consent from a disinclined Congress.

05/09/2014

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The Basics About Solar Power In Your Sacramento Home

Embracing solar is easier than you think.

02/08/2012