Solar panel

Solar panels line the roof of Ikea's Brooklyn store, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

SolarCity to back up solar with Tesla batteries

NEW YORK (AP) — The solar panel installer SolarCity is beginning to address one of solar power’s big drawbacks: The sun doesn’t always shine. The solution: big battery packs that will provide backup power while […]


This undated artist rendering released by NASA shows the Deep Impact spacecraft.  (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA declares an end to Deep Impact comet mission

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA on Friday gave up on the Deep Impact spacecraft, which suddenly fell silent after nearly nine years of exploring comets. The space agency declared an end to Deep Impact, […]


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LA now pays for power from solar panels

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles utilities officials will now pay building owners who install solar panels on their properties for feeding power into the city’s grid. In a release Wednesday, the city’s Department […]


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Solar industry grapples with hazardous wastes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While solar is a far less polluting energy source than coal or natural gas, many panel makers are nevertheless grappling with a hazardous waste problem.



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