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First Solar Electric Freight Vessel Delivers Its Cargo and More

Green Builder Media's November 12, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter

First Solar Electric Freight Vessel Delivers Its Cargo As predicted by the Celestia Project, solar-assisted freight vehicles have now become a reality.

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?

Find out how to correctly figure out how much home solar might cost you.

One of the first questions someone interested in solar asks is, “How much do solar panels cost?” but it’s important to know there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to estimating the cost of installing a home solar system.

Installing Home Solar Panels in Seven Steps

A look at the home solar installation process
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SunPower created this infographic to help explain the home solar panel installation process. To see the full graphic, visit our blog.

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Solar Power Pros and Cons: 10 Myths Debunked


Though solar energy systems are being installed on more homes and businesses than ever, many people have misconceptions about it. Check out the full blog post here for the following 10 solar myths, debunked: 

1. Solar is a new unproven technology.

2. Solar only works in sunny, warm climates.

3.  Solar is too expensive.

His Scoutmaster Lost His Home, Inspiring This Aspiring Eagle Scout to Bring Light to a Tent City for the Homeless


Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Joseph Strawn. Read his story and nominate an outstanding volunteer or organization as a Point of Light.

Ever since he was a 5-year-old Cub Scout, Joseph Strawn has enjoyed serving others. As Joseph worked to become a Boy Scout, his scoutmaster was there right beside him, cheering him on, motivating him to always do better.

Accenture Provides US$1.6 Million to University of Notre Dame to Help Thousands in South Africa and Uganda Access Employment

Contribution will expand co-founded CE3 program to increase livelihoods of rural Africans
Press Release

NOTRE DAME, Ind., July 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is providing US$1.6 million to the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) to expand the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) project – a joint initiative developed by Accenture and the university to increase the livelihoods of individuals living in rural Africa.

Contributing to Cleaner Air


Air; it’s something we all share. Clean air is important to all of us. When air quality is poor, it affects all of us. But for the three million Canadians who suffer from asthma, poor air quality can be life threatening.

Freeport-McMoRan Emission Reduction & Energy Efficiency

Press Release

October 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Freeport-McMoRan invests more than $10 million annually into energy-related research and development. Freeport-McMoRan participates in utility efficiency programs and supports renewable energy standards when feasible, such as providing mining-related property for solar power generation.

Recent efficiency achievements include:

  • Deployed proprietary alternative anode technology to reduce energy required in producing electrowon copper

NRG Renew to Develop 20MW Solar Energy Facility for Cisco

NRG Solar Blythe II to Help Cisco Achieve 2016 Renewable Energy Goals

NRG Renew LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc.


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