Solar Power

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Program Trains Veterans To Install Solar Panels To Help Low-Income Families Save On Energy Costs

A unique program is working on getting more military veterans working.


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Large Solar Plant Opens In Riverside County

One of the nation’s largest solar projects was dedicated Monday in the Riverside County desert, as California rushes to expand its use of green power to meet the state’s renewable energy requirements.


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Electric-Car Drivers Trading Gas For Solar Power

Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.


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Bird Brains! Solar Energy Project Delayed Due To Nesting Red-Tailed Hawks

Work on a massive solar energy project could be delayed because several pairs of red-tailed hawks are nesting in the path of a power line.


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Wal-Mart Will Install Solar Power At Most California Stores

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Wednesday it plans to install solar-power panels at most of its California stores.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/21/2011