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Why Are Our Oceans Getting Warmer?

Last year, our oceans set a record. But, unfortunately, it wasn’t a good one. In 2018, a heat record was set that indicates oceans are warming faster than expected. On January 10, 2019, a team of scientists from the U.S….

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Understanding Community Solar

How Are Community Solar Farms Built?

A Guide to the Construction of Clearway Community Solar Farms Against the familiar landscapes of skylines, neighborhoods, townships, and even local vegetation, a community solar farm quickly catches the eye of those driving by—their rows-upon-rows of aligned solar arrays with…

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Community Solar

Where 2018 Will Take Us

Like the sun starting off as a mere cloud of gas and dust, the solar industry has evolved from an infant industry into a major source of new energy investment and job creation in the U.S. GTM Research and the…

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Sustainable Living

Science Center: Home Experiments For Kids

Build an Aquatic Ecosystem in a Bottle!

Parental Note: This experiment is geared toward ages 11 and up, to be completed independently. The project will require some adult support when cutting materials. Our planet is full of many different living environments. Some places on Earth are warm…

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Solar Heating & Retention Science Experiment

Parental Note: This experiment is geared towards ages 10 and up to be completed independently. The project may require some support to gather materials and complete the data chart needed for both outside temperature and the internal temperature of materials….

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News & Announcements

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Massachusetts Community Solar Farm Projects

The Trappist monks living at St. Joseph’s Abbey are on a mission to be self-sustaining. When presented with the opportunity to be a part of a solar farm that would not only benefit the Abbey but also their community, they…

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NRG Community Solar is now Clearway Community Solar
Clearway Community Solar

NRG Community Solar is now Clearway Community Solar.
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