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Solutions journalism is news about how communities and organizations are responding to social and environmental problems. This collection contains solutions stories about solar farms in Chile, where the price of solar has fallen below that of conventional energy sources as they harness the incredible solar power of the Atacama Desert, as well as large-scale solar projects in the US, including one built on a repurposed landfill in Maine.  Apple is paving the way for businesses to jump into this market, operating on 100% clean energy by integrating solar farms into their data centers. As solar energy becomes cheaper and more widespread, it may lead the way in a global shift to renewable energies. 

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Stories In This Collection (5)

Apple Now Runs On 100% Green Energy, And Here's How It Got There

Apple Now Runs On 100% Green Energy, And Here's...
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How Solar Panels Could Help Save Struggling Farms

How Solar Panels Could Help Save Struggling Farms
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Northern Lights: Large-Scale Solar Power Is Spreading Across the U.S.

Northern Lights: Large-Scale Solar Power Is Spr...
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The landfill where you once dumped your garbage might be a great spot for a solar farm

The landfill where you once dumped your garbage...
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While Trump promotes coal, other countries are turning to cheap sun power

While Trump promotes coal, other countries are ...
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