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Solar and Renewables Strong and Growing Stronger, and Google Only Proves It

Solar and Renewables Strong and Growing Stronger, and Google Only Proves It

Solar and Renewables Strong and Growing Stronger, and Google Only Proves It Tuesday, November 29th 2011 2:28 PM By GetSolar Staff. The clean energy sector received a bit of a shock on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving when the online search giant and longtime advocate of renewable energy Google announced plans to end its bold Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal program. The announcement came as part of an assortment of other scrapped projects, from a Wikipedia-like online encyclopedia to an online bookmark tool, all of which were seen as too expensive and distracting from the company's core interests. But the end of the so-called RE<C caused a stir within the media, seen by some as a poor sign for the solar sector, which has already seen hundreds of millions in investment from Google. RE<C was imagined as a way to spur research enough to bring solar energy below the cost of c...

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