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Solar Parker Probe

What Do We Know (and not know) About the Sun?

What the Solar Parker Probe Can Tell Us About the Sun and Space Weather Fresh off its launch in August 2018, the Solar Parker Probe—a bold NASA initiative to touch the sun—is plunging toward the inner solar system on its…

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Understanding Community Solar

How Are Community Solar Farms Built?

A Guide to the Construction of NRG 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

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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Make Your Own Wind Powered Sailboat

Have you ever enjoyed a lake or the ocean on a sailboat? If you have, you know that the wind is the driving force that helps the boat pick up speed and make its way along the water. Two major…

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Leadership in Sustainability

Some of you have taken steps to make energy-efficient choices in daily living, possibly even exploring clean energy options for your home. As an energy company, NRG has also taken steps to make a positive impact—it has made sustainability the…

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