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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Solar farms provide an unlimited and clean source of energy that in many countries is now cheaper than coal power. Photovoltaic panels can be installed in a variety of climates and are projected to have a net operational savings of 5 trillion dollars by 2050 as countries and companies transition away from fossil fuels for energy. Project Drawdown lists solar farms as one of the solutions to reducing carbon emissions and reversing climate change. Join the Earth Month Ecochallenge to take action on this climate solution.