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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Walmart, Tesla settle lawsuit over fiery solar panels

Walmart and Tesla have settled a lawsuit filed by the retail giant alleging that Tesla installed rooftop solar panels that caught fire.

Spokane Tribe launches ‘Children of the Sun’ solar initiative, with long-range plans for energy independence

Starting in mid-September, work will begin on the $2 million “Children of the Sun Solar Initiative” on the Spokane Reservation. Solar panels will generate energy for 14 tribal buildings, including …

UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018

Commission: Kittitas County should ban solar panels on farmland

The Kittitas County Planning Commission has recommended prohibiting commercial solar facilities from prime agricultural farmland.

UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018

Solar panels on farmland stir fight in Central Washington

Jeff and Jackie Brunson want to lease part of their farm to a Seattle-based solar-power developer, but neighbors and other county residents don’t want the green of summer fields transformed …

Trump hits solar panels, washing machines with tariffs

President Donald Trump is signing a measure Tuesday imposing tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018

Trump approves tariffs on solar-energy imports

Solar energy is booming in the United States, but companies riding the wave fear that President Donald Trump could undercut them this week if he decides to impose new tariffs …

Sandpoint company debuts solar sidewalks

SANDPOINT – Scott Brusaw has a vision for the nation’s roads. He believes the solar-powered glass pavers his company makes could transform thousands of miles of pavement into a new …

Editorial: Don’t let protectionism kill Moses Lake jobs

International trade dispute puts jobs of 400 Moses Lake workers at-risk

North Central to get solar panels to teach about energy

North Central High School has a powerful new teaching aid – solar generating panels. The Institute of Science and Technology at the high school is installing 36 solar panels capable …

US trade panel finds harm from China solar panels

WASHINGTON — A federal trade panel found China responsible today for harming the U.S. solar panel industry, clearing the final hurdle for U.S. attempts to impose steep tariffs on Chinese …

Sandpoint engineer gets research funds to test panels

Paving U.S. roadways with solar panels could wean the nation off of coal-fired power plants and provide other benefits, too, says a North Idaho electrical engineer. Scott Brusaw has spent …

Solar takes wind in test

Blustery gusts keep a wind turbine spinning at Inland Power and Light’s corporate headquarters on the West Plains, but solar panels are the real powerhouse at the utility’s alternative energy …

Sagle duo’s goal to change energy systems with solar roads

Spending an hour with Scott Brusaw, of Sagle, just might convince you that eliminating the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels is not only possible, but likely. Brusaw and his wife, …

Solar panels provide backup power for Liberty Lake police

If Liberty Lake loses power in the next ice storm, Liberty Lake police will still be able to function thanks to the recent installation of solar panels on the roof …