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Solar Energy DealReader: Q4 2016

Consolidation amongst producers as well as private equity and private investment in solar largely drove demand for solar deals.

Record-breaking solar panel converts more than a quarter of sunlight into electricity

Ian Johnson for Independent: A record-breaking solar panel that can convert more than a quarter of the sunlight it receives into electricity has been developed by researchers in Japan.

Tracking the Sun - A Growing Opportunity

Tracking is still relatively young -- the majority of deployments have really been in just the past few years -- but it’s growing up fast.

Energy storage is America's industry to lose

David Ferris, E&E News reporter: The problem, Blunden said, is that the United States is wandering into a global competition without much urgency or a plan. "Are we going to make the decision to take a significant share of the next wave of manufacturing growth globally?"

Trump Should Make Space-Based Solar Power A National Priority

Space-based solar power (SBSP) --- in which satellites in Earth orbit capture the Sun’s radiation, convert it to electricity and then transmit it back to Earth in the form of either microwaves or lasers --- would arguably do more to positively impact the lives of everyday

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Big Oil Replaces Rigs With Wind Turbines

Jess Shankleman for Bloomberg: Big oil is starting to challenge the biggest utilities in the race to erect wind turbines at sea.

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Alliance Bio-Products, Inc. Announces Filing of 506(c) to Raise Funds for New Cellulosic Ethanol Production Plant

Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. subsidiary seeks to raise $10 million to secure and renovate abandoned Florida biofuel facility for enhanced production of environmentally friendly fuels and products

Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Extends Solar Incentive Program

Lawmakers Should Now Raise Statewide Net Metering Caps

SEIA Hosts Women's Empowerment Summit to Advance Women's Role in the Solar Industry

First in a series of events this year featuring women leading the industry

PVComplete Introduces PVCAD, the First and Only CAD for Solar

PVComplete, a leading solar design software provider, introduces PVCAD, the first and only CAD for solar. Powered by Autodesk technology, PVCAD rapidly accelerates solar project design and deployment. Solar designers, drafters and engineers use PVCAD to create comprehensive project designs for ground-mounted, rooftop, carport and sloped roof solar projects.

Natural Power exhibits at Seanergy Normandy 2017

Natural Power will be exhibiting as part of the Regional Agency of Pays de la Loire stand at the forthcoming Seanergy Normandy 2017 convention taking place on 22nd and 23rd March in Le Havre, France.

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SolarEdge Technologies - Solar Inverters, Power Optimizers and PV Monitoring

SolarEdge Technologies - Solar Inverters, Power Optimizers and PV Monitoring

The SolarEdge PV inverter combines sophisticated digital control technology with efficient power conversion architecture to achieve superior solar power harvesting and best-in-class reliability. The fixed-voltage technology ensures the solar inverter is always working at its optimal input voltage over a wider range of string lengths and regardless of environmental conditions. A proprietary data monitoring receiver has been integrated into the inverter and aggregates the power optimizer performance data from each PV module. This data can be transmitted to the web and accessed via the SolarEdge Monitoring Portal for performance analysis, fault detection and troubleshooting of PV systems.

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Seaward Group

Seaward Group

The Seaward Group is a specialist manufacturer of electrical safety testing equipment. The company's market leading test range includes specialist test instrumentation for the renewables sector. Included is a specialist range of solar PV installation test equipment to verify the safety and performance of both rooftop and ground mounted solar systems. Recently introduced is new diagnostic technology for the fault finding and periodic testing of electric vehicle (EV) charging point equipment.