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Spray-on Solar Cells – How do they Work?
03/02/15, Pradhnya Tajne, Transparency Market Research
Spray-on solar cells use nanotechnology. These cells are made using quantum dots, which is a nanocrystal composed of a semiconductor material that is small enough to take advantage of the laws of quantum mechanics.

Smog Eaters Are Coming To Our Roads
03/02/15, Len Calderone for, AltEnergyMag
A reflective surface reduces smog by reflecting heat back into the atmosphere. Not only is the smog reduced, but more importantly, energy costs are lowered in big cities.

Deutsche Bank MD expects Cost of Solar to Drop Another 20-30% as 2020 Approaches
03/02/15, Contributed by, SolarPlaza
The US and China will be in the 12-15 GW range in 2015 but the incremental growth will come from some of these emerging markets. We expect Mexico to be a 2 GW market by 2017, with South Africa also above the 1 GW mark by 2017. These two markets were stagnant in 2013-14, so the growth will be quite significant in the coming years.

Benefits of ATI's Value Added Reseller Program
03/02/15, Edgar Pedrego and Matt Binder, Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI)
The goal of this program is to increase the efficiency of Array Technologies’ commercial sales process while providing customers with access to the highest quality turnkey solar services with Array Technologies’ tracking systems.

More Signs of Solar Energy’s Upside in India, Population 1.25 Billion
03/02/15, Tim Buckley , Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis
A sea change is gathering as the country contemplates embracing the promise of solar-powered electricity.

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Nexus eWater Completes $2.1 Million Series A Funding Round

Submitted on: 03/05/15, 02:34 PM

Nexus eWater has developed the world's first practical water and energy recycler for homes. The estimated annual US market for this new product suite is projected at $15 billion per year. The patented product collects a home’s grey water (the drain water from showers and laundry), then cleans it to the highest standard for at-home recycling for lawn watering and other approved uses. Additionally, the system captures and re-uses the heat found in the grey water for further recycling. The system is available for both new homes and for retrofits.
 
The international investor team includes Canberra-based venture fund ANU Connect Ventures (ANUCV), the Sydney Angels and the Sydney SideCar Fund. The round was led by Thomas Reeves Hitchner, the retired general partner of Baltimore-based venture fund, QuestMark Partners. Proceeds from this funding cycle will complete the initial product roll-out of Nexus’ on-site water and energy recycling products for the California and US market.
 
The Nexus system is affordable, robust and efficient. It is a sustainability “triple play.” For a house with a family of four, the system provides these three benefits:
  • Reduces in-home water usage by 40%, (up to 200 gallons per day) by recycling 67% of the water used in a house;
  • Reduces wastewater by 70%, (up to 200 gallons per day); and
  • Reduces home electric energy usage by 10-20%.
The energy recycler provides the equivalent power of a 1.5 kW solar array, but at a fraction of the cost. In large, older homes, this amount could be tripled. Energy recycling is accomplished by using a patented heat pump system, which harvests the energy from the warm grey water and then uses that energy to heat fresh, new water for the home. By recycling this energy, the home’s water can be heated using 75% less energy than any conventional tank or tankless water heater.
 

Japan’s Growth in Solar Power Falters as Utilities Balk
Submitted on: 03/04/15, 05:28 AM
By JONATHAN SOBLE for NY Times:  Rice fields, golf courses and even a disused airport runway. All over the southe

Floating Solar Panel Project Due in 2016 from California Power Company
Submitted on: 03/02/15, 09:49 AM
From GovTech.com:  Sonoma County, Calif.'s new public electricity supplier is turning to the sun and water — the air

Google Is Making Its Biggest Ever Bet on Renewable Energy
Submitted on: 02/26/15, 03:25 PM
Google Inc. is making its largest bet yet on renewable energy, a $300 million investment to support at least 25,000 SolarCity Corp. rooftop power plants.   Google is contributing to a SolarCity fund valued at $750 million, the large

The Eiffel Tower now generates its own power with new wind turbines
Submitted on: 02/25/15, 05:25 AM
France's most recognisable landmark, the iron Eiffel Tower erected in 1889, has seen its iconic frame festooned with many different decorations and objects over the years for various celebrations. Its latest addition is a little more subtle -- and maybe a little

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SunEdison Becomes First Renewable Energy Company To Offer Solar, Wind, And Energy Storage
Submitted on: 03/05/15, 02:57 PM
SunEdison Acquires Energy Storage Operating Projects, Pipeline, and Project Origination Team from Solar Grid Storage

Raytheon demonstrates advanced microgrid system and control capabilities
Submitted on: 03/05/15, 02:55 PM
Secure, efficient back-up power system to be fielded at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Enphase Energy CEO Testifies on the ‘21st Century Electricity Challenge' before House Subcommittee on Energy and Power
Submitted on: 03/05/15, 02:53 PM
Paul Nahi sees ‘fundamental role' of solar and other new energy technologies in ensuring energy security and grid stability

Nexus eWater Completes $2.1 Million Series A Funding Round
Submitted on: 03/05/15, 02:50 PM
US-Australian company prepares for US market launch of disruptive product aimed at radically reducing California residential water, energy, and wastewater use ---- Estimates US market opportunity to be $15 billion per year

PSS Official Discloses 2015 Influential Factors for Solar Consumers
Submitted on: 03/05/15, 02:48 PM
Senior official from PSS defines what he thinks are the main influences for solar consumers in 2015.

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