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Mercedes energy storage units headed for UK homes

Scott Collie for New Atlas: Tesla has made its Powerwall plans clear, and Mercedes-Benz Energy has been talking a big game with its energy storage systems, which will soon be finding their way into homes in the UK.

Remote Monitoring of Off-grid Systems

Establishing a remote connection to a device allows users to program custom settings off-site. This is especially useful for systems that may need seasonal adjustments or need small adjustments to the custom settings for improved performance.

10 Finalists Compete for Energy Storage Funding at Bright Minds Challenge

DSM launched this international competition last October with the goal of identifying the most promising solar and energy storage solutions that will contribute to the ultimate objective of producing 100% renewable energy for the entire planet.

Power Regulation and Pitch Control

Wind gusts can increase wind speeds at rates and for durations just long enough for the energy to enter the system, but sometimes too fast for conventional pitch control systems to respond adequately.

Using Shipping Containers to Construct a Biomass Recycling Facility

A Certificate of Occupancy on a building constructed of 60 Intermodal Shipping Containers is a huge accomplishment for Paul Wever, president of Chip Energy Inc.

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Gigantic Wind Turbines Signal Era of Subsidy-Free Green Power

Jess Shankleman , Brian Parkin , and Anna Hirtenstein for Bloomberg: Offshore wind turbines are about to become higher than the Eiffel Tower, allowing the industry to supply subsidy-free clean power to the grid on a massive scale for the first time.

Wind adds jobs over 9 times faster than the overall economy

American wind power added jobs over 9 times faster than the overall economy amid robust growth for another year, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which released its 2016 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report today at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Unsubsidized wind and solar now the cheapest source for new electric power

Lucas Mearian for Computer World: Between 2015 and 2021, China is expected to install 40% of all worldwide wind energy and 36% of all solar

Lunar-Based Solar Power Concept Could Solve The World's Energy Crisis

Wall Street Pit: If the moon can be turned into a solar power station, our energy problems for sustainable and affordable electric power on a global scale will be solved.

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SEPA's 10th Annual Utility Survey Includes New Top 10 Lists for Storage

Imperial Irrigation is No. 1 for storage MW; SCE leads solar Top 10

San Diego Solar Day Ignites Kids' Interest in Renewable Energy with Solar Science Challenges

Hosted by Baker Electric Solar and Cleantech San Diego, the 2nd Annual San Diego Solar Day provided kids with hands-on opportunities to better understand the impact solar energy technologies offer today and for generations to come.

Ancala Partners and Anesco achieve first portfolio scale battery deployment co-located on solar parks in the UK

• Initiative demonstrates Ancala's innovative and proactive approach to asset management • Battery deployment pursued in partnership with Anesco

ABB showcases latest power grid technologies at Hanover fair

Highlights include latest HVDC innovations, digital substations and other smart solutions that build on ABB Ability™ offering

WindShare: Making it Possible for Everyone to Invest in Renewable Energy

Startup aims to use crowdfunding to finance and market wind farms.

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Kipp & Zonen USA Inc.

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Kipp & Zonen offers high quality solutions for the measurement of both natural and simulated solar radiation, from the ultraviolet to the infrared, for both photovoltaic and thermal solar energy systems.