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SEIA Statement on Anti-Solar ITC Decision

The ITC’s decision is disappointing for nearly 9,000 U.S. solar companies and the 260,000 Americans they employ. Foreign-owned companies that brought business failures on themselves are attempting to exploit American trade laws to gain a bailout for their bad investments.

Solar Plus Storage Projects Will Increasingly Offer Resiliency

Peter Kelly-Detwiler for Forbes: The SRUSD will be able to cut energy costs (during some months, as much as 70-80% of the district’s electricity needs will be met by the systems).

Powerwall Type Batteries

There are many reasons to purchase a battery system for the home or business, starting with natural disasters, but a battery system, tied into a solar system, will maximize self-consumption of solar power, reduce grid costs, increase the resiliency of electricity, and take a

Beyond Biospheres: Waste Heat to Power Amazon’s New Campus

Seattle is among 17 major North American cities whose “2030 District” is driving high-efficiency district energy systems to share and exchange energy and heat between building partners – saving energy, money and maintenance costs, and providing more reliable power.

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AltEnergyMag.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Solar Power International 2017

Solar Power International 2017 will take place from September 10th to 13th in Las Vegas, Nevada. This AltEnergyMag.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years events.

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GE Working on Robot That It Says Can Save $200 Billion of Power

Anna Hirtenstein for Bloomberg: The technology would optimize how electricity flows in and out of storage devices such as batteries and points of consumption, in real time. This is expected to significantly increase the efficiency of the grid and save consumers money.

Farms that grow crops and solar power together

Fran Ryan for The Recoder: The farm at the University of Massachusetts Crop and Animal Research and Education Center on North River Road in South Deerfield is offering proof that solar arrays and agriculture don’t have to be at odds, but can actually exist together within

During Irma's Power Outages, Some Houses Kept The Lights On With Solar And Batteries

Adele Peters for Fast Company: The ability of some residences and businesses to stay functioning as the power went out around them shows the growing potential of local generation and microgrids. Now those batteries just have to get a lot cheaper.

MIT turns to millennia-old tech for renewable energy storage

Barbara Eldredge for Curbed: Indeed, MIT researchers have reinvented firebricks, a Bronze-Age technology created by the Hittites—who occupied what is today Turkey, in the 17th century BC. Firebricks were designed by the Hittites to retain heat for long periods of time, if

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SolarWorld commends key trade vote as step toward restoring U.S. solar manufacturing

The determination means that the underlying Section 201 case will move into a remedy phase. SolarWorld and Suniva Inc. are co-petitioners in the case.

Baker Electric Solar Wins Prestigious 2017 BBB International Torch Awards for Ethics

The Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust presented Baker Electric Solar with the 2017 BBB International Torch Awards for Ethics in the 100-499 employee category on September 19, 2017.

Intersolar Middle East: Global PV Markets - Are The GCC Ready to Join the Global Solar Market Leaders?

In 2016, the MENAT countries together only reached a total PV capacity of 3.2 GW, but with an expected installed PV capacity of 32,5 GW by 2022 according to German research company Apricum. This means a tenfold increase, or an annual addition of 6 GW PV.

Ballard CEO Delivers Keynote Speech at "Open Innovation Forum Osaka" Event

During a business trip to Japan to meet with Japanese partners and customers, Mr. Randy MacEwen, Ballard President and CEO attended the "Open Innovation Forum Osaka in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies", where he delivered the keynote speech on September 19th.

MERSEN TO EXHIBIT DURING IEEE ECCE, OCTOBER 2ND-3RD, 2017

NEWBURYPORT, MA (SEPTEMBER, 2017) - Mersen will be showcasing its broad line of power management solutions during ECCE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, October 2nd-3rd, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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