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Hybrid Energy Sources for the Home
10/31/14, Len Calderone for, AltEnergyMag
When considering hybrid systems composed of photovoltaic solar panels, geothermal, hydro or wind turbines, the whole is greater than its parts, but you need to understand the best type of energy generation that can be used in your area.

EPA 111(d) Clean Power Plan Could Increase Energy Efficiency Impacts, Net Benefits, and Total Value
10/31/14, David Pickles, Bill Prindle, Chris MacCracken, Steven Fine, and Phil Mihlmester, ICF International
This white paper takes a novel, nationwide approach to estimating an overall impact on emissions and cost. It sheds light on the role that energy efficiency can play as a compliance mechanism.

How Solar is Going Mainstream (Batteries!)
10/31/14, Raghu Belur, Enphase Energy
The Enphase system intelligently integrates the critical technologies needed to solve solar energy challenges at scale: smart grid intelligence, communications, big data analytics and storage.

HEMOS Technology
10/31/14, Brian Go, LETO Solar
Essentially, we’re giving the solar panel a brain; the patented HEMOS chipset can be fitted in a typical junction of any solar panel. With it you can communicate directly with the panel and execute commands at the module level.

The State of the Solar Industry in North America
10/31/14, Ray Hudson, Jenya Meydbray, Rick Fioravanti, Jerry Melcher, DNV GL
The recent surge in storage activity has its roots in a general consensus being reached by stakeholders that the technologies are on a path that will enable them to achieve the cost, performance, and reliability targets that have been promised.

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SolarWorld announces expansions of solar panel and advanced cell production in Oregon

Submitted on: 10/31/14, 05:35 AM

SolarWorld, the largest crystalline silicon solar producer in the Americas for nearly 40 years, announced that in 2015, it would add a solar-panel production line in Hillsboro to bring the panel-assembly factory's capacity up to 530 megawatts (MW), expand advanced cell production capacity by 100 MW and add 200 jobs. 

"It is no secret that the last several years have been tough for SolarWorld and for U.S. solar manufacturers in general," SolarWorld U.S. President Mukesh Dulani said. "However, thanks to a variety of factors, including our trade cases against China, difficult but necessary financial controls and a fantastic group of employees, we have turned the corner. Today's announcement shows that SolarWorld is not only here to stay, but it also is ready to extend our leadership in the American solar manufacturing industry." 
Dulani was joined at a morning news conference by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. Sen. Wyden received a commemorative plaque thanking him for his years of support for SolarWorld and its workers during the cases. He also spoke at a SolarWorld employee forum after the news conference. 

Sunrun, OutBack Power Pilot Renewable Energy Storage Systems For Homeowners
Submitted on: 10/29/14, 06:04 AM
Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, today announced a partnership with OutBack Power Technologies, Inc. to pilot renewable energy storage-based systems for a select group of Sunrun solar customers. OutBack Power is a designer a

Why Is There So Much Confusion About "Small Wind"?
Submitted on: 10/27/14, 05:31 AM
Have you ever noticed energy blogs or articles about small wind turbines comparing them directly with big wind technology and solar? I am writing this article to provide a little background on where small wind turbines can be very successful and where they make absol

Battery Backup for Rooftop Solar Power Systems Too Costly
Submitted on: 10/24/14, 05:31 AM
Using batteries to retain energy from rooftop solar systems will be too expensive for at least two years, according to industry executives.   That means homeowners who add solar panels to save money on utility bills will continue to

Solar Power International underway in Las Vegas.
Submitted on: 10/20/14, 05:48 AM
This years show takes place October 20 - 23, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Over 15,000 + visitors are expected in attendance to learn about the latest technology innovations, financing models, busi

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Solectria Renewables Named in Top 100 Women-Led Business in Massachusetts
Submitted on: 10/31/14, 11:18 AM
Lawrence, MA – October 31, 2014 – Solectria Renewables, LLC, a leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer and wholly owned subsidiary of Yaskawa America, Inc., announced today that it has been included in The Boston Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute's (TCI) annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts.

Rodman & Rodman Partner Serves as Panelist at MA Energy Summit
Submitted on: 10/31/14, 10:39 AM
Kathy Parker, CPA, MST, a Partner at Rodman & Rodman, P.C., a Newton, MA based CPA firm with a Renewable Energy and Cleantech specialty practice serving "green" clients throughout the U.S., served as a panelist at the 8th Annual Massachusetts Energy Summit.

China Energy : Market Size, Analysis, Share, Growth, Trends, Report, Forecast At Research Beam
Submitted on: 10/31/14, 07:28 AM
Research Beam adds a report titled "Energy Markets in China" that provides detailed information of the Energy Markets. The report is an excellent piece of study for investors who are looking towards the market.

Global Power Products Market Size, Share, Study, Trends, Growth, Industry, Forecast 2012-2016
Submitted on: 10/31/14, 07:22 AM
Research Beam adds a report titled "Global Power Products Market 2012-2016" that provides latest market trends and opportunities. The report offers detailed analysis of the Power Products.

Energy and Communications Infrastructure Construction in Brazil to 2018: Market Databook, Growth
Submitted on: 10/31/14, 07:07 AM
Research Beam adds a report titled "Energy and Communications Infrastructure Construction in Brazil to 2018: Market Databook" that provides detailed information of the Energy and Communications Infrastructure Construction in Brazil. The report is an excellent piece of study for inv

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