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Off-grid Solar-Powered Charging Stations

A certain creatively charged atmosphere is generated by people hanging out and charging their phones—it’s an environment that can create a market opportunity for public-space owners who want to attract people to linger at their sites.

How and Why: Bio-solar House

This Bio-Solar home of Soontorn Booyantikam can harvest 20 to 25 gallons of water per day, the air conditioning produces 8 gallons of condensation. Rain and dew also do not go to waste and gets collected from the roof, the amount varies from season to season.

Intersolar Q&A with NEC Energy Solutions

We will be providing more information on our newest addition to our product line, the DSS® distributed storage solution, which is designed for commercial and industrial customers seeking to take control of their electricity usage and costs.

India's plan to tax solar panels higher than coal prompts alarm

Kiran Stacey for Financial Times: Renewables sector and foreign investors complain GST will drive up prices

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AltEnergyMag.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Intersolar & EES

Intersolar & EES North America run July 10th - 13th in San Francisco, California. This AltEnergyMag.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years events.

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The World's Largest Floating PV Power Plant of 40MW Connected to the Grid

Sungrow, the global leading PV inverter system solution supplier, announced that the world's largest floating PV power plant of 40MW with Sungrow's PV inverters utilized has been successfully connected to the grid in Huainan, China.

Scientists propose better battery system for smart home use

Phys.org: Smart homes need smart batteries. Current systems overuse power, which can shorten the life of batteries and the devices they power. Future batteries may get an intelligence boost to mitigate the problem.

World's largest wind turbines may double in size before 2024

Jillian Ambrose for Telegraph: The wind developer behind the world’s largest working wind turbines has said the size of its giant offshore blades, currently in UK waters, will double again within seven years.

Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar Team Up to Bring Automotive Battery Innovation to the U.S. Residential Solar Market

Exclusive collaboration marks entrance of Mercedes-Benz Energy products into U.S. market

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BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE: EES FORUM OFFERS A PLATFORM FOR EXPERT EXCHANGE

Innovative storage solutions are driving the energy transition forward. As power from fluctuating energy sources is not available at all times of day or during all seasons, energy has to be stored and released again when necessary.

Solar Energy World to Provide Service to Counties in Southern PA

Solar Energy World, the fastest-growing, locally-owned and operated Maryland residential solar panels installation company announced today that it will now serve select counties in Southern Pennsylvania.

New Dawn of Higher Solar Module Efficiencies Moves Closer with Nanowire Breakthrough

Advanced photovoltaic materials company Sol Voltaics has taken a significant leap towards commercializing its highly anticipated, efficiency-boosting solar technology by completing the manufacture of PV nanowires using its proprietary Aerotaxy® process. The breakthrough paves the way for Sol Voltaics to bring its SolFilm™ PV solutions to market delivering solar module power boosts of up to 50% at very low cost.

SEIA Elects New Board Chair, Vice Chair

Starrs had been serving since 2014 as the SEIA Board Vice Chair to Nat Kreamer of Spruce Finance, whose term as Board Chair expired earlier this year. Before then, he served as a Director.

Horizon Solar Power and Ice Energy Partnership Leads to Innovative Energy Solution at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs

Revolutionary solar-plus-ice-battery-storage system successfully reduces both the Theatres' energy bill and community's carbon footprint.

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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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LG Solar

LG Solar

The history of LG's solar business can be traced back to the mid-1980's, when the LG central research lab started R&D on solar technologies. In 2004, the LG business group created synergy and prepared for mass production by consolidating several solar research laboratories under the LG Electronics umbrella. Using decades of R&D experiences, LG Electronics broke ground on its first solar cell and module factory.