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Industrializing Offshore Wind Energy Development

University of Delaware: UD-led research team determines that constructing offshore wind turbines in port is the most cost effective method

Is It Possible for the World to Run on 100% Renewable Energy?

Not only is transitioning to 100% renewable energy possible, but the benefits far outweigh the costs and obstacles.

What did You Miss When You Bought Your Solar System? How to Assure You Save For Your Systems Life Time

Though there is a perception that maintenance costs money and a solar system should run on its own, preventative maintenance can increase your ROI by 25% and reduce your cost significantly.

Yingli Solar’s PANDA Bifacial Solar Module

The Panda bifacial modules are 1500Vdc capable and when compared to the traditional 1000Vdc systems the balance of systems (BOS) cost can be reduced from system design adjustments by 3%, which translates to almost 2 mil savings for a 10MW system

Interview with Richard Reno of GE Power Conversion’s Renewables Segment

Our strategy is to look at complete system and plant design – so everything to do with electrification, grid integration and connection, exceptionally also extends to the panels themselves – to provide one integrated package to customers to optimize overall plant desig

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Solar farm in a box - 500 homes worth of solar power in a standardized kit

John Fitzgerald Weaver for Electrek: Their goal in designing the Solar Block is to lower the cost and speed the deployment of utility-scale solar power. The units can be daisy chained into larger plants.

The U.S. solar industry's new growth region: Trump country

Nichola Groom for Reuters: The 10 fastest-growing U.S. solar markets between the second quarters of 2016 and 2017 were Western, Midwestern or Southern states that voted for Trump.

Offshore wind farms have powerful advantage over land-based turbines, study finds

Eli Kintisch for Science: Floating wind turbines at sea could create up to three times as much electricity as turbines on land, increasing the energy potential for a technology that has yet to be proven at scale.

Solar-Powered Cars Compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

Justin Hughes for The Drive: The 30th anniversary of the solar car race shows how far technology has progressed since its inception.

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A Technology Approach to Manage CA's Electrical Supply and Demand at Water Districts

$3.1M to UC Davis for pilot project that could reduce strain on grid during peak hours.

Sunnova Energy Corporation Begins Battery Installations for Residential Solar Customers

Amazon Launches Biggest Wind Farm Yet - Company's Renewable Energy Projects Will Together Generate Enough Clean Energy to Power More Than 330,000 Homes

-Amazon Wind Farm Texas will generate over 1,000,000 MWh of clean wind energy each year -Amazon has launched 18 wind and solar projects across the U.S., with more to come

Antaisolar racking chosen for 14.4MW rooftop project in zhoushan island, Zhejiang

Antaisolar, the solar solution provider in China, has been chosen for providing solar racking in Zhoushan island, Zhengjiang province.

ENGIE Accelerates Its Development in the Off-Grid Energy Market by Joining Forces with Fenix, a Pioneer in Africa's Solar Home System Market

Fenix will be the first SHS company to join a major worldwide energy company, which puts the fight against climate change and energy access at the very center of its purpose.

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LG Solar Unveils NeON R with Enhanced Aesthetics and Energy Savings

LG Solar Unveils NeON R with Enhanced Aesthetics and Energy Savings

The NeON R module features "Back Contact" cell technology delivering an entirely black panel that is aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient. The cell's seamless, surface blends perfectly into nearly all rooftop designs while the module's electrodes are positioned on the rear of the cell. Using LG's N-type cell structure, the panels produce 365W of energy, up to 7.3kWp, compared to 5.8kWp of the p-type cell. The module's new design minimizes LID, thereby delivering a longer lifespan and increased energy output.

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