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Californians Are Getting Paid To Install Awesome Energy Storage Systems

SGIP stands for Self Generation Incentive Program, a way to motivate consumers to use alternative energy sources to generate and store their own electricity. The SGIP pays energy storage users over a dollar per watt.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Energy Industry

The Fourth Industrial Revolution means providing a personalised energy experience for the consumers, prosumers and utility companies. Consumers and prosumers want to see their impact on their bill, the grid and the environment - and they want to be accountable for their ener

Distributed Energy Resources

The introduction of more DERs on utility systems and at customer sites provides support for increased reliability and resiliency, if appropriately located and properly configured.

MIT Tool Gives the Cost of Installing Solar Panels on Any Roof in Your City

Daniel Oberhaus for Motherboard:  The world, it seems, is falling in love with solar energy. Recent years have seen the increasing adoption of solar power around the world as an alternative energy source for everything from individual homes to the entire energy grid, wi

This year will be a solar-powered Super Bowl

By Jeff Clabaugh for WTOP:  Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, will set the stage for Sunday’s Super Bowl, and it will be a solar-powered event. Levi’s Stadium, which opened in July 2014, is the first professional football stadium

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Boeing delivers fuel cell energy storage system to U.S. Navy

Ryan Maass for UPI:  Boeing has delivered its reversible solid oxide fuel cell, for generating clean electricity, to the U.S. Navy for testing.

The fuel cell system is designed to generate, compress and store hydrogen from renewable sources such as wind and solar to produce zero-emissions electricity.Boeing's delivery to the Navy follows 16 months of development.

The technology is capable of both producing and storing energy. The first unit was commissioned on the Southern California power grid prior to its installation on the Navy's 'microgrid' for further testing.

"This fuel cell solution is an exciting new technology providing our customers with a flexible, affordable and environmentally progressive option for energy storage and power generation," Boeing Advanced Technology Programs director Lance Towers said.

Boeing officials say they were able to develop the fuel cell using their experience with the energy systems used for their unmanned undersea vehicles.  Cont'd...

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Clean Energy Collective Co-Founds Community Solar Trade Association

Coalition for Community Solar Access to help cultivate community solar market growth.

GE's 6-Megawatt Wind Generator Leaves Factory, Destined to Accelerate Offshore Wind Growth

• The Completed Permanent Magnet Generator (PMG) is the First Generator out of the First Series of 300 Generators to be Manufactured in GE's Offshore Wind Factory in Saint-Nazaire • PMG's Low Component Count and High Redundancy Increase Availability and Reliability, Optimizing Energy Production • GE is Well Positioned to Serve the Offshore Wind Market in France and Worldwide

SolarWorld accepting applications for company's 2016 Junior Einstein Award

SolarWorld, the largest U.S. crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer for more than 40 years, is now accepting applications for its 2016 SolarWorld Junior Einstein Award. The oldest and most prestigious prize for young scientists in the photovoltaic industry will be awarded for the 11th time.

Energy Storage Leader Sunverge Energy Closes $36.5 Million Series C Funding

New investor Australian Electricity Retailer AGL Energy Leads Round

Sunverge Announces Next-Generation Energy Storage System

Smaller size, new battery and power electronics options in fully integrated system

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WS510 Secondary Standard

WS510 Secondary Standard

In the monitoring of large photovoltaic (Utility Scale), in assessing potential sites (Solar-assessment), or in up and coming electricity cost saving initiatives projects (Commercial & Industrial), the WS510 now provides the market a secondary standard pyranometer, ultrasonic wind speed, ultrasonic wind direction, temperature, pressure and humidity all in a single unit.. This sensor meets the high demands of the world meteorological organization (WMO) through the active valving at air temperature measurement and the inertia- and maintenance-free measurement of wind speed and wind direction on the ultrasonic principle. Equipped with a Kipp & Zonen pyranometer of the secondary standards, the WS510-UMB Compact weather sensor from Lufft unites the precision of a variety of meteorological individual sensors in a single all-in-one device, for the first time.

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Clayton Power

Clayton Power

Mobile and off-grid power systems based on lithium ion battery technology. Industries: Automotive, Industrial, Maritime, Military, Renewable Energy. Products: Lithium Ion Batteries, Sine Wave Inverters, Inverter/Chargers, Battery Management Systems, Controllers.