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Hydropower And Pumped Storage

The pumped storage provides a load at times of high electricity output and low electricity demand, enabling additional system peak capacity.

Smart Meters - Improved Battery Life

The battery lifetime calculation made at the beginning of a smart meter’s deployment project may be impacted by the software upgrades or the increased frequency of index emissions.

RevoluSun Smart Home Offers Solar Storage to Hawaiian Homeowners

Other products include PV hot water, whole house fans, skylights and sun tunnels, home automation and security, EV car charging, among others.

Chasing Efficiency in Solar Energy Sector

In 1977, the cost of solar panels was US$76.67/watt and today, it is just US$0.613/watt

Mercedes Is Proposing A Novel Solution To Meet Energy Storage Demand

By Michael McDonald for  Ever since Tesla announced its PowerWall battery project earlier this year, interest in stationary storage and battery technology in general has been explosive. Now, Mercedes Benz has put together an interesting

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70% of Mongolian nomads now have solar power

by MIHAI ANDREI for ZME Science:  In many the vast steppes of Mongolia, some things have remained unchanged for centuries. But some things have changed, and big time: according to a new report, almost 3 out of 4 Mongolian nomads are now using solar power.

Even if your lifestyle is pretty much Medieval, you can still benefit from advanced technology – that’s the reasoning behind a new government initiative that encourages nomads to use solar power. Mongolia is a geographically large but sparsely populated country. Covering over 600,000 square miles, it only has a population of 3 million people. About 1.2 million of Mongolia’s citizens live in the urban capital of Ulaanbaatar, while the remaining population is widely dispersed throughout the country with a large number residing in rural areas. In total, about a quarter of the population consists of nomadic herders.

The per capita income in Mongolia at the start of the millennium was about US$470 per year, with income amongst herders even lower.  Cont'd...

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SPI 15 - Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) Releases National Business Code

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today issued the SEIA Solar Business Code to further transparency and understanding in solar power transactions.

REC solar panels powering HEINEKEN's key brand, Tiger Beer brewery in Singapore

HEINEKEN's largest rooftop solar installation worldwide and one of Singapore's biggest commercial solar installations

GE and Solargise Partner to Introduce GE's Innovative Solar Inverter Solutions in an Expanding Solar Industry in India

GE is accelerating solar technology innovation in India by introducing its proven 1.5kV inverter into the local market ---Solargise India Private Limited is to build solar farms totaling 150 MW across various states in India using GE LV5 1.5kV inverters, thereby becoming GE's largest solar partner in the country ---Annually, this technology is set to save up to $ 350,000 in costs for Solargise

GE's Wind Generators Obtained BNDES Accreditation for Brazilian Market

The certification marks GE as the only supplier of generators at 3.15MW power rating, compliant with Finame requirements

The leading European hydropower trade fair opens

The industry emphasizes the importance of Salzburg for the hydropower sector

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