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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.

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

Interview with Doug Campbell, CEO of Solid Power

Solid Power is developing the next-generation of all solid-state rechargeable batteries. Our materials platform is centered around our solid electrolyte, which takes the place of both the separator and traditional liquid electrolyte in our cells.

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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.

Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid with solar

BBC: Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico's shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology.

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SEPA and Navigant release 2017 Utility Demand Response Market Snapshot

DR technologies hold key to integrating more distributed energy resources on the grid

Finalists announced for 2018 Zayed Future Energy Prize

34 finalists now vie to win the distinguished Prize and be recognized for their contribution in the field of renewable energy and sustainability

October 22nd, World Energy Day, Renewable energy capacity has increased by more than any other technology and clean energy has never been in higher demand

-Today less than 80% of the world's energy comes from fossil fuels, with China (32%) followed by the US (19%), the UK (10%), Japan (6%) and Germany (5%) as the leading investors of renewable energy -New capacity for renewable energies increased to a record 138.5 GW in 2016, accounting for 55.3% of all the GW of new power generation added worldwide last year -EnerTech company Kaiserwetter reports digitalization is the key to achieving sustainable energy for all by using the possibilities of Internet of Things (IoT) and smart data analytics

Sir Richard Branson and BMR Energy Call for Renewable Energy Rebuild in the Caribbean

In Puerto Rico, 85 percent of citizens are still without power; in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), key generation and distribution infrastructure face catastrophic damage. Access to electricity across other Caribbean islands is extremely limited.

8 Key Takeaways from Energy from Waste 2017

SMi release agenda highlights for 10th annual industry summit

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