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Principles of Wind Loading for PV Arrays

PV systems must not only be tested to proper standards and methodologies, but the design data must also be applied consistently and accurately to prevent failures costly to customers and harmful to the PV industry.

Snapping the Sun: 5 Tips for Capturing Compelling Solar Power Photos

Department of Energy: This week, the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative launched its “Hit Me with Your SunShot” photo contest. It encourages photographers, both professional and amateur, to submit their shots of solar energy.

Most In-Demand Electrical and Energy Jobs in the Current Job Market

Looking forward, energy efficiency employers project the highest growth rate over the next 12 months (about 9 percent) while the [fossil] fuels sector reported it expects a decline in employment of about 3 percent over the same time period.

HiVE - PV plus Storage Solutions for Hawaii and Beyond

Hawaii’s PUC allowed the utilities to end their popular net metering programs and replace them with the Customer Self Supply program. The CSS program requires zero exportation of self-generated power back to the grid, which can most-efficiently be accomplished by integrati

Using Artificial Intelligence to Protect and Optimize Critical Assets

We use AI to protect and optimize critical assets – that goes for both cyber and physical. Our predictive analytics platform lets users take massive amounts of data and, in an automated fashion, quickly build models to find meaning in it, thereby significantly improving ma

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AFRL researchers explore automation, additive technologies for cost efficient solar power

Phys.org: Solar cells can generate electricity in an environmentally friendly way, but current, complex fabrication costs make the technology expensive.

Intersolar and ees North America Highlight Policy and Technology Updates

Events attracted high-quality attendees and served as a sounding board for recent industry triumphs and upcoming challenges

Solar Plants Aim to Keep Lights on at Night

Anna Hirtenstein and Mathew Carr for Bloomberg: Solar plants that supply electricity at competitive prices after the sun goes down are about to become a reality in the Middle East

New Tool Predicts the Cost Effectiveness of Electric Energy and Storage

Dom Galeon for Futurism: “An informed understanding of the potential future costs of electricity storage technologies is essential to quantify their uptake as well as the uptake of low-carbon technologies reliant on storage,” the researchers wrote.

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SEF-2017 KYIV, 9th International Sustainable Energy Forum and Exhibition for Eastern Europe will be held in the Ukrainian capital on October 9-11

The biggest business event devoted to the latest energy technology, renewable energy and energy efficiency SEF-2017 KYIV, 9th International Sustainable Energy Forum and Exhibition for Eastern Europe will be held in the Ukrainian capital on October 9-11 in the Congress and Exhibition Center "Parkovy".

Go Electric Inc. Awarded $1.7M Contract to Deliver Battery Energy Storage System to Tooele Army Depot

The Go Electric system will serve as a critical component of the facility's self-sufficient microgrid, providing the depot with energy security and resiliency.

Panasonic Solar Promotes First Group of Authorized Installers to Premium Level

Enhanced partnership with select solar installers aims to provide benefits to grow their business

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