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AltEnergyMag Newsletter - July 1/15

Digital Inkjet Printing: An Opportunity for Further Reductions in Solar Energy Costs

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AltEnergyMag Newsletter - July 1/15
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Digital Inkjet Printing: An Opportunity for Further Reductions in Solar Energy Costs

With solar on the cusp of economic feasibility in many areas, incremental cost reductions such as those offered by digital inkjet printing technologies can make the difference between moving ahead with solar and sticking with electricity from the local utility

Hawaii and Vermont set high renewable portfolio standard targets

Two states recently passed legislation that would require significant increases in renewable electricity generation.

Vanadium Flow Batteries for Global Academy of Technology (GAT) College

By implementing the IMERGY storage solution in the premises, GAT is able to store the energy produced by the PV panels during the day and use it during the non-solar time, thus eliminating the diesel generator run to provide clean power when needed.

Ultracapacitor Usage in Wind Turbine Pitch Control Systems

Ultracapacitors have other significant advantages compared to batteries such as high power density, high efficiency, long service life, predictable aging, wide operating temperature range and light weight.

DIY: Don't Install Yourself

A professional installer will make sure you take the steps needed to take advantage of any incentives that may be available to you (most of which require the installation be handled by a professional)

Crude Oil's Impact on Renewable Energy: Energy Alternative or Energy Staple?

With the removal of fossil fuel subsidies and the continual drop in capital costs in renewables technology, the margins for the leading players in the renewables industry will increase.

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Start of test with solar energy generating noise barriers alongside highway

Alongside the A2 highway near Den Bosch, The Netherlands, two test noise barriers are installed that generate solar energy. The aim of this practical test, that was officially launched 18 June is to assess the economic and technical feasibility of this form of energy generating noise barriers. Playing a key role in the test are the LSC panels, developed by researcher Michael Debije at TU/e.

Is Adding Solar Batteries Worth it?

Seeking to help states better address the value proposition of solar+storage systems, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) engaged Clean Power Research (CPR) to develop a methodology that could be used to value solar energy coupled with battery storage. The methodology described in the report can be applied in any location. It focuses on Hawaii as an example, as it is likely to be an early adopter of storage regulations. 

Investment In Renewable Energy Yields More Jobs Than Fossil Fuel Sector

Joshua S Hill for CleanTechnica:  A new report has determined that investments in energy-efficient and renewable energy sources yield more jobs for a set amount of spending than investing in maintaining or expanding the fossil fuel industry.

24M Introduces the Semisolid Lithium-Ion Battery

Today, 24M emerged from stealth mode to introduce the semisolid lithium-ion cell, a revolutionary technology that solves the grand challenge of energy storage by enabling a new, cost-effective class of the lithium-ion battery. 24M’s semisolid lithium-ion is the most significant advancement in lithium-ion technology in more than two decades and combines an overhaul in battery cell design with a series of manufacturing innovations that, when fully implemented, will slash today’s lithium-ion costs by 50% and improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries. The technology will accelerate the global adoption of affordable energy storage.

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AET's solar mounting ECO series includes all the features their customer's love about their racking solutions in a cost competitive package. - Industry-leading installation time - 2-high portrait design optimized for maximum panels per post based on wind and snow conditions - Designed for cost-driven projects - HIGH shipping density, DRAMATICALLY lowers freight bills - Fits all panels available today - Single point connection to system ground - Full layout and loading analysis for every project - Galvanized for corrosion resistance - Lightweight for easy handling on the job site. Contact AET sales at 586.466.5073 or for more information.

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Lufft USA Inc

Lufft manufactures high quality and precision weather monitoring equipment. Our all in one weather stations integrate into any system and measure solar radiation, wind speed, wind direction, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and rainfall. Lufft has been around as a company for over 130 years. It is our pride to continue to advance product design and research. We will continue to live up to our philosophy of "tradition and innovation".

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