Talking SPI 2017 with Solatrim

In addition to the original ST-001, we have added the ST-055 - our 5.5" wide version - which has been selling well in the Northeast. Installers there are setting their racking to create a protection width that the ST-055 fits perfectly, no cutting, less labor.

Can mushrooms and solar power fill Japan's vacant farmland?

Nikkei Asian Review: The business model would strip away the hurdles farmers currently face when trying to enter commercial solar power generation. They would be able to secure enough electricity for their own needs and have a surplus from which to gain an additional source of income.

Staggering Growth in Consumer Demand for Green Power

Looking at current market demand for renewable electricity documented with Guarantees of Origin in Europe 2017, customer demand is showing impressive signs, with Q2 numbers surging well above comparable figures for 2016, growing a staggering 39%.

Keeping the Lights On

As we transition into a greener economy increasingly fueled by hydrogen, fuel cell solutions for backup and power-on-demand are overcoming the significant weaknesses of other clean technologies such as solar and wind.

Tesla Patents New Process To Bond Solar Cells With Heat-Cured Conductive Adhesive

Steve Hanley for CleanTechnica: The solar cells are arranged in a cascading arrangement, then placed on a moving belt that takes them for a trip beneath the specially designed heaters. When they pop out the other end of the line, they are permanently bonded together.

Solar with Energy Storage Success: Cuttyhunk Island, MA Celebrates Its First Summer Going Majority Solar-Powered

Solar Design Associates of Harvard, Massachusetts, designed and installed this 1,020-panel solar array and a 1 MW energy storage system that have delivered over 50% of the electricity this summer for Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts.

The Cox Sustainability Program

We're installing a lot more solar, and we're looking at a variety of opportunities. There are some projects where we will be feeding the energy into the grid. Others will help us offset our carbon footprint.

Infographic: Energy Jobs Inspired by the Solar Decathlon

In conjunction with this rapid growth, the DOE report found that 73% percent of all surveyed employers said they're having difficulty hiring qualified workers across the energy sector. The Solar Decathlon helps address this difficulty by challenging student teams with a real-life, complicated project that provides hands-on training for undergraduate and graduate students.

There Are No Glass Ceilings in This Solar Village

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is the world's premier design-build competition, challenging students to create an energy efficient, solar-powered house that must perform in 10 contests during a nine-day public event.

Sunrun CEO: Comcast will use solar to reduce churn in home automation

Daniel Frankel for Fierce Cable: "What Comcast found is that when they marketed Sunrun to their customer base, and customers chose to go solar, it improved their customer satisfaction scores [and] their customer retention,"

The Solar Power Show to Attend in 2017

The General Sessions at SPI expands the emerging possibilities of the solar industry. High-profile speakers bring future awareness of our rapidly evolving business; and the attendees will leave the General Sessions equipped with the key perspectives they will need as they traverse the future of solar.

Lead Acid Vs. Lithium Ion Batteries

Lithium LiFe stands for lithium iron phosphate, and it's the newest revolution in rechargeable home battery systems. While standard lithium-ion batteries are a big step up from lead-acid batteries, LiFe takes it even further.

Fuel Cell Adoption in the Mainstream

Not only does this technology represent an opportunity to hugely reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, but it could also be used to achieve an enormous amount of social good too.

Nine-hour energy storage requirement makes one natural gas replacement project in California tricky

Andy Colthorpe for Energy-Storage News: The requirement of nine hours of energy storage duration at a project touted as a possible replacement for a new natural gas plant in California makes it tough for the newer technology to compete on cost, an analyst has said.

Boosting Tidal Power

NauticExpo: Developed by Netherlands-based Water2Energy, a vertical axis water turbine (VAWT) with an innovative pitch control system is proving from 30% to 50% more efficient than traditional systems.

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