Power to the people: Solar panel sales to soon surpass leasing

Lucas Mearian for ComputerWorld:  Direct ownership of solar power panels will overtake third-party ownership next year as more consumers are choosing to buy, rather than lease, their panels.

According to GTM Research's latest report, U.S. Residential Solar Financing 2016-2021, 55% of all U.S. residential solar capacity installed in 2017 will be purchased by customers paying either in cash, or through a solar loan financing arrangement; that number is expected to grow to 73% of all solar systems installed in 2021.  Cont'd...

Want to boost wind and solar power? Bring them together

Ben Jervey for GreenBiz:  What’s keeping solar and wind power from fully taking over the electric grid? For starters, the sun only shines during the day. Wind blows intermittently, is seasonally variable, and is not always blowing when the energy is needed.

But what if solar and wind work together?  "Wind resource tends to complement solar resource," said Sarah Kurtz of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. "Here in Colorado, for instance, the windiest time is during the winter and spring months. In winter, we don’t have as much sunshine, but we tend to get more wind and stronger wind."

A handful of enterprising renewable energy developers are exploring how solar and wind might better work together, developing hybrid solar-wind projects to take advantage of the power-generating strengths of each — with the two technologies in tandem serving as a better replacement for climate-warming fossil fuels than either could be alone.  Cont'd...

BREAKING: Tesla, SolarCity merger approved with 85% shareholder support

Utility Dive:  More than 85% of Tesla's unaffiliated shareholders voted in favor of the $2.6 billion deal with SolarCity, which will allow the companies to move forward with an integrated solar roof and battery storage offering.  Cont'd...

 

Baker Electric Solar Steps Up Support of San Diego Food Bank's Need to Feed

Baker Electric Solar is a proud sponsor and on-going supporter of the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and their sister organization North County Food Bank

EDF and STORNETIC Start Project on Advanced Smart Grids Storage Solutions

Flywheel Energy Storage device DuraStor® to be installed near Paris

Energy Storage Set to Transform U.S. Power Grid

The nation's power grid will undergo a significant transformation over the next 10 years due in large measure to the emergence of cost-effective energy storage, according to a new study released today by Mortenson.

Huge Boost in Grid-Connected Energy Storage Leads to 4.5 Gigawatt Opportunity for inverter suppliers, IHS Markit Says

10-99 kW inverter shipments to grow the fastest driven by the surge in commercial and industrial systems

ESS INC.'s ALL-IRON FLOW BATTERY TO BE DEPLOYED IN MICROGRID DEMONSTRATION FOR U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Proving the value of "dry and safe" transport with long-duration operation in microgrid with PV and generators

Totem Unveils Design for the Future of Smart Power

Totem Unifies Design and Modern Technology to Provide Pioneering Energy and Communications Platform for Smart Cities

Israel Electric Corporation Installs Breakthrough GenCell Fuel Cell Technology To Support Redundancy of Key Infrastructure and Critical Points

GenCell, the leading Israeli-based fuel cell developer and manufacturer, today at European Utilities Week 2016 (Israel Country Pavilion - 3F109), announces that the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) has agreed to be a GenCell strategic partner, also installing the company's unique GenCell G5 back-up fuel cell solution.

Former First Solar CEO Jim Hughes Joins Eos Energy Storage as Chairman of the Board

Eos Energy Storage ("Eos") - pioneer of the safe, ultra-low cost Znyth® battery - today announced that Jim Hughes, former CEO of First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), has joined as Chairman of the Board to guide the company's transition from technology development to commercial manufacturing and product deployment.

POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2017 issue Call for Papers

Leading power sector conference to raise the bar on expert insights

All Eyes On Argentina As Lithium Boom Takes Shape

Lithium is poised to be the longest-running mining bull market of the century, and independent, junior minors like Millennial Lithium Corp. (TSX-V: ML) are having their stocks pushed higher and higher as this market gets ready to explode under a soaring demand and tight supply situation.

Pure Power Solutions Completes Containerized Solar Microgrid with SimpliPhi Power Energy Storage for Off-Grid Ranch

Pre-built, transportable solar+storage system inside shipping containers saves family enterprise over half a million as alternative to utility grid upgrade

Green Charge and REC Solar Announce Sonoma County's Largest Commercial Solar-Plus-Energy Storage Project

SOMO Village mixed-use development announces landmark one megawatt solar-plus-energy storage installation

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