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U.S. Solar Market Notches Another Quarter of 2 GW Growth, But Uncertainty Holds Back Installations

The U.S. installed more than 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the third quarter of 2017, despite experiencing higher prices across all market segments and major policy uncertainty.

Indoor Farms of America Brings World's First Solar Powered Vertical Aeroponic Farm, Announces More International Sales

Indoor Farms of America announces the first fully operating, 100% solar powered vertical aeroponic indoor farm in the world.

Batteries can't solve the world's biggest energy-storage problem. One startup has a solution.

Akshat Rathi for Quartz: Electrochaea has also figured out a way to power the whole enterprise with the excess green energy produced during particularly sunny and windy days that otherwise would have gone to waste, because there would have been no way to store it.

The Trade Show You Shouldn’t Miss – CES

There Is no experience like CES with the largest global gathering of innovation and the connected future of technology with 4,000 exhibiting companies—600 of which are new.

Case Study: Whirlpool Corporation, Sustainability From Factory to Home

Whirlpool partnered with Schneider Electric to design an actionable, global sustainability strategy and implement it across 40 global manufacturing sites. The key to the success of the program is data.

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Solar power advances possible with new 'double-glazing' device

Phys.org: A new 'double-glazing' solar power device – which is unlike any existing solar panel and opens up fresh opportunities to develop more advanced photovoltaics – has been invented by University of Warwick researchers.

Recycled Mercedes Batteries Could Power Your House

Andrew Chesterton for The Motor Report: Mercedes-Benz is considering using old car batteries to power your house. The plan would see the German manufacturer rolling out a second-life program for its lithium-ion batteries to combat rival Tesla's Powerwall.

Kennedys, Kochs help kill planned wind farm off Cape Cod

Fox News: A plan to build scores of offshore, electricity-generating windmills within eyesight of the Kennedy compound and numerous other tony properties in one of America’s wealthiest, and most scenic areas, is officially dead in the water.

Solar powered smart windows break 11% efficiency

John Fitzgerald Weaver for Electrek: The smart window lowers building temperatures by shifting from clear to opaque under strong sunlight. When the shift to opaque occurs, the solar prototype begins electricity production.

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EnSync's Holu Energy Brings Photovoltaic PPA to Nuuanu Terrace

Holu also to arrange solar water heater PPA for Honolulu apartment building

Nonprofit Incubator Signs a Solar Plus Storage PPA with EnSync Energy

High-impact smart energy management system and PPA will enable over $460,000 in savings for Maui community social good center

Innovative Hybrid Solar Energy System for Economically Attractive Electricity and Operationally Flexible Storable Heat

The ultra-high-efficiency novel hybrid solar converter has a double-mirror design optimized to capture as much of the energy in sunlight as possible, generating both electricity and storable heat (for later use) within the same system.

Global Solar Photovoltaic Installations to Exceed 100 Gigawatts in 2018, IHS Markit Says

Strong demand for solar power in China in the first half of the year is expected to push total installed capacity to 108 gigawatts

Solar Energy World, ranked as Maryland's Number 1 residential solar company on Solar Power World's 2017 Top 500 solar companies list, announced today that it will begin operating in select counties in southern New Jersey in early January 2018.

Like Solar Energy World's Maryland, Washington DC and Pennsylvania customers, residents of New Jersey can go solar with Solar Energy World's RateGuardian™ PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) that allows homeowners to get solar panels installed for no cost to lock in a lower electricity rate than their utility, or they can purchase a solar system with or without financing, that can save them up to 100% on their electricity costs.

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