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Microgrid Peer-to-Peer Energy Startups Democratize Power Choices.

Exergy is a microgrid platform located in Brooklyn, supporting peer-to-peer energy contracts between users through blockchain transactions. This type of peer-to-peer economy with blockchain transactions has several advantages over previous solar models.

How to Protect Solar Panels from Environmental Damage

Solar PV systems spend all their time outside, so it's natural for them to encounter the occasional animal droppings or falling acorns. You may wonder how to keep them intact when more prominent issues like thunderstorms and hurricanes roll around, though.

How Can We Improve Hydropower Technologies?

Innovation is inevitable, and technologies, digital or not, will progress as time goes on because it has too. Sustainable clean energy sources are vital to the future of our planet and with a little bit of commitment to innovation, we can get there sooner than we think.

Morningstar and TÜV Rheinland

In the solar industry, standards and regulations change quickly, with new standards emerging at a rapid pace. Morningstar has been using multiple compliance service providers, but struggled to find one that aligned with all their specific needs.

Solar Light Systems Provide Crucial Light Sources in Remote Oil Fields

EcoSol Energy Systems a leading energy, water and sustainability consulting headquartered Dubai, United Arab Emirates was tapped to develop a lighting system to keep the oil fields running safely and efficiently.

How Did Wind and Solar Become Cheaper Than Coal?

The IEA predicts the world's renewable energy capacity will increase by 50% between now and 2024. This rise in renewable energy usage is mostly due to solar PV, which is becoming favorable in a wide range of industries.

Babcock Ranch: Learning From the World’s First Solar-powered Town

Real estate developers, Kitson & Partners, have set a new standard for sustainable living. Their groundbreaking model of a 100 percent solar-powered town in South Florida called Babcock Ranch, is touted to be the largest self-sustaining community in the country.

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Five Companies Selected to Join GCxN Cleantech Accelerator

The five participating companies were selected through a multistage competitive evaluation and are focused on advancing novel utility grid or electric vehicle charging technologies – the areas of focus identified for this cohort.

SunPower To Create Two Independent, Industry-Leading, Publicly-Traded Companies

-SunPower will continue as the leading North American distributed generation, storage and energy services company. -Newly-formed Maxeon Solar will be the leading global technology innovator, manufacturer and marketer of premium solar panels.

Energy Storage North America Announces Winners of 2019 ESNA Innovation and Champion Awards

The ESNA Innovation Award winners were selected from the most geographically and technologically diverse group of Innovation Project Award nominates to date through a public, online voting process that received over 2,500 votes across three categories.

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Lead Battery Industry Issues New National Recycling Rate Study

Results Confirm Circular Economy Success; Lead Batteries Remain Most Recycled U.S. Consumer Product

Panasonic Recognizes Highest-Performing Solar Installers and Distributors with 2019 Customer Appreciation Awards

In addition, the company announced nationwide installer and distributor winners who were commended for their outstanding commitment to their customers and advancing solar technologies in the marketplace.

Schletter Group acquires three large-scale projects

With three new large-scale projects in Asia and Latin America, the Schletter Group continues its international growth course. The PV plants in Nepal, Brazil and Honduras have a total output of 85 MWp and have all been mounted on Schletter's open area system FS.

ENERGY STORAGE IN RETAIL: ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE COOPERATES WITH EUROSHOP 2020

EuroShop be held from February 16 - 20, 2020 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany, the next ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE will take place from March 10 - 12, 2020 at the same venue.

EIT InnoEnergy takes start-up search global to tackle climate change

Accelerator seeks sustainable energy innovations to advance energy transition

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MORNINGSTAR - TriStar MPPT 600V

MORNINGSTAR - TriStar MPPT 600V

Morningstar's TriStar MPPT 600V charge controller leverages Morningstar's innovative TrakStar™ MPPT technology and our 20+ years of power electronics engineering excellence, to enable the widest input operating voltage range available from a solar array, wind turbine or hydro input. This controller's standard and DB versions are for off-grid applications, and the TR versions were developed to enable retrofitting grid-tied systems with battery backup.

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Panasonic Solar

Panasonic Solar

Panasonic has been pioneering solar power since the green revolution began. Starting with production of amorphous cell technology in 1975, no one has spent more time on solar R&D. In 1997, our HIT® modules introduced high-efficiency solar panels to the world. Panasonic HIT® offers one of the most efficient solar modules available today, providing homeowners with decades of reliable sustainable power. Add our intelligent battery storage solutions and deliver the most complete solar + storage system under the sun. Help homeowners improve grid independence and save money with a fully integrated energy ecosystem that keeps their family powered up during outages and peak rate periods. With full support from one of America's most trusted brands, Panasonic installers stand by their work and product with confidence. Our industry-leading warranty on HIT® solar panels covers product, performance, parts and labor for 25 years.