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California startup HahaSmart aims to become low-cost disruptor in solar

The first solar O-2-O platform (hahasmart.com) enables lower solar costs for homeowners and more business for small solar contractors

PV O&M Market Trends USA – Cost Reduction, Consolidation, Import Tariffs, Technology

The quest for cost reduction in O&M is driving technology innovation in areas such as robotics and automation, as well as the development of more effective systems for asset management, monitoring, workflows and more.

Talking SPI 2018 with IMO Precision Controls

Developed and designed with fire safety prominently in mind, the FireRaptor is the ultimate solar panel rapid shutdown solution which offer 3 forms of shutdown to zero volts including manual shutdown from ground level, and is fully NEC2017 compliant, and FCC and UL approved.

How Heating your Home with Renewable Energy Works

Even if you don't totally convert to renewable energy, using it to offset the cost of your heating and cooling can save you a lot of money in the long run.

Talking SPI 2018 with RBI Solar

Our GM-2 product is our fixed tilt ground mount solution. We deployed over 1 GW of GM-2 in 2017, making RBI the market leader in fixed-tilt ground mount. Booth #1220

Talking SPI 2018 with Morningstar

At Booth #1924 we will be showing The MultiWave™ 4kW Inverter which will establish a new benchmark for battery-based inverters. Combining the surge and power capabilities of a low frequency inverter with the agility and compactness of a high-frequency design.

Community Microgrids Change the Future One Neighborhood at a Time

Energy distribution with microgrids allows communities to rely less on the aging national infrastructure grid. Future power-disrupting disasters will have a reduced effect on places with community microgrids, which would allow residents to begin recovery efforts sooner.

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Convergent Commissions the Biggest Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage System in North America

IHI, Inc. provides an energy storage system for Convergent to reduce Global Adjustment charges

DLS Converts 2 Million Pounds of Label Waste into Clean Energy

DLS, a national label converter, finds a cost-effective waste management solution that saves 2 million pounds of label matrix annually from reaching landfills while providing a clean burning fuel source for energy companies.

Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Sets New Record in 2018

Nonutility buyers of renewable energy contract for more than 3.5 gigawatts of new projects in 2018 to date, setting a new single-year record in the U.S.

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JA Solar Supplies Mono PERC Modules for the Largest Single-Rooftop Solar Project in MENA

This plant represents the largest single-rooftop solar project in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to date.

Acterra First to Bring Lely Aircon Wind Turbines to US

Acterra Group, Inc. headquartered in Marion IA, will be the first in North America to sell, install and service the Lely Aircon lineup of low noise, high-yield wind turbines.

Antaisolar U pile solar racking chosen for one challenging project in Okayama, Japan

It is reported that the project is located in the sunshine-filled city -- Shinjuku, Okayama, Japan. Antaisolar rackings have been chosen for the third phase of the project, with an installed capacity of 3MW.

Diamondback Energy to acquire Energen Corporation for $9.2 billion

Diamondback Energy has reportedly announced that it is buying Alabama-based Energen Corp in an all-stock transaction worth $9.2 billion, a move that will apparently boost Diamondback's expansion in the Permian basin. According to reports, the deal is anticipated to be finalized by the end of fourth quarter 2018 and the merged company will be headquartered in Texas.

Feed-in Tariff fightback on agenda at key industry conference

The role of solar in Scotland's future energy system will be debated in Edinburgh on September 4. Scottish Renewables Solar Conference will bring together key players from across the sector to consider the opportunities and challenges faced by this key green energy technology.

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Megan Ray Nichols is a blogger and freelance science writer. She posts weekly on her blog, Schooled By Science, about the latest news in science and technology. When she isn't writing, Megan enjoys reading and hiking.