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Shell and NREL Launch Cleantech Incubator: Shell GameChanger™ Accelerator Powered by NREL

Program will work with companies developing novel energy storage and distribution solutions

Case Study: Living Off-Grid

Melinda and Ezra Auerbach began living off grid on Lasqueti Island in the 1970’s. Since then, their lifestyle has literally evolved from kerosene and candles to dishwashers and Wi-Fi.

Clean-Energy Water Desalination the Key to Disaster Preparedness

Projects currently exist that combine solar photovoltaic technology with reverse osmosis. As battery technologies for solar systems become more prominent, the practicality of these setups will increase.

Talking SPI with NEXTracker

Booth #3014 - TrueCapture™ is an intelligent, self-adjusting tracker control system that increases typical PV power plant energy by up to 6%.

Creative Ways to Finance Solar and Storage Systems

Before you decide how you will finance your solar panels, make sure to research what solar financing benefits are being offered in your area. Solar technology at home is an eco-friendly movement which is growing and that has already been proven to pay for itself over time.

Retrofitting Solar PV with Energy Storage

Falling costs paired with new revenue streams available to residential and commercial owners is driving storage deployments to new highs.

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Solar Power International & ESI

Solar Power International & ESI will take place in Anaheim, CA September 24th - 27th. This AltEnergyMag.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Department of Energy Announces New Projects to Extend Grid Energy Storage

Awardees will develop energy storage systems to provide reliable, affordable power to the electric grid for up to 100 hours, enhancing grid resilience and performance.

Xcel Energy is the First U.S. Utility to Operate Drones beyond Line of Sight for Ongoing Inspections

In one of the most significant advancements of unmanned aircraft under development by a U.S. utility, Xcel Energy is operating drones beyond visual line of sight during ongoing inspections of transmission lines near Denver.

Utility Solar Procurement Booms as Residential Market Stabilizes in Q2 2018

Utility solar project procurement soared in Q2 2018 as component prices declined and home solar installations steadied after a 15 percent contraction last year, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report

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SEIA Supports Proposal to Make Storage Projects Eligible for Solar Investment Tax Credit

"In sending their letter to Secretary Mnuchin seeking the expanded and more defined eligibility for storage in the Solar Investment Tax Credit, Senators Scott and Bennet have made a strong case about the value of storage as part of our overall energy portfolio.

Solar-Log® Headliners at Solar Power International

Solar Power International attendees can expect all the showstoppers from Solar-Log® this year at booth 738. In addition to showcasing products across the entire residential and commercial segments, Solar-Log® will be offering live demonstrations of Amazon Alexa compatible voice monitoring, and the newest energy management solutions including forecast-based storage charging.

Yaskawa Solectria Solar Now Offering "Tariff-Free" Inverters

In addition to the tariff exemption, SOLECTRIA XGI inverters offer the following advantages: the XGI inverters are Buy America Act (BAA) compliant, provide cyber-secure communication with servers based in the United States, and are built of the highest quality and tested to extreme reliability standards.

Esdec Launches U.S. Operations, Introduces FlatFix Solar Mounting System

Esdec, a leading European solar rooftop mounting solutions provider, announced today that it is entering the U.S. market. With more than 1.8 GW of installed capacity and leading market share in several European countries, the company brings 14 years of solar mounting and racking innovation and experience to the U.S. solar community.

Silfab Solar Extends Product Warranty to 25 Years, Power Output to 30 Years

Recent PV Module Tests, Quality Workmanship & Historical Data Prove Long-Term Reliability

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