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Surf City Goes to Clean Energy Storage

The City of Huntington Beach will announce a partnership with Stem, an AI for energy storage company, that will help them lower their customers energy bills and contribute to the cities sustainability initiatives.

A Battery for Hire: AC Vs. DC Coupling for Solar + Energy Storage Projects

Although the phrase “solar + storage” is thrown around in energy circles frequently, little attention is usually given to what kind of solar + storage people are actually referring. Generally speaking, solar + storage can be configured in three possible ways

"Sun in a box" would store renewable energy for the grid

Design for system that provides solar- or wind-generated power on demand should be cheaper than other leading options.

Want sustained solar growth? Just add energy storage.

Solar resources will need to provide firm, flexible energy commitments even when the sun goes down, as well as critical grid services like frequency regulation and spinning reserves to stabilize the grid.

What is Energy Sprawl?

Energy sprawl is the product of the total amount of energy produced annually and the land-use concentration of production. Basically, this means the amount of energy that can be produced in a given amount of space.

Solar and Onshore Wind Leading as Cheapest Source of New Bulk Power

Every half year, BloombergNEF runs its Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) analysis, a worldwide assessment of the cost competitiveness of different power generating and energy storage technologies – excluding subsidies.

Preparing For NEC 2017

NEC 2017 690.12 is a listed provision for module level control on PV arrays installed on or in buildings, but its implementation was delayed. That provision goes live in January 2019, updating the PV Rapid Shutdown System (PVRSS) requirements.

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eMotorWerks and LO3 Energy Partner on Local Energy Trading Platform Between Electric Vehicles and Renewable Microgrid Projects

The project will connect eMotorWerks' JuiceNet EV charging platform to LO3's energy platform Exergy, activating the trading of local renewable energy between EV owners and local energy marketplaces.

Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities Unveils First-of-its-Kind HouseZero Lab & Prototype

HouseZero's advanced data-driven infrastructure will enable cutting edge research, aims to shift the design and operation of buildings

Air Liquide to build first world scale liquid hydrogen production plant

These new commitments will serve the growing needs of the hydrogen mobility market in California and help enable and complement the deployment of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles and support the hydrogen merchant market across the state.

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Alta Devices Sets 29.1% Solar Efficiency Record; NASA Selects Alta Devices for International Space Station Test

NASA is testing Alta Devices solar technology at the International Space Station in order to evaluate Alta's technology for future NASA low-Earth orbit missions, including powering CubeSats.

Solar Overtakes Fossil Fuels for the First Time

Renewable energy investments grew to $297 billion in 2016 (the last time full-year data was collected), while only $143 billion was spent on fossil fuels and nuclear power.

Highview Power's Liquid Air Energy Storage Named Technology of the Year by BusinessGreen Magazine

Recognized for innovative long-duration energy storage solution, successful implementation, and ability to enable clean, smart energy grids of the future Liquid air energy storage also wins top Smart Grid Technology

Cost of UK large-scale solar could drop below £40MWh by 2030

Effective policy needed to deliver cheapest solar for economy & consumers

SolarEdge Products in the US to comply with the NEC 2017 Update and Rule 21 Phase 3

SolarEdge Leads in Compliancy for Newest Advanced Safety and Grid Requirements

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