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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.

The International Solar Alliance Becomes Legal December 6

The future of the International Solar Alliance, known as the ISA, looks bright. The organization is set to become official on Dec. 6, 2017. On the first day the ISA agreement was opened to other countries in Marrakesh, Morocco, it received 15 signatures.

Can We Harvest Energy from Space?

Harvesting energy from space might be a long way off, but there are many technologies that already exist to make this endeavor achievable. While we don't know the future of harvesting energy from space, it is stimulating to see such ideas.

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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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Freedom Solar completes new projects for iconic local business Alamo Candy Company

Those sour green apple candies at Alamo Candy Company are getting a lot greener. Freedom Solar Power recently designed and installed two new solar projects for Alamo Candy, one of the largest candy manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers in San Antonio.

Inspire Launches Do The Bright Thing to Empower Our Next Generation of Cleantech Leaders

Inspire, a clean energy company launches Do The Bright Thing, a new program focused on empowering our next generation of cleantech leaders. The company pledges to donate $1 for every new Inspire member.

National Grid will join ESA's Annual Energy Storage Association Conference & Expo (#ESACon18) as Utility Host in Boston

The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is pleased to welcome National Grid, one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world, as the official Utility Host of the 28th Annual Energy Storage Association Conference & Expo (#ESACon18), next April 18-20 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

HOMER Pro Now Integrates Two Popular Solar System Software Design Tools

The latest release of HOMER Pro, the leading software for modeling hybrid renewable energy systems, now integrates solar configuration data from HelioScope and PVsyst, two solar system design tools used widely in the solar industry.

Parks Associates Announces Agenda for Ninth-Annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer

Research firm reveals strong consumer interest in energy management use cases connected to the smart home

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SolarEdge Technologies

SolarEdge Technologies

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