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EVs Only as Green as Their Grids

Though EVs are two to three times more efficient than conventional, gasoline-powered vehicles and have no tailpipe emissions, the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reductions and air quality benefits they bring depend on the mix of energy generation sources on the grid used to

U.S. Solar Market and 15 States See Best Quarter Ever for Residential Solar

The U.S. residential solar market reached record highs in the third quarter of 2019 with 712 megawatts of solar installed, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

Implementing Drones to Inspect Electric Utility Wires

It’s plotting a new course to the destination utilities are already sailing to (a proactive condition based asset management) and that this new course or technology is often seen as a disruption first before realizing it as an opportunity.

Battery Pack Prices Fall as Market Ramps Up With Market Average at $156/kwh in 2019

Cost reductions in 2019 are thanks to increasing order size, growth in battery electric vehicle sales and the continued penetration of high energy density cathodes. The introduction of new pack designs and falling manufacturing costs will drive prices down in the near term.

59% of Consumers’ Next Car Will Likely Be Electric

We found there was more EV adoption in California than in the Northeast. There are many factors, but it is the case that public regulators have been approving significant funding to promote electric vehicles in the west, including widespread public media campaigns.

Streamlining Grid Interconnections: Cooperation Over Competition in an Increasingly Renewable World

While huge leaps of progress have been made, there is still work to be done. Last year, DG solar accounted for just 0.7% of all U.S. grid power generation. Limited market penetration has allowed a number of states to refrain from adopting statewide grid interconnection stand

Understanding and Installing Split-Cell Modules

With split-cell (aka half-cell) modules becoming more prominent in the market, it is important to understand their inherent differences and have the know-how necessary to install them.

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Neuron EV Introduces Pure Electric TORQ

Visionary automotive company Neuron EV has recently unveiled the Neuron EV TORQ, the firm's electric semi-truck that sets new standards in clean energy vehicles.

More than 50,000 new jobs through photovoltaics and storage technology

Recent study by Bonn market researchers: Expansion of photovoltaic and storage technology could triple the number of jobs. Rapid removal of PV market barriers in the EEG as well as release of brakes on expansion necessary to close the climate protection gap and avoid shortfa

Study: Solar Tariffs Cause Devastating Harm to U.S. Market, Economy and Jobs

More than 62,000 jobs, $19 billion in investment and 10.5 GW of solar are lost due to tariffs

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AWEA Urges Department of Interior to Advance Offshore Wind Projects on One-Year Anniversary of Record-Breaking Lease Auctions

This weekend represents the one-year anniversary of a record-breaking auction for three lease areas off the coast of Massachusetts. Rights to develop the three lease areas sold for a combined $405 million, with winning bids coming from Mayflower Wind Energy, Equinor, and Vineyard Wind.

Real Goods Relocates To Ukiah

Real Goods, the California-based original purveyor of off-grid living supplies, has relocated to Ukiah, California. The move follows the company's acquisition by altE Store in September of this year. Real Goods' second ever store was also located in Ukiah.

Noodoe EV Charging Technology To Be Featured at CES - Charger's OS Technology Highlights 'Taiwan Excellence' Booth

Noodoe EV, a global leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging technology, will highlight its smart OS technology as part of the Taiwan Excellence Booth at the Consumer Electronics Show January 7-10, 2020 in Las Vegas. The booth is located at LVCC South Hall 4 - Booth 36021.

EDF Renewables North America and Array Technologies Announce New Partnership Deal

Array Technologies awarded nearly two gigawatt pipeline from EDF Renewables.

CHINT Solar/Astronergy Announces New Contract With Atlas Renewable Energy Supplying 122mw of BI-Facial Modules

The bi-facial PV modules will each generate over 400Wp, increasing efficiency and performance in Atlas Renewable Energy's solar plant in Chile

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