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Careers in the Solar Energy Industry

The continuous demand for alternative energy as a source of power for homes and businesses of all sizes equates to an extensive job market. Within the renewable energy industry, there's a growing demand for engineers, technicians, system coordinators, and more.

Sustainability is at the CORE of Spraying Systems’ Values and Business Strategies

GRNE Solar recently installed a new solar system powered by SMA Sunny Tripower CORE1 inverters and monitored with the SMA Data Manager M at the headquarters of Spraying Systems, a spray technology company in Illinois.

Tandem Solar Modules: One-Two Combination Packs a More Powerful Punch

Researchers engaged in the Capitano project are combining thin-film solar modules based on perovskite semiconductors with semiconductors made of copper, indium, gallium and selenium (CIGS).

U.S. Utility Solar Pipeline Soars to 37.9 GW, A New Record

Utility solar project announcements surged to 11.2 GW in the first half of 2019, with 6.2 GW contracted in Q2 alone. In addition to the utility solar pipeline growth, residential solar deployment rebounded from the same period last year.

SPI 2019 - Panasonic Solar

Panasonic will have many exciting products on display, including our new high efficiency HIT+ module lineup as well as our AC module. Additionally, we will have our energy storage products on display with new features and enhancements for the growing stationary ESS market.

SPI 2019 - Tigo Energy

This year, Tigo will display the new TS4-A (Advanced Retrofit/Add-on) series including the new product launch of the TS4-A-2F (Fire Safety for 2 Modules) at SPI. Visit us at Booth #5347!

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SPI, ESI, AND NORTH AMERICA SMART ENERGY WEEK

Solar Power International, ESI & North America Smart Energy Week will take place in Salt Lake City, UT September 23rd - 26th. This AltEnergyMag.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Esdec Acquires IronRidge and Quick Mount PV

The addition of IronRidge and Quick Mount PV to current Esdec company, EcoFasten, creates the largest solar mounting systems group in the U.S., representing more than 60% share of the residential market.

Bleutech Park Las Vegas unveils global technologies being incorporated into local "Smart Mini-City"

"Bleutech Park is paving the road for new developments with its forward thinking approach to putting public safety first by planning the integration of advanced technologies like autonomous security robots alongside the likes of power, water management and Internet service."

National Solar Tour Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You

The American Solar Energy Society and Solar United Neighbors team up to launch the nation's largest tour of solar homes

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Grand Opening of Q CELLS in Georgia Spotlights Western Hemisphere's Largest Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility, Responsible for 650 Jobs and a Daily Output of 12,000 Solar Modules

The 300,000 square foot facility, which employs 650 local workers, signals a renaissance in U.S. solar manufacturing. Its annual production of 1.7 GW of solar module capacity is nearly equivalent to the peak power output of Hoover Dam, and the Dalton facility will be producing this each and every year.

UN Climate Action Summit: IRENA Urges Leaders to Build Climate Response around Renewables

Agency says it's possible to limit climate change but investments in renewables must more than double to around USD 750 billion per year by 2030

Dominion Energy plans America's largest offshore wind farm

Proposal could help grow Virginia's economy and meet ambitious renewable energy goals set this week by Governor Northam

Amazon Co-founds The Climate Pledge, Setting Goal to Meet the Paris Agreement 10 Years Early

-Commits to net zero carbon by 2040 and 100% renewable energy by 2030 -Orders 100,000 fully-electric delivery vehicles, the largest order ever for electric delivery vehicles -Invests $100 million in reforestation projects around the world to begin removing carbon from the atmosphere now -Launches new sustainability website to report progress on commitments

SolarEdge Unveiling Enhanced Commercial Offering and Residential StorEdge at SPI

At Solar Power International, SolarEdge is previewing a new version of its 120kW three phase inverter with synergy technology that is designed to enable quick and easy installation and inventory management.

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Sun Xtender Batteries

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Sun Xtender is a division of Concorde Battery Corporation in West Covina, CA & Austell, GA. Sun Xtender Deep Cycle AGM Lead Acid Batteries are the preferred choice for reliable renewable energy storage. Concorde Battery Corporation is committed to standards of excellence in safety, reliability and longevity that have been sustained over 40 years in business. Concorde is committed to providing the highest quality lead acid battery solution and world class customer support. www.sunxtender.com