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"Millennials Set to Propel Solar Industry" Says Green Solar Technologies COO Edward Harner

Green Solar Technologies COO, Edward Harner states, “At Green Solar Technologies, we’ve noticed that Millennials are particularly fond of new energy-related technologies like residential solar and ‘smart home’ concepts like onsite energy storage.”

Can We Turn Food Waste into Energy?

The potential of food waste being converted to energy is just being recognized. Why waste over 70 percent of the world’s food by sending it into landfills, rather than harnessing it for energy?

Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Grants $1M to Cleantech Projects

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) Channel Partner Awards are competitive grants that serve to support the cleantech ecosystem by funding sustainability-focused incubators, accelerators, and university programs

Q&A with Enphase, The NABCEP Continuing Education Conference

Booth #6 - Enphase will be talking about and setting the stage for grid-agnostic solar with Enphase Ensemble™ technology. Installers will be introduced to the core concepts around microgrid technology.

Writing a Pro-Solar Op-Ed Piece

Many local solar installers agree that their main task is educating customers, lawmakers and building inspectors about solar. Local solar contractors are in a unique position to advocate for solar because they are at the crossroads ...

RELiON’s InSight Series™ Batteries

The InSight Series™ is the first scalable, drop-in replacement lithium battery on the market today. The innovative design makes InSight batteries easy to install. Plus, they use the connections you’re already accustomed to when connecting in parallel.

Q&A with Discover Battery, The NABCEP Continuing Education Conference

Booth #65 - Our focus this year will be Discover´s LYNK Communication Gateway. Adding LYNK functionality to a solar system unlocks the full potential of Discover AES batteries.

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U.S. Solar Market Adds 10.6 GW of PV in 2018, Residential Market Rebounds

The amount was a 2 percent decrease from 2017. However, the forecast shows the market rebounding in the years ahead, according to the newly released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2018 Year-in-Review Report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the SEIA.

Tenth Edition of Data Book Reveals Trends in U.S. and Global Renewable Energy Growth

This year’s edition is the first to include data and trends for electric vehicles and energy storage technologies, in addition to data-centric charts for wind, solar, hydropower, and alternative fuels.

INTERSOLAR AND DIVERSIFIED COMMUNICATIONS CLOSE MAJOR DEAL: INTERSOLAR, EES AND POWER2DRIVE NORTH AMERICA ACQUIRED BY DIVERSIFIED COMMUNICATIONS

Solar Promotion International and FMMI also announced that the next Intersolar, ees and Power2Drive North America events, co-located for the past eleven years in San Francisco in July, will move to San Diego Convention Center for February 4-6, 2020.

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E.ON announces start of construction on South Texas windfarm

Peyton Creek at 151 MW will bring U.S. total generation capacity to 4 GW mark

Pegasus Solar's Product Line Added to Sunnova's Approved Vendor List

Pegasus Solar's complete product line, including its popular Comp Mount and Tile Replace Mounts, have been added to Sunnova's AVL.

Grain Belt Express transmission line passes major regulatory hurdle

Upgraded and expanded transmission infrastructure is essential to unlock homegrown clean energy and further strengthen grid resilience

Valentin Software - Germany's market leader in modern design and simulation software at the world's leading trade fair for the solar industry in Munich

The new version of the design software PV*SOL premium 2019 makes the design of photovoltaic systems even easier and more efficient.

THE SMARTER E EUROPE PROVIDES THE IDEAL PLATFORM TO START-UPS SHAPING THE ENERGY WORLD OF TOMORROW

The transformation of the energy world and the considerable momentum in the renewable energy market are driving the development of innovative business models.

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LG Solar Unveils NeON R with Enhanced Aesthetics and Energy Savings

LG Solar Unveils NeON R with Enhanced Aesthetics and Energy Savings

The NeON R module features "Back Contact" cell technology delivering an entirely black panel that is aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient. The cell's seamless, surface blends perfectly into nearly all rooftop designs while the module's electrodes are positioned on the rear of the cell. Using LG's N-type cell structure, the panels produce 365W of energy, up to 7.3kWp, compared to 5.8kWp of the p-type cell. The module's new design minimizes LID, thereby delivering a longer lifespan and increased energy output.

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Megan Ray Nichols - Contributing Author

Megan Ray Nichols - Contributing Author

Megan Ray Nichols is a blogger and freelance science writer. She posts weekly on her blog, Schooled By Science, about the latest news in science and technology. When she isn't writing, Megan enjoys reading and hiking.