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Solar Energy Storage Problem May be Solved in New Single-System Technology

Generating power from the sun isn’t the problem. The technology has been there for decades. Storing that power efficiently, however, has been a challenge. Until now.

Talking Intersolar 2018 with Morningstar Corporation

Morningstar is involved in the largest rural electrification project in the world, in Peru, where the government is bringing solar electricity to over 175,000 homes plus community centers. Morningstar will be exhibiting at Intersolar Europe booth #B3.160

Quantum Dot Solar Cells Are Coming

A quantum dot solar cell (QDSC) is a solar cell that uses quantum dots as the captivating photovoltaic material. It is used to replace bulky materials such as silicon, or copper indium gallium selenide.

Talking Intersolar with OMG Roofing Products

OMG Roofing Products will be exhibiting at Intersolar North America Booth #9326

Talking Intersolar with MK Battery

MK Battery provides the highest quality and most environmentally responsible sealed battery solutions for specialized deep-cycle and standby power applications.

Talking Intersolar with Trojan Battery

Trojan Battery will be exhibiting at Intersolar & ees Europe Booth B1.460 as well as Intersolar & ees North America Booth #8220

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Seabased to Bring Wave Energy to the Caribbean

Bermuda General Agency has purchased two 20 MW wave parks from Seabased AB of Sweden. The company hopes to pivot the power source of the Caribbean islands from fossil fuels to renewable, sustainable energy from the ocean waves to the grid.

Globally unique electrified road enables fossil-free road transport

The electrified road works by transferring energy to the vehicle from a rail in the road through a movable arm. The arm detects the location of the rail in the road and as long as the vehicle is above the rail, the contact will be in a lowered position.

Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10.3 Million Worldwide in 2017

China, Brazil, the United States, India, Germany and Japan remain the world’s largest renewable energy employers, representing more than 70 per cent of all industry jobs globally.

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Historic Step Forward for Offshore Wind Power in New England

Developers Selected to Build America's Two Largest Offshore Wind Projects

Bold action places New Jersey in pole position on clean energy

New energy bill creates 50 percent renewable standard by 2030 and commits to 3,500 MW of offshore wind power

Michigan State University Migrates to Next Generation Aircuity Platform

Aircuity 2.0 immediately provided insight for Industrial Hygiene Department

Aircuity to Begin Installation at Virginia Commonwealth University

Aircuity will improve airside efficiency in three laboratory research buildings and address deferred maintenance projects

IGS SOLAR TURNS ON SOLAR ARRAY FOR ST. JAMES PARISH AND SCHOOLS

The two systems installed utilize a total of 1,224 panels, and is sized at 412 kW (DC). Combined, the buildings use 1.35 million kWh annually, and the arrays will meet approximately a third of that total annual electricity usage.

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