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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.

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.

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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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.

Combining solar panels and agriculture makes land more productive

Karen Graham for Digital Journal: An agrophotovoltaics (APV) pilot project conducted at Lake Constance has proven that farming and the use of solar panels can be compatible.

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ViZn Energy Systems Supplies Flow Battery to CMI Energy Headquarters

"We believe ViZn's technology is very interesting and has significant potential in energy storage applications..." - this is what CMI Energy Executive President Jean-Michel Gheeraerdts says about ViZn Energy's zinc-redox flow batteries. Today the worldwide industrial leader and ViZn are announcing a partnership on energy storage projects, the first of which will be built at CMI's HQ in Belgium. This is a strong commitment to ViZn's technology from a company with over 200 years of energy industry experience.

University of California-Irvine and SoCalGas Partner to Design "Advanced Energy Community"

Oak View neighborhood in Huntington Beach to benefit from model energy plan

ESS INC. RAISES $13 MILLION FROM INVESTOR GROUP TO DRIVE COMPANY EXPANSION AND DEPLOYMENT OF ITS ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS

Global chemical industry leader BASF joins forces with new and existing investors to fund growth and global opportunities

SEPA CEO JULIA HAMM: REBUILDING PUERTO RICO'S POWER SYSTEM WILL BE A DEFINING INDUSTRY CHALLENGE IN 2018

Hamm has released the following statement on the formation of the PREPA TAC and the release of the Working Group's "Building Back Better" report.

Sierra Introduces One Complete Industrial Flow Energy Solution

3 Advanced Technologies Cover all Air, Gas, Water and Steam Applications

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Tile Replacement Mount from Quick Mount PV

Tile Replacement Mount from Quick Mount PV

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LG Solar

LG Solar

The history of LG's solar business can be traced back to the mid-1980's, when the LG central research lab started R&D on solar technologies. In 2004, the LG business group created synergy and prepared for mass production by consolidating several solar research laboratories under the LG Electronics umbrella. Using decades of R&D experiences, LG Electronics broke ground on its first solar cell and module factory.