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California startup HahaSmart aims to become low-cost disruptor in solar

The first solar O-2-O platform (hahasmart.com) enables lower solar costs for homeowners and more business for small solar contractors

PV O&M Market Trends USA – Cost Reduction, Consolidation, Import Tariffs, Technology

The quest for cost reduction in O&M is driving technology innovation in areas such as robotics and automation, as well as the development of more effective systems for asset management, monitoring, workflows and more.

Talking SPI 2018 with IMO Precision Controls

Developed and designed with fire safety prominently in mind, the FireRaptor is the ultimate solar panel rapid shutdown solution which offer 3 forms of shutdown to zero volts including manual shutdown from ground level, and is fully NEC2017 compliant, and FCC and UL approved.

How Heating your Home with Renewable Energy Works

Even if you don't totally convert to renewable energy, using it to offset the cost of your heating and cooling can save you a lot of money in the long run.

Talking SPI 2018 with RBI Solar

Our GM-2 product is our fixed tilt ground mount solution. We deployed over 1 GW of GM-2 in 2017, making RBI the market leader in fixed-tilt ground mount. Booth #1220

Talking SPI 2018 with Morningstar

At Booth #1924 we will be showing The MultiWave™ 4kW Inverter which will establish a new benchmark for battery-based inverters. Combining the surge and power capabilities of a low frequency inverter with the agility and compactness of a high-frequency design.

Community Microgrids Change the Future One Neighborhood at a Time

Energy distribution with microgrids allows communities to rely less on the aging national infrastructure grid. Future power-disrupting disasters will have a reduced effect on places with community microgrids, which would allow residents to begin recovery efforts sooner.

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Convergent Commissions the Biggest Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage System in North America

IHI, Inc. provides an energy storage system for Convergent to reduce Global Adjustment charges

DLS Converts 2 Million Pounds of Label Waste into Clean Energy

DLS, a national label converter, finds a cost-effective waste management solution that saves 2 million pounds of label matrix annually from reaching landfills while providing a clean burning fuel source for energy companies.

Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Sets New Record in 2018

Nonutility buyers of renewable energy contract for more than 3.5 gigawatts of new projects in 2018 to date, setting a new single-year record in the U.S.

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Feed-in Tariff fightback on agenda at key industry conference

The role of solar in Scotland's future energy system will be debated in Edinburgh on September 4. Scottish Renewables Solar Conference will bring together key players from across the sector to consider the opportunities and challenges faced by this key green energy technology.

The future of European energy

As new technologies make alternative sources of energy more readily accessible, the future of the traditional energy grid is uncertain. With cities, villages, and even individual homeowners investing in wind turbines and solar panels across Europe, there is a growing question of what to do with the extra energy generated. If the storage capabilities aren't yet available, aren't people more likely to sell any excess energy to a neighbour for less than the fixed national grid price?

Offshore Wind Energy Market to surpass USD 60 Billion by 2024

Offshore wind energy industry is further gaining exceptional traction from the tech behemoths showing their interests in harnessing clean energy.

Käufer announced the release of a new rotor blade access system (BAS) for wind turbines generators up to 12 MW

The global leading supplier for rotor blade access systems, Gebr. Käufer GmbH Befahrtechnik are ambitious to introduce their new K-BP-4 BAS particularly aiming for the large and powerful wind turbine classes at the WindEnergy Hamburg for the first time.

Sunnova Continues Solar Market Expansion, Sets Sights on Illinois

Sunnova enters Illinois energy market with solar lease and loans to provide energy options for homeowners

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