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Solar Industry Unveils Campaign to Streamline Solar Permitting

With the support of industry leaders, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and The Solar Foundation today are unveiling the Solar Automated Permit Processing (SolarAPP) initiative, which will streamline permitting and slash the cost of solar installations.

Case Study: Living Off-Grid

Melinda and Ezra Auerbach began living off grid on Lasqueti Island in the 1970’s. Since then, their lifestyle has literally evolved from kerosene and candles to dishwashers and Wi-Fi.

Clean-Energy Water Desalination the Key to Disaster Preparedness

Projects currently exist that combine solar photovoltaic technology with reverse osmosis. As battery technologies for solar systems become more prominent, the practicality of these setups will increase.

Talking SPI with NEXTracker

Booth #3014 - TrueCapture™ is an intelligent, self-adjusting tracker control system that increases typical PV power plant energy by up to 6%.

Creative Ways to Finance Solar and Storage Systems

Before you decide how you will finance your solar panels, make sure to research what solar financing benefits are being offered in your area. Solar technology at home is an eco-friendly movement which is growing and that has already been proven to pay for itself over time.

Retrofitting Solar PV with Energy Storage

Falling costs paired with new revenue streams available to residential and commercial owners is driving storage deployments to new highs.

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Solar Power International & ESI

Solar Power International & ESI will take place in Anaheim, CA September 24th - 27th. This AltEnergyMag.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Shell and NREL Launch Cleantech Incubator: Shell GameChanger™ Accelerator Powered by NREL

Program will work with companies developing novel energy storage and distribution solutions

Department of Energy Announces New Projects to Extend Grid Energy Storage

Awardees will develop energy storage systems to provide reliable, affordable power to the electric grid for up to 100 hours, enhancing grid resilience and performance.

Xcel Energy is the First U.S. Utility to Operate Drones beyond Line of Sight for Ongoing Inspections

In one of the most significant advancements of unmanned aircraft under development by a U.S. utility, Xcel Energy is operating drones beyond visual line of sight during ongoing inspections of transmission lines near Denver.

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SimpliPhi Power Debuts Installer Qualification Program: SimpliPhi I.Q

Certified installer program kicks off with on-site trainings at Solar Power International in Anaheim, September 25-27 in Booth 3220

APsystems Launches QS1 Four-Module 1200W AC Microinverter

The first of its kind, the QS1 from APsystems is designed to accommodate today's high output PV panels, offer enhanced capability and significantly reduce installation time and costs.

Enapter is at Solar Power International in Anaheim, Showcasing its Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) Electrolyser

"Enapter provides the building blocks of the future of energy", says Enapter's Head of Operations, Jan-Justus Schmidt. Schmidt will reveal in his talk at the public forum on Wednesday 26 at 1:40pm how the ambitious startup is setting out to provide energy independence and security with a revolutionary decentralized and flexible Hydrogen solution.

New Poll Shows Solar Is the Favored Form of Electricity Nationwide

76 percent of voters and 87 percent of opinion leaders think their utility should deploy more solar power

Solar Energy World Hosts "Get Ready for Winter" Solar Workshop for Homeowners

Winter will soon be here and so will high electric bills for Maryland residents! On Saturday October 6, 2018 from 10:30 AM -12:30 PM at Solar Energy World in Elkridge, homeowners from the Baltimore/DC metro area can learn how to avoid right hikes by going with solar power.

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