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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.

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.

How AM Software Can Help You Consolidate Your Monitoring System Data

There are a lot of questions about the difference between a monitoring system and renewable asset management (AM) software. Specifically, if AM software provides similar functionalities as a monitoring system and when to start using asset management software.

Talking SPI with Rolls Battery

Booth #3722 - We will be showcasing our most popular flooded, AGM & GEL models used primarily in residential-scale off-grid applications as well as larger-scale commercial backup and off-grid projects

Talking SPI with Shoals Technologies Group

Shoals will be showcasing our BLA, which is widely being adopted by leading EPC’s globally for its ease of installation and construction labor savings.

Understanding Solar PV Wire Management

Installers that take their wire management seriously will have longer lasting systems that require less maintenance over the lifetime of the PV system (20 to 30+ years).

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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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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.

Utility Solar Procurement Booms as Residential Market Stabilizes in Q2 2018

Utility solar project procurement soared in Q2 2018 as component prices declined and home solar installations steadied after a 15 percent contraction last year, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report

North American Wind Power O&M Costs to Increase Nearly 40 Percent in Coming Decade, IHS Markit Says

Expanded North American benchmarking study says larger projects have greater cost-stability over time

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Solar Power International - California

Natural Power will be attending Solar Power International 2018 (SPI) which takes place on September 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.

SMA Unveils DC Coupled Storage Solution for Utility PV Market

Solution Offers Flexible Integration with New and Existing PV Systems

Trimark Announces the Trimark Operation Center

Expands services as commitment to provide the highest levels of customer care services Folsom, CA, September 17, 2018 - Trimark Associates, Inc., a leading provider of metering, SCADA, and energy storage technology solutions for the electric power industry, announces the expansion of its customer care services and its new name, the Trimark Operations Center (TOC). This reflects the company's ongoing commitment to provide quality engineering services and support with its philosophy of "We'll Be There" to do whatever is needed to solve even the most complex technical problems.

Trimark Associates Releases New Features for T1-S SCADA System for Utility-Scale Solar Sites

Folsom, CA, September 19, 2018 - Trimark Associates, Inc., a leading provider of metering, SCADA, and energy storage technology solutions for the electric power industry, announces software updates for the T1-S SCADA system. With these enhancements, clients can improve their performance management analysis to optimize power generation and profits. Bob Wood, Trimark COO and CTO, noted, "Our ongoing advancements further illustrate how powerful a SCADA system can be to ensure solar power plants operate and perform as intended. We continually work to evolve our system to meet our clients' needs."

3M Releases White Paper Highlighting the Performance and Durability of 3M™ Light Redirecting Film Used by Solar Module Manufacturers

Film increases module power by 1.5-2.0 percent

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