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First Solar Enters Energy Storage Game

Travis Hoium for Motley Fool: Energy storage opens up some important opportunities for the solar power plants. First, it expands the market potential.

Engineers for a Sustainable World

Engineers build the fabric of society. Every time an engineer goes to design a road, or a cell phone, or a building, they can make the choice to design it for sustainability.

What is Real and What is Pure PR about the Tesla Solar Roof?

While there is much to be excited about whenever a new advancement is made in the solar industry, it’s important to understand what is fact and what is fiction. So, what are the true facts behind the Tesla Solar Roof, and what is pure PR?

IEEE 802.16s Standard and Its Use for Distributed Energy Resources

The standard is now being leveraged to support applications at the grid edge including communication with distributed energy resources (DER) including solar, wind and local storage. DER applications are becoming increasingly important in supplying electricity.

Striving For Perfection: Flow Energy Partnership Improves Geothermal Energy Production

For efficient Geothermal energy production, water is heated from the earth’s natural heat in geothermal wells, then is cooled off and sent back into the earth to be reused in the energy-generating process.

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Dutch plan to build giant offshore solar power farm

Anthony Deutsch for Reuters: An offshore seaweed farm in the North Sea will be turned into a large solar power farm that aims to pipe energy to the Dutch mainland in roughly three years.

Close to 6,500 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Have Been Sold Globally

By year-end 2017, a total of 6,475 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have been sold globally since 2013 when the vehicles first became available commercially. This is disclosed by Information Trends in its upcoming report, "Global Market for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, 2018."

FPL unveils first solar-plus-storage system in the U.S. that can increase solar power plant output

By incorporating this new technology into the FPL Citrus Solar Energy Center, a solar power plant that was built in 2016, FPL expects to increase the amount of solar energy that the plant can deliver to the electric grid by more than half a million kilowatt-hours a year.

National Solar Jobs Census

The Solar Foundation: The Solar Foundation’s annual National Solar Jobs Census is a comprehensive report on employment trends within the U.S. solar industry, nationwide and state by state. The latest Solar Jobs Census includes data for 2017.

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Delta-ee helps UK companies to unlock opportunities in the Japanese energy market

Specialist consultancy works with the British Embassy in Tokyo to bring UK expertise to newly deregulated energy sector What are the opportunities for UK companies in the newly deregulated Japanese energy market? Delta-ee will be presenting headlines from a recent study for the British Embassy in Tokyo and Osaka on this at The Embassy in Tokyo on 13th February 2018 and Osaka on 16th February.

Natural Power delivers predictive habitat mapping for Scottish Natural Heritage

Natural Power was commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage to predictively map the spatial extent of Annex 1 habitats in 25 special areas of conservation and three marine protected areas throughout Scotland.

Mint Solar Debuts in Eight Sam's Club Locations in Southern California

Vendor and financier agnostic, Mint Solar makes it easier to comparison shop for Residential and Commercial Solar Systems

The Garden State is getting greener with the help of Sunpower by Infinity Solar.

Infinity Solar's rapid growth is penciling out to be a better deal for New Jersey homeowners.

sonnen Powers Remote School in Puerto Rico Using Solar + Battery Storage Microgrid Technology

The Orocovis school is the site of the ninth and tenth microgrids that sonnen has installed following Hurricane Maria

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