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How New Energy Can Act Like Facebook and Google

With increased use of renewables, resiliency issues, and sustainability concerns, there’s an opportunity for technology to play a central role in helping energy companies adjust to the varying regulatory and pricing demands of the market

Battery Technology from A to Z

Concorde’s Vice President of Advanced Battery Technology, on Sun Xtender® Renewable Energy Batteries: including maximizing the life of your storage battery & battery aging, technology costs and risks

U.S. Solar Market Adds 10.6 GW of PV in 2017, Community Solar Soars

While overall growth was down from the 15 GW installed in the record-shattering 2016, last year’s capacity addition still represents 40 percent growth over 2015’s installation total.

Geothermal Tax Credits Reinstated

The newly reinstated tax credit is a positive step that further aligns geothermal as a significant energy source for the market. The tax break will drive sales in the industry and encourage people to adopt geothermal systems.

The Wadesboro Solar Farm Touts Quick Installation and Big Benefits for the Community

Anson County will increase its property tax revenue by more than 98%. Before the solar farm, the county received around $700 each year in property taxes from the previous landowner. Upon completion in December 2017, the solar farm is now taking in about $32,000 annually.

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Hawaiian Electric, Amber Kinetics Begin Kinetic Energy Storage Demonstration with Elemental Excelerator Support

The five-ton flywheel stores electricity as rotational kinetic energy and is capable of charging and discharging for multiple duty cycles per day with no loss of capacity. The environmentally friendly system is 98 percent steel that can be recycled at the end of its 30-year

World's First Energy Storage Fund to List in London

Jeremy Hodges & Anna Hirtenstein for Bloomberg Markets: The London-based private-equity firm is seeking to raise 100 million pounds from the initial public offering expected later this month on the London Stock Exchange. The fund will invest in large-scale batteries.

Atlanta's first Smart Neighborhood™ features latest smart-home technologies

Power Smart Neighborhood, a part of Pulte's Altus at the Quarter development, is located in Atlanta's Upper West Side, one of the city's most vibrant and popular areas.

GE Announces Innovative Energy Storage Platform Called the Reservoir

The Reservoir seamlessly integrates across the Grid to enable customers to increase Renewables integration, improve financial performance, enhance grid operations, reduce energy costs and enable more distributed, local generation

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"No other trade fair in the world covers the entire spectrum of energy storage solutions. Every year, new players enter the still young market with innovative solutions - often with new technological approaches to energy storage," stated Hans Werner Reinhard, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf.

The Newest Generation of Solar-Log® Monitoring NOW Available in the U.S.

The all NEW Solar-Log 50 Gateway, a compact, advanced residential solar monitoring solution, is now available in the U.S. The Solar-Log 50 was officially launched in Germany in December 2017, and high demand has fueled its entrance into the global solar market.

JA Solar Receives the Top Brand PV Seal from EUPD Research for Three Consecutive Years in Europe

EuPD Research is well recognized in the European photovoltaic industry. Based on the comprehensive surveys among photovoltaic installation companies and end users, EuPD Research awards the seal to excellent companies across the industry.

New orders in France: Siemens Gamesa to supply 104 MW for five onshore projects

Since 1st October, Siemens Gamesa has secured orders for the supply, transport and installation of 39 wind turbines with aggregate capacity of 104 MW in France The orders include 22 SWT-3.2-113 turbines, nine G97-2.0 MW and eight SG 2.1-114 All the contracts include servicing agreements for the next 15 to 20 years


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