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AC Solar Modules

Integrating the module and the inverter is a natural evolution. In the PC industry, silicon semiconductor components have been continuously integrated to reduce manufacturing cost, reduce complexity, and simplify the customer experience.

Harnessing the Energy of the Sun for a Sustainable Tomorrow

When looking at potential solutions to becoming more self reliant/sustainable with energy, the conversation needs to begin with taking a hard look on how energy is being used today. There are several outside the box solutions that naturally lend themselves to sustainability

Electricity from all forms of renewables will be consistently cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020

Akshat Rathi for Quartz: Renewable electricity is already competitive with fossil-fuel power. Better still, the report makes the extraordinary prediction: By 2020, all forms of renewable electricity will be consistently cheaper than power produced by burning fossil fuels.

Runaway 53GW Solar Boom in China Pushed Global Clean Energy Investment Ahead in 2017

World clean energy investment totalled $333.5 billion last year, up 3% from 2016 and the second highest annual figure ever, taking cumulative investment since 2010 to $2.5 trillion

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Learning From Solar’s Past Mistakes to Ensure a Brighter Future

There is no doubting the magnitude of opportunity facing the global solar industry now and in the coming years. However, the industry must reflect on past failures and put in place processes which ensure they are not repeated.

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Electric car 'batteries on wheels' could help solve renewable energy's storage issue

Joseph Flaig for Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Electric cars worldwide will soon have 10 times the total storage capacity of stationary batteries and should be thought of as “batteries on wheels” to solve renewable energy’s storage problem, an expert has said.

Ford says it will spend $11 billion in electrification investment

AP via LA Times: “We’re going to electrify even our most iconic vehicles,” he said at Cobo Center. “The only question is, will the customer be there with us?”

Denmark Positions Itself as the Flag Bearer for Wind Power

Peter Levring for Bloomberg Technology: Denmark obtained 43.4 percent of its electricity from wind last year, beating its own record. The government’s goal is to derive 50 percent of the country’s entire energy consumption from renewables by 2030.

A Fully Solar-Powered Car May Be Hitting the Road by 2019

Chelsea Gohd for Futurism: Solar-powered cars have been thought of by many as an impossible pipedream. But the innovators behind Lightyear One, a fully solar-powered vehicle to be released in 2019, just won an award for their design.

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Solar Energy World Reacts to Solar Tariffs

Solar Energy World, a Top 500 Solar Energy company headquartered in Maryland with offices in New Jersey, is one of the few solar companies that will not be affected negatively by this decision. In 2017 Solar Energy World increased installations by 23% while other solar companies were decreasing installations. Principals at the company project the growth trend will continue and its solar installations will increase by more 30% this year, despite the tariff news. "The fear of the tariff has actually caused more damage to the industry than the tariff itself," says Geoff Mirkin, CEO of Solar Energy World. "Our industry will survive. It always does. Our company will not be affected negatively because we knew this would be coming and were prepared."

SEPA CEO Julia Hamm: Transformation of Puerto Rico's Power System Must Put Customers First

"The devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria has put Puerto Rico at the center of the national conversation about the transition underway in the electric power sector and its impact on the evolving role of the utility.

2018 Solar Cost Reductions Will Offset Impact of New Tariffs on Panel Prices

Modular, pre-engineered and pre-assembled solar product to lower costs by additional $0.20/Wp in 2018, according to Rocky Mountain Institute and industry leaders

Baker Electric Inc. Kim Molzahn Receives Volunteer of the Year Award

Kim Molzahn Director of Human Resources received the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego Volunteer of the Year award at the 30th North County Philanthropy Council Volunteer Awards Luncheon.

LevelTen Energy Launches Dynamic Two-Sided Marketplace for Renewable Energy Procurement

Free marketplace delivers streamlined PPA process and innovative purchasing models through aggregation

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