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Solar power advances possible with new 'double-glazing' device

Phys.org: A new 'double-glazing' solar power device – which is unlike any existing solar panel and opens up fresh opportunities to develop more advanced photovoltaics – has been invented by University of Warwick researchers.

Case Study: Whirlpool Corporation, Sustainability From Factory to Home

Whirlpool partnered with Schneider Electric to design an actionable, global sustainability strategy and implement it across 40 global manufacturing sites. The key to the success of the program is data.

The International Solar Alliance Becomes Legal December 6

The future of the International Solar Alliance, known as the ISA, looks bright. The organization is set to become official on Dec. 6, 2017. On the first day the ISA agreement was opened to other countries in Marrakesh, Morocco, it received 15 signatures.

Can We Harvest Energy from Space?

Harvesting energy from space might be a long way off, but there are many technologies that already exist to make this endeavor achievable. While we don't know the future of harvesting energy from space, it is stimulating to see such ideas.

The Sunshine for Mines Program

Sunshine for Mines works as a thought leadership group, industry consultant, and technical advisor for mining companies and mine sites that are interested in how renewable energy can help improve both their economic bottom line and their environmental bottom line.

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Recycled Mercedes Batteries Could Power Your House

Andrew Chesterton for The Motor Report: Mercedes-Benz is considering using old car batteries to power your house. The plan would see the German manufacturer rolling out a second-life program for its lithium-ion batteries to combat rival Tesla's Powerwall.

Kennedys, Kochs help kill planned wind farm off Cape Cod

Fox News: A plan to build scores of offshore, electricity-generating windmills within eyesight of the Kennedy compound and numerous other tony properties in one of America’s wealthiest, and most scenic areas, is officially dead in the water.

Solar powered smart windows break 11% efficiency

John Fitzgerald Weaver for Electrek: The smart window lowers building temperatures by shifting from clear to opaque under strong sunlight. When the shift to opaque occurs, the solar prototype begins electricity production.

Combining solar panels and agriculture makes land more productive

Karen Graham for Digital Journal: An agrophotovoltaics (APV) pilot project conducted at Lake Constance has proven that farming and the use of solar panels can be compatible.

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Powin Energy Sells 110MWh of Operating Projects and Pipeline to esVolta

esVolta also enters exclusive long-term procurement arrangement with Powin

Schneider Electric commits to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and reporting on its energy productivity journey

• Schneider Electric reaffirms its leadership position at forefront of global sustainability efforts by committing to The Climate Group's EP100 and RE100 initiatives

Five Per Cent is Not Enough for Canada

Canada's consumption of energy has decreased only 5% on a per-capita basis since it signed the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. Total consumption now is 71,000 kWh per person, according to federal data, but fossil fuels are increasing their market share over electricity from wind, solar and other renewable energies.

Solaria PowerXT® High-Efficiency Modules Added to Mosaic's Solar Financing Platform

Solaria, global provider of solar module technologies, and Mosaic, the leading provider of solar loan financing for homeowners, today announced that Solaria's PowerXT® modules have been added to the dynamic Mosaic solar financing platform.

Blue Pillar Recognized by JMP Securities "Efficient Fifty" as a Leading Private Company in Industrial and Energy Technology

Blue Pillar's Aurora™ Energy Network of Things™ platform and Energy Network-as-a-Service offering help energy providers drive a new era of efficiency and revenue-generating services

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POWER RAIL™ Commercial Mounting System

POWER RAIL™ Commercial Mounting System

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SolarEdge Technologies

SolarEdge Technologies

SolarEdge Technologies provides end-to-end distributed solar power harvesting and PV monitoring solutions, allowing maximum energy production for faster return on investment. The SolarEdge power optimizers perform MPPT per individual module while monitoring performance of each module. The highly efficient solar inverter is tailor-made to work with power optimizers. SolarEdge enables more power from any PV system, optimal roof utilization, a complete panel-level monitoring, and enhanced safety.