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Solar Energy Storage Problem May be Solved in New Single-System Technology

Generating power from the sun isn’t the problem. The technology has been there for decades. Storing that power efficiently, however, has been a challenge. Until now.

Talking Intersolar 2018 with Morningstar Corporation

Morningstar is involved in the largest rural electrification project in the world, in Peru, where the government is bringing solar electricity to over 175,000 homes plus community centers. Morningstar will be exhibiting at Intersolar Europe booth #B3.160

Quantum Dot Solar Cells Are Coming

A quantum dot solar cell (QDSC) is a solar cell that uses quantum dots as the captivating photovoltaic material. It is used to replace bulky materials such as silicon, or copper indium gallium selenide.

Talking Intersolar with OMG Roofing Products

OMG Roofing Products will be exhibiting at Intersolar North America Booth #9326

Talking Intersolar with MK Battery

MK Battery provides the highest quality and most environmentally responsible sealed battery solutions for specialized deep-cycle and standby power applications.

Talking Intersolar with Trojan Battery

Trojan Battery will be exhibiting at Intersolar & ees Europe Booth B1.460 as well as Intersolar & ees North America Booth #8220

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Seabased to Bring Wave Energy to the Caribbean

Bermuda General Agency has purchased two 20 MW wave parks from Seabased AB of Sweden. The company hopes to pivot the power source of the Caribbean islands from fossil fuels to renewable, sustainable energy from the ocean waves to the grid.

Globally unique electrified road enables fossil-free road transport

The electrified road works by transferring energy to the vehicle from a rail in the road through a movable arm. The arm detects the location of the rail in the road and as long as the vehicle is above the rail, the contact will be in a lowered position.

Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10.3 Million Worldwide in 2017

China, Brazil, the United States, India, Germany and Japan remain the world’s largest renewable energy employers, representing more than 70 per cent of all industry jobs globally.

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IGS SOLAR TURNS ON SOLAR ARRAY FOR ST. JAMES PARISH AND SCHOOLS

The two systems installed utilize a total of 1,224 panels, and is sized at 412 kW (DC). Combined, the buildings use 1.35 million kWh annually, and the arrays will meet approximately a third of that total annual electricity usage.

sonnen Closes New €60 Million Financing Round and Adds Shell Ventures as New Investor

sonnen is pleased to announce the closing of its latest financing round of €60 million, led by Shell Ventures and significantly supported by all existing investors. The investment enables sonnen to expand its strategy of rapid international growth and to further enhance its pioneering position as the "utility of the future."

Navigant Research Report Shows a New Generation of Projects Combining Energy Storage with Fossil Fuel Generators Is Shifting the Traditional Paradigm

Market conditions and policies are driving acquisitions and new hybrid projects from incumbent generator providers, and new products and services are emerging

Motorsport legend Jutta Kleinschmidt to speak at Electrify Europe

Kleinschmidt will participate in multiple sessions and judge the Electrify Innovation Challenge

Shine Campaign launches to end energy poverty by 2030

Campaign partners commit to increase energy access and meet the vision of Sustainable Goal 7: Access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

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