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How Can Solar Water Heaters Become Standard in Residential Homes?

A solar water heater can reduce a homeowner's water heating bills by 50% to 80% on average. Though the equipment may cost more than a basic water heating system, the long-term cost savings are crucial to acknowledge.

Lithium Iron Batteries for Energy Storage

The Lithium Iron technology possesses superior thermal and chemical stability, which provides better safety characteristics. Lithium phosphate cells are incombustible, and are more stable under overcharge or short circuit conditions.

Solar Spotlight: Back Off Gas-Powered Generators, A New Backup is in the House!

A New Jersey family will no longer need gas-powered generators during outages. The installation of SMA’s Sunny Boy Storage with Automatic Backup Unit in their residence will provide them with backup power – and peace of mind – during emergencies.

World first: Siemens Gamesa begins operation of its innovative electrothermal energy storage system

- Innovative storage technology as key to the next step in the energy transition - Newly-opened pilot plant in Hamburg-Altenwerder can store 130 MWh of energy for up to one week – target is storage capacity in the gigawatt hour range - An electric thermal energy sto

Making Batteries Safer, More Reliable: SD Mines Researchers Focus on Solid-State Battery Technology

Researchers at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology create center to research development of safer and more reliable solid-state batteries.

How Solar Professionals Can Find Opportunity in the Healthcare Industry

Due to the cultural wave happening that’s popularizing renewable energy, solar power could become accessible in all areas. If you’re a solar professional, then you may have the opportunity to take part in this very important and necessary change within the medical field.

The Convergence of the Roofing and Solar Industries

Solar products are typically warranted for 25 years, the best time to install solar is when, or as soon after as possible, a new roof is installed. From the customer’s perspective, finding one contractor who can install both the roof and solar simplifies their experience.

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NREL Announces Finalists in Round 1 of American-Made Solar Prize

Ten Teams Selected in Competition Designed to Accelerate Innovation and Boost Solar Manufacturing

MassRobotics, MassCEC Bring the Worlds of Robotics and Clean Energy Together

"The cleantech sector is ideal for robotics innovation. We believe disruptive ideas will come from startups committed to solving energy challenges using robots, and we want to provide an environment for them at MassRobotics"

World's Largest Renewable Energy Storage Project Announced in Utah

Grid-scale energy storage with renewable hydrogen production and utilization forms core of Advanced Clean Energy Storage project in central Utah

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Soltage Secures Growth Funding from Prudential Capital Group

Funds to fuel leading independent power producer's continued market expansion and corporate growth.

Q CELLS earns Top Performer recognition in 2019 PV Module Reliability Scorecard published by PVEL and DNV GL

The Company's Q PEAK DUO high performance module series was selected as a Top Performer by PVEL and DNV GL, marking the fourth year in a row in which Q CELLS has attained Top Performer status.

SW/TCH Maritime Funds the Construction of the First Zero-Emissions e-Ferry in the US, Powered by Hydrogen Fuel Cell

SW/TCH is offering dedicated, zero-emission (and zero-traffic) waterway commuting solutions to cities and companies with bold sustainability goals.

Dividend Finance and Sense Partner to Offer Solar Installers a New Approach to Engaging Customers Through Home Energy Monitoring

Solar installers that integrate Sense into their product offerings see more customer engagement during the critical pre-installation period, maximizing sales conversion and customer satisfaction.

West Valley-Mission Community College District Commits to Solar Expansion Project with SunPower that Includes Battery Storage

Expected to Save the District $34 Million in Electricity Costs Over 25 Years

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Download Flow Energy Guide - Written by Engineers For Engineers. Learn how to save on energy costs by optimizing your facility flows that impact costs like compressed air, natural gas, steam, and hot or chilled water.

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QuickBOLT

QuickBOLT

Today, QuickBOLT has a wide range of innovative products for mounting solar panels onto residential roofs. QuickBOLT can produce custom products from start to finish in 60 days and are continually working with installers to deliver the exact products needed for any type of roof.