Alternative Energy - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Are Sulfur Flow Batteries the Answer?

In a flow battery, both the anode and cathode are liquid electrolytes. The anode in this case is sulfur dissolved in water, while the cathode is an aerated liquid salt solution that takes up and releases oxygen.

Solar + Storage Solutions

We’re increasingly seeing solar developers including energy storage as a standard offer in their customer proposals, rather than talking about energy storage as a future option, as we saw for the past two years.

Wunder Capital Is Revolutionizing the Commercial Solar Market

Wunder Capital’s Lead Director of Finance, Noah Kirsch, sits down with AltEnergy Magazine to discuss Wunder Capitall’s approach to the small commercial solar market.

The Race for Battery Manufacturing Capacity: Ultra-Fast Charging Potential

Speculation on what the loss of control of battery manufacturing capacity could mean for western nations is rife. From limited access to affordable and sustainable EV’s due to lack of battery supply, to potential loss of control over the critical resource of energy storage

Solar Industry Unveils Campaign to Streamline Solar Permitting

With the support of industry leaders, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and The Solar Foundation today are unveiling the Solar Automated Permit Processing (SolarAPP) initiative, which will streamline permitting and slash the cost of solar installations.

Case Study: Living Off-Grid

Melinda and Ezra Auerbach began living off grid on Lasqueti Island in the 1970’s. Since then, their lifestyle has literally evolved from kerosene and candles to dishwashers and Wi-Fi.

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Solar Power International & ESI

Solar Power International & ESI will take place in Anaheim, CA September 24th - 27th. This AltEnergyMag.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Shell and NREL Launch Cleantech Incubator: Shell GameChanger™ Accelerator Powered by NREL

Program will work with companies developing novel energy storage and distribution solutions

Department of Energy Announces New Projects to Extend Grid Energy Storage

Awardees will develop energy storage systems to provide reliable, affordable power to the electric grid for up to 100 hours, enhancing grid resilience and performance.

Xcel Energy is the First U.S. Utility to Operate Drones beyond Line of Sight for Ongoing Inspections

In one of the most significant advancements of unmanned aircraft under development by a U.S. utility, Xcel Energy is operating drones beyond visual line of sight during ongoing inspections of transmission lines near Denver.

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SEIA Unveils Brand New Membership Structure, Streamlined Online Form

New Basic Membership Option Makes It Easier, Cheaper Than Ever to JoinANAHEIM, Calif. - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today announced the roll out of an updated membership structure that makes it easier and more affordable than ever to join the national trade association for the U.S. solar industry and that gives existing members a way to save money by referring their industry partners. The new structure introduces a Basic level membership for just $750 per year, and a new Premium level of membership - Watt membership - for $4,500 per year. These changes lower the barriers to join SEIA for smaller companies and for those just entering the industry, aiding SEIA's advocacy efforts as the voice of the entire U.S. solar industry. "By expanding our offerings, we can bring more solar companies into the SEIA fold, ultimately strengthening our voice in Washington, D.C. and in state capitals across the country," said Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA's president and CEO. "This is a significant shift in strategy for SEIA that will not only help us boost our influence, but also make us work more democratically, creating opportunity for companies of all kinds to engage in their own advocacy." The new structure provides Basic level members with access to valuable tools and materials, including SEIA's Federal Tax Manual, webinars, the SEIA Sphere, and Division calls and meetings. Additionally, SEIA is introducing a new online form on its website to make it quicker and easier to join the association. The "Join SEIA" landing page has also been updated with key information to make it more streamlined and easier to access. These updates are effective immediately for new members. For current members, the new membership structure will take effect upon their 2019 renewal date. This change also includes new Membership Referral and Ambassador Programs, which allow SEIA members to earn discounts on their dues, event tickets, sponsorship opportunities and more, by recruiting new companies to join SEIA. ### About SEIA®: Celebrating its 44th anniversary in 2018, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, which now employs more than 250,000 Americans. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to build jobs and diversity, champion the use of cost-competitive solar in America, remove market barriers and educate the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org. Media Contact: Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Communications Manager, mlyons@seia.org (202) 556-2872

World's tallest floating wind turbines to be powered by ABB transformers

Breakthrough transformer solution from ABB helps to tap new offshore regions for wind park development

TUV Rheinland Issues Its First UL9540 Certificate to Sungrow ST548KWH-250 ESS Solution for US C&I Market

Hanergy Showcases its Pioneering Energy Solutions at Solar Power International 2018

Accelerates its expansion plan in North America

LG's Industry-Leading Solar Panel Modules Featured At 2018 Solar Power International

Company Highlights Award-Winning High-Efficiency Solar Panels, New Energy Storage Solutions, American Module Assembly

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Sun Xtender Batteries

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