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The Trade Show You Shouldn’t Miss – CES

There Is no experience like CES with the largest global gathering of innovation and the connected future of technology with 4,000 exhibiting companies—600 of which are new.

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.

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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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.

Could Tesla Power its Electric Truck with Solar Panels?

Rhett Alain for Wired: How much power and how much energy (those are two different things) could you get from solar panels on the trailer?

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Inspire Launches Do The Bright Thing to Empower Our Next Generation of Cleantech Leaders

Inspire, a clean energy company launches Do The Bright Thing, a new program focused on empowering our next generation of cleantech leaders. The company pledges to donate $1 for every new Inspire member.

HOMER Pro Now Integrates Two Popular Solar System Software Design Tools

The latest release of HOMER Pro, the leading software for modeling hybrid renewable energy systems, now integrates solar configuration data from HelioScope and PVsyst, two solar system design tools used widely in the solar industry.

Parks Associates Announces Agenda for Ninth-Annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer

Research firm reveals strong consumer interest in energy management use cases connected to the smart home

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