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A Battery for Hire: AC Vs. DC Coupling for Solar + Energy Storage Projects

Although the phrase “solar + storage” is thrown around in energy circles frequently, little attention is usually given to what kind of solar + storage people are actually referring. Generally speaking, solar + storage can be configured in three possible ways

Want sustained solar growth? Just add energy storage.

Solar resources will need to provide firm, flexible energy commitments even when the sun goes down, as well as critical grid services like frequency regulation and spinning reserves to stabilize the grid.

What is Energy Sprawl?

Energy sprawl is the product of the total amount of energy produced annually and the land-use concentration of production. Basically, this means the amount of energy that can be produced in a given amount of space.

Solar and Onshore Wind Leading as Cheapest Source of New Bulk Power

Every half year, BloombergNEF runs its Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) analysis, a worldwide assessment of the cost competitiveness of different power generating and energy storage technologies – excluding subsidies.

Preparing For NEC 2017

NEC 2017 690.12 is a listed provision for module level control on PV arrays installed on or in buildings, but its implementation was delayed. That provision goes live in January 2019, updating the PV Rapid Shutdown System (PVRSS) requirements.

Cloud County Community College Goes Solar

New solar energy courses—spurred by the installation of a new on-campus solar site—will train students for high-tech, high-wage jobs in the exciting, emerging solar industry through innovative teaching and educational partnerships.

Concentrator Photovoltaics Shows Peak Performance - Module Efficiency Reaches 41.4 %

In the EU-funded project CPVMatch, a consortium of research institutions and companies has demonstrated how to optimize both of these aspects and thus better exploit the potential of this technology.

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Tesla slashes prices on home solar systems to spur sales

Effective on Thursday, price quotes for potential solar customers will be between $3,000 and $5,000 lower, representing savings of about 15 to 25 percent.

NREL Identifies Where New Solar Technologies Can Be Flexible

Rigid silicon solar panels dominate the utility and residential markets, but opportunity exists for thin-film photovoltaic and emerging technologies notable for being lightweight and flexible

Stanford researchers develop a rooftop device that can make solar power and cool buildings

Tom Abate for Stanford News: A new rooftop device under development will be able to produce electricity from sunlight while also beaming heat directly into space to cool buildings.

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Cost of UK large-scale solar could drop below £40MWh by 2030

Effective policy needed to deliver cheapest solar for economy & consumers

SolarEdge Products in the US to comply with the NEC 2017 Update and Rule 21 Phase 3

SolarEdge Leads in Compliancy for Newest Advanced Safety and Grid Requirements

RGS Energy's POWERHOUSE™ Partner Risen Ranked Among Top Three Solar PV Module Manufacturers

This achievement reflects Risen Energy's outstanding success in developing industry-leading PV module technology and delivering professional project services.

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