Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency Companies Raise Over $1 Billion in VC Funding in 1H 2017, Reports Mercom Capital Group
Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors for the second quarter and first half of 2017.
Department of Energy: This week, the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative launched its "Hit Me with Your SunShot" photo contest. It encourages photographers, both professional and amateur, to submit their shots of solar energy.
WorldWater & Solar Technologies, Inc. Introduces the Miniature Deployable Assistance Systems (MiDAS™) Unit that Prepares US Military for any Disaster
Princeton-based solar technology company rolls out their updated MiDAS™ unit that not only purifies water for drinking from any water source, but also generates energy for communications through solar power alone. WorldWater is training the US Army's REF personnel on this new equipment that will help ready them for all emergency situations.
18 months of meteorological data from over 200 devices in the U.S. Northwest now freely available to improve wind forecasting in areas of complex terrain
Natural Power's Irish office continues to expand with the appointment of Gael Gibson to the role of Principal Planner.
Phys.org: Solar cells can generate electricity in an environmentally friendly way, but current, complex fabrication costs make the technology expensive.
Solar DAO has announced dates for its crowdfunding campaign, offering investors a chance to support the construction of PV solar plant.
Despite the explosive growth, the problem of distributed PV is obvious. Low-efficiency, low-quality PV modules are flooding the market, while high-quality products are forced to go abroad.
Under a 25-year agreement, the University will purchase the entire output of a proposed 120-acre solar facility in Middlesex County. The solar facility, developed by Coronal Energy, will be constructed and owned by Dominion Energy. It will produce an estimated 15 megawatts of alternating current, or about 9 percent of the University's electric demand.
New, secondary warranties for solar panels come without deductibles
Looking forward, energy efficiency employers project the highest growth rate over the next 12 months (about 9 percent) while the [fossil] fuels sector reported it expects a decline in employment of about 3 percent over the same time period.
As the first of its kind in the industry, it can test large electrical equipment like a PV inverter turnkey station as large as 5MW and as heavy as 20 tons at a distance of 10m which is required by relevant standards.
Polysilicon prices are pressured by overseas light trading. Demand remains weak in overseas market due to the low utilization rates of oversea multi-crystalline wafer makers, pushing the buyers to propose lower polysilicon prices amid the glut. In China, the prices stabilize as the solid demand fails to boost the prices as buyers cannot afford more expensive polysilicon, hindered by the decreasing downstream product prices. For the suppliers, it is more important to secure the orders in August so as to keep the prices at the current level, despite the supply cut caused by their annual maintenance.
Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has appointed Stephen Trotter as its new Managing Director. He will be based out of the company's Global HQ at The Greenhouse near Castle Douglas.
Project will manage residential energy supply and demand using battery storage units
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