City of Taylors Falls, Minnesota to Host Community Virtual Solar Garden

Community Green Energy signs agreement with the City of Taylors Falls, Minnesota to develop Community Solar for the benefit of City and its residents and small businesses.

JuiceBox Energy and Simmitri Offer Energy Storage Innovation to Silicon Valley Solar Customers

JuiceBox Energy, a privately-held Silicon Valley company committed to providing safe, reliable, intelligent, and connected energy storage, and Simmitri Inc., a provider of sustainable energy solutions, have partnered to offer Silicon Valley customers the JuiceBox Energy storage system.

Successful Test Results Position Giga Solar® Lightweight Solar Modules to Revolutionize Rooftop Solar

Innovative solar module reduces the cost of solar electricity

The oil industry has invented an ironic new use for solar power

Cassie Werber for Quartz:  There’s a huge project taking shape in the deserts of Oman. It will extract crude oil from the ground by pumping vast quantities of steam into it. To produce the steam, water will be brought to a boil using as much as a gigawatt of energy. The source of that energy: the sun. Using solar power to get fossil fuels out of the ground will strike some as ironic—especially since, if that method weren’t available, the high cost of extracting the oil might lead to more pressure to use cleaner energy sources, such as solar, instead. But GlassPoint, the American company behind the new technology, says that the project and others like it will help fossil-fuel drillers limit carbon emissions. The process of “enhanced oil recovery,” where steam is used to loosen thick oil and make it easier to pump, usually involves burning natural gas to heat water. GlassPoint says its technology can cut that gas consumption, and the consequent carbon emissions, by   up to 80%.   Cont'd...

WINAICO recognised as a genuine solar producer by the European Commission

WINAICO has been recognised as a genuine solar producer exporting Taiwanese-made modules to the European market, and will not be affected by European Commission's extended measures into anti-dumping duties on imports of solar products originated from China

THE INCREASING EFFICIENCY OF THE BiSoN BIFACIAL PV MODULE, NOW REACHING 300 WP ON THE FRONT

Thanks to the recent high efficiency achievements of the BiSoN Cell with 5.17 W on the front side, produced at MegaCell's Italian factory and equipped with four busbars, it is now possible to produce a bifacial 300 Wp module with 60 cells.

Intersolar North America 2016 to Highlight the Record-Breaking Growth and Emerging Opportunities in U.S. Solar Market

Speaking Abstracts for Ninth Annual Conference Due March 12

Solar Energy Legislation Passes Washington State House of Representatives; Three-Year Deadlock Ended

Rep. Jeff Morris comments on the passage of his Solar Legislation

Sampling And Chemical Analysis Of Solar Heat Transfer Fluids

Heat transfer fluids (HTFs) are used in a variety of processes to connect a source of heat with a system requiring thermal energy and are commonly used in CSP plants.

Employment Opportunities In The Energy & Sustainability Industry

For those seeking employment in the Energy & Sustainability Industry, I would recommend the LEED certification as well as the Certified Energy Manager certification (CEM). Both of these on a resume make a candidate within the industry considerably more attractive.

New Expanded Midwest Solar Expo: NABCEP workshops, Storage Symposium, and More

The 2016 Midwest Solar Expo is returning to Minnesota with an expanded 3-day format.

Coalition of US states pledge to accelerate renewable energy efforts

Oliver Milman for The Guardian:  A bipartisan group of governors from 17 states has pledged to accelerate their efforts to create a green economy in the US by boosting renewables, building better electricity grids and cutting emissions from transport. An accord signed by the governors states that the US must “embrace a bold vision of the nation’s energy future” by reducing emissions, transitioning to clean energy sources and ensuring that infrastructure isn’t risked by extreme weather events such as floods and wildfires. The agreement sets out commitments to expand renewable energy and energy efficiency and integrate solar and wind generation into electricity grids. These grids will be “modernized”, the accord states, to improve energy reliability.   Cont'd...

Trina Solar Named as World's Most Bankable PV Module Manufacturer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance

The report (available through BNEF subscription) details the findings of a survey conducted by BNEF to identify which module manufacturers are most likely to obtain non-recourse debt financing by commercial banks.

SolarCity Selects Battery System for Kauaʻi Co-op Solar Storage Project

SolarCity has selected Tesla Energy to supply the batteries for a first-of-its-kind solar array and energy storage system to be built for Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC).

Largest Electricity Co-Op in the US Connects Its Biggest Solar Installation to Date

Builder Homesite, Inc. Expects to Offset 80% of Its Electric Costs by Using Solar Power

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