U.S. Solar Market Adds 10.6 GW of PV in 2017, Community Solar Soars

While overall growth was down from the 15 GW installed in the record-shattering 2016, last year's capacity addition still represents 40 percent growth over 2015's installation total.

Geothermal Tax Credits Reinstated

The newly reinstated tax credit is a positive step that further aligns geothermal as a significant energy source for the market. The tax break will drive sales in the industry and encourage people to adopt geothermal systems.

Hawaiian Electric, Amber Kinetics Begin Kinetic Energy Storage Demonstration with Elemental Excelerator Support

The five-ton flywheel stores electricity as rotational kinetic energy and is capable of charging and discharging for multiple duty cycles per day with no loss of capacity. The environmentally friendly system is 98 percent steel that can be recycled at the end of its 30-year

World's First Energy Storage Fund to List in London

Jeremy Hodges & Anna Hirtenstein for Bloomberg Markets: The London-based private-equity firm is seeking to raise 100 million pounds from the initial public offering expected later this month on the London Stock Exchange. The fund will invest in large-scale batteries.

Atlanta's first Smart Neighborhood™ features latest smart-home technologies

Power Smart Neighborhood, a part of Pulte's Altus at the Quarter development, is located in Atlanta's Upper West Side, one of the city's most vibrant and popular areas.

The Wadesboro Solar Farm Touts Quick Installation and Big Benefits for the Community

Anson County will increase its property tax revenue by more than 98%. Before the solar farm, the county received around $700 each year in property taxes from the previous landowner. Upon completion in December 2017, the solar farm is now taking in about $32,000 annually.

Integrating Renewable Energy into the Grid

Utilities and system operators are searching for cost-effective and reliable solutions. I think energy storage - batteries in particular - are at price points now where they represent a cost effective solution.

GE Announces Innovative Energy Storage Platform Called the Reservoir

The Reservoir seamlessly integrates across the Grid to enable customers to increase Renewables integration, improve financial performance, enhance grid operations, reduce energy costs and enable more distributed, local generation

Europe Blows Away the Competition

The low cost of European offshore wind energy is the result of several factors, including advanced turbine technology, the availability of specialty construction vessels, concentrated supply chain expertise and consistent policy support.

Taking Microgrids to the Next Level With Li-ion Energy Storage

To convince investors of the business case, energy storage must deliver a high return on investment in terms of substantial savings and operational advantages. Equally, there can be no reduction in reliability and power quality.

Local Energy Marketplaces: An Emerging Business Model Powered by Digital

Utility companies have mastered integrating solar and wind, the main utility-scale renewables, into the power grid. Integrating distributed renewable resources--such as rooftop solar, Tesla Powerwalls, micro CHPs - is still a challenge.

The Cummins Carport Project - a Park@Sol Success Story

Solar racking on carports is an innovative way to derive clean energy, reduce other energy costs, and keep cars and people shaded, and the Cummins carport project met all these goals!

Indian River Bio-Refinery in Florida to Be Converted to Innovative Eco-District

Once Complete, the Indian River Eco-District Plans to Become a Positive Showcase of Multiple Sustainable Businesses Operating Cohesively with the Local Community.

GE Announces Haliade-X, the World's Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine

Featuring a 12 MW direct drive generator and an industry leading gross capacity factor of 63 percent, the Haliade-X will produce 45 percent more energy than any other offshore turbine available today.

SUNNY RENAISSANCE: EUROPEAN PV MARKET GROWING

Europe in particular is witnessing a new PV boom. In 2018, experts expect deployment to exceed 10 GW for the first time in years. Last year the European solar market already recorded annual growth of 28 percent, based on deployment of 8.61 GW.

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