How Cities can reach 100% Renewable Energy.

It's like having a blueprint to build a house, rather than just buying appliances, walls, and other parts. It is important to set out with a plan for what you want to end up with.

Is our current approach to energy sustainable?

It seems that we've proven ourselves exceptionally able in arguing with one another. The time for that has passed. Nature will act if we don't.

Big Data for Solar

Helping Fleet Managers Streamline Operations and Management Functions

Permanent Magnet Alternators for Wind Turbines

Permanent magnet alternators are very compact compared to asynchronous generators and allow simplified mechanical integration thanks to being direct-driving by the rotor.

SunPower Testing Batteries to Store Solar Power

SunPower Corp. (SPWR), the second-largest U.S. solar-panel maker, is testing power-storage systems in three countries to complement its residential systems, its chief executive officer said. The company is evaluating batteries in Germany, Australia and California and expects to have a product to sell to customers within the next couple of years, Chief Executive Officer Tom Wernersaid today in an interview at Bloomberg’s New York headquarters. Adding batteries to residential solar systems would let people power their homes at night with electricity generated during the day, decreasing demand for energy from the grid and creating a threat to utilities’ revenue, Werner said. California will require utilities to use storage by 2020 and Germany introduced incentives in May to promote wider use of the technology. “In the near term, we’re driven by policy,” he said. “In the long-term it’s economics.” The company, based in San Jose, California, gets at least 25 percent of its revenue from photovoltaic panels that end up on consumers’ rooftops. SolarCity Corp. (SCTY), which provides rooftop solar systems, began offering lithium-ion battery storage units made by Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) last week.

TrendForce: 2014 Three Major Trends of PV Energy – High-Efficiency Cell, Energy-Storage System, and

Demand from China, Japan, and USA will represent about 50% of the total worldwide market share in 2014. Due to the recovery of the European market and the rise of the emerging markets, supply and demand in the PV industry will be able to achieve equilibrium.

Canadian Solar Announces 100MW Module Supply Agreement with Zhenfa New Energy in China

"We are honored to be awarded this large module supply agreement by Zhenfa New Energy. It is another milestone for Canadian Solar's achievements in the Chinese market, where we see the market improving with better pricing and payment terms," said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar.

ReneSola's Virtus II PV Modules Installed at Temple University

The rooftop system was constructed at Edberg-Olson Hall, Temple University's main football practice facility, and is the first of its kind at a college or university in Philadelphia.

Unirac Awarded Contract to supply 1MW Ground Mount Tracker (GMT) for Installation at United States Gypsum Facility

The project broke ground late in November and is scheduled to be completed in January 2014.

New Solar Plant in El Centro, California Starts Operations

NADB is providing a $65 million loan for the construction of the facility ----The electricity produced by the project will be purchased by Imperial Irrigation District (IID)

Ascent Solar Expands Retail Distribution Network into Japan

The EnerPlex product line is quickly becoming recognized as the gold standard of solar-integrated consumer electronics, providing consumers with lightweight, powerful and extremely durable charging solutions for all their portable electronics.

Suniva Awarded $4.5 Million for Innovations in Solar Manufacturing

Next generation technology to reduce the cost of solar while increasing power

DOE Storage Report Confirms Storage Essential to Modern Grid

Agency Ready to Work With Industry to Tackle Key Challenges

Corvus to deploy $12M grid energy storage project for China's state grid utility

Corvus signs $12.5 million dollar grid energy storage contract

EU biofuels policy uncertainty continues

Lack of clarity at European level reinforces need for strong domestic policies

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