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US Interior Department Scientist Speaks Out Against Reassignment
20 Jul 2017 at 10:27am
I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen. Reluctantly, as of today, I am also a whistleblower on an administration that chooses silence over science.
Likana Solar Thermal Project in Chile┬áReceives Environmental Approval
20 Jul 2017 at 6:19am
SolarReserve yesterday said its 390-MW Likana concentrating solar power plant received environmental approval from the Chilean government.
Next Level Design ? New-School Solar Software Providers Take on the Incumbents
18 Jul 2017 at 1:05pm
The market for solar PV design software has opened up significantly in the past five years. New offerings have taken off in that time, and they range from fully integrated systems offering one-stop functionality, to niche services that are hyper-focused on one segment of the design process.
Florida Storage Project to Demonstrate 250-kW/1-MWh Tesla Powerpack
18 Jul 2017 at 7:18am
Atlanta-based utility Southern Company and its Gulf Power subsidiary last week said it has launched an energy storage research project in Pensacola, Fla. The project will test and evaluate a 250-kW/1-MW Tesla Powerpack lithium-ion industrial energy storage system over a two-year period.
New Way to Predict When Electric Cars, Home Batteries Become Cost Effective
18 Jul 2017 at 7:03am
The future cost of energy storage technologies can now be predicted under different scenarios, thanks to a new tool created by Imperial researchers. Using a large database, the team can predict how much consumers will have to pay in the future for energy storage technologies based on cumulative installed capacity, current cost and future investment.
Solar Thermal Plants Aim to Keep Lights on at Night in Middle East
18 Jul 2017 at 5:29am
Solar plants that supply electricity at competitive prices after the sun goes down are about to become a reality in the Middle East, according to one of the region?s biggest developers of power plants.
Adapting to a Renewable-rich Grid: Businesses Embrace Building Management Sol...
17 Jul 2017 at 5:55am
Transitioning to the energy landscape of the future is oftentimes distilled down to a rise in renewable power generation. But the reality is that myriad industries are evolving and contributing to the foundations of a cleaner future.
Panasonic Joins Push to Put Photovoltaics on More Car Roofs
17 Jul 2017 at 3:53am
Panasonic Corp. sees the future of solar on car rooftops. The Osaka-based electronics maker has started producing a 180-watt array of solar cells that can be fixed to the roof of an automobile.
From the Editor: Digital Everything
14 Jul 2017 at 12:59pm
How many times do you hear about the future of energy, the next generation of power applications or the future utility business model? Like me, you?re probably getting a little tired of it.
Want Distributed Solar in Urban Areas? BIPV Takes the Lead
13 Jul 2017 at 1:51pm
The stars are aligned for a breakthrough of small-scale solar energy in urban areas. This could completely change the world, the planet's source of energy generation and save the environment.
Campaign Launches To Tell Clean Energy Jobs Story: Site Visits, Turbine Climb...
13 Jul 2017 at 11:53am
On Wednesday July 12 in San Francisco, U.S. clean energy organizations including American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Wind Energy Foundation (WEF) and NEXTracker gathered to launch Renewable Energy Jobs Communications Campaign.
This campaign steering committee, working in partnership with The Solar Foundation, Advanced Energy Economy and VoteSolar, will organize a series of approximately two dozen events over 18 months in targeted locations across the country to highlight wind and solar jobs and economic development. Leveraging manufacturing plant tours, solar plant openings, wind turbine climbs, trade shows, and other industry-related events, the group will gather stories and produce videos, photos and infographics and disseminate them widely through earned media and social media.
Federal Funding to Support 48 Projects Advancing Solar Technologies
13 Jul 2017 at 6:48am
The U.S. Department of Energy yesterday said it will allocate $46.2 million for 48 projects as part of its SunShot Initiative. These projects are intended to develop innovative, early-stage solar power technologies, which are aimed at lowering costs and improving reliability and efficiency.
Financing Energy Storage Projects: Assessing Risks ? Part Two
13 Jul 2017 at 4:48am
In many ways, energy storage projects are no different than a typical project finance transaction. Project finance is an exercise in risk allocation. Financings will not close until all risks have been catalogued and covered. However, there are some unique features to energy storage with which investors and lenders will have to become familiar.
Financing Energy Storage Projects: Assessing Risks ? Part One
12 Jul 2017 at 5:57am
Technological and cost breakthroughs are expected to lead to rapid growth in the number of utility and behind-the-meter storage projects. Industry insiders say the energy storage market in 2017 feels like the rise of the solar industry in the late 2000s.
SolarEdge Launches First PV Inverter-Integrated EV Charger
11 Jul 2017 at 10:42am
At Intersolar North America in San Francisco this week, SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. is unveiling what it says is the world?s first inverter-integrated electric vehicle (EV) charger.