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GRID Alternatives–SolarCorps Workforce and Volunteer Fellow *Denver and Nationwide Positions*
Post Date: June 22, 2017 Job Title: SolarCorps Fellowship Program Volunteer Fellow Location:  Denver, CO and Nationwide Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/work-at-grid*protected email*(No Calls Please) About the SolarCorps Fellowship Program: GRID Alternatives’ SolarCorps Fellowship Program is an opportunity for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join GRID Alternatives for thirteen months. Fellows will gain [...]
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LivSolar– Residential and Commercial Sales Rep
Post Date: June 22, 2017 Job Title: Residential and Commercial Sales Rep Location:  Denver, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Please submit resume to *protected email*  (No Calls Please) Liv Solar sells, designs, and installs residential and commercial solar systems across Colorado. We are looking for an experienced Solar Sales Rep in metro Denver and surrounding areas including Fort Collins. We will respond to all inquiries after July 4, 2017. The post LivSolar– Residential a [...]
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Researchers Win DOE Grant for Solar Communications Security System
A three-year study to develop a generic cybersecurity system for monitoring communications between distributed resource energy generators — including solar — and the grid is being developed by the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, under a $900,000 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant.   [...]
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Letter from the Editor: Innovation in Renewables
I’ve been thinking a lot about innovation this month. I wrote about how wind construction companies are innovating to lower costs in our cover story and talked about that in my video above. But I’m also thinking about BIG innovation — the world-changing kind. In April, I attended the Powering Progress Together (PPT) forum, hosted by Shell and the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). Visionaries from both organizations presented their views of the future of energy. Cho Khong, Chief Political Ana [...]
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First Glance — Here Are the Proposed Houses for Solar Decathlon 2017
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Notes from the Solar Underground: At the Intersection of Innovation, Technology and Market, the Market Decides
Whether the market makes a flawed decision or not, the market is always the decider, and whether its decisions are based on price, personal beliefs, wanting to be part of the newest trend or fad or technology direction or for any number of other reasons, the market is the ultimate judge of whether a product or technology will meet success or fade away. [...]
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Boulder County Launches EnergySmart IQ
Boulder County’s EnergySmart service just released the EnergySmart IQ (Income Qualified) Solar PV Rebate to help Boulder County residents afford the solar array they have always wanted. Eligible Boulder County residents can now apply for and receive $1/watt up to $3,000 to aid them in purchasing or leasing rooftop solar. Boulder County works to make solar PV accessible to all and understands that for many county homeowners the cost of a system is a bit too much of a hurdle. Please use this re [...]
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Solar Decathlon Teams Enter Construction Phase; Readying for October Competition
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 is coming to Denver in October, and teams are building their entries to be ready for the competition. [...]
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Listen Up: The Solar Coaster
Energy and environmental trends are our friends when it comes to the long-term future of the solar industry. For more about the next dip on the Solar Coaster, Listen Up to the Energy Show on Renewable Energy World. [...]
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Recycled EV Batteries Will Be Paired with Residential Solar in UK Trial
A new trial in the UK will explore the performance of recycled EV batteries in residential solar+storage systems. U.K.-based Powervault this week said it reached an agreement to reuse Renault’s EV batteries in 50 trail units at homes of customers who already have solar installed.  [...]
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CO Businesses Vow to Reach Paris Climate Goals Despite Trump
DENVER – Colorado companies including Western Union, New Belgium Brewing and several ski resorts have joined hundreds of U.S. mayors, governors and chief executives, all promising to make good on the nation’s commitment to reach climate goals set in Paris. A letter – including signatures from such high-profile brands as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nestle, Target and Wrangler – was released Monday. Rebecca Cantwell, director of the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Associatio [...]
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3@3 on Solar PV: Trade Case, Paris Agreement, Climate Change
Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the global solar industry for three minutes each. [...]
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Technical Masking in Solar PV — What Is Really Behind the Curtain?
One of the most vexing issues in the PV industry today is that of technical masking. Masking is all about accurately identifying technical issues, finding what is behind the curtain, the unseen, what is real but not being measured, and what is taking place that is not being accounted for. [...]
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Trina IBC Solar Cell Record 'Significant'
The recent announcement by Trina Solar that it had reached a new solar conversion efficiency record of 24.13 percent in a Changzhou, China laboratory for an interdigitated back contact (IBC) mono-crystalline silicon cell, is a “significant achievement,” according to a U.S. laboratory analyst. “The efficiency is significant given the size of the cell at six inches,” says Abasifreke Ebong, a professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of North Car [...]
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GRID Alternatives – SolarCorps Fellowship Program Assistant Fellow
Post Date: June 2, 2017 Job Title:  SolarCorps Fellowship Program Assistant Fellow Location:  Denver, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/work-at-grid*protected email*(No Calls Please) About the SolarCorps Fellowship Program: GRID Alternatives’ SolarCorps Fellowship Program is an opportunity for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join GRID Alternatives for thirteen months. Fellows will gain valuable exper [...]
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GRID Alternatives – SolarCorps Fellowship Program Warehouse Assistant Fellow
  Post Date: June 2, 2017 Job Title: SolarCorps Fellowship Program Warehouse Assistant Fellow Location:  Denver, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/work-at-grid*protected email*(No Calls Please) About the SolarCorps Fellowship Program: GRID Alternatives’ SolarCorps Fellowship Program is an opportunity for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join GRID Alternatives for thirteen months. Fellows will gain [...]
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GRID Alternatives – SolarCorps Fellowship Program Construction Fellow
Post Date: June 2, 2017 Job Title: SolarCorps Fellowship Program Warehouse Construction Fellow Location:  Denver, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/work-at-grid*protected email*(No Calls Please) About the SolarCorps Fellowship Program: GRID Alternatives’ SolarCorps Fellowship Program is an opportunity for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join GRID Alternatives for thirteen months. Fellows will gain val [...]
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GRID Alternatives – Solar Installation Supervisor
Post Date: June 2, 2017 Job Title: Solar Installation Supervisor Location:  Denver, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/work-at-grid*protected email*(No Calls Please) Description: GRID Alternatives Colorado is seeking a full-time, experienced Solar Installation Supervisor to oversee all aspects of PV installations for low-income families in Colorado. This position will be responsible for leading commercial scale proj [...]
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US Residential Solar Market Slides for the First Time in 16 Years
The U.S. residential solar market is projected to contract in 2017 after at least 16 straight years of growth, reflecting a shift in sales strategies by some major installers and increasing pressure from utilities to adjust incentives. [...]
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Shaw Solar– Residential and Commercial Sales Associate
Post Date: June 1, 2017 Job Title: Residential and Commercial Sales Associate Location:  Durango, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to *protected email* (No Calls Please) Come live and work in beautiful Durango, Colorado!  We are looking for a bright, energetic and highly experienced solar advocate to join our sales team.  This is not an entry-level position.  Responsibilities would include anything and everything required to promote the [...]
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Smart Solar Ensures Services at Remote Communities across the World
The Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as one of the hottest topics, covering home security systems to refrigerators that tell you when to buy milk. The technology, which extends connectivity and computing capability to devices that are not normally considered computers and allows these devices to generate and exchange data with minimal human intervention, is now integrated into off-grid solar, creating “smart” solar. [...]
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Neoen Picks Schneider Electric To Support 750 MW of Solar on Three Continents
French IPP Neoen, and energy management company Schneider Electric last week signed a 750 MW Conext SmartGen multi-year framework agreement that covers solar assets on three continents.  The scope includes: conversion stations composed of 1500V inverters, medium voltage switchgear, transformers, and complete monitoring and control system, as well as lifecycle maintenance services.   [...]
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SolarWorld Joins Case Seeking U.S. Duties on Cheap Solar Imports
SolarWorld AG’s U.S. unit joined a trade case asking the federal government to impose duties on low-cost imports that have fueled a nationwide boom in solar installations. The company, which filed a separate trade complaint that led to U.S. tariffs on Chinese panels in 2012, become a co-petitioner Thursday in Suniva Inc.’s case before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Suniva, a bankrupt Georgia manufacturer, initiated the complaint in April, saying it’s impossible to [...]
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UK Breaks Solar Record; Generates 24 Percent of Power from Solar
On Friday, May 26, on what was expected to be one of the hottest days of the year, solar panels in the UK generated a record amount of power, enough to meet almost 25 percent of demand. This is according to data compiled by National Grid Plc and Sheffield University. At noon London-time, 8.75 GW of power was being generated by the solar PV, breaking a previous record of 8.49 GW, overtaking nuclear power in the country.   [...]
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