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How to Drive Down Solar Prices in Today’s Market
With soft costs making up the highest percentage of solar costs, how can the market affect the soft cost segment? [...]
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Why Solar SCADA is Taking Center Stage in Grid Modernization
While solar monitoring is not new, solar supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), with the emphasis on the "supervisory control" function is much less common today. [...]
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Why Cities of the Global South Need Solar
In a report released yesterday, the World Resources Institute recommended solutions that urban centers of the global south can focus on to improve energy access for under-served residents. [...]
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JinkoSolar Incentivizes Customers Using Commercial PACE Financing
At Solar Power International in Las Vegas today, JinkoSolar said it will incentivize its customers who use commercial PACE financing — a program that is growing in popularity in the U.S. [...]
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Editor's Letter: If We Could Talk to the Batteries…
One year ago, at Solar Power International 2016, I helped Julia Hamm, CEO of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) with a keynote "skit" in which I was a reporter interviewing a homeowner about her awareness of her energy use. The year was supposed to be 2026. [...]
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This Is ‘Game Changing’ for Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage
Renewable Energy World recently reported on a potential solar software update that was called “game changing” for energy storage. Now that update is here. [...]
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Listen Up: Energy Storage is the Home Appliance of the Future
Twenty years ago, the problem with rooftop solar was that customers needed a large collection of lead acid batteries to store their daytime energy and use this energy at night. But simple net metering rules made it possible for the electric grid to function as a 100 percent efficient storage device.  [...]
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A Ribbon Cutting and a Sneak Peek — The Latest from Solar Decathlon 2017 Teams
Here are a couple of updates on teams competing in this year's Solar Decathlon in Denver in October. [...]
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What Does the Future of Residential Solar Look Like?  — The Motley Fool
The industry will take a path similar to home construction or roofing today, with local contractors doing most of the work to install solar modules. The role of the large solar company will be to provide solutions and sales leads. And in that sense it's less clear who will take market share and create value for investors. [...]
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Hybrid Office Building Cuts Cord to Electricity Grid
A four-story office building powered by a combination of thermal and PV solar and wind energy in South Australia has cut its connection to the electricity grid in what its owners claim to be a world first. [...]
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Comcast Taps Solar for Smart Home Services
Sunrun yesterday said it has reached an agreement with Comcast for the solar and storage company to be the exclusive solar provider for Comcast Cable. [...]
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Colorado State University RFP
Colorado State University is seeking proposals from experienced firms to enter into one or more contracts involving a qualified supplier to facilitate the purchase of renewable electricity by Colorado State University (CSU).  For the purpose of this RFP renewable electricity will be defined as electricity generated by either wind or solar resources. The Request for Proposals (RFP) is attached for your reference. Both documents are identical. Proposals are due no later than Thursday, October 5 [...]
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Why Energy Traders Got the Eclipse So Wrong
Grid operators and traders thought they were totally prepped for the historic U.S. solar eclipse. There was just this one thing they didn’t completely factor in: “irregular human-behavior patterns.”   [...]
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Sungevity Brand Returns Via Solar Spectrum-Horizon Merger
Solar Spectrum, a clean-energy company backed by private equity firm Northern Pacific Group, bought residential system provider Horizon Solar Power. [...]
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CED Greentech Commercial Driver
Post Date: August 21, 2017 Job Title: Commercial Driver Location:  Denver, CO To Apply: Please contact Derek Nayden with CED Greentech at *protected email* CED Greentech Denver is seeking candidates for delivery drivers in our rapid growing solar business. This full time position will provide training for the right motivated individuals ranging from delivery, warehouse operations, customer service, safety, receiving, and shipping. Candidates will be placed in a fast paced environment and will [...]
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3@3 on Solar PV: Global Solar Market Growth, Energy Storage, Eclipse
Today’s topics an update on the growth of the global solar market, the future of energy storage and how utilities learned from and prepared for the solar eclipse. Plus an update on the trade case. [...]
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CED Greentech General Warehouse Staff
Post Date: August 21, 2017 Job Title: General Warehouse Staff Location:  Denver, CO To Apply: Please contact Derek Nayden with CED Greentech at *protected email* CED Greentech Denver is seeking candidates for warehouse staff in our rapid growing solar business. This full time position will provide training ranging from inside sales, receiving, shipping, warehouse operations, and safety. Candidates will be placed in a fast paced environment and will be working in a team setting. Be part of a [...]
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An Eclipse Is Just What the US Power Sector’s Been Waiting For
Turns out the solar eclipse, set to plunge parts of the U.S. into total darkness on Monday, will offer exactly what the power sector’s been looking for: a completely predictable stage for experiments. [...]
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4 Unusual Uses of Solar PV Technology
It’s becoming more common to find solar panels on rooftops, but that’s just one of thousands of places where they are generating power. As costs drop and energy production rises, we expect to see many more places where solar technologies are put to work—providing unleashed, inexpensive electricity.   [...]
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Atomic Movies May Help Explain Why Perovskite Solar Cells Are More Efficient
In recent years, perovskites have taken the solar cell industry by storm. They are cheap, easy to produce and very flexible in their applications. Their efficiency at converting light into electricity has grown faster than that of any other material — from under four percent in 2009 to over 20 percent in 2017 — and some experts believe that perovskites could eventually outperform the most common solar cell material, silicon.  [...]
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There Are No Glass Ceilings In This Solar Village
Engineer, entrepreneur, builder, leader: who are you picturing right now? Actually, these titles are held by several incredible collegiate women who have leadership roles on the Solar Decathlon 2017 teams. [...]
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Notes from the Solar Underground: The Danger of Conjecture
As with advice, conjecture is easy to give as typically the conjecturers, as with advice givers, have little at stake and sometimes much to gain. First and foremost, conjecturers gain attention, second but not necessarily second-most, if the eventual outcome falls anywhere in the vicinity of the initial conjecture, the giver gains credibility.  [...]
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AES, AimCo Complete $853 Million Deal for Solar Company SPower
AES Corp. and Alberta Investment Management Co. completed the $853 million joint acquisition of sPower from Fir Tree Partners Inc., in one of the largest clean-energy deals to date. [...]
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3@3 on Solar PV: Trade Case, GMP, Smart Inverters
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. Today’s topics an update on 201, aka the fast-tracked trade case against China, Green Mountain Power's innovative off-grid program and how smart inverters could change the game for residential and commercial solar + battery owners. Check it out! [...]
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