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The World’s Oldest Metal Ushers in Solar Energy Boom
When you examine the solar industry’s trajectory over the last decade, the growth is undeniable. According to a recent report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), solar energy generation has grown annually by 59 percent on average during the last 10 years; generating enough electricity to power 10.1 million homes. With 1.6 million solar installations currently installed in the U.S. and 4 million expected to be installed by 2023, the nation stands to increase solar energy generati [...]
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Perovskite Solar Firm Secures $11 Million Investment
U.K.-based Oxford PV last week secured a new round of funding totaling US$11 million from existing investors for its perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cell technology. [...]
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Solar Plus Multi-Storage Restores Power to Families in Puerto Rico
In an Aug. 2 Renewable Energy World article, we reported “Achieving 100 Percent Residential Renewables in Hawaii with Solar+Multi-Storage” since April 2017, 500 hours off-grid and 220 hours grid-tied, using Tabuchi Electric hybrid solar inverter with single embedded battery (10 kWh) and an ROI of three years.  [...]
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Made In Space Proposes Printing Large Solar Arrays for Small Satellites
LOGAN, Utah - Made In Space, the Silicon Valley startup focused on additive manufacturing in orbit, plans to boost the power available to small satellites with Archinaut, the company's in-space manufacturing and assembling technology. "Small satellites have solar panels that produce a kilowatt to a kilowatt and a half," said Andrew Rush, Made In Space chief executive. [...]
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EIA: Solar, Wind Investment Flourishes, but Gas-fired Biggest Bargain
New wind and solar installations accounted for nearly 9,000 and 8,000 MW of capacity two years ago, respectively, while natural gas was close behind at more than 7,900 MW. The EIA used complete data from 2016 installations and will release 2017 generator cost data next year. [...]
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Negative Electricity Pricing Abounds As Wind, Solar Flood the Grid
Bright and breezy days are becoming a deeper nightmare for utilities struggling to earn a return on traditional power plants. With wind and solar farms sprouting up in more areas -- and their power getting priority to feed into the grid in many places -- the amount of electricity being generated is outstripping demand during certain hours of the day. [...]
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Vivint Plans Solar Plus Storage Offering for US Customers in 2018
Vivint yesterday said it plans to offer LG Chem RESU batteries to its solar customers across the U.S. this year. The company launched the energy storage offering this week for its customers in California. [...]
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3@3 on Solar PV: 201 & Module Supply, Reviving Coal Jobs, and Women in Power
Today’s topics include the impact of section 201 tariffs on module supply and prices. Will they go up? We’ll also talk about developing the next generation solar workforce based on a new report about energy jobs in the U.S. [...]
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Why More Solar and Wind on the Grid Should Be Driving Today’s Investment Decisions
A new LBNL report offers concrete suggestions about what investments today will be most beneficial in tomorrow’s renewable energy future. [...]
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Clean Energy Laws Signed in New Jersey: Offshore Wind, Efficiency, Solar, Storage and Nuclear Benefit
Clean energy advocates rejoiced as legislation was passed today in New Jersey that will support the development of a massive amount of renewable energy, specifically community solar, energy storage, offshore wind and energy efficiency. The bill also props up nuclear power in the state with the establishment of zero-emission certificates. [...]
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Report: Solar Downstream Companies Grab a Large Portion of VC Funding in Q2 2018
Total corporate funding (including venture capital funding, public market, and debt financing) into the solar sector in Q2 2018 rose 12.5 percent quarter-over-quarter to $2.8 billion from the $2.5 billion raised in Q1 2018, according to a report by Mercom Capital. [...]
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Pay-As-You-Go Solar Provider Raises $2 Million for Myanmar Expansion
More than 40,000 homes in rural Myanmar will have access to solar by the end of the year thanks to a new investment in Singapore-based pay-as-you-go provider SolarHome. [...]
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Manufacturing Solar Modules with Solar Energy: One Company’s Vision
In July at Intersolar North America, Lee Zhenguo, President of LONGi Group laid out his “solar for solar” vision and explained how one day he believes solar will be so cheap that it will be used to help fix some of the monumental environmental issues that plague the world today. [...]
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Service, O & M and Off-Grid Lead Technician – Sunsense Solar
Post Date: July 23, 2017 Job Title: Service, O & M, and Off-Grid Lead Technician – Sunsense Solar Location: Carbondale To Apply: Please send cover letter and résumé to *protected email*. No phone calls, please. The Service Department at Sunsense handles a wide range of tasks.  The Off-Grid Lead Technician must be prepared to be […] The post Service, O & M and Off-Grid Lead Technician – Sunsense Solar appeared first on Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association. [...]
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A Solar Game-Changer for Nonprofits
In a groundbreaking decision, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the largest municipal utility in the U.S., recently granted to CollectiveSun the right to market its proprietary Solar Purchase Agreement (SPA) in the LADWP service area. [...]
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Last Word: Bifacial Plus Tracking Boosts Solar Energy Yield by 27 Percent
While U.S. solar developers may be worried about the Section 201 tariffs another trend could help offset their impact: high-efficiency modules. [...]
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EPRI Wins $1.8 million for Solar Forecasting Technology Research
Solar Forecasting 2 projects are designed to enable electric utilities to better manage the variability and uncertainty of solar power and improve grid reliability [...]
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Solar Parts Manufacturer Says Trump Tariffs Are Taking a Toll
The manufacturer of metal parts for the solar industry says tariffs have put it at a “huge disadvantage” against foreign competitors. [...]
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Silfab Solar Eyes US Manufacturing Opportunities
Toronto, Ontario-based solar PV manufacturer Silfab Solar today said it is exploring U.S. manufacturing opportunities and locations to better service growing customer demand. [...]
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Australian Wins Global Energy Prize for His Contribution to Solar
University of New South Wales professor Martin Green has been named a Global Energy Prize winner for his work in solar PV that has increased the “cost effectiveness and efficiency of solar cells.” [...]
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British Pay-Go Solar Company Is Ready to Reach Millions in Congo
A British company aims to provide solar power to millions of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the vast central African nation where less than a fifth of the population have access to electricity. [...]
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Buried in Musk Job Cuts Memo: End to Home Depot Solar Sales
Just four months ago, Tesla Inc. began a major expansion of its solar division at Home Depot Inc. It was an experiment that would prove short-lived. [...]
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Virginia Tech Students Use 100-ton Crane for World's Smartest Solar Home
BLACKSBURG, Va. - With the help of a 100-ton crane, a dozen students at Virginia Tech are making progress on what they hope to be the smartest solar home in the world.The research prototype is completely powered by the sun, loaded with responsive technology and adaptable to the world's climates, environments and budgets. [...]
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Exelon, First Solar Bankroll Campaign to Push a Carbon Tax
Major energy companies, including the largest U.S. nuclear power generator, are putting millions of dollars into a new political campaign to push for a tax on carbon dioxide emissions. [...]
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