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Indiana politicians got thousands in gifts while pushing solar law

Colts games. Cigar bars. Cocktail lounges and dinners at Indy’s top spots. It may sound like the life of a top CEO or a major celebrity. But in fact, it’s all in a day’s work for some Indiana legislators. Source: Indiana politicians got thousands in gifts while pushing solar law

Smart grid tech tested to balance Swedish solar, wind and battery system

E.ON has implemented a solar, wind and battery storage microgrid for a Swedish village.The southern village of Simris, which features 140 households, now gets its power from 500 kW of wind power, 440 kW of solar PV panels and an 800 kW battery. Source: Smart grid tech tested to balance Swedish solar, wind and battery […]

Natural defense – how the US military is embracing solar power

The biggest solar panel installation in Florida went live this summer, an initiative that will drastically cut CO2 emissions by powering tens of thousands of homes with natural energy.Coronal Energy, part of the Panasonic Group, is a North American provider of renewable energy solutions. Show More Summary

This wallpaper is actually a tiny solar panel

Wallpaper seems to be having a moment. Whether conductive or metallic, these wall coverings are definitely not your grandparents’ wallpaper. Now another innovation has emerged, this time out of London, where researchers at the Imperial College London have created a “living” wallpaper. Show More Summary

Critics blast TVA monopoly and urge changes in solar power pricing

A former chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority claims the current leadership of the federal utility is abandoning TVA’s pioneering role in promoting solar power and other renewable energy sources in favor of helping big industry and the municipalities and power co-ops that distribute TVA’s power. Source: Critics blast TVA monopoly and urge changes in […]

Battery storage, smart grid and energy efficiency investment tops $1bn

Investment in the battery energy storage, smart grid and energy efficiency sectors has topped $1bn in the first nine months of this year, new analysis has found.In its quarterly global funding and M&A report for the three sectors, released this week, clean energy consultancy Mercom Capital found that the $1.23bn raised by battery storage, smart […]

Japan unveils new technology to generate solar power on water

Japan has abundant dams and reservoirs, which attract many companies to promote solar power plant built on the surface of water. At Yamakura Dam, which is using industrial water supply in Chiba prefecture, a solar power plant using Kyocera’s solar panels on the surface of the reservoir of the dam will begin operating. “The reservoir […]

New solution for storing your solar power 

Electricity created by residential solar panels can now be more easily stored for later use, such as when the sun goes down or during a power outage.A new generation of lithium-ion batteries that are totally sealed and wall mounted in a similar fashion to a flatscreen television, are being introduced to Bermuda.While it has always […]

Tampa Electric Plans Large Solar Power Expansion

Regulators have approved a plan to allow Tampa Electric to expand its solar power generation to carry nearly seven percent of the utility’s capacity while also granting a rate freeze for electricity customers for the next four years. “This is a win for customers and a win for the environment,” Gordon Gillette, president and chief […]

Student uses solar energy to power personal devices

Jacob Wilmoth, mechanical and aerospace engineering senior, bought two solar panels and a battery this past summer.“I wanted to play around with solar panels and batteries, so I started off with a solar panel kit off of Amazon,” Wilmoth said.Wilmoth is from Moore and during tornado season, he said it was nice to have a […]

UK’s biggest solar farm planned for Kent coast

An enormous solar power station is planned for the north Kent coast that would be the UK’s biggest and dwarf existing solar farms, providing a significant boost to an industry that has stalled since ministers halted subsidies 18 months ago. Cleve Hill, a mile from the historic town of Faversham, would have five times the […]

The Truth About Efficiency in Solar Power Generation

If solar energy is inefficient, then how do solar energy organizations sell their products? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Michael Barnard, low-carbon innovation analyst, on Quora: Efficiency is an interesting concept when you talk about renewable […]

How a smart grid can empower a smart city

As smart cities continue to depart the realm of fiction and instead become a staple of life in the 21st century, eager entrepreneurs and aspirational scientist alike are increasingly turning to smart grids to power these cities of the future. Designing the infrastructure which enables smart cities is anything but easy, however, and many people […]

Solar Power: El Paso Electric to build solar farm for New Mexico air base

The U.S. Air Force is teaming up with El Paso Electric to build a new solar farm that will serve Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico.Officials announced the start of construction Wednesday, saying the 5-megawatt plant will be the utility’s first renewable energy project built to serve a military installation. Source: Solar Power: […]

Denison University gets 2-MW solar array from Third Sun Solar

Third Sun Solar and AEP OnSite Partners are bringing more than 2 MW of solar capacity to the Denison University in Ohio. Geoff Greenfield, co-founder of Third Sun Solar, said the Athens, Ohio-based solar energy provider will install the tracking array near the Biological Reserve on the Denison campus in Granville. The majority of the […]

94,000 new solar jobs in Europe by 2021, says SolarPower Europe President

After years of uncertainty, a new EY report confirms that the European solar industry is back on track. The report shows that with the right policies for solar in Europe, we could see exponential growth in terms of jobs and wealth creation through to 2021. There is little doubt the European solar sector has been […]

Solar Installers Are Getting Closer to Profitability

There’s long been a Catch-22 about residential solar: despite staggering market demand, it’s been hard to make money doing it. Until now. Sunrun Inc. said Wednesday that it’s cash-flow positive. And Blackstone Group LP-backed Vivint Solar Inc. expects to hit that mark next year. Rooftop solar installers have chased growth in recent years, investing revenue into […]

Managing the Energy Information Grid: Digital Strategies for Utilities

Over the past ten years utilities globally have been using new technologies across the value chain to extract value, defer investments and improve customer satisfaction. In this piece we highlight the digital imperative for the industry and how utilities can optimize their digital strategies. Indeed, digitization is at an inflection point in the sector, where […]

Small businesses buy into wind and solar power benefits

Large-scale wind and solar power is now providing low-cost, long-term fixed-price electricity for major corporations like Amazon and Google. But far smaller companies are also buying, creating a potential surge in renewable energy use. ...Show More Summary

Here’s How Solar Panels Work

Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to offer his help to rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid, damaged by Hurricane Maria. True to his word, the company provided a solar panel and battery storage array to Hospital del Niño, a children’s hospital in San Juan. While solar panel tech has gotten cheaper […]

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