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Rooftop Solar Batteries, Too Costly

Oct 24 2014 09:40 PM | eds in Solar Power

Residential solar systems typically send power to the grid, . . . not directly to the house, and don’t run the home during a blackout. Residential solar plus storage isn’t ready yet, . . . Lithium batteries cost too much to be used for just emergency...

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Ev: Motor+Inverter = $savings

Oct 24 2014 07:45 PM | eds in Green Energy

Siemens has developed a new approach to electric car design, . . . wherein the EV’s motor is housed together with the inverter, thusly reducing: . . . . . . Material use, . . . . . . Weight, and, of course, . . . . . . $Cost. 10-24-2014 Source:...

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Why Do People Put Solar On Their Roofs?

Oct 23 2014 06:45 PM | eds in Solar Power

Why do people put solar on their roofs? . . . Because other people put solar on their roofs. The single most important factor driving whether a given house installed solar, . . . was peer influence -- whether other houses nearby had recently done so....

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Solar Pumps

Oct 23 2014 05:35 PM | eds in Solar Power

The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy shows that, . . . 50,000 solar pumps have been sanctioned for installation in various states for both . . . irrigation and drinking water applications. Best of all, the system does not require any battery...

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$53 Million For Solar Energy R&d

Oct 22 2014 07:40 PM | eds in Solar Power

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced more than . . . $53 million for 40 innovative research and development (R&D) projects, . . . that aim to drive down the cost of solar energy, . . . tackling key aspects of technology development, ....

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Enphase Plug-N-Play Energy Storage

Oct 22 2014 03:55 PM | eds in Solar Power

The Enphase Energy Management System, along with a, . . . modular plug-and-play battery, is comprised of: Generation: S-Series Microinverter Storage: Enphase AC Battery™ Control: Envoy S Energy Management: Enlighten The 40-pound AC battery, equipped...

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2015 Usa "states" Solar Power Rankings

Oct 21 2014 10:40 PM | eds in Solar Power

This year, we’ve rejiggered our ranking system to reflect a number of different factors, . . . ensuring that the state rankings take into account, . . . not only how good of a deal getting into solar can be (and it is often a good deal), . . . but also...

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2013 Solar Cost, Decreased 20%

Oct 21 2014 10:10 PM | eds in Solar Power

The US Department of Energy, Sunshot, has revealed that system prices, . . . for distributed solar PV in America, dropped nationwide in 2013. . . . Toward their final Goal, of $0.06 per kilowatt-hour. 10-21-2014 Source: 2013 Solar Cost, decrease...

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2011 Solar Decathlon Team China

Oct 21 2014 08:45 PM | eds in Green Living

2011 teams produced a computer-animated walkthrough video, . . . to highlight their house design. 2011 teams produced a Live video walk-through, . . . to provide an accurate look at the real home.

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Ambassador Expo Milano 2015 Jeremy Rifkin

Oct 21 2014 07:10 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

Jeremy Rifkin, 2015 Ambassador Expo World’s Fair, Milano,

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