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The Biggest Missed Opportunity In Solar

Jul 30 2015 11:50 AM | eds in Solar Power

Small Commercial Solar When it comes to solar installations on small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), . . . the 30-kilowatt to 500-kilowatt range has been a no-man's land for solar installers. How did SolarCity start? 07-30-2015 Source: The...

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Elon Musk: What's New?

Jul 29 2015 10:10 PM | eds in Green Energy

Elon Musk, at the 2015 annual shareholder meeting.

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Usa Business Climate Action

Jul 29 2015 06:55 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

American Business Act on Climate Pledge These 13 companies stood with the White House to launch the pledge: . . . . . . Alcoa . . . . . . Apple . . . . . . Bank of America . . . . . . Berkshire Hathaway Energy . . . . . . Cargill . . . . . . Coca-Cola...

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Norway: Europe's Green Battery’?

Jul 29 2015 06:35 PM | eds in Green Energy

Norway is hoping to become the “green battery of Europe,” . . . by using its hydropower plants to provide instant extra electricity, . . . if production from wind and solar power sources in other countries fade. Without building any new power stations...

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What Is Distributed Solar Power Worth?

Jul 29 2015 06:15 PM | eds in Solar Power

A recently released study, commissioned by the Maine Public Utility Commission, . . . dropped a bombshell on the electricity world earlier this year, . . . valuing distributed solar at $0.33 per kWh, . . . far above the state’s grid $0.13 per...

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Grid: Energy-Abundant/capacity-Inefficient

Jul 29 2015 05:50 PM | eds in Green Energy

Customers will never actively be managing their demand. . . . That’s where the technology comes into play, . . . understanding a building’s load profile, and . . . charging and discharging storage at the right times, . . . to actively manage that build...

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Solar + Storage + Ev

Jul 29 2015 03:05 PM | eds in Green Energy

According to the Chicago Tribune, . . . the California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO), . . . will now permit companies to consolidate the output of: . . . . . . rooftop solar systems, . . . . . . batteries, and . . . . . . plug-in electr...

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Boost Solar Energy By Tapping Infrared Light

Jul 28 2015 10:40 PM | eds in Solar Power

Our sun blasts out over 50% of its energy as "near-infrared" light, . . . but solar cells only harvest visible light. . . . As a result, the best commercial panels only convert about, . . . 20% of solar energy to electricity. Researchers from...

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World’S Biggest Floating Solar Power

Jul 28 2015 10:10 PM | eds in Solar Power

Kyocera Corp. started Thursday operating. . . . the world’s biggest floating solar power station, . . . a 2.3-megawatt facility, . . . 9,072 waterproof solar panels installed on a float, . . . made of high-density polyethylene. 07-28-2015 Source: Wor...

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Follow The Money: Smb Solar

Jul 28 2015 09:45 PM | eds in Solar Power

Problem: 99% of American businesses are, . . . small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S.A., . . . and very few have been able to use solar power affordably. SolarCity has figured out how to make the financing work. . . . It’s proprietary, lightwe...

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