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Schwarzenegger invests in battery storage, micro-grid startup

Before last November, very few people had heard of Advanced Microgrid Solutions. But after winning a 50-megawatt contract to deliver storage services …

Southern California Edison

Technology Quarterly | The Economist

I know what you’ll do next summer<p>The relationship between information and crime has changed<p>Walls have eyes<p>Police have many new ways of monitoring …

Crime

Solartab Solar Charger

Posted in Portable and Tech<p>Summer is here and that means the beach is where you’ll be staring at your phone and scrolling. And if you’ve got …

Elon Musk unveils Tesla Powerwall batteries to 'change the world'

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Tesla founder Elon Musk just unveiled Tesla Energy, an ambitious plan to power the world with a new design of home battery called …

UK: Solar grows 93% in 2014 as renewables overtake nuclear

Official data from the U.K. government has confirmed that renewable energy contributed more to the grid than nuclear power for the first time ever in …

Renewable Energy

France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels

Rooftops on new buildings built in commercial zones in France must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels, under a law approved on Thursday.<p>Green roofs have an isolating effect, helping reduce the amount of energy needed to heat a building in winter and cool it in summer.<p>The argument …

Obama Orders US Agencies to Cut Carbon Emissions 40 Percent by 2025

President Barack Obama ordered the federal government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 2008 levels over the next 10 years by …

Carbon Emissions

Sunnova introduces 'zero down' residential solar

Third-party owned solar, loans and solar-as-service continues to occupy an important place in the U.S. market, with the latest company to get into …

Solar Power

RWE Leads $45 Million Round of Equity Financing for Conergy

RWE AG, Europe’s largest air polluter, is expanding its efforts in clean energy by leading a $45 million equity financing round for Conergy, a …

Solar Thermal

The top 10 energy storage countries are…

As renewable technologies begin to mature, more and more attention is focusing on energy storage, which has tremendous implications for the current …

EU to raise minimum import price for Chinese solar modules

As of April, Chinese PV manufacturers that have committed to the European Union’s so-called Undertaking, or minimum import price agreement, will have …

This fully transparent solar cell could make every window and screen a power source - ExtremeTech

By on April 20, 2015 at 9:20 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Back in August 2014, researchers at …

Solar PV Pricing Continues to Fall During a Record-Breaking 2014

According to the latest <i>U.S. Solar Market Insight</i> report, released this week, solar PV system installation prices dropped between 9 percent and 12 …

Huge Floating Solar Project Being Developed In California — To Be Largest In US Once Completed

<b>Published on</b> March 14th, 2015 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>24<p>Huge Floating Solar Project Being Developed In California — To Be Largest In US Once Completed<p>March …

Solar Power

Carbon crash, solar dawn: Deutsche Bank on why solar has already won

<i>Deutsche Bank says solar market is massive, will generate $5 trillion in revenue by 2030. It describes solar plus storage as next the killer app, and</i> …

Could Southeast Europe Be the Next Growth Market for Energy Storage?

Southeast Europe faces a wide range of political and economic challenges, not least in the energy arena.<p>Infrastructure quality in the region varies …

You can now buy Tesla Energy's battery that could let you independently power your house

<b>BY: DANIEL KORN</b><p>The amount of people using solar energy to power their households independently has been steadily rising in the US over the past …

Clean Energy

SolarCity Creates $750M Fund For Residential Solar With $300M From Google

SolarCity, the solar power startup whose chairman is the seemingly ever-present Elon Musk, has announced a new $750 million fund created to help fund residential solar projects, including defraying the upfront costs of solar panel installation at homes in 14 different states across the U.S. and in …

Solar Power

Germany launches new solar farm incentive scheme

Germany’s new pilot program to promote ground-mounted solar farms "marks a new chapter in the country’s renewable energy incentives, according to …

How Do You Know Your Solar Panels Are Working Correctly? You Probably Don’t

As Brewster McCracken and his team at Pecan Street Research Institute were gathering solar photovoltaic data from houses in their ongoing research, …

Solar Power

Tesla gears up for charge into home battery storage market

Tesla, which already has a market worth more than half of General Motors, despite having just a fraction of the sales, says its next big market is …

Energy

home electricity storage

Solar Basics | Intro to Solar Panels and Solar Energy

How Are Solar Panels Made?<p>How Solar Panels Are Made<p>From Sand to Sun<p>Learn how a humble bit of dirt attains the power to turn sunlight into electricity.<p>…

Solar at grid parity in most of world by 2017

And because the rooftop market is linked so closely to the price of grid electricity, Deutsche says that companies with exposure to distributed …

Solar Pilots Prepare for Historic Flight – Bloomberg

Entrepreneur Changes Life in Uganda by Turning Waste Into Fuel

Emerging Explorer Sanga Moses tackles social problems and deforestation with cooking briquettes.<p><i>Editor's note:Sanga Moses is one of National Geographic's 2014 Emerging Explorers, a designation that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to</i> …