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Snapping the Sun: 5 Tips for Capturing Compelling Solar Power Photos

Department of Energy: This week, the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative launched its “Hit Me with Your SunShot” photo contest. It encourages photographers, both professional and amateur, to submit their shots of solar energy.

Most In-Demand Electrical and Energy Jobs in the Current Job Market

Looking forward, energy efficiency employers project the highest growth rate over the next 12 months (about 9 percent) while the [fossil] fuels sector reported it expects a decline in employment of about 3 percent over the same time period.

How Was Renewable Production Able to Surpass Nuclear Power?

In March, renewables provided 21.6 percent of the nation’s net electricity generation compared to nuclear’s 20.34 percent. In April, that lead jumped to 22.98 percent compared to 19.19 percent from nuclear.

HiVE - PV plus Storage Solutions for Hawaii and Beyond

Hawaii’s PUC allowed the utilities to end their popular net metering programs and replace them with the Customer Self Supply program. The CSS program requires zero exportation of self-generated power back to the grid, which can most-efficiently be accomplished by integrati

Using Artificial Intelligence to Protect and Optimize Critical Assets

We use AI to protect and optimize critical assets – that goes for both cyber and physical. Our predictive analytics platform lets users take massive amounts of data and, in an automated fashion, quickly build models to find meaning in it, thereby significantly improving ma

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AFRL researchers explore automation, additive technologies for cost efficient solar power

Phys.org: Solar cells can generate electricity in an environmentally friendly way, but current, complex fabrication costs make the technology expensive.

Intersolar and ees North America Highlight Policy and Technology Updates

Events attracted high-quality attendees and served as a sounding board for recent industry triumphs and upcoming challenges

Solar Plants Aim to Keep Lights on at Night

Anna Hirtenstein and Mathew Carr for Bloomberg: Solar plants that supply electricity at competitive prices after the sun goes down are about to become a reality in the Middle East

Leaked Draft of DOE's Grid Study Says Renewables Are Not a Threat

Julia Pyper for GTM: But will that language make it into the final version?

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Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency Companies Raise Over $1 Billion in VC Funding in 1H 2017, Reports Mercom Capital Group

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors for the second quarter and first half of 2017.

Gael planning in Ireland

Natural Power's Irish office continues to expand with the appointment of Gael Gibson to the role of Principal Planner.

WorldWater & Solar Technologies, Inc. Introduces the Miniature Deployable Assistance Systems (MiDAS™) Unit that Prepares US Military for any Disaster

Princeton-based solar technology company rolls out their updated MiDAS™ unit that not only purifies water for drinking from any water source, but also generates energy for communications through solar power alone. WorldWater is training the US Army's REF personnel on this new equipment that will help ready them for all emergency situations.

Vaisala, DOE Complete Largest Ever Wind Measurement Campaign

18 months of meteorological data from over 200 devices in the U.S. Northwest now freely available to improve wind forecasting in areas of complex terrain

Gael Planning in Ireland

Natural Power's Irish office continues to expand with the appointment of Gael Gibson to the role of Principal Planner.

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