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GE Working on Robot That It Says Can Save $200 Billion of Power

Anna Hirtenstein for Bloomberg: The technology would optimize how electricity flows in and out of storage devices such as batteries and points of consumption, in real time. This is expected to significantly increase the efficiency of the grid and save consumers money.

Beyond Biospheres: Waste Heat to Power Amazon’s New Campus

Seattle is among 17 major North American cities whose “2030 District” is driving high-efficiency district energy systems to share and exchange energy and heat between building partners – saving energy, money and maintenance costs, and providing more reliable power.

Understanding Battery Degradation

Batteries may degrade gracefully up to a point, then experience “rapid fade” and lose capacity quickly. A system that has been designed to meet a given level of demand will, at some point, be unable to do so.

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AltEnergyMag.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Solar Power International 2017

Solar Power International 2017 will take place from September 10th to 13th in Las Vegas, Nevada. This AltEnergyMag.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years events.

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Farms that grow crops and solar power together

Fran Ryan for The Recoder: The farm at the University of Massachusetts Crop and Animal Research and Education Center on North River Road in South Deerfield is offering proof that solar arrays and agriculture don’t have to be at odds, but can actually exist together within

During Irma's Power Outages, Some Houses Kept The Lights On With Solar And Batteries

Adele Peters for Fast Company: The ability of some residences and businesses to stay functioning as the power went out around them shows the growing potential of local generation and microgrids. Now those batteries just have to get a lot cheaper.

MIT turns to millennia-old tech for renewable energy storage

Barbara Eldredge for Curbed: Indeed, MIT researchers have reinvented firebricks, a Bronze-Age technology created by the Hittites—who occupied what is today Turkey, in the 17th century BC. Firebricks were designed by the Hittites to retain heat for long periods of time, if

Kickoff of US Solar Industry's National Event Turns Into Suniva and SolarWorld Smackdown

Julian Spector for GTM: Solar industry heavyweights threw a lot of punches on the opening day of Solar Power International.

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CleanCapital Appoints Award-Winning Creative Director Altziebler to Lead Platform Design and User Experience

CleanCapital today announced that Jurgen Altziebler has joined the company to lead the creative direction of its clean energy finance platform.

The most anticipated Small Hydro event comes back to Latin America for its 7th edition!

We are excited to announce that the 7th edition of Small Hydro Latin America is back to Medellin, Colombia on the 5th and 6th of December 2017.

Small Hydro Latin America | Key Speakers Revealed

We are proud to present you the most exclusive speaker line-up for this year's conference.

Financing Solar Transactions: How the Middle East is Changing the Game

Saudi Arabia is the next big market, followed by rising stars Egypt, Jordan and Morocco. Tunisia and Algeria are more nascent markets while Turkey is actively procuring.

JinkoSolar Ranked as Top Solar Brand Used in Debt-Financed Projects and Most "Bankable" PV Manufacturer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance

The rankings are based on BNEF's global survey to key PV stakeholders on which module brands used in projects are most likely to obtain non-recourse debt financing from commercial banks.

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