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Panasonic Launches Off-grid Solutions Project to Mark Its Centenary

Panasonic will donate its products such as solar generation and storage systems, provide education and technical training to cultivate human resources, and help develop local business models taking advantage of electricity.

The Future of Organic Photovoltaics

At this time, OPVs are applicable only in limited markets that require lightweight, flexibility, and variable angle performance.

Best Practices: Installing PV on Tile Roof

The use of either hanger bolt assemblies or standoffs mean that you’ll need to drill, grind or cut the tile when installing, which is not an ideal solution, and will make the time you spend on the roof more time consuming as well as more frustrating.

The Energy Transformation Has Arrived

Decentralized energy resources like solar PV, batteries and electric vehicles are transforming how we trade and transfer energy.

DVO Commissions First Anaerobic Digester Installation in Pennsylvania

The dairy is utilizing the separated digested solids for bedding, having previously bedded with sand. The digested liquid is stored in a lagoon to be applied as fertilizer on to growing crops, increasing crop yield and reducing the likelihood of nutrient runoff.

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Wind powers forward to reach 30 percent in four states

Wind power, the largest source of U.S. renewable electricity generating capacity, now supplies more than 30 percent of the electricity in four states, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota, after strong growth in 2017.

Engineers pioneer greener and cheaper technique for biofuel production

This is a major breakthrough in metabolic engineering and exhibits a foundational milestone in sustainable and cost-effective production of renewable biofuels and chemicals.

EnergySage Releases Its Latest Solar Marketplace Intel Report™ at Bloomberg's Future of Energy Summit

According to new report, consumer interest in energy storage has never been higher, and solar quotes with high-quality panels are the most likely to be selected

The Next Stage of the Lithium Boom has Begun

FN Media Group Presents OilPrice.com News Commentary: The rock is pegmatite… And some pegmatite contain abundant lithium that have already been discovered in huge quantities in Ontario, Canada.

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GEM Energy Service Group promotes Jeremy Damstra to director of service sales

Jeremy Damstra, of Avon, has been promoted to director of service sales for GEM Energy, part of the Rudolph Libbe Group, a provider of construction and facility services.

sonnen Appoints Ani Backa as U.S. Director of Regulatory Strategy and Utility Initiatives

An expert in U.S. utilities and regulations, Ani Backa will further sonnen's mission of using residential battery storage and the Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform to support grid integration and enhance customer experience

Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency Companies Raise $472 Million in VC Funding in Q1 2018

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 first quarter of 2018.

The Geothermal Resources Council Announces 2018 Amateur Photo Contest

The 39th Amateur Photo Contest winners will be announced at the GRC Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada, USA.

The production cost of renewables undercuts fossil fuel energy and nuclear power, for the first time

• According to internal analysis of Kaiserwetter (based on data from Bloomberg, Frankfurt School and IRENA), which groups 15,000 projects and calculates investor risks in 54 countries until 2030, fossil fuels presented costs of between $49 and $174 per MWh in 2017, while renewable energies were between $35 and $54 per MWh • Renewable energies are presented as the best alternative to the high cost of nuclear power to face decarbonization.

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Tile Replacement Mount from Quick Mount PV

Tile Replacement Mount from Quick Mount PV

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SolarEdge Technologies

SolarEdge Technologies

SolarEdge Technologies provides end-to-end distributed solar power harvesting and PV monitoring solutions, allowing maximum energy production for faster return on investment. The SolarEdge power optimizers perform MPPT per individual module while monitoring performance of each module. The highly efficient solar inverter is tailor-made to work with power optimizers. SolarEdge enables more power from any PV system, optimal roof utilization, a complete panel-level monitoring, and enhanced safety.