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LG Chem Launches Residential Battery Systems In North America

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 19, 2017

LG Chem Ltd., a provider of lithium-ion batteries for automotive, stationary and consumer applications, has formally launched its range of residential battery systems in the North American market. The launch follows successful completion of UL certification and represents LG Chem’s [Read More]

University Of Virginia Solar Project Turns Library Into ‘Living Laboratory’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 19, 2017

On Tuesday, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark completion of a solar project at the University of Virginia (UVA). According to an announcement, the 324-panel system covers more than 7,500 square feet atop UVA’s Clemons Library [Read More]

Silicon Valley Hotel Goes Green With Solar, EV Stations

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 19, 2017

Ramada Silicon Valley, a hotel in Sunnyvale, Calif., has added a rooftop solar project and three electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in an effort to become more sustainable. Built by Sky Power Solar, the 269 kW solar installation includes 996 [Read More]

SEIA Issues Apology Amid Allegation Of ‘Intimidation Tactics’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 18, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has issued a public apology after coming under fire from Dr. Julianne Malveaux, an economist, journalist and social commentator who claims SEIA used “intimidation tactics” in response to an op-ed she wrote. For its [Read More]

A National First: Md. Legislature Passes Energy Storage Tax Credits

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 17, 2017

Maryland is “charging ahead” and embracing a new type of incentive for storage technology, according to the Energy Storage Alliance.

Homeowners Searching For Solar Solutions With Aesthetic Impact

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Written by Erin Vaughan on April 13, 2017

Curbside appeal is important for homeowners, and some might not like the look of conventional solar panels. Is it time for the industry to embrace more unconventional solutions?

Calif. Produce Maker Powers Up Solar, Wind And Cogeneration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2017

North American produce company Taylor Farms is now using a combination of wind, solar and cogeneration energy systems to power the majority of its Gonzales, Calif., facility’s operations. Combined, the systems generate 4.25 MW of energy on-site, which will be [Read More]

Adara Power Launches New Residential Solar Storage System

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2017

Adara Power has announced the launch of its second-generation energy storage system for residential solar, the Adara Pulse. According to the Silicon Valley company, its Adara Pulse is an intelligent, stackable to 20 kWh residential energy storage solution driven by [Read More]

BNEF: Clean Energy Investment Market Was A Mixed Bag In Q1

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Global clean energy investment totaled $53.6 billion in the first quarter of this year (Q1’17), down 17% from Q1’16 but only 7% lower than the final quarter of last year, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). [Read More]

NV Energy Surpasses 2016 Renewable Energy Mandate

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Say what you will about NV Energy’s controversial stance against retail net-metering for rooftop solar, but the Nevada utility sure has embraced utility-scale renewable energy. According to NV Energy, the company achieved a 22.2% renewable credit level in southern Nevada [Read More]