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Sharp Launches New Mid-Tier, C&I Solar-Energy Storage Financing Program
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It wasn’t all that long ago that there was no mid-tier market for solar energy-energy storage. That’s changed pretty radically in a short span of time as a ...

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Standing Rock Entrepreneurs Embracing Solar Energy While Preparing For Long Fight With Trump Administration
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Standing Rock Protesters Are Now Equipped by Native American Solar Entrepreneurs At the Standing Rock Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, Henry Red ...

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California Energy Commission Grant Opportunity Seeks Solar-Plus-Energy Solutions
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The California Energy Commission will award up to $26 million in grants for advanced technologies and solutions that support the increased viability, ...

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How Multilateral Development Banks Can Embrace Decentralized Solar
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The Executive Summary from ‘Decentralized Renewables: The Fast Track Track To Universal Energy Access,’ is republished with permission from PowerForAll. ...

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Scaling up Minigrids in India: Connecting the dots
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The Prime Minister of India has been saying that electricity will be brought to all villages by 2018 with power available 24×7 to all households by the year ...

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Nascent Building Integrated Solar Market Catching Its Stride
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Since the beginning of the modern architectural era, humankind has dreamed of self-sustaining buildings that generate their own power. Futurists of the early ...

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Elon Musk Explains Why The Tesla-SolarCity Merger Is All About Solar Microgrids
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Tesla offered to buy SolarCity last week for $2.8 billion, causing confusion and criticism from some TESLA shareholders who saw the offer as a distraction from ...

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India Drafts ‘National Policy for Renewable Energy based Micro Grids and Mini Grids’
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India’s challenges to reach renewable energy targets include an already unstable grid, a crippling drought (hindering thermal generation and hydropower), and ...

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Forecasting Optimizes Solar-diesel Hybrid Microgrids
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An improved forecasting of weather changes can reduce the Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) for solar-diesel hybrid microgrids by optimizing the investment ...

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Solar + Storage + Autounomous Electric Vehicles = The Real Monopoly Utility Killer
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The bulk power system we’ve relied on for the last century is remarkably inefficient.  Due to waste heat and transmission losses, less than 30% of energy ...

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Brooklyn Startup Broadens Solar Power Access with P2P Energy Exchange
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Back in the 1990s the advent of peer-to-peer (P2P) computing sites such as Napster turned reproduction and distribution of music, then TV programs and films, ...

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Mobile Phone Adoption In Africa Can Provide Tools, Demand, and Lessons for Off-Grid Electrification
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Hundreds of millions of phones (and smartphones) have been activated in Africa. But the aspiration of portable and renewable off-Grid solutions for all ...