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UK National Grid Sees Big Boost For Solar, EVs, & Batteries

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Originally published on Carbon Brief. By Simon Evans The UK could adopt solar, electric vehicles and batteries much faster than expected just a year ago, according to the National Grid. The new outlook is part of a rapidly changing landscape for the UK energy system, laid out in the 2016 Future Energy Scenarios. Marcus Stewart, [&hellip

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SolarCity Study Calls For Revamped Electric Grid

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A revamped electric grid could yield huge cost savings, states a SolarCity study. Reacting to the California-based study, SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive said Californians could save $ 1.4 billion a year if modern technologies are better incorporated into the way electricity is stored and delivered. Rive added if states revamp the utility business model to fit 21st century [&hellip

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Solar Rooftops Can Save Californian Grid & Residents $1.4 Billion Annually

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Solar rooftops could go a long way to strengthening California’s aging power grid, and save its residents more than $ 1.4 billion annually. These are the conclusions from a new white paper published by SolarCity’s Grid Engineering team, which describes in detail how distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar, batteries, and advanced inverters, could offer [&hellip

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Smart Grid, Battery Storage, & Efficiency Raise $1.7 Billion In Funding In 2015

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Smart grid, battery and storage, and energy efficiency companies raised $ 1.7 billion in VC funding in 2015, according to Mercom Capital Group. Clean energy communications and consulting firm Mercom Capital Group published its report on funding and merger & acquisitions activity in the smart grid, battery/storage, and energy efficiency sectors for 2015, revealing that across each [&hellip

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Off Grid Electric’s Aims, & How SolarCity & Off Grid Electric Got Connected (Video Interview)

Off Grid Electrics Aims, & How SolarCity & Off Grid Electric Got Connected (Video Interview)

Originally published on Sustainnovate. Off Grid Electric is one of many small businesses bringing solar power and LED lighting to the developing world, but it has some unique approaches and advantages that I think helped it to win this year’s Zayed Future Energy Prize in the SME category. It also has the backing of well [&hellip

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Extreme weather poses increasing threat to US power grid – Roanoke Times


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Extreme weather poses increasing threat to US power grid
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An Associated Press analysis of industry data found that severe weather is the leading cause of major outages on the nation's power grid. The number of weather-related power outages has climbed over the last decade, with the greatest spikes in 2008 and …

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Extreme weather poses increasing threat to US power grid – Peoria Journal Star

Extreme weather poses increasing threat to US power grid
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An Associated Press analysis of industry data found that severe weather is the leading cause of major outages on the nation's power grid. The number of weather-related power outages has climbed over the last decade, with the greatest spikes in 2008 and …

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Top 10 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week (Dubai Rooftop Solar Mandate, Tesla Model X Production, How The Grid Works…)

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Check ’em out: Rooftop Solar Power To Be Mandatory In Dubai By 2030 How The Grid Works, & Why Renewables Can Dominate Tesla Model X Production Kicks Into High Gear (CleanTechnica Exclusive) Tesla Model X Signature Series Deliveries Begin! (via EV Obsession) Tesla Fremont Factory Tour Video Shows Model X Assembly EV News — Model X Pics, [&hellip

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GRID Alternatives Empowers Low-Income Homes In Baltimore

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Originally published on Solar Love. GRID Alternatives is a nonprofit that seeks to bring clean solar power to low-income people and provides training for those looking for jobs in the solar industry. Its slogan is: People. Planet. Employment. Its mission statement is emblazoned at the very top of its website: “GRID Alternatives’ vision is a

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Hanergy Funds Renewable Energy Grid In Jordan

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Jordan is planning to significantly increase their renewable energy infrastructure and will require a robust power transmission network to make efficient use of that infrastructure. The country is now getting help from foreign companies to set up such a transmission network. China-based renewable energy company Hanergy has announced a grant of $ 310 million to Jordan for

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