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The Sol SOURCE Monthly Journal for February, 2017

The Sol SOURCE is a monthly journal that our team distributes to our network of clients and solar stakeholders. Our newsletter contains energy statistics from current real-life renewables projects, trends, and observations gained through monthly interviews with our team, and it incorporates news from a variety of industry resources. The post The Sol SOURCE Monthly Journal for February, 2017 appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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MIT Senior Lilly Chin wins “Jeopardy!” College Championship

Let's be honest: Even the most disciplined college students don't pay attention all the time during their classes. The temptations of a hushed conversation with a classmate, a daydream, or any number of digital distractions can be hard to resist. But one could argue that senior Lilly Chin had an excellent excuse for tuning out during one of her comparative media studies classes last October: She was taking a 10-minute online test to qualify for the popular TV quiz show “Jeopardy!” It was only offered on one specific …

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Video Of Siemens Electric Plane With 260 kW Motor

We've been covering news of Siemens electric aviation efforts for quite a while, and things seem to be continuing to come along well. The goal still seems to be the creation of a viable hybrid aircraft (up to 100 passengers) by the year Video Of Siemens Electric Plane With 260 kW Motor was originally published on CleanTechnica. To …

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Waymo Files Suit Against Otto & Parent Company Uber, Alleging “Misappropriation” Of Trade Secrets

The self-driving semi-truck company Otto, and its parent company Uber, are being sued by Waymo (Google) over the alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and infringement of held patents, according to recent reports Waymo Files Suit Against Otto & Parent Company Uber, Alleging “Misappropriation” Of Trade Secrets was originally published on

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Virtual-reality system for the elderly wins health care prize

Virtual reality is quickly gaining steam in the gaming industry. But an MIT startup is now aiming the technology at a different demographic, putting it to use as a health care tool for the elderly. At last night's MIT Sloan Healthcare Innovations Prize pitch competition, Rendever earned the $25,000 grand prize for creating a virtual-reality platform that gives residents in assisted-living facilities the chance to explore the world virtually. The platform also …

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Jacob Collier harmonizes with MIT

A productive artist residency generally provides the yin to an artist's yang. If daily life is distracting, for example, an artist may relish solitude. If, on the other hand, the artist is Jacob Collier, a self-contained singer-songwriter-performer-composer-arranger-producer who mostly works alone in his family's London home music room, then collaborating with over 150 eager students may present a welcome change. Collier, the immensely talented 22-year-old …

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The Return of GTM’s Energy News Quiz: Can You Rival Our Editorial Team?

Welcome to GTM's energy news quiz. It's been nearly a year, but we're back for weekly energy news quizzes to keep you on your toes. I'm your host, Mike Munsell. Be sure to sign up for our daily newsletter to improve your score next time around. <section><h2>GTM Energy News …

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Renew Financial Expects to Close $1 Billion in PACE Deals in 2017—Outpacing the Last Nine Years

It's a time of great uncertainty for leading residential solar installers. But there are positive signs with energy companies serving a different part of the residential sector: PACE. Renew Financial, one of the largest purveyers of …

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Europe Electric Car Sales — Renault Zoe Starts The Year In Full Swing

The European EV market had some 19,000 registrations last month, up 31% year over year (YoY), with the Renault Zoe starting the year in the leadership position again. #1 Renault Zoe – With the ZE40 version finally arriving to selected markets, registrations were up 80% YoY to 2,602 units, jumping straight into the leadership in [&hellip Europe Electric Car Sales — Renault Zoe Starts The Year …

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Renault Zoe Starts 2017 Strong — #1 In Europe, Followed By BMW i3, Nissan LEAF, & VW Passat GTE

The European EV market had some 19,000 registrations last month, up 31% year over year (YoY), with the Renault Zoe starting the year in the leadership position again Renault Zoe Starts 2017 Strong — #1 In Europe, Followed By BMW i3, Nissan LEAF, & VW Passat GTE was originally published on

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AES Plans to Buy sPower, a Top Utility-Scale Solar Developer. Expect More Similar Activity to Come

AES operates 35,000 megawatts of power plants globally worth $37 billion. Only 200 megawatts of the portfolio is solar. That's about to change. This morning, AES unveiled plans to acquire sPower, the 10th-largest solar developer in the U.S., for $853 million in cash. AES will buy sPower from the private equity firm Fir Tree Partners. Once completed, the …

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2018 BMW i3 preview, electric-car tax credit phaseout, hydrogen airplanes: Today’s Car News

Today, we have spy shots of the 2018 BMW i3 electric car, estimations of which automakers will lose their electric-car tax credits first, and an argument for liquid hydrogen as a replacement for jet fuel in airplanes. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tax credits for electric cars start to phase out when automakers reach 200,000 sales. So...

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2018 BMW i3 preview (including battery rumors)

This year's updated BMW i3 electric car is only just arriving at U.S. dealerships after a battery-capacity boost that gives it longer range. But already some details of the 2018 BMW i3 have leaked out, in the form of spy photos and further rumors about more battery capacity yet. Unlike our usual previews based on manufacturer releases, then...

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Visualizing the Growth of California’s New Energy Economy

The integration of renewables and distributed energy resources (DERs) are driving electricity planning in California -- inviting new and existing players to collaborate and battle over the future of the state's energy system. In advance of GTM's California Distributed Energy Future conference, GTM Research and Wood Mackenzie examined …

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Will Tesla Model 3 be most ‘made in America’ car, beating Toyota Camry?

For some buyers, where a car is made can be as important as the qualities of the car itself. "Made in America" can be a powerful selling point, especially after a presidential election in which domestic manufacturing jobs were a hot-button issu. But in the age of globalization, U.S. automakers no longer have a monopoly on cars with largely...

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2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid — 626 Pound-Feet Of Torque, 680 Horsepower

The 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, which will reportedly be getting its official debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, will possess 626 pound-feet of torque and 680 horsepower 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid — 626 Pound-Feet Of Torque, 680 Horsepower was originally published on