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UK Care Home Gets Solar + Storage, Part of “Grey Fleet to Green Fleet” Project

Along with investment partner Janom, Wattstor has created a battery storage system for the Broom Court assisted living facility owned by Blackwood Homes in Stirling, Scotland. UK Care Home Gets Solar + Storage, Part of “Grey Fleet to Green Fleet” Project was originally …

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Proterra Electric Buses Up To 8x More Efficient Than Their CNG-Powered Cousins

A study by NREL shows that electric buses can be up to 8 times more energy efficient than CNG powered buses when operated on the same route. Proterra Electric Buses Up To 8x More Efficient Than Their CNG-Powered Cousins was originally published on

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The Messy Politics Surrounding the Solar Trade Case

As the U.S. International Trade Commission holds its first public hearing on the Suniva and SolarWorld trade case today, many solar stakeholders are already thinking ahead to the fall -- and about President Trump. To be sure, the ITC holds a lot of sway in this case. The commission is expected to complete its investigation of the Section 201 trade petition by September 22, and if the trade body determines foreign imports have caused no injury to the domestic solar industry, the case will be thrown out. However, …

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5 Important Questions About New York’s Energy Market Reform

It's been over three years since New York's Reforming the Energy Vision began. Under the initiative, regulators, utilities, and third-party technology companies are coming together to recalibrate and optimize New York's electricity market with distributed energy resources. There are still a lot of unanswered questions about how the state will achieve its goals. In advance of Greentech Media's

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Q&A: Richard Binzel on tips for observing the 2017 solar eclipse

It has been nearly a century since a total solar eclipse traversed coast-to-coast across the USA. Everyone in North America will have a view of the moon blocking at least part of the sun, in what's known as a partial solar eclipse (depending on local cloud cover, of course). But the spectacle of a lifetime is seeing the sun completely, 100 percent eclipsed by the moon. A narrow “path of totality” will stretch from Salem, Oregon on the West Coast to Lincoln, Nebraska, to St. Louis, Missouri, to Charleston, South Carolina on …

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Every Major Crash of Formula E Season 3

It's not hard to see why there is such a buzz around Formula E right now. The series offers all the thrills and spills associated with high performance motor racing, but with the added twist of electric power. If you think that the absence of a petrol engine means less excitement, you probably haven't bore witness to a race yet

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Case study suggests new approach to urban water supply

If you live in the developed world, safe water is usually just a faucet-turn away. And yet, global warming, drought conditions, and population growth in coming decades could change that, ushering in an era of uncertain access to water. Now an MIT-based research team has evaluated those potential problems and, based on a case study in Australia, suggested an alternate approach to water planning. In a new paper, the researchers find there is often a strong case for building relatively modest, incremental additions to …

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Failed experiment: Now it’s retail arms gaming energy consumers

First it was the networks, then the generators. Now it's the retail arms gouging consumers. Bipartisan review of Victoria's retail electricity prices reveals failed experiment that has wound up delivering the most inflated power bills in Australia. Much tighter market regulation is recommended.

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Victoria’s failed retail market driving “unusually high” electricity prices

A bipartisan review of Victoria's electricity prices reveals a failed experiment in competitive retail markets that has wound up delivering the most inflated price of energy in Australia, and some of the highest prices in the developed world. Much tighter market regulation recommended.