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Could a Tesla test drive cure Abbott government’s deep denial?

A test drive in a Tesla - and a collective "Tesla smile" in the conservative ranks - might give the Abbott government an insight into the future. And how the confluence of renewables, storage and software will shape the future. It is not so scary, and not some part of a green plot or climate hoax designed to bring down their society.

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GTM Research and PV Evolution Labs Identify Module Quality Leaders

Nearly two-thirds of the cumulative 130 gigawatts of installed solar photovoltaic modules in the world were produced in the last 3 years -- a period marked by record module price reductions. During this time, module manufacturers' aggressive cost reductions has raised questions around long-term PV performance and module quality. Meanwhile, PV project developers are building projects in emerging markets and subjecting PV modules to more extreme and diverse environmental conditions. To address these concerns and …

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GTM Research and PV Evolution Labs Identify Module Quality Leaders

Nearly two-thirds of the cumulative 130 gigawatts of installed solar photovoltaic modules in the world were produced in the last 3 years -- a period marked by record module price reductions. During this time, module manufacturers' aggressive cost reductions has raised questions around long-term PV performance and module quality. Meanwhile, PV project developers are building projects in emerging markets and subjecting PV modules to more extreme and diverse environmental conditions. To address these concerns and …

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6 Questions To Ask Before Buying An EV Charging Station

One of the biggest advantages EV owners have is the ability to recharge their cars from the comfort of their home, or better yet, at your place of employment. Yet many companies still have a lot of questions when it comes to the wide variety of charging stations and options out there. EVConnect put together this infographic which sheds some light on EV chargers for companies and organizations …

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MyEV Electric Car Data Logger Gives You All Da Data

If you're an EV enthusiast, chances are you self-identify as a nerd. And what do nerds like? Data points, lots and lots of data points. Automakers know this, and have bombarded would-be EV owners with hundreds of data points, from kilowatt-hours to MPGe and a whole slew of other acronyms. But for a true nerd, there's never enough data. MyEV, by MyCarma, has launched an electric car data logger and smartphone app that gives users access to way, way more …

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Here’s the First Peek at Pent-Up Demand for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Virginia

Efforts by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to diversify the state's energy mix are off to a curious start. He created an “Energy Council” to advise him and set six dates for “listening sessions” throughout the Commonwealth to field recommendations from the public.read more

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New Software Management Systems Are Helping to Transform the Distribution Grid

Utilities have for the most part taken a "fit-and-forget" approach to consumer-owned distributed generation. But the past decade has seen a drastic shift toward the decentralization of generation, spurred by diminishing deployment costs, increasing incentives (e.g., net energy metering, investment tax credits), and changing consumer behavior. This proliferation of DG is having a profound and real effect on the utility industry, threatening to disrupt existing business models, as well as the stability of the …

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Perovskite’s Great Potential As Solar Cell Material Revealed By New Research

Ever heard of a perovskite solar cell? Probably not. But you have now, and very likely will be hearing more and more about them in the coming years, based on the very encouraging findings of a recent analysis by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). While solar cells based on the new material — which is based on a mineral first discovered in the Ural …

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Know Your Audience: Energy Efficiency and the Small Commercial Class

Investment in energy efficiency saves money, enhances productivity and competitiveness. Yet energy efficiency is underutilized by the small commercial sector. A survey found that 52 percent of small commercial businesses see cash flow as the primary barrier to investing in energy efficiency.read more