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LONGi to invest $309m in Indian solar manufacturing company

LONGi which is one of the world's leading solar manufacturer that specializes in mono panels, has announced that they will be expanding its solar cell and module factory in India's Andhra Pradesh region to meet the country's rapidly-rising demand for solar energy and to increase LONGi's overseas sales. LONGi will invest $309 million, including about […] This post was originally published on Australian Solar …

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Innovation, meet organization

Long before John Van Reenen became a professor at MIT, he was studying MIT topics in an MIT style. “Technology has always been one of the motivations of my work,” says Van Reenen, a high-profile economist who joined the MIT faculty in 2016. More specifically, he adds, he likes to explore “how people come up with ideas, and how ideas spread, among firms and across countries.” In short, Van Reenen studies how our modern world keeps modernizing. Van Reenen became well-known, however, partly by explaining why …

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A New Frontier: The Interconnection of Energy Storage

You purchased that spiffy new rooftop solar array and waited patiently in the queue to get interconnected to the grid. Now that you're generating kilowatts-hours, you've decided to invest in a residential energy storage system to maximize your ability to avoid paying for peak priced power. There's one hiccup, though: what do your state's interconnection rules mean for connecting your new battery to the grid? We've now arrived at a cutting-edge topic in interconnection, one that several states have recently …

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Company Car Drivers Save Thousands Of Pounds By Going Electric

I quite enjoyed Andy Mile's piece on EV Obsession relating his charging conversations. He lives in the UK. I live in Florida. When discussing costs of "fuel" for an all-electric car, it seems my experience is even less expensive than his. Miles relates a fine experience of savings on fuel for his electric car, but I tend to have free charging everywhere I go (and no home charging). The other savings he relates is certainly a major consideration as well — the sheer savings of EV maintenance compared to maintenance of an ICE car is …

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2017’s most important green car story: internal-combustion engine ban in China

The most important green-car story of 2017 came on September 10, in a report by the Associated Press that covered articles in two Chinese state media outlets on a statement by a deputy industry minister. Speaking at "an auto industry forum," the AP wrote, Xin Guobin said his ministry has begun "research on formulating a timetable to stop...

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China first electric airplane updated with a two hour range and four-seater announced

Chinese electric airplane gets a update On November the 2nd 2017, the updated version of China's first electric airplane had its maiden flight, it is a two-seater electric trainer aircraft.… China first electric airplane updated with a two hour range and four-seater announced was originally published on EV …