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As part of Joining Forces, an initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to rally support for U.S. service members, veterans and their families, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) committed to having 50,000 veterans working in solar by 2020. The First Lady shared the news
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04/24/2015
Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero-emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced on Earth Day that as part of the company’s sustainability program, it will soon produce enough on-site wind and solar power to cover all energy needs for four facilities in three states (Illinois, Texas and Nevada),
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04/24/2015
The Energy Department announced winners of its second annual Race to Zero Student Design Competition, a collegiate competition engaging university students to design zero energy-ready homes. A zero energy-ready home is a high-performance home that is so energy efficient it can offset all or most of its annual
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04/24/2015

Paultre on Power - Dr. Pradeep Haldar of SUNY Poly CNSE on renewables and clean energy (Podcast)

Dr. Pradeep Haldar of SUNY Poly CNSE

In this podcast Dr. Pradeep Haldar, SUNY Poly CNSE Vice President of Entrepreneurship Innovation and Clean Energy Programs, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the challenges and opportunities in the development of the smart grid and the alternate technologies that can enhance it. SUNY Polytechnic
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04/24/2015
Solar Ready Vets expands to 10 military installations

Military personnel participating in Solar Ready Vets learn how to how to size and install solar energy systems, connect electricity to the grid, and interpret and comply with local building codes

On April 3, President Obama announced the expansion of SunShot’s Solar Ready Vets program to a total of 10 military bases. The announcement was made at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, which will be the fourth installation to host the training. Programs are already in place at Camp Pendleton in California, Fort
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04/16/2015
Paultre on Power - Darren Hammel of Princeton Power on energy storage (Podcast)

Darren Hammel of Princeton Power

In this podcast Darren Hammel of Princeton Power talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the explosion in the number off applications that now can use energy storage for system performance enhancement and reliability. From the Smart Grid to the Internet of Things, energy storage has taken on a completely
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04/15/2015
Popular state incentive helps drive Louisiana solar growth

Louisiana became a Top 20 solar state for the first time last year

Powered by a rapidly-growing residential market, Louisiana became a Top 20 solar state for the first time last year, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review. It was the fifth straight year that Louisiana showed strong growth in solar installations. In 2014,
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04/14/2015
Researchers discover N-type polymer for fast organic battery

Rational combination of advantages of state-of-the-art polymers has resulted in highly electronically conducting polymers that could enable a battery to be 80 percent charged within 6 seconds, and fully charged in another 18 seconds.

Researchers at the University of Houston have reported developing an efficient conductive electron-transporting polymer, a long-missing puzzle piece that will allow ultrafast battery applications. The discovery relies upon a “conjugated redox polymer” design with a naphthalene-bithiophene polymer,
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04/10/2015
SunShot Catalyst demo day comes to San Francisco in May

SunShot Catalyst prize competition

The SunShot Catalyst prize competition connects American innovators to the tools, capabilities, data assets, and resources developed by the Energy Department and its national laboratories. The competition leverages each of these assets to launch cutting-edge solar companies and tackle time-sensitive market challenges.
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04/08/2015
Maryland shows strong residential solar growth in 2014

Today, the U.S. solar industry employs 174,000 Americans nationwide

Led by a booming residential market, Maryland more than doubled its amount of installed solar capacity in 2014, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review. In addition, Maryland also had nearly half, 48 percent, of its new electrical capacity last year come from solar energy. In
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04/08/2015
Saft to supply batteries for backup power in Bangladesh plant expansion

Saft is supplying two large battery systems to Shanghai Electric Group Company Limited

Saft, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, is supplying two large battery systems to Shanghai Electric Group Company Limited, one of China’s largest equipment manufacturing conglomerates, for a high profile power plant expansion project in Khulna, Bangladesh’s third largest
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04/08/2015
In a decision that’s certain to help to speed up America’s transition to a clean energy future, President Obama announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) will launch a new initiative to train 75,000 Americans – including military veterans – to enter the solar workforce by 2020. The President made
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Date:
04/06/2015
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