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Enphase Energy Enters Into Energy Storage Business with AC Battery

Introduces a modular, plug-and-play solution that is fully integrated into the Enphase Energy Management System Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH), announced today its Enphase AC Battery, an advanced energy storage solution with a modular, plug-and-play storage device fully integrated with the just-introduced Enphase Energy Management System. Based on a distributed architecture, the AC Battery is […]

Enphase Energy Introduces New Energy Management System to Accelerate Mainstream Solar Adoption

Groundbreaking system enables large-scale implementation of solar globally Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH), today announced the Enphase Energy Management System, a groundbreaking system for energy management that delivers on the vision of enabling large-scale implementation of solar power integrated with the grid. The Enphase system intelligently integrates the critical technologies needed to solve solar energy […]

Siemens Partners With 1st Light Energy to demonstrate “Net-Zero” Energy Home Using Solar Microinverters, Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Energy generated from solar power and more efficient electric vehicle charging station offsets traditional power demand, resulting in lower utility bills Siemens first installation of its VersiCharge universal unit for electric vehicle charging Siemens, in partnership with 1st Light Energy, has installed its M250 solar microinverters and VersiCharge universal electric vehicle (EV) charging unit for […]

LG’s New Solar Module Delivers Maximum Performance and Installation Flexibility

Demonstrated at Solar Power International Expo 2014: ‘Mono X ACe’ Expands LG Flagship Solar Module Series Led by new integrated, max-performing AC-powered solar modules, LG Electronics USA is exhibiting a host of solutions from the LG Mono X® monocrystalline module series here this week. At the Solar Power International (SPI) Expo 2014, LG is displaying new […]

S&C Energy Storage Solutions to Improve Power Reliability and Efficiency in Rural Australia

Ergon Energy will use storage for peak shaving and voltage support in remote areas S&C Electric Compnay, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, today announces it was awarded a contract by Ergon Energy, an Australian utility, to provide 20 S&C PureWave® Community Energy Storage Systems for the utility’s Grid Utility Support […]

Energy Department Announces Up to $14 Million for Applying Landscape Design to Cellulosic Bioenergy

The Energy Department today announced up to $14 million to support landscape design approaches that maintain or enhance the environmental and socio-economic sustainability of cellulosic bioenergy through the improvement of feedstock production, logistics systems, and technology development. This supports the Department’s efforts to promote the commercialization of environmentally sustainable advanced bioenergy that reduces petroleum consumption […]

Solar Energy Prices See Double-digit Declines in 2013; Trend Expected to Continue

PV pricing to drop another 3 – 12 percent in 2014 Distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) system prices dropped by 12 – 19 percent nationwide in 2013, according to the third edition of a jointly written report on PV pricing trends from the Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory […]

Wind power steps up when nuclear and gas go offline

Strong wind speeds over the weekend contributed significantly to the UK’s electricity supply as nuclear reactors remained offline and a large gas plant was suddenly hit by a fire. Wind power set a new record on Sunday by providing 24% of the UK’s electricity supply for the entire day. The previous record stood at 22% […]

Secretary Moniz Dedicates Innovative Commercial-Scale Cellulosic Biofuel Plant

Marking another milestone in the Administration’s support of clean energy technologies that will diversify our energy portfolio and help transition the U.S. toward a low-carbon future, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will deliver remarks today at the grand opening of Abengoa’s second-generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas as part of Energy Action Month. Once operating […]

First Solar installs Inaugural Panel at South America’s Largest PV Plant

141MW Luz Del Norte to make significant contribution to Chile’s national Energy Agenda Electricity generated by plant will be competitively priced in region With Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile; Isabel Allende, President of the Chilean Senate, and Máximo Pacheco, Minister of Energy in attendance, First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR) today ceremonially installed the first […]