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Solar Energy: Grid vs. Battery Storage » EcoWatch

As solar power—both giant farms and small rooftop installations—enjoys tremendous growth across the U.S., there’s been pushback from big utility companies. They’ve campaigned to end net metering, in which solar panel owners can return unneeded power they’ve generated to the grid for credit, and to add fees to their bills, calling homeowners and small businesses […]

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Finally, a fully transparent solar energy harvester

Michigan University researchers have devised what looks like the world’s first fully transparent solar cell. Think of all of those tall glass buildings; wouldn’t it be nice if all that incoming solar energy was harvested somehow? Likewise, why not let your smartphone charge up a bit while it’s taking a tan. Of course this isn’t […]

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Hawaii commercial solar energy market

Hawaii commercial solar energy market a race to beat the tax credit deadline – Pacific Business News

The commercial solar energy market in Hawaii has turned into a race of sorts, a race for businesses to get their systems in place before a federal tax credit sunsets at the end of 2016. “Right now for us, we’re very busy,” Todd Georgopapakas, partner of Honolulu-based Distributed Energy Partners, told PBN. “I don’t think […]

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Hawaii Solar

Hawaii Solar Industry Hemorrhaging Jobs – Civil Beat

Hawaii’s solar industry has lost 400 jobs since 2013 and currently employs 2,200 people, according to a new report released by The Solar Foundation, a nonprofit solar research organization. The 15 percent decline was quickly panned by the local solar industry, which blames Hawaiian Electric Co. for the job losses. For economic and technological reasons, HECO […]

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Hawaii Solar Learning Curve

Failed battery at Hawaii solar farm part of learning process, says analyst | PV-Tech Storage

The failure of a grid-connected storage system at a solar farm in Hawaii is part of the learning process the US island state is undergoing to integrate more PV using storage, according to analyst Dean Frankel at Lux Research. A so-called “accelerated capacity fade” which has reportedly taken place at a grid-connected solar farm in […]

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