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Residential Solar

Energy Efficiency

Energy Management Solution

Sharp Introduces SmartStorage Energy Management Solution

Previously, there was no good solution for buildings with either crowded roofs or high demand charges. We have reviewed a number of other emerging storage offers and believe that SmartStorage, backed by Sharp’s world-class combination of technology, reliability and service track record, is the best product in the market.

Solar PV

Utility-scale solar

Strata Completes Nine New Utility-Scale Solar Projects across North Carolina

 Strata Solar, a leading utility-scale solar provider, announced today it has installed nine utility-scale solar projects across North Carolina using more than $100mm of tax-equity financing provided by a subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC). North Carolina utility Progress Energy Carolinas will purchase the power. The projects produce enough electricity to power 5,000 households and displace 28,000 metric tons

Fuel Cells

Wind

honda-windfarm

Twin Wind Turbines Outperforming Expectations at Honda Transmission Plant

The two turbines, standing 260 feet tall with 160-foot blades, were initially projected to produce upwards of 10,000 megawatt hours (MWH) of electricity per year, accounting for approximately 10 percent of the plant’s annual power needs. The turbines have outperformed company projections in four of the six months since operation began. At their highest output, the turbines provided 16.26 percent of the plant’s power requirements for the month of April.

Solar Thermal Energy

Electric Vehicles

The Future of Racing is Electric

Formula E: The Future of Racing is Electric

The battery-powered vehicle can accelerate from zero to 100 kmh in 3 seconds and reach maximum speeds of 225 km/h. Driven by the best drivers in Formula One, Champ Car and IndyCar, Formula E engines emit roars of 80 decibels, but not the slightest wisp of pollution.

Energy Storage

Lithium Ion Energy Storage System

New Plug And Play Lithium Ion Energy Storage System for Solar Energy Storage

JuiceBox Energy introduces its plug and play battery storage and energy management system for solar energy storage. The system features an advanced 8.6kWh lithium-ion energy storage system for residential and commercial renewable energy installations and a system controller that enables peak shifting, electricity demand charge reduction and back-up power for grid independence.

Pumped storage Hydro

Hawaii Power Company Issues a Pumped-Storage Hydro Request for Qualifications

Pumped-storage hydro on Parker Ranch lands has the potential to provide up to five hours of firm, dispatchable power, which would enable load shifting and increase renewable penetration significantly. Wind and solar energy, that would otherwise be curtailed, would pump water to an upper reservoir. Releasing this water during the evening would generate power to meet the evening peak loads, which would further reduce or eliminate the need to run expensive oil-fired fossil generators during peak demand.

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