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EnSync Energy Sells CAL FIRE Solar PPA Project In California

EnSync Energy recently announced the sale of a project under a 20-year power purchase agreement with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to Standard Solar, a company which specializes in the development and financing of solar power systems. Under the agreement, EnSync Energy is constructing a 600-kilowatt solar installation at the CAL FIRE training facility in Ione, California. Scott Wiater, president and CEO of Standard Solar, answered some questions for Solar Love. 1. How did the arrangement with CAL FIRE come about?…

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Report: US Energy Storage Market To Triple In 2018

The capacity of energy storage systems being deployed in the US will roughly triple this year (2018) on the back of rapidly falling costs and state- and local-level support, according to a new report released by GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association trade organization. So, to put that in simpler terms, the report predicts that: the US energy storage market will increase ~200% this year. This growth, and also overall total deployments, will be split amongst commercial installations, utility-scale…

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Will Trump Impose Tariffs To Protect US Solar Manufacturers?

The import of cheap solar photovoltaic (PV) panels has harmed two solar energy firms, a US International Trade Commission investigation into the matter has found. The vote was unanimous apparently, with all four voting commissioners backing the ruling. That said, there is a lot more context that puts the case into broader context … and shames the solar companies that brought the suit. Notably, practically every solar company in the US opposed the case brought by two “domestic” solar energy…

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Experts Say the UK’s Solar Future is Brighter Than Ever

The UK solar industry has had a few major ups and downs in the past few weeks, with first a record amount of energy production at around 15% of the UK’s usage in July, and then the subsidy cuts, which will effectively reduce the amount of money small systems can make from installing solar, it’s easy to say that it’s been a rollercoaster, and it’s easy to see why. When the Department of Energy and Climate Change made the same…

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The World’s Largest Solar Plants

Harvesting solar energy is a really big deal! Every year the earth absorbs so much solar energy that if we captured it all, we could power America 40,000 times over again. That’s a lot of energy, and countries are starting to warm up to the potential of this fantastic renewable resource. Of course it helps that in the past five years the price of solar power has dropped by 75% percent. This price drop has given lots of countries the…

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Global Solar Installed Capacity Per Capita [INFOGRAPHIC]

Solar power has been available for over a century but it’s only in the last few decades that it has become affordable for everyone to install. Today, solar panels allow everyone from homeowners to multi-national companies to generate power from the sun, which can then be used to power anything regular coal-generated electric can. However, while solar panel costs have fallen by over 50% in the last 10 years alone, not everywhere is embracing solar with the same open arms.…

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost in The UK? [INFOGRAPHIC]

This infographic was created by Ollie Smith using our solar panel cost data. It answers the most burning question on the mind of anyone looking to install solar panels, with accurate cost data from a survey of UK suppliers, and calculations on how much Co2 you can save by taking the plunge. Please share this graphic on your website!  Released under the SS by SA creative commons. In January, 2017, most UK homeowners saw a 10% hike in energy prices, raising…

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