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(Nanowerk News) After debuting the world's first solar air battery last fall, researchers at The Ohio State University have now reached a new milestone.

GEAR: MT Solar Pole Mount

How does a financial institution determine the value of your solar project?

SEIA And CohnReznick Produce Guide On Solar Project Valuation

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and CohnReznick, an accounting, tax and advisory firm, have released a guide on the valuation of solar projects for financial reporting purposes.

The publication features best practices for investors, financiers, project developers and others and follows up on the organizations' 2014 publication on fair market value methodologies in the solar industry.

LG Electronics Bringing NeON 2 Solar Panel To The U.S.

LG Electronics has announced that its NeON 2 solar panel will be available in the U.S. in August and that it is planning to roll out a new solar module in the fall.

The LG NeON 2 is equipped with LG Cello technology, which consists of 12 thin wires instead of three busbars - offering significantly improved performance and reliability over the original NeON solar panel, the company says.

Natcore Ready To Commercialize New Solar Cell Structure

Natcore's new solar cell structure
Natcore Technology Inc.'s research and development (R&D) center in Rochester, N.Y., has developed a new solar cell structure that it says will simplify the production process, lower costs and speed the path toward ultra high-efficiency cells.

Utilities about to cut net-metering

In a few, more-expensive utility districts, a milestone with its own buzzword has recently been reached: grid parity. That’s the time when the cost of making your own electricity with a grid-tied PV system becomes as cheap—or cheaper—than what the utility charges. Without batteries, grid-tied system costs are low enough to justify rooftop solar electricity purely on an economic basis.

Sandia Begins Testing Of Advanced Thermal Storage System For CSP


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar energy systems and improve efficiencies in a big way, thanks to a system of small particles.

7000 Rocky Mountain Power customers lose power

utility power failure

OREM — Crews worked to restore power to nearly 7,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers in Utah County Monday morning.

The outage affected about 6,971 customers in the 84097 area code, the company said. That number was down to about 5,400 by 8 a.m.

Crews expected to have all power restored by 10 a.m.

Applied Energy Technologies (AET) Selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy for 22.6 MW Solar Project in Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah – June 25, 2015 – Applied Energy Technologies (AET) a preferred supplier of utility-scale racking systems and one of the top 10 solar racking companies in the United States, has been selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy to provide its Rayport™-G ECO mounting system for the 22.6 MW installation in Utah’s Beaver and Iron counties.

The Grid-tie scam or the truth about grid-tie

Let's be clear.  The last thing the government or your utility want is for you to be energy independent.  They literally spend hundreds of millions of dollars to make sure you do not understand energy independence.  They know that people have brains and are going to buy solar panels and maybe even a wind generator.  Only people that love the government, want a perpetual monthly bill, and enjoy being dependent on the government would do otherwise. 


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