17 Jul '12, 4pm

California: Ground Zero for Battery-Backed Solar: California leads the nation in rooftop solar panels, which m...

California: Ground Zero for Battery-Backed Solar: California leads the nation in rooftop solar panels, which m...

California leads the nation in rooftop solar panels, which means it may soon start leading the nation in the technologies that integrate that solar into the grid -- like batteries, if they can do it at the right price. That’s the test that Greensmith Energy Management Systems will be taking on a megawatt scale soon. The Bethesda, Md.-based startup makes software and hardware for managing batteries and their connection to the grid, including several solar-balancing projects with the likes of Hawaii Electric Co ., Carolina utility Progress Energy (now part of Duke Energy), and big Southeast utility Southern Co. Another, a 50-kilowatt, 82-kilowatt-hour project with solar-rich utility San Diego Gas & Electric, appears to have proven itself ready for a second, bigger phase. Greensmith CEO John Jung told me in an interview last week that the company is now hooking up 1.5 megawat...

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getsolar.com 17 Jul '12, 10pm

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solarindustrymag.com 17 Jul '12, 6pm

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solarindustrymag.com 17 Jul '12, 5pm

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Going Green Expands with Abundance of Smaller Solar Energy Products: Are you interested in solar energy but aren...

Going Green Expands with Abundance of Smaller S...

greenbuildingelements.com 17 Jul '12, 4pm

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Hybrid Solar Heat and Power Systems On the Rise

renewableenergyworld.com 18 Jul '12, 2pm

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3M & Gossamer Debut World's Largest #Solar Collector @designnews

3M & Gossamer Debut World's Largest #Solar Coll...

designnews.com 17 Jul '12, 7pm

3M's Renewable Energy Division and Gossamer Space Frames have unveiled what they claim is the world's largest aperture par...

Ex-First Solar Exec Takes Helm at Battery Start-Up: Dave Eaglesham was instrumental in the scale-up of First So...

Ex-First Solar Exec Takes Helm at Battery Start...

renewableenergyworld.com 20 Jul '12, 5pm

For new CEO Eaglesham, the technology is far different that what he saw as Chief Technology Officer for First Solar. But t...

Global Solar Energy Brings Powerful Building In...

altenergymag.com 20 Jul '12, 7pm

TUCSON, Ariz.--Global Solar Energy, Inc., a leading manufacturer of flexible solar technology, announced today an expansio...

Intersolar's Solar Battle of the Bands, Round 2...

renewableenergyworld.com 19 Jul '12, 5pm

It may be a “battle,” but the entire industry is really the winner in “Solar Battle of the Bands: Round 2,” a new traditio...

Intersolar's Solar Battle of the Bands, Round 2...

renewableenergyworld.com 19 Jul '12, 6pm

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4 largest battery manufacturers pledge to support nationwide #recycling program:

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earth911.com 17 Jul '12, 1pm

Last week, Rayovac, Panasonic, Duracell and Energizer committed to a nationwide program that seeks to improve the recyclin...

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getsolar.com 08 Jul '12, 7pm

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flotrack.org 19 Jul '12, 3pm

Hello everyone, hope not to bore you with this first entry but I thought it would be fitting to start things off this way…...

LDK Solar Gets Portion of Debts Paid by China's Xinyu Government: LDK Solar Co., the solar-wafer maker that's r...

LDK Solar Gets Portion of Debts Paid by China's...

renewableenergyworld.com 17 Jul '12, 4pm

The Xinyu authorities will include repayment of LDK’s loans from Huarong International Trust Co. in the annual fiscal budg...

First Solar has produced almost 80 million #sol...

firstsolar.com 14 Jul '12, 3pm

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