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5 Common Solar Sales Mistakes Dealers Should Avoid

Developing an effective solar sales strategy can be challenging: when you're facing tough competitors in a crowded market, dealing with varying customer needs and values, and finding creative ways to offer value, it's easy to overlook the basics.
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Canadian Solar Announces Investment in eNow Solar-Based Power Management for Commercial Transportation

Alternative Energy - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 09:18
The investment will accelerate the expansion and growth of photovoltaic (PV) based mobile energy solutions-utilizing Canadian Solar's PV development and production expertise-and expand eNow's global reach.
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TEPCO Joins Global Energy Blockchain Initiative - Energy Web Foundation

Alternative Energy - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 09:10
Blockchain technology can be used to reduce the cost of utility bills or the need for working capital in wholesale market gas or electricity transactions.
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Olivier Jacques named APsystems Executive VP of USA & EMEA

Alternative Energy - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 09:09
APsystems, the global leader in advanced microinverter technology for the solar PV industry, today announced Olivier Jacques has been named Executive Vice President, USA & EMEA. Jacques is based in Lyon, France and most recently served as APsystems Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He will report to Dr. Zhi-Min Ling, Co-founder, President & CEO of APsystems worldwide.
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Tesla solar roof prices come in cheaper than some had expected

Robert Ferris for CNBC: Tesla said the first two styles of its solar roof will be priced at about $21.85 per square foot. That price is slightly lower than the $24.50 per square foot that Consumer Reports had expected.
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Tesla’s Solar Roof Is Finally Ready For You to Buy

Tom Randall for Bloomberg: Elon Musk says orders will begin today. Pricing details have yet to be revealed.
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Energy policy leader Amy Farrell to take helm of government and public affairs for wind energy industry

Alternative Energy - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 12:45
In this capacity, Farrell will oversee federal regulatory affairs, state policy, public affairs, and industry research. She will serve on AWEA's Executive Team and work closely with Jim Reilly, who continues as Senior Vice President for Federal Legislative Affairs. Her first day at AWEA will be June 16, 2017.
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X-FAB and Exagan Successfully Produce First GaN-on-Silicon Devices on 200-mm Wafers

Alternative Energy - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 11:56
Silicon Foundry and GaN Start-Up Achieve Major Milestone in Establishing a 200-mm, Fully CMOS-Compatible Process While GaN Power Products Gain Market Traction
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Sunlight Financial Announces $500 Million Commitment from Tech CU for Residential Solar Loans

Alternative Energy - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 11:55
The fast growing residential solar financing provider expands an existing partnership; will fund loans for 20,000 homeowners
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Alternative Energy - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 09:33
The energy storage sector is booming. According to a forecast by the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar), 60,000 solar storage systems are expected to be installed before mid-2017 in Germany alone. One of the factors driving this is price development.
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Push to educate Congress on energy storage crosses political divide

Andy Colthorpe for Energy Storage News: Two Congressional representatives in the US have united across party political lines to form the Advanced Energy Storage Caucus, a group dedicated to educating Members of Congress on the benefits of the nascent technology.
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ESCO acquires Renewable NRG Systems

Alternative Energy - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 09:02
ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE) today announced that it has acquired NRG Systems, Inc. (NRG), doing business as Renewable NRG Systems, located in Hinesburg, Vermont.
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New Method of Microbial Energy Production Discovered

Alternative Energy - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 16:24
Flavin-based electron bifurcation energy conservation mechanism recently found to involve unprecedented features
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The Netherlands opens massive offshore wind farm

Megan Treacy for TreeHugger: The long distance from shore has the benefit of being beyond the horizon so there is no visible evidence of it from shore but it also carries the benefit of harnessing the stronger winds in that area.
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Intersolar - Trojan To Announce New Deep-Cycle Solar AGM Battery Line at Intersolar Europe Showcasing "Outstanding Solar Project" Award Finalist & Smart Carbon Batteries

Alternative Energy - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 13:05
Trojan To Announce New Deep-Cycle Solar AGM Battery Line at Intersolar Europe Showcasing "Outstanding Solar Project" Award Finalist & Smart Carbon Batteries
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Rattlesnake Wind Project Begins Construction in Texas

Alternative Energy - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 13:03
Rattlesnake Wind Project Begins Construction in Texas
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Biogas Industry Applauds Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act (S. 988)

Alternative Energy - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 12:59
WASHINGTON, DC-The American Biogas Council, the trade association for the U.S. biogas industry, applauds the recent introduction of the bipartisan Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act (S. 988). This legislation, introduced last week by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) will increase the sustainability of farms by helping to deploy new nutrient recovery and biogas systems to recycle organic material into baseload renewable energy and healthy soil products. The Act provides a 30 percent investment tax credit (ITC) for qualifying biogas and nutrient recovery systems.
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Ten Years Of The Intersolar Award: Finalists Announced For The Solar Industry Innovation Prize 2017

The Intersolar AWARD is celebrating its 10th anniversary: The award honors pioneering products and solutions in the solar industry for the 10th time running.
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Lincoln International's Solar Energy Stock Index: Q1 2017

Solar Energy Index Underperforms S&P in Q1 2017
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Alternative Energy - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 09:26
The digital transformation in the energy industry has fundamentally changed the electricity landscape. In the future, the energy supply will be ensured by a range of renewable energy plants, storage systems and consumers acting as prosumers. The Smart Renewable Energy Forum at Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners, is therefore focusing on new concepts and technologies for digital networking along the energy value-added chain from May 31–June 2.
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