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  • 22 October 2014: US Energy Secretary Tours 6.4-MW Rooftop Solar Array in Las Vegas
    With more than 20,000 panels, the largest rooftop solar array in the U.S. (second largest in the world behind a 7.52-MW installation in Punjab, India) is about to be commissioned on top of the Mandalay Bay Convention center in Las Vegas, Nevada. A 6.4-MW solar array, which uses SMA inverters and panels from Hanwha Q CELLS and JA Solar, covers the 20 acres of roofs on the convention center and its neighboring buildings.> <>
  • 22 October 2014: SPI Slideshow Day Two: People, Projects and Policy
    The industry is abuzz at Solar Power International 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Renewable Energy World is here to give you inside updates from day two on the show floor.> <>
  • 22 October 2014: The 51st State: What’s Your Ideal Energy Market?
    Imagine a place where there is no electricity market. No rules, no policies, no market. A clean slate. This is what the Solar Energy Power Association (SEPA) calls the 51st State, a new initiative to get people to think outside the box when it comes to utility design and infrastructure.> <>
  • 22 October 2014: A Tale of Two Booths: SPI Solar Event Marketing Hits and Misses, Part 1
    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” so Charles Dickens wrote, and the same might be said for Enphase and RECOM, two solar exhibitors that were across the aisle from each other at this year’s Solar Power International. I passed their booths several times, and every time I did, Enphase had almost wall-to-wall traffic, while RECOM’s> <>
  • 22 October 2014: Trending Topics in Electricity Today: The Value of Demand Response
    After the D.C. Circuit Court’s invalidation of FERC Order 745, how can we pay for demand response? “Demand response” happens when electricity customers change consumption patterns in response to the needs of the power grid. Electricity customers can provide a substantial amount of demand response to grid operators without a noticeable effect on the> <>
  • 22 October 2014: New Poll: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Support Fracking Moratorium — And Clean Energy
    Last month, NRDC engaged a nationally recognized opinion research firm to conduct polling in New York State to evaluate public attitudes about fracking and clean energy. Importantly, this is the first statewide poll in at least two years — and perhaps ever — to directly ask residents their views of the now six-year-old de facto moratorium on fracking.> <>
  • 22 October 2014: Turning Humble Seaweed to Biofuel
    The sea has long been a source of Norway’s riches, whether from cod, farmed salmon or oil. Now one researcher hopes to add seaweed to this list as he refines a way to produce “biocrude” from common kelp.> <>
  • 22 October 2014: Sustainability Takes Center Stage
    “Environmentally friendly,” “green,” “sustainable” — these words have become ubiquitous, plastered on products from handbags to home décor and everything in between. As a society, we’re more aware than ever of the difference we can make purchasing smart, sustainable products and the role we can play shifting to cleaner, green solutions like renewab> <>
  • 21 October 2014: SEIA Launches New Campaign to Extend Solar Investment Tax Credit
    The 30 percent solar investment tax credit (ITC) is set to be reduced to 10 percent in 2016, so the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has launched a new campaign for a long-term extension. SEIA President Rhone Resch explained the importance of such an extension in Solar Central at Solar Power International 2014, and called for industry support.> <>
  • 21 October 2014: Enphase Unveils New Energy Management System with Integrated Storage
    Microinverter manufacturer Enphase unveiled an energy management system that includes a microinverter, plug-and-play battery storage, and control and monitoring capabilities today at Solar Power International.> <>