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USAID to fund solar research projects in India and Morocco

The U.S. Agency for International development (USAID) announced that it will provide USD10 million in funding to a number of projects aimed at addressing critical areas of development, two of the projects center on solar research in India and in Morocco.

Poor quality planning: Shifting the blame, passing the buck

An installation company in the Midwest reports how blame was laid at their door for defective PV panels. The actual cause of the defects probably lie elsewhere.

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SunLink Launches TechTrack Distributed

SunLink has launched TechTrack Distributed, its distributed single-axis tracker, featuring dynamic design, site flexibility and total cost reduction.

Energy Storage North America announces innovation finalists

Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the annual energy storage industry show, has announced the finalists for its 2016 ESNA Innovation Awards, which recognize excellence and impact in energy storage project development.

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BREAKING: Energy Department hires Charlie Gay to lead the SunShot Initiative

Gay brings with him over 40 years of experience, including heading NREL in the 90’s and serving on SunPower’s board of advisors.

1366 Technologies unveils 3-D wafers

The company says that its 3-D wafers lower the amount of silicon needed for each wafer without losing strength or performance.

Tesla: Gigafactory is “on schedule” to support 2017 Model 3 roll-out

Elon Musk gave scarce information on developments at the world’s largest battery factory in Tesla’s Q2 results.

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Energy Department provides $2 million to advance early-stage solar PV technologies

DOE is taking a novel approach to fund projects where researchers test a concept over the course of a year and develop data to support further research.

Solar Impulse aircraft completes historic journey

Jubilant scenes as Bertrand Piccard touches down in Abu Dhabi to complete the Solar Impulse 2’s round-the-world flight powered by the sun.

U.S. government makes up to $4.5 billion in loan guarantees available for EV infrastructure

The new access to loan guarantees is part of a suite of actions that the Obama Administration has unveiled to support electric vehicles and charging stations.

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