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US retail sales rose 0.8 percent last month – Finance and Commerce
19 Dec
10:18

US retail sales rose 0.8 percent last month – Finance and Commerce

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace in October, though the gains were boosted by one-time factors such as hurricane recovery spending and higher gas prices. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent last month, following two months of slight declines, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. […]

Billion-Euro Package Mobilizes German Battery Sector – Greentech Media News
19 Dec
10:18

Billion-Euro Package Mobilizes German Battery Sector – Greentech Media News

Battery maker Varta and the Fraunhofer Institute are taking advantage of a new German government finance package for battery development. The two organizations this month announced a research partnership days after Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier unveiled a €1 billion (USD $1.1 billion) fund for battery cell development. Altmaier said […]

Lyon, Jera, plan to start on Cape York solar + battery project in early 2019 – RenewEconomy
19 Dec
10:18

Lyon, Jera, plan to start on Cape York solar + battery project in early 2019 – RenewEconomy

Lyon Group and Japanese energy company Jera say they plan to begin construction of a large solar plus battery storage project in north Queensland in early 2019, after reaching agreement on the project’s generator performance standard with the Australian Energy Market Operator this week. The Cape York solar and battery […]

Why Isro’s Gsat-7A launch is important for the Indian Air Force – Times of India
19 Dec
7:28

Why Isro’s Gsat-7A launch is important for the Indian Air Force – Times of India

With the Indian Space Research Organisation gearing up to launch Gsat-7A communication satellite on Wednesday, TOI’s Surendra Singh explains why this satellite is important for the Indian Air Force:What is the need to launch a dedicated satellite for IAF? Once GSLV-F11 (GSLV Mk II) rocket launches Gsat-7A satellite + from […]

Colorado’s Largest Battery Comes Online As The State Pivots To Cleaner Energy – Colorado Public Radio
19 Dec
6:21

Colorado’s Largest Battery Comes Online As The State Pivots To Cleaner Energy – Colorado Public Radio

The Tesla-made lithium ion battery unveiled by United Power Cooperative Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. The battery storage system is the largest in Colorado. Grace Hood/CPR News Brighton-based United Power Cooperative unveiled the largest battery storage system in Colorado Tuesday. The lithium ion battery cost millions, and could take decades to […]

IRS Letter on Home Batteries Could ‘Open Floodgates for Residential Storage Retrofits’ – Greentech Media News
19 Dec
6:21

IRS Letter on Home Batteries Could ‘Open Floodgates for Residential Storage Retrofits’ – Greentech Media News

The Internal Revenue Service has indicated that federal solar tax credits extend to battery systems added as retrofits — a policy that could “open the floodgates” for residential solar installers eager to add energy storage to their mass-market offerings.  That’s how GTM Research analyst Brett Simon summed up a letter […]

Reducing risk for private investment in off-grid energy – UNDP
19 Dec
12:47

Reducing risk for private investment in off-grid energy – UNDP

In 2011 Rwanda was literally in the dark– 89 percent  of the country, about 9.4 million people, didn’t have power. It was one of the lowest electrification rates in the world. Fast forward to today and it’s more than quadrupled the number of people with electricity and increased the electrification […]

Walmart Has Tesla Batteries Installed At 11 Locations In California — Tesla’s Commercial Ambitions Exposed? – CleanTechnica
18 Dec
10:38

Walmart Has Tesla Batteries Installed At 11 Locations In California — Tesla’s Commercial Ambitions Exposed? – CleanTechnica

Batteries Published on April 26th, 2015 | by James Ayre April 26th, 2015 by James Ayre  With Tesla’s official unveiling of its new battery storage systems getting closer, the tension seems to be building some and speculation has been rampant, but some interesting details […]

Mineral Resources to install big battery at Mt Marion lithium mine – One Step Off The Grid
18 Dec
10:38

Mineral Resources to install big battery at Mt Marion lithium mine – One Step Off The Grid

W.A.-based mining company Mineral Resources is installing a 3.288MWh battery at the Mt Marion lithium mine to eliminate the need for so-called “spinning reserve” that acts as back-up for its on-site gas generators. The company expects to complete the installation of the ABB battery, using Samsung battery cells, in February. […]

Santos to power oil well operations with solar+storage – pv magazine Australia
18 Dec
10:38

Santos to power oil well operations with solar+storage – pv magazine Australia

In what is being billed as Australia’s first off-grid, 100% renewable energy project in the oil and gas sector, Santos is turning 56 crude oil pumps into solar and batteries. The project has won a grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. December 18, 2018 Marija Maisch Looking to reduce […]

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