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  • South Australia awards A$8.7 million in grants for new pumped storage hydro

    The Government of South Australia has awarded A$8.7 million (US$6.8 million) in grants to four companies planning to build pumped storage hydro projects. Source: Renewable Energy

  • Mix of Solar and Batteries Is Beating Natural Gas

    Natural gas is getting edged out of power markets across the U.S. by two energy sources that, together, are proving to be an unbeatable mix: solar and batteries. Source: Renewable Energy

  • Connecting to the Cloud Will Revolutionize Off-Grid Solar

    By connecting off-grid solar-powered systems to the cloud, a city or utility official can monitor, control and manage street lights, telecom systems, security cameras, and other critical infrastructure from a smartphone — anywhere, anytime.  Source: Renewable Energy

  • Modernizing Rooftop Solar with Tandem Solar Panels

    Did you know there are alternatives to standard silicon solar panels? Or that someday soon, you might be able install a solar panel that is 50 percent more efficient than the average silicon PV solar panel? Source: Renewable Energy

  • Environment Not a Winner in Trump’s New Infrastructure Plan

    A new infrastructure rebuilding plan released this morning by the Trump Administration puts current environmental safeguards in serious jeopardy, but it is not entirely without inroads for support of clean energy. Source: Renewable Energy

  • Robust Market Conditions Support 10-MW Solar Asset Sale in US

    Missouri-based Greenbacker Renewable Energy Co. has purchased six operational solar facilities in California and Colorado with a total generating capacity of 10 MW. Source: Renewable Energy

  • How Important Is City Leadership to the Paris Agreement?

    In this minicast, local and regional governments call for global conversation on urban planning for climate change, and the European Commission releases the biggest database on cities ever published. Source: Renewable Energy

  • 3@3 on Solar PV: The Trump Effect on Manufacturing, Jobs, Solar R&D

    Today’s topics include how the Trump administration is affecting solar manufacturing in the United States – Will the 30 percent solar tariffs drive it up? We’ll also look at the recently released solar jobs census, which shows a drop in solar employment numbers for the first time in seven years. Is Trump to blame? Lastly,…

  • Why America’s Tech Talent Should Reconsider Africa

    With aspects of the Silicon Valley model coming under question, where can the next generation of young, aspiring and talented data scientists, coders and entrepreneurs look to? Source: Renewable Energy

  • Inside Renewable Energy: Inspiring Future Engineers – One Solar Car at a Time

    Motivating young people to take an interest in renewable energy and engineering is critical to our sustainable, long-term energy future. In this episode, hear how one program provides that inspiration with remote controlled solar cars, with guests Noah Davis, executive director of Solar Rollers, and Jayvin Krzych, a Solar Rollers alumn and engineering student. Source:…