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    • July 30, 2015 - 17:33

      Tetris Cofounder Bringing Hawaii Solar Storage

      Blue Planet Energy Systems will sell and install battery systems in homes and businesses that use solar power. The Blue Ion system uses Sony lithium-iron phosphate batteries, lasting up to 20 years, to store the sun’s energy. The batteries do not require cooling and Rodgers believes them to be the solution to storing solar energy and lowering energy costs in Hawaii.

    • July 30, 2015 - 13:51

      SunPower and ConEdison Team on New York Solar Leasing Program

      Vertically integrated U.S. solar company SunPower has this week unveiled a solar leasing program for New York State in collaboration with leading utility ConEdison Solutions. The program, set to be launched next month, is designed to make it easier for more homeowners in the state to adopt solar power, offering residents no upfront costs and affordable monthly lease payments for a term of up to 20 years.

    • July 30, 2015 - 09:13

      New Legislation Could Vastly Grow Solar-Power Production in North Carolina

      Republican Rep. John Szoka of Cumberland County has been criticized by some on the political right for sponsoring a bill that he says could vastly grow the amount of solar-powered electricity production in North Carolina. On Wednesday Szoka addressed one of the complaints by bringing the representative of industrial battery maker Alevo to the legislature to make a presentation about its products. Alevo's batteries are designed to store electricity for utility companies, including electricity from solar farms and wind farms, to help them maintain a consistent supply.

    • July 30, 2015 - 08:52

      Bosch, Toyota and Startups Join CalCharge Energy Storage Effort

      CalCharge, the pioneering initiative designed to accelerate breakthrough energy storage technologies, welcomes six new member companies, include leading global technology supplier Bosch and automotive leader Toyota Motor Corporation. The newly announced charter members, Bosch and Toyota, along with general members Blue Current, Ensor, EnZinc and ITN Energy Systems will have access to CalCharge’s programs, services and network, all of which help clear the path to commercialization.

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