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San Diego installs massive flow battery that can power 1,000 homes

San Diego Gas & Electric unveiled a new pilot energy storage substation that utilizes a vanadium redox flow (VRF) battery storage system that can store up to 2 million watts of electricity.

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Here’s what Trump’s budget means for renewable energy

While President Trump’s budget proposal is just that – a spending plan for Congress to consider – industry experts say it could translate into big cuts for renewable energy.

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Los Angeles tests gunshot sensors on light poles

Los Angeles is testing sensors attached to streetlights to wirelessly detect gunshots and other noises, and may expand the service to include sensors to recognize air pollution and earthquakes.

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Oil giant Shell calls for move to clean energy

Shell's CEO said public faith in fossil fuels is waning, so along with calling for a carbon tax, the company plans to increase spending on renewable energy to $1 billion a year.

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Tesla plans to build three more Gigafactories, five in all

In a letter to shareholders, Tesla said it will finalize plans for three more Gigafactories to produce solar panels and lithium-ion battery packs for electric cars, as well as home and business energy storage systems.

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Bill Nye-backed startup uses particle accelerator to make solar panels 60% cheaper

Startup Rayton Solar is running a crowdfunding campaign to attract investors to its proton accelerator technology used to more efficiently slice off silicon for solar panel production, making the manufacturing process 60% cheaper.

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PG&E deploys its first Tesla Powerpack battery storage station

PG&E has announced its first lithium-ion battery substation with 500KW of capacity, which the utility said will it balance power supply and demand during peak hours.

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U.S. solar growth blows away previous records

The solar market in 2016 grew 95% over the previous year, which for the first time made photovoltaic power the top source of new electricity-generating capacity on an annual basis.

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UPS to spend $18M to install 26,000 new solar panels

The shipping giant today announced it will expand its solar energy capacity by 26,000 solar panels, or an additional 18 megawatts of power.

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N.C. wind farm goes live despite legislators' claims it's a national security threat

A North Carolina wind farm that will power Amazon's data centers in Virginia went live on Thursday, even though state legislators asked President Trump to nix the project over concerns that it would jeopardize national security.

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Renewables missing from Trump's energy plan

The White House published its "America First" energy plan this week, and notably missing from it was any mention of renewable energy.

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Report: 1 in 50 new U.S. jobs came from solar last year

The latest National Solar Jobs Census shows that solar industry job growth outpaced the overall U.S. economy 17-fold last year.

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Mingis on Tech: Floating solar panels -- oxymoron or coming energy wave?

Our tech trio takes a look at the latest in solar tech -- panels being installed on waterways -- and checks in on VR to see if all the recent hype is more hope than anything else.

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Mingis on Tech: Floating solar panels, a VR update -- and Tom Brady?

Our tech trio takes a look at the latest in solar tech -- panels being installed on water -- checks in on the state of VR and offers kudos to the new Super Bowl champs.

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Floating solar panel market to be worth $2.7B in 2025

The rising cost of real estate along with a favorable regulatory climate is expected to push solar panels out to sea and onto landlocked water bodies over the next decade.

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5 tech battles facing Trump

Major battles loom between the tech industry and the Trump administration over issues including climate change, air quality, support for federal research and trade policy.

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The world's largest battery storage substation is now live

In December, Southern California and Tesla quietly went live with an 80MWh battery power storage facility for Southern California Edison that can power 2,500 households or charge 1,000 Tesla vehicles daily.

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N.Y. approves largest U.S. offshore wind farm off Long Island

The South Fork Wind Farm will be the second offshore wind farm in America, and the largest, with 90 megawatts of capacity when completed off the east end of Long Island.

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