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Trump executive order based on energy fantasies

In his latest executive order, the president and his administration showed a brazen willingness to manipulate fossil fuel workers as they move energy policy back to the 19th century.

Danfoss, GE partner to make SiC modules in New York

The Danish company says that its collaboration with GE will allow it to become the world’s leading provider of silicon-carbide power modules.

U.S. solar produced $154 billion in economic activity for 2016

A new interactive map from The Solar Foundation allows visitors to see the impact of the solar industry at state, metropolitan area, county, and congressional district level for the United States in 2016 .

Strategic siting can boost solar development in Africa, says Berkeley Lab

A report from U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) assesses the wind and solar potential of Africa. According to the study, the two technologies can play a major role in the energy economy of the continent, especially if strategic siting and international interconnections are implemented.

Tesla to begin taking orders for Solar Roof in April

Production of the luxury BIPV product will not begin until “mid-2017”, and a waiting list has appeared on the Tesla site.

Stanford advocates ending China solar tariffs

The report led by a former Wall Street Journal editor gives national advice that mimics policies under President Obama’s energy department, but is unlikely to go anywhere under Trump.

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New York City passes 100 MW of installed PV

The city is now 10% to its 2030 solar goal, but still lags well behind the rest of New York State in deployment.

IHS Markit: Storage and better grid efficiency could save hundreds of billions each year

A new white paper published by analysts at IHS Markit compares the electricity network with other key systems such as transport and data infrastructure. The report concludes that increasing the amount of electricity storage available could create a more flexible, efficient and reliable grid, and save billions of dollars each year.

Enphase introduces new ‘game-changing’ microinverters to U.S. market

The Enphase IQ microinverter is around 30% lighter than previous iterations and will serve to usher in Enphase Energized AC Modules to the U.S. residential solar sector.

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Dominion to build two PV plants totaling 81 MW in South Carolina

The 71 MW project in Jasper County will be joined by a 10 MW project, both of which the power company plans to complete by the end of the year.