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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $105 Million in New Funding to Advance Solar Technologies

Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced this week up to $105.5 million to support America’s continued leadership in energy innovation through solar technology. Under the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), DOE will fund about 70 projects to advance both solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) technologies, as well as facilitate the secure integration of those technologies into the nation’s electricity grid. Funding will also support efforts that prepare the workforce for the solar industry’s future needs.

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CESA joins NREL’s research project to integrate solar power into the grid nationwide in the U.S.

The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to participate in a collaborative research effort to explore new ways solar energy can improve the affordability, reliability, and resiliency of the nation’s electric grid.

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Enphase Energy Announces $20 Million Private Equity Offering

U.S. micro inverter manufacturer Enphase Energy announced this month that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement to issue and sell 9,523,809 shares of the Company’s common stock at a price per share of $2.10 for gross proceeds of approximately $20.0 million to an entity affiliated with Isidoro Quiroga, a prominent Chilean entrepreneur and investor.

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Valuing resilience can make PV and energy storage systems economical, report says

Findings presented in a new paper by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Clean Energy Group (CEG) show that more integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage projects could make economic sense if the value of avoiding power outages is taken into account in project economics.

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Enphase Energy announces introduction of seventh-generation IQ microinverters

Leading US microinverter manufacturer announced the introduction of its seventh-generation Enphase IQ microinverters, which are reported to produce 4% more power, and to be 19% lighter and 17% smaller than the IQ 6 family of microinverters.

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