PITTSBURGH, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Channel will welcome a new program to their upcoming winter lineup called Tomorrow's World Today, a technology-inspired program offering a unique insight on inventions and innovations in today's world.

The family-friendly show will begin airing on November 14, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. with back-to-back 30 minute episodes. The season will run 13 original shows over an eight-week period, giving the audience a fun-filled journey into the exciting world of technological innovators.

"This show is so important for the whole family, especially our young people," said Julian V. Taylor, Creator and Executive Producer of Tomorrow's World Today. "Technology has grown leaps and bounds over the past 10 years, and it's our responsibility to present the public, and more importantly, our children and young adults with valid and engaging stories about tech advancements in our society; not only to educate, but to inspire the innovators of tomorrow," said Taylor.

Taylor, who produced and starred in History Channel's It's How You Get There; executive and field produced Velocity's South Beach Classics; and executive produced History Channel's Volo, House of Cars, became inspired by BBC's smash-hit, Tomorrow's World, a show which ran for 38-years until 2003.

Taylor, a native of the UK, saw first-hand how legitimate and relative programming can inspire creativity. "I was always inspired by technology, and how it changed everyday life, and now we get to bring the same type of impact to the states, it's really come full circle for me," said Taylor.

On one of their first stops, the team will visit with The Research and Development Department (R&D) of a prominent energy company making strides in the solar module industry for commercial and residential customers. Through consistent innovation and definable solutions, viewers will learn more about solar energy and why it's so critical to our sustainability.

The Tomorrow's World Today crew will also head east to visit another pioneering R&D team at a New Jersey-based, family-owned solar business focusing on the core fundamentals of energy conservation and community engagement. 

When the team of Tomorrow's World Today isn't traveling around the country discovering new innovations, studio production will be housed in one of the world's largest innovation factories. 

In addition to the show's entertainingly educational storyline, a surprise twist in the narrative will follow the creation of the one of the world's most sustainable theme parks. 

Accord Productions, a Miami-based production firm, will begin filming Tomorrow's World Today in August. The company is currently taking story submission ideas. 

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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ForeFront Power and Los Altos School District (LASD) in California announce the development of 1.4 megawatts (MW) of solar canopy systems across nine schools. The solar canopy systems will deliver significant energy cost savings, promote sustainability, and provide shade to the parking lots and outdoor school areas.

LASD selected ForeFront Power through a competitive process to provide the turn-key solar power systems. The solar portfolio is expected to save the District over $175,000 annually and up to $2.7 million within the first ten years of operation.

"LASD is excited to partner with ForeFront Power to complete these projects to reduce rising electricity costs," said LASD Chief Business Official Randy Kenyon. "The ForeFront Power team emerged as a leader in our process due to their team's extensive track record, sound execution strategy, and professionalism."

LASD will receive solar energy at no upfront cost, and without the use of Measure N bond funds. The project is instead financed through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ForeFront Power. Through this agreement ForeFront is responsible for all project financing, engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance. ForeFront Power, backed by the security and stability of its parent company, Mitsui & Co., Ltd, brings exceptional value and experience to the solar project partnership.

ForeFront Power continues to coordinate the development of these projects with local school staff, parents, and District administrators to design solar arrays that work in harmony with school campus needs. In conjunction with the solar project development, LASD is launching a sustainability initiative with GreenTown Los Altos to shift drivers to bikers and walkers for more long-term sustainable transport in the District. Each of the nine schools will also receive free solar energy lesson plans and curricula through ForeFront Power's exclusive partnership with Schools Power.

"Our team at ForeFront Power is excited to work with Los Altos in providing energy savings, shade to the parking areas, and STEM education resources," stated Chief Development Officer, Sam Youneszadeh. "What is truly great about this particular project is that Los Altos is going beyond typical solar adoption to integrate their decision with the community through their initiative with GreenTown."

These nine solar projects are expected to offset the equivalent of 1,754 tons of carbon dioxide avoidance or 336 cars taken off the road for the first year of production – per the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.

For more information about ForeFront Power and solar energy for schools, visit k12.forefrontpower.com.

About Los Altos School District

Los Altos School District operates seven elementary and two junior high schools and is a top-rated school district in the State of California. LASD serves more than 4,500 K-8 students from portions of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, and Palo Alto. All nine schools in LASD have been recognized as California Distinguished Schools and/or National Blue Ribbon Schools. LASD is nationally recognized as a leader in educational innovation and for its many awards. Read more about LASD programs at iLearn Blogspot and follow on Twitter @lasdk8.

About ForeFront Power

The ForeFront Power team has more than a decade of renewable industry experience, serving business, public sector, and wholesale power customers around the world. Our team has developed over 800 MW of capacity across more than 1,000 projects, targeted on assisting public sector agencies and C&I firms to deliver the most impactful behind-the-meter, off-site, and wholesale solutions. ForeFront Power is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., a global energy infrastructure and investment leader.

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BOSTON, August 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Solar racers hurtled over Australian cattle grids, then the world's fastest solar car, Australian Sunswift eVe received road legal status as a passenger car. This one off represented a shift in solar-powered transport from purpose-built race cars to meeting commercial vehicle standards but who will now go into series production?

Energy Independent Electric Vehicles: World's First Conference on Energy Independent Electric Vehicles: Land, Water & Air (www.IDTechEx.com/delft17). (PRNewsfoto/IDTechEx)
Energy Independent Electric Vehicles: World's First Conference on Energy Independent Electric Vehicles: Land, Water & Air (www.IDTechEx.com/delft17). (PRNewsfoto/IDTechEx)

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In fact, the Germans and the Dutch are racing to beat the Chinese to this crown. Hanergy of China has demonstrated prototype cars using gallium arsenide ultra-light, ultra-efficient photovoltaics but currently prohibitively expensive. Hanergy promises affordability on launch in 2020 and an unprecedented 40% solar efficiency later. Its panels extend on parking, garnering extra power. All contestants have batteries for extra performance but also a "perpetual" speed in daylight as an energy independent vehicle not using the battery.

In contrast, Lightyear of Eindhoven Netherlands and Sono Motors Germany, both start-ups, are aiming for 2018 or 2028 to launch their commercial energy independent electric cars using affordable single crystal silicon. Contrary to popular understanding, this works well at up to an angle of sixty degrees so it does make sense to put it on the sides not just the top of the vehicle.

Both Lightyear and Sono Motors talk at the World's first conference on Energy Independent Electric Vehicles which takes place at the Technical University of Delft where so many record breaking solar cars and boats are developed. The conference will also discuss the other projects, including Immortus from Australia which is starting by commercialising its electricity generating shock absorbers developed for its planned street legal solar passenger car. Yes, many new technologies are already cascading from these programs taking over from Formula One which becomes an anachronism. For example the Stella Lux racer that led to Lightyear has in-wheel motors and uniquely efficient aerodynamics. The IDTechEx conference Energy Independent Electric Vehicles, September 27-28 has a table top exhibition and, on the 26 and 29, six Masterclasses on the EIVs and their rapidly evolving key components. Learn about piezo/ photovoltaics sails and airship fabric, structural electronics such as solar windows, biomimetic and energy positive drones and Toyota's roadmap.

See also the IDTechEx Research on report on EIVs. We also offer consultancy services in this area.

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SAN DIEGO, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower by Stellar Solar, San Diego's oldest SunPower dealer and one of two Master Dealers in San Diego County, has released the second episode of their popular YouTube series Solar Cribs featuring the unique combination of a residential and commercial installation on the home and business of an Encinitas, California couple Julie and Leo Macaluso. The 45 kW installation on their business, Encinitas Foreign & Domestic (EFD) came first in 2011, making them one of the first auto repair shops in California to go solar. The system has already paid for itself and offsets 100% of their electric bill. A portion of the solar array doubles as a roof for one of their auto service bays which provides a unique perspective viewing the underside of the solar panels. The installation has also led to EFD converting their fleet of customer shuttles exclusively to electric vehicles, a move that saves them $600 per month in gas.

The Macaluso family in Encinitas, California went solar on both their home and business. Episode 2 of Solar Cribs tells their story.
The Macaluso family in Encinitas, California went solar on both their home and business. Episode 2 of Solar Cribs tells their story.
Encinitas Foreign & Domestic Auto Repair is the commercial portion of Solar Cribs episode 2 that features the home and business of the Macaluso family in Encinitas, CA
Encinitas Foreign & Domestic Auto Repair is the commercial portion of Solar Cribs episode 2 that features the home and business of the Macaluso family in Encinitas, CA

As Leo Macaluso described in the episode, going solar was as much about doing the right thing for the environment as it was a financial decision. "Going solar enables us to be good corporate citizens and do our part to be a green business and the financial savings is a very nice side benefit of making that move. We also think a high percentage of our customers recognize and appreciate the fact that we are a solar powered auto shop and that is just good business."

The Macaluso's followed their commercial installation by installing solar on their home shortly after. Besides solar electric, they have solar hot water, hydronic heating in their floors, and a polystyrene wrap around their home. Their home system offsets 100% of their electric needs and powers their electric car. Their daughter who lives next door also went solar with an installation from SunPower by Stellar Solar.

Besides capturing the energy efficiency steps the Macalusos have taken at home and work, this episode of Solar Cribs tells the story of how both Julie and Leo grew up in Italian families in Toronto, how they met, and what led to their move to Encinitas. "It's this personal touch that I think endears people to this series," said SunPower by Stellar Solar CEO Kent Harle. He added, "Anyone can shoot a customer testimonial video, but with Solar Cribs, we try to tell the unique story of the people in the home, their background, and yes, what led them to make the decision to go solar, yet that is not the primary focus. We like to think of this as good storytelling first with the solar element worked in. As I've said before, our primary objective of this series, through the variety of the content, is to expose the significant population of home and business owners who have not gone solar to people like themselves and compel them to take a look at solar as well."

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Artichoke Creative. They offer quick, no-pressure solar quotes to home and business owners throughout Southern California.

About SunPower by Stellar Solar
SunPower by Stellar Solar is a leading California residential and commercial PV solar design and installation company, based in San Diego since 1998 with over 6,000+ installations across Southern California including notable commercial installations on The Salk Institute, US Foods, Cedars Sinai Hospital and more. Readers of the Union Tribune have voted them best solar panel company again in 2015 marking the third year in a row and fourth time in 5 years winning the award.  Their  5 Star Reviews on Yelp, A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and high customer ratings on Angie's list are further testament to their standing as the leading solar provider to homes, businesses and faith based organizations in San Diego County.   Learn more at www.stellarsolar.net

About Artichoke Creative
Artichoke Creative is an integrated marketing agency founded in 2003 with locations in San Diego and Detroit. They are storytellers well versed in the art of creating a marketing mix that makes sense for their clients, tells their story and helps them sell more stuff.  More at www.artichoke-creative.com

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TOKYO, Japon, 15 août 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar (« Trina Solar » ou la « société ») a annoncé que la voiture solaire de l'Université Osaka Sangyo (OSU), équipée des cellules et modules à contacts arrières interdigités (IBC) de Trina Solar, le « OSU-Model-S », avait remporté la « Dream Class » du « FIA Electric & New Energy Championship 2017 » qui s'est tenu au circuit international de Suzuka (la « course de voitures solaires IFA Suzuka ») le 5 août dernier.

Trina Solar collabore avec OSU depuis 2015. Le « OSU-Module-S » conçu par l'équipe de voitures solaires d'OSU était à 100 % alimentée par des cellules solaires élaborées par le laboratoire principal d'Etat de science et de technologie photovoltaïque de Trina Solar (le « SKL »), et il a permis à OSU d'obtenir de bons résultats.

La course de voitures solaires a des objectifs importants : comment proposer une voiture plus efficace et plus légère et comment gérer la consommation d'énergie alors que la lumière du soleil varie avec les conducteurs pendant 4 ou 5 heures. Il ne s'agit pas uniquement d'une course de vitesse : le but consiste également à former les jeunes qui bâtiront une société future plus verte grâce à l'énergie solaire durable et respectueuse de l'environnement.

Le vice-président de Trina Solar et directeur du laboratoire principal d'Etat de science et de technologie photovoltaïque, le Dr Zhiqiang Feng a dit, alors que le nom de la course avait été changé cette année de « The Alternative Energies CUP » à « The Electric & New Energy Championship », l'énergie solaire était passée d'une énergie de substitution à la prochaine étape. Trina Solar a remporté plusieurs records mondiaux en tant que pionnier dans la mise au point de la technologie énergétique photovoltaïque. Pour les cellules IBC utilisées dans les voitures solaires, nous avons obtenu une efficience de conversion de 24,13 % au mois d'avril de cette année. Les données et les informations en retour reçues grâce à la coopération avec l'équipe de voitures solaires d'OSU sont également utilisées pour la recherche et le développement.

Nous entendons poursuivre notre collaboration avec OSU, les jeunes talents japonais et les sociétés afin de créer le monde de futur à l'aide de l'énergie photovoltaïque.

A propos de Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited est un leader mondial pour les modules solaires, les solutions et les services photovoltaïques. Fondée en 1997 comme intégrateur de système PV, Trina Solar stimule aujourd'hui l'énergie intelligente avec les installateurs, les distributeurs, les prestataires de services publics et les développeurs à travers le  monde. Elle est à la pointe du secteur grâce à l'excellence de son innovation, à la grande qualité de ses produits, à ses capacités verticalement intégrées et à sa gestion avisée sur le plan écologique. Pour de plus amples informations, rendez-vous sur www.trinasolar.com.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PSECC Solar Farms Ltd, a climate change mitigation company and developer of solar farms, has turned to Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; OTCQB: NTCXF) to help restore financial viability to a 20 MW Ghanaian project that was threatened by a 29% reduction in feed-in tariffs.

A feed-in tariff (FIT) is an economic policy created to promote active investment in and production of renewable energy sources. Feed-in tariffs typically make use of long-term agreements and pricing tied to costs of production for renewable energy producers. In practice, feed-in tariffs may be payments to ordinary energy users for the renewable electricity they generate.

The previous Ghanaian government had set the feed-in-tariff at about $0.137 per KWh, but the government appointed late in December 2016 has recently said that the signing of new Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) can have a maximum FIT payment no greater than $0.10 per KWh.

"The lower FIT payment meant I had to look for the best possible technology choice for solar panels," says Alan Brewer, CEO and Director of PSECC (www.pseccsolarfarms.com). "That's when I contacted Natcore, because the increase in power using their technology meant that the revenues could be increased by 10% or more and the project could once again be financially viable."

PSECC had gained a Provisional License in December 2016 for the 20 MW solar farm at Simbrofo in Ghana. Two additional 20 MW farms are planned for that venue. A commitment for financing the projects has been obtained from a Polish bank via the European Central Bank. The estimated build cost of the first 20MW solar farm at Simbrofo will be $28.776 million.

By licensing Natcore's technology in Ghana, PSECC would also gain exclusive access, on a regional basis, to Natcore's newest advances, including laser-processed, back-contact foil cell technology, black silicon and others as they come on line.

Last month, Natcore and PSECC signed a Memorandum of Understanding under which PSECC would engage Natcore to develop solar projects within the United States.

"We estimate that the fee for a license agreement of this size will be about $2.5 million," says Chuck Provini, Natcore President and CEO. Although we haven't finalized negotiations, we're able to make a projection based on the savings anticipated by using our technology."

"From the beginning, our mantra has been 'raise the efficiency, lower the cost,'" says Provini. "Our new Natcore Foil Cell™ will do both. It has achieved an efficiency of 20.7% so far, which is already a relative 20% higher than most commercially available solar cells, and it uses a revolutionary laser process with a novel metallization strategy, to create a high-efficiency all-back-contact cell architecture at low cost. Importantly, it also eliminates the need for silver, one of the highest-cost components of a conventional solar cell."

PSECC has formed Simbrofo Light Ghana Ltd, a special purpose vehicle to take this project forward.

This is the fifth project to be assigned to Natcore as a result of its Best-of-Breed program. Under that program, Natcore functions as a consultant on the design and construction of solar cell/solar panel fabrication facilities and solar farms. Natcore also serves as a general contractor, hiring subcontractors and vetting every component of the project, taking advantage of their status and know-how to get the best available price, quality and efficiency. The company is in various stages of development on projects in Belize, Australia, Vietnam and the United States.

About Natcore Technology
Natcore Technology is focused on using its proprietary nanotechnology discoveries to enable a variety of compelling applications in the solar industry. Specifically, the company is advancing applications in laser processing and black silicon solar cells to significantly lower the costs and improve the power output of solar cells. With 65 patents (31 granted and 34 pending), Natcore is on the leading edge of solar research. www.NatcoreSolar.com

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OXFORD, England, August 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), today announced Dr. Sebastian Groh of ME SOLshare Ltd. as the winner of the inaugural Renewable Transformation Challenge.

Dr. Groh wins the award for the project The Energiewende 3.0 - Smart P2P Solar Grids. In short, a SOLshare grid is created when rural households or SMEs agree on setting up a "swarm network" that consists of existing and new solar home systems (SHSs) and storage devices and enables the interconnection of larger loads. ME SOLshare provides a peer-to-peer solar energy trading platform empowering individuals and SMEs to become solar entrepreneurs offering pay-as-you-go and cash-in-as-you-go electricity solutions to low-income households. ME SOLshare therefore has potential to play a crucial role in supporting rural development and providing a means of direct income to rural communities.

The Renewable Transformation Challenge, launched in February, aims to honor and showcase outstanding work that supports the transformation to a world powered by renewable energy and has potential to widen access to energy, particularly in developing countries. The challenge was open to individuals and organizations in both not-for-profit and commercial sectors worldwide. Over 200 entries were received which were scored in terms of applicability, impact, sustainability and scalability in two stages: first by the Juror Panel, and then by the Elsevier-ISES Award Committee who selected the final winner from the ten shortlisted applications.

"Elsevier were impressed by the project's potential to positively impact people and the planet - reducing the cost of energy access; supporting women who are the main energy consumers during trading hours; creating solar entrepreneurs and social empowerment; and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from energy generation by increasing use of renewables and reducing reliance on unsustainable energy sources such as kerosene and diesel," said Katherine Eve, Executive Publisher of Elsevier's renewable and sustainable energy journal portfolio. "By backing community projects like SOLshare, Elsevier, in collaboration with our partners such as ISES, continues to play a significant role in supporting the UN Sustainability Development Goals."

"ISES is very excited about this award, and the groundbreaking work being undertaken by ME SOLshare. A major key toward achieving 100% renewable energy globally is for there to be effective business models that provide reliable and clean energy access for all, including the 1.2 billion people around the world who currently do not have access to electrification services," added Dr. David Renné, President of ISES. "We are confident that ME SOLshare's efforts will make major strides toward achieving clean energy goals in off-grid regions."

Dr. Groh, on behalf of ME SOLshare, will receive a monetary prize of €20,000, one ISES Gold membership and one free registration to the Solar World Congress 2017 in Abu Dhabi where he will be presented with the Award during the conference dinner on 1 November 2017.

The winner explained "ME SOLshare plans to use the Renewable Transformation Challenge award fund to kick-start a new pilot project to support clean energy transportation. By upgrading the existing SOLshare swarm grids to create a multiplier effect, SOLshare will offer free solar charging for the over 800,000 battery rickshaw drivers of rural Bangladesh. The equivalent of the charging cost will be credited to the SHS owners in the SOLshare grids who will jointly provide the charging and receive the financial return."

Read more about the award on the Renewable Transformation Challenge homepage, the Solar Energy journal homepage and on the ISES website.

About the International Solar Energy Society 

The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) was founded in 1954 and is now incorporated as a UN-accredited, non-profit membership organization with members in over 100 countries. ISES serves as a center for information on research and development in solar energy utilization. Through its publications and conferences, the Society provides a global forum for the science and advancement of solar energy.

About Elsevier 

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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FREDERICK, Md., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Empower Energies, Inc., a leading clean energy development and financing company, announces the completion of the Patua solar power project, a 14.5MW DC solar array in Churchill County, UT. The project supplements an existing geothermal power plant owned by CYRQ Energy, a Salt Lake City based renewable energy company.

Empower advised CYRQ on the development and design of the Patua solar project, including the selection of the solar equipment, which included approximately 45,360 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, and the EPC for the construction and commissioning of the project. As construction manager, Empower's development and operations team assisted CYRQ with optimizing the design of the project, overseeing supply chain management issues, and managing the project construction schedule with the EPC. The project was completed at the end of July, ahead of schedule and under budget.

"We were very impressed with the expertise and support we received from Empower Energies in working with our team on the design and completion of this critical project," said Nick Goodman, CEO of CYRQ Energy. "We look forward to continuing to work with Empower on other solar projects to support our geothermal activities in the U.S."

"The Patua project is a prime example of the strength of Empower's flexible business model in the clean energy industry," said John Clapp, President and CFO of Empower Energies. "We are able to deploy our development and operations teams to deliver high quality solar and related clean energy projects throughout the U.S. for customers whether they intend to own the project themselves, like CYRQ Energy, or seek third party financing through our DG Fund."

Empower has recently hired several leading industry professionals to its business development and operations team to meet the growing demand from its core commercial, industrial and institutional clients for solar, solar and storage, solar and reroof, and virtual PPA projects throughout the U.S.

For more information, visit empowerenergies.com or contact Empower at: (240) 490-4200.

About Empower Energies
Empower Energies is a full service clean energy development and financing company, working directly with customers on project development and delivery. Empower also leverages its DG Fund for committed third party capital and tax equity to support its own PPA projects or those acquired from other developers, EPCs, and related project sources. Empower is actively seeking new customers and solar project acquisition opportunities as well as talented professionals in sales, finance and operations.

About CYRQ
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Cyrq is a renewable energy company with geothermal interests in both generating and/or supplying energy to California, New Mexico, Utah, Oregon, Nevada and Indonesia.

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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Chilicon Power (chiliconpower.com) has modified one of its core products to function as both a solar monitoring unit and a home security center, a feature set with no solar OEM precedent. The Cortex Gateway communicates with home and office devices through existing wiring, eliminating the need for costly re-wiring.

GATEWAY Monitoring System
GATEWAY Monitoring System

The multi-rate monitoring technology allows installers to program up to 255 microinverters according to  HEM net meter information, via a 7" 800 x 480 LCD touch screen. A range of privacy and security settings are designed to suit every installer preference. Total data privacy is assured by the stand-alone mode, with no data transferred to the cloud at any time (unless data transfer is selected).

Though fully operational as a stand-alone system, the Gateway offers the option of backing up data by regularly exporting it to the cloud. Securely encrypted cloud interactivity comes via integrated Ethernet and WiFi, no laptop required; a Z-Wave (908 MHz) wireless interface allows installers to monitor consumption via current clamps found in any utility panel. Every configuration can be programmed directly from the touch screen or remote control.

The integration of another Z-Wave certified feature, the Home Security Center, turns the Gateway from a solar monitor into a 'smart home hub.' Features of the Gateway Home Security Center include:

  • Wireless door and window sensors
  • Wireless motion sensors
  • 105dB siren
  • Arm Stay/Away for setting while at home or away

Lightweight, easy to install, affordable and aesthetically pleasing, the security system can be operated entirely from the Gateway interface.

"It's a key feature different from others," says David Sywensky, Director of Sales. "Installers like the convenience of controlling security, consumption monitoring and solar from one device. One remote control is always better than three. People pay 40-50 dollars a month for an alarm system, so having a onetime charge for these sensors is attractive."

The system emits light (from a super-bright LED system) and a choice of 5 audio alerts, allowing users to assign different alerts to different emergencies. Homeowners and office managers can program, schedule and control the device from anywhere in the world over the Z-Wave mesh network.

Explains Chilicon co-founder Alexandre Kral, "The security system is wireless so you don't have to start drawing wires to windows and doors. You can just fix the sensor on the window and the door. That's an advantage for installers who can up-sell that feature and differentiate themselves from their competition."

According to Chilicon co-founder Chris Jones, the LCD display combining solar and home security automation is one of the key attractions for customers:  "The touch-screen display shows all solar information, right there on their wall. Customers like to feel they've got a little touch of luxury for all the money that they've just spent."

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Founded in 2009, Chilicon Power designs and manufactures grid-interactive inverter systems and monitoring solutions in Southern California.  http://www.chiliconpower.com

Chilicon Power was founded under the premise of sustainable organic growth from a business standpoint.  Their microinverter and Gateway are designed and manufactured in California. Chilicon Power builds the world's highest efficiency 60-cell module inverter.

The company believes that solar energy is a 20+ year trend that is only just beginning. Chilicon's business, like its products, is based on sustainability and commitment to deliver ever higher levels of technology to the renewables industry.  Contact (310) 579 2449.

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ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative Solar Systems, LLC based in Asheville, NC will be an Exhibitor and Host at the Solar Power International (SPI) trade show at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas the week of September 10-13, 2017. Fund Managers and Capital Groups are invited to stop by our booth for an introduction and to preview the current project portfolios we have for sale. The highly customized and top performing project portfolios of 500MW-3GW will be under contract soon. Time is of the essence for serious investors and buyers that wish to secure large groups of Utility Scale Solar Farms for the 2017/2018/2019 fiscal years.

Solar Farm Developer Exhibits and Hosts Solar Power International (SPI) Solar Industry Trade Show in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Convention Center September 10-13, 2017. Visit Our Booth to Preview Our Past Projects as well as New Projects for Sale.
Solar Farm Developer Exhibits and Hosts Solar Power International (SPI) Solar Industry Trade Show in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Convention Center September 10-13, 2017. Visit Our Booth to Preview Our Past Projects as well as New Projects for Sale.

ISS is currently ranked as the single largest Utility Scale Solar Farm Developer in the US with a pipeline of over 10GW's being secured by well-capitalized players in the Solar Industry. Innovative Solar has expanded into a total of 35 states and can customize portfolios set up in any given state or market that the client has interest. The projects range from 20MW to well over 80MW (AC) in size and are most attractive to investors and funds for many reasons. ISS has become known as the Gold Standard for large scale Solar Farms with an unmatched pipeline of projects.

Few if any other developers in the United States have the sizes and quality of Solar Farm projects that ISS has available for sale in their current portfolios. The company is currently offering large funds and capital groups customizable 500MW-3GW size project portfolios. ISS projects will have superior returns to those of the competitors due to the following attributes: 1) Superior Purchase Power Agreements (PPA's), 2) Lower EPC Costs, 3) Lower O&M, 4) Preferred Financial Modeling and Deal Structure, 5) Lowest available taxes and insurance, 6) Better warranties and project performance guaranties.

For Information on available projects or to get pre-qualified as a buyer/investor please contact a company representative below;

Contact - CFO (Mr. Craig Sherman) at +1 828 767 1015
Contact - CEO (John E Green) at +1 828 215 9064
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The global floating power plant market is expected to grow from an estimated USD 889.6 Million in 2017 to USD 1,440.1 Million by 2022, at a CAGR of 10.11%, from 2017 to 2022

The factors driving the floating power plant market includes increasing demand for power, coupled with the lack of power infrastructure, benefits over land based power plants (majorly as it eliminates the land acquisition related problems), and energy efficiency mandates and demand for clean energy (renewable energy source).

The report segments the floating power plant market, by power source, into renewable and non-renewable power sources. The non-renewable power segment holds a major share, and this is majorly due to the lack of power infrastructure, coupled with the upsurge in energy demand. The renewable power source segment is estimated to be the fastest growing segment, due to the increasing demand for energy efficiency mandates and demand for clean energy (renewable energy source).

Floating solar and wind have seen a rise in installations, owing to its benefits over the land based solar plants and the offshore wind farms. The floating solar energy source consists of key components, such as solar panel and floating structures.

Market Dynamics


  • Demand for Clean Energy to Drive Renewable Floating Power Plant Market
  • Increasing Demand for Power, Coupled With the Lack of Power Infrastructure
  • Benefits Over Land Based Power Plants


  • High Capital Cost Associated With Transportation, Logistics, & Accessibility Issues


  • Developments in Floating Wind Farms
  • R&D in Floating Power Plants


  • Growth in Distributed Energy Generation Affecting the Non-Renewable Generation

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

5 Market Overview

6 Floating Power Plant Market, By Power Source

7 Floating Power Plant Market, By Capacity

8 Floating Power Plant Market, By Region

9 Competitive Landscape

10 Company Profiles

  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Ciel & Terre International
  • Floating Power Plant A/S
  • General Electric Company
  • Ideol Sa
  • Kyocera Corporation
  • Man Diesel & Turbo Se
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Principle Power, Inc.
  • Seatwirl Ab
  • Siemens Ag
  • Upsolar Global Co., Ltd
  • Vikram Solar Pvt. Ltd.
  • Wrtsil Corporation
  • Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f5273c/floating_power

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BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunwealth, an innovative clean energy investment firm bringing commercial solar to scale, today announced the first tranche closing of its Solar Impact Fund. The Fund offers investors two compelling ways to invest – via tax equity or a bond offering – in the vastly untapped commercial solar asset class.

Sunwealth seeks to create wider-reaching social and environmental impact – without sacrificing financial return – by combining commercial solar projects for credit-worthy businesses, municipalities, and non-profit organizations into a single investment vehicle.

The first tranche is comprised of six projects providing renewable solar energy to fire departments, schools, and businesses in New York and New England, including Sika Sarnafil’s U.S. headquarters in Canton, Massachusetts and the Montessori School of Northampton, Massachusetts. All six projects were recently placed in service, and to date the Solar Impact Fund has exceeded performance expectations.

The second tranche, with a bond offering of $1.5M and tax equity offering of $1M, will include nine additional projects to build on the Solar Impact Fund’s initial success.

“Commercial solar is built on proven technology, high technical potential, and is a driving force in the decentralization, de-carbonization, and democratization of our energy grid,” said Jonathan Abe, Chief Executive Officer at Sunwealth. “The Solar Impact Fund provides investors with a simple, transparent, and predictable investment. They know which projects they are funding and can track the measurable impact they are delivering.”

The Fund’s first two tranches will produce more than 1,691 metric tons of carbon offsets per annum, over $2,115,000 in energy savings for power purchasers, and generate more than 50 job years for sophisticated positions among locally-based solar firms.

Sunwealth invests alongside its investors by owning and operating each project within the Solar Impact Fund. The firm’s technology-driven insight paired with a proprietary underwriting process identifies high-performing projects that can generate meaningful financial returns. The standardized and pooled-project approach dramatically reduces transaction costs and gives investors access to a diverse set of projects that combat climate change and strengthen communities through job creation and access to clean energy.

To learn more about Sunwealth, the Solar Impact Fund, and investing in the future of energy, please visit www.sunwealth.com.

About Sunwealth

Sunwealth Power LLC is a pioneering clean energy firm aiming to unleash the power of commercial solar by delivering meaningful returns and tangible impact to its growing community of investors. Sunwealth’s proprietary methodology identifies high-performing, high-impact projects, and its Solar Impact Fund allows for rapid scaling of commercial solar investment, giving investors the unique opportunity to invest directly into a diversified pool of solar assets – generating returns and clean energy faster. Visit www.sunwealth.com.

Under no circumstances is the information contained herein to be considered an offer to sell or as a solicitation of an offer to buy any financial product. Investments are offered only via definitive transaction documents and any potential investor should read such documents carefully, including all the risk factors relating to the investment, before investing.

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TOKIO, Japan, 15. August 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar („Trina Solar" oder das „Unternehmen") verkündete, dass das Solarauto „OSU-Model-S" der Osaka Sangyo University („OSU"), das mit Rückkontaktzellen mit ineinandergreifenden Kontakten (IBC) und Modulen von Trina Solar ausgestattet ist, den Preis in der Kategorie „Dream Class" der „FIA Electric & New Energy Championship 2017" gewann, der am 5. August auf dem Suzuki International Racing Circuit („IFA Suzuka Solar Car Race") vergeben wurde.

Trina Solar arbeitet seit 2015 mit OSU zusammen. Das „OSU-Module-S", wie es von den Solarauto-Entwicklern von OSU gebaut wurde, wird zu 100 % von Solarzellen der State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of Trina Solar (das „SKL") angetrieben und verhalf OSU zu guten Ergebnissen.

Mit dem Autorennen Solar Car Race werden wichtige Ziele verfolgt: Wie lässt sich ein Solarauto effizienter und leichter gestalten und wie können Fahrer den Energieverbrauch bei ändernden Lichtverhältnissen auf 4- bis 5-stündigen Fahrten regulieren? Bei dem Rennen geht es nicht nur um Geschwindigkeit, sondern auch um die Erziehung der jungen Generation, eine umweltbewusste Gesellschaft zu schaffen, die auf nachhaltige und umweltfreundliche Solarenergie setzt.

Laut Dr. Zhiqiang Feng, Vice-President von Trina Solar und Direktor vom State Key Laboratory of Photovoltaic Science & Technology, wurde dieses Jahr, als das Rennen von „The Alternative Energies CUP" in „The Electric & New Energy Championship" umbenannt wurde, die Solarenergie als alternative Energieform auf eine neue Stufe gesetzt. Trina Solar konnte als Vorreiter in der Entwicklung von Solarstromtechnik zahlreiche Weltrekorde erzielen. Für IBC-Zellen in Solarautos erreichte das Unternehmen im April dieses Jahres eine Umwandlungseffizienz von 24,13 %. Daten und Feedback, die dank der Kooperation mit den Solarentwicklern von OSU Solar Car erreicht werden konnten, fließen ebenfalls in die Forschung und Entwicklung ein.

Wir freuen uns auf die weitere Zusammenarbeit mit OSU, jungen japanischen Talenten und Gesellschaften, um die Zukunft der Solarenergie zu gestalten.

Über Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited ist ein weltweit führender Anbieter von Photovoltaik-Modulen, Photovoltaik-Lösungen und dazugehörigen Dienstleistungen. Das Unternehmen wurde 1997 als PV-Systemintegrator gegründet und treibt mittlerweile intelligente Energie mit Installationsunternehmen, Händlern, Versorgern und Entwicklern auf globaler Ebene voran. Die branchenführende Position des Unternehmens basiert auf der Innovationsexzellenz, gehobenen Produktqualität, vertikal integrierten Kapazität und der Umweltverantwortung. Nähere Information unter www.trinasolar.com.

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