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Google Achieves 100% Renewable Energy Target

Google announced recently that its renewable energy purchases have met and even exceeded the amount of electricity used in its operations in 2017. Presently, it holds contracts to purchase 3 gigawatts of output from renewable energy projects. These contracts have led to more than $3 billion in new capital investment around the world. Google’s total […]

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Australia: Energy (Battery) Storage of 1.4 GW added in 2017

A recent research shows that Australia’s energy storage market has tripled in 2017. While cumulative global energy storage additions reached 1.4 GW and 2.3 GWh in 2017. Australia added more stored power capacity than any other nation last year, with 246 MW. This total comprised a tripling of the country’s residential storage space, which continues […]

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Is your home a Green Home yet? If it isn’t, why not?

A quick Wiki search would easily define the term, ‘zero net energy building’ which simply means, “the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site, or in other definitions by renewable energy sources elsewhere.” According to New Buildings Institute, “the number […]

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What would happen if TNB has a rival utility company?

It seems that every other day, we are bombarded with ‘breaking news’ of the best technological advances in the solar energy industry and from the RE industry as a whole. Remember the time where we had a war between the best solar panel efficiency for a couple of weeks (or days) on end? Although all […]

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Energy Storage is the glue in RE sustainability

Saturday, 07 November 2015: Just very recently, Invenergy LLC announced the start of commercial operations for its Beech Ridge Energy Storage project in Rupert, West Virginia (Greenbrier County). This site is home to 31.5 MW capacity of energy storage and further complements the company’s 100.5 MW wind evergy facility at Charleston. According to Kris Zadlo, Senior Vice President of […]

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Community Solar Gardens & You

Friday, 06 November 2015:  Quick questions here: 1. How many of you would really love to install a solar PV system in efforts to do your bit in going green and saving the planet? 2. How many of you have at least RM30k already at your disposal to invest in a solar PV system which […]

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Solar all the way, anybody?

Sunday, 01 November 2015: For those living in the Klang Valley, you might have noticed an unusual congestion in traffic throughout today especially in the Petaling Jaya area and the most plausible answer for this madness that has befallen innocent road users would be food. Yes, you read right – FOOD. Dataran Petaling Jaya today was loaded with loads […]

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Of light shows, solar winds and Coronal Mass Ejection (CME)

Wednesday, 28 October 2015: Since we at SimpliSolar are professionals in harnessing solar energy from the Sun via solar PV systems, we are also very well aware of other interactions between the Sun and our planet, Earth apart from just solar radiation i.e. sunlight from the Sun. Hence, we will take a look at something […]

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The winds for Solar Energy are shifting

Wednesday, 21 October 2015: Just a week ago, EnergySage released its first inaugural U.S. Solar Marketplace Intel Report™ which according to them, “provides a one-of-a-kind visibility into the residential and small-scale commercial solar market in the United States, based on statistically valid transaction-level data.” The data acquired was synthesized and interpreted to reveal “consumer buying […]

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2015 World Solar Challenge is burning brighter than ever

Monday, 19 October 2015: We are in the year 2015 and indeed it is a world where the tech industry is flourishing greater than ever as seen in CES 2015 earlier this year – CES stands for Consumer Electronics Showcase. What’s most surprising is that there was a whole lot of automotive tech going on this time […]

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