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NEWS: Tesla Takes Orders for Solar Roof; EV Trucks; and the Fastest Growing Job in the U.S. is…

Posted by Lexie Briggs

May 12, 2017 11:54:32 AM

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This week was chock full of advanced energy news. First up, from Fortune, the fastest-growing job in the United States is an advanced energy job! The magazine reported on a study published this week by personal finance company SmartAsset that names solar photovoltaic installer as the fastest-growing job in America between 2012 and 2016. The study used data from the Bureau of Labor statistics and did not take projections into account. SmartAsset found that residential solar panel installers make about $42,500 on average. Then there are the much-anticipated (and still awaited) Tesla solar roofs going on sale, and electric trucks on the move.  

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NEWS: New Dawn for Renewable Energy Tariffs; Breaking Ground on the Largest Solar Farm in the Western Hemisphere

Posted by Lexie Briggs

May 5, 2017 12:15:27 PM

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Customers ranging from big box stores to individual homeowners are investing in advanced energy across the country. Also in the news this week: A wind turbine was installed every two and a half hours during the first quarter of 2017, and an AEE member company broke ground on the largest solar plant in the Americas. With record-breaking projects and rapid deployment of advanced energy resources, the industry’s future remains bright.

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NEWS: Wind in Iowa Not A Bunch of Hot Air; Solar Sunroof; AEE Members Take New York

Posted by Lexie Briggs

Apr 28, 2017 1:19:54 PM

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This week, we have stories from the windy plains of Iowa, where a Berkshire Hathaway-owned utility, MidAmerican Energy, is closing in on 100% of its power from wind and solar; booming electric vehicle sales projections and brand new sunroof technology that could transform the market; and some AEE member news and REV updates out of New York. It’s been a busy week all around!

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NEWS: Microgrids, EV Charging, Battery-Gas Peaking Plant, and Net-Zero Salesforce – So What Else is New?

Posted by Lexie Briggs

Apr 21, 2017 1:13:02 PM

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Sometimes the news isn’t exactly new. Faithful readers of Advanced Energy Perspectives will recognize much of what is in this week’s news: From Schneider Electric’s new microgrid system to GE’s first-ever storage-plus-natural-gas system to Salesforce making good on its advanced energy commitments, AEE members are, as always, leading the way to an energy system that is ever more secure, clean, and affordable.

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NEWS: Advanced Energy in the City; Hybrid-Electric Cop Cars and Buildings

Posted by Lexie Briggs

Apr 14, 2017 9:59:54 AM

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A solar array on the roof of a Southern California Sam's Club.

Advanced energy is becoming a part of our everyday lives. Whether we know it or not, every time we turn on the lights, drive on a road, or go shopping we are interacting with technologies that are helping the world run on energy that is secure, clean, and affordable. This week the news was full of just those stories: From Portland and Chicago we have stories of cities choosing advanced energy, and from Ford and Walmart stories of advanced energy integrating into our everyday lives.

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