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[1THING] Blog: Archive for September, 2017

[ Thousands Flee Bali’s Mount Agung After Volcano Threat Level Is Raised ]

Mount Agung volcano, seen at sunrise in Bali, Indonesia, could erupt soon, say authorities.

Authorities say the mountain, which last erupted 54 years ago, is poised to go at any time.

(Image credit: Firdia Lisnawati/AP)


[ 3@3 on Solar PV: Trade Case Injuries ]


[ SolarWorld Plans to Ramp up Solar Module Production in Light of ITC Ruling ]

On Monday, September 25, SolarWorld Americas announced that with the prospect of meaningful import relief close at hand, the company will begin ramping up production. It hopes to hire up to 200 workers by May.

On Friday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted 4-0 in favor of a trade-case determination that a surge of imports has seriously injured the domestic solar cell and panel industry.  The vote means that the case, in which SolarWorld Americas and Suniva Inc. are co-petitioners, moves to a remedy phase.


[ Lack of IRS Solar Tax Credit Guidance Clouds New Projects ]

Solar energy developers hoping to break ground on large-scale projects want the IRS to define new-construction requirements for a renewable energy tax incentive.


[ GE Industrial Solutions Purchased By ABB ]

GE Industrial Solutions will be integrated into ABB’s Electrification Products division.


[ 5 Prospects for Renewable Microgrid Technology Innovation ]

Current research is providing groundbreaking innovations that could help renewable energy-based microgrids become “the energy supply of the future,” according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).


[ Survey: 3 Out of 4 Australians Expect Home Storage to Become ‘New Normal’ ]

A new survey conducted by public advocacy organization Climate Council found that about 75 percent of respondents in Australia expect that household battery storage will be “the new normal” within the next decade.


[ Solar Decathlon Teams Officially Begin Reconstructing Their Houses for Event in Denver ]

The 11 teams competing in this year’s Solar Decathlon in October began reconstructing their houses in Denver over the weekend.


[ Cut Off From The World, Puerto Ricans Search For A Ghost Of A Signal ]

Marco Dorta and his daughter, Patricia Dorta, use three phones to try to find service along Highway 22 in Puerto Rico.

On a major expressway in the north of the island, drivers chase after elusive cell service. Some have managed to make calls to the mainland — though not always to relatives elsewhere on the island.

(Image credit: Camila Domonoske/NPR)


[ Puerto Rico Without Power As Authorities Try To Warn Thousands Of Damaged, Failing Dam ]

Puerto Ricans are still left without power after Hurricane Maria, and rebuilding efforts are further complicated with structural damage of a major dam. NPR’s Michel Martin talks with Luis Ferre Sadurni of the New York Times about the devastation there.