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Calculating the True Cost of Energy Storage

The true cost of energy storage depends on the levelized cost of energy = Round-trip efficiency + maintenance costs + useful life of the energy system

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Dubai: A City That Answers Its People

Shellstone minarets and glass skyscrapers once symbolized the city’s tenacity in contest with the harsh desert. But in the years leading up to 2030, Dubai has come closer to reconciling with nature and responding to environmental concerns.

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Best Business Innovations of 2014

Google’s autonomous vehicles passed 500,000 driver-free miles last year. But that wasn’t the only buzzy-worthy business innovation of 2014.

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2016 Chevy Volt: The EV is Growing Up

The 2016 Chevy Volt is bigger, more powerful, yet more efficient — boasting an electric range of 50 miles, which means it can go 1,000 miles between gas fill-ups.

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Ecolab’s Minnesota Offices to Go 100 Percent Solar

Add another one to the list: Yesterday Fortune 500 company Ecolab announced that its Minnesota offices will be going completely solar. It’s signed a deal with SunEdison to build the solar gardens needed to offset Ecolab’s energy usage. The deal is all in keeping with Minnesota’s solar energy legislation, which is designed to boost solar energy investment and production by 2020.

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‘Solar Gardens’ Growing New Potential for Energy in Minnesota

Minnesota’s solar energy legislation, combined with Xcel Energy’s new Solar Rewards Community program, has the potential to open the door for solar investments across the state. The best part, notes Fresh Energy Executive Director Michael Noble, is it affords investment opportunities in every community.