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Renewable energy industry news roundup: Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2015

This week in renewable energy news, David Letterman has found a new gig as a climate change correspondent, experts weigh the costs and benefits of energy efficiency, and SolarCity introduces its latest rooftop installation, dubbing it the most efficient solar panel to date.

Renewable energy industry news roundup: Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2015
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Elon Musk and SolarCity unveil ‘world's most efficient' solar panel

Last Friday, America's largest installer of residential solar panels introduced a new rooftop installation, claiming it's the most efficient system available at 22 percent.

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House energy committee passes grid modernization bill

The measure includes grid protection measures, energy efficiency provisions and makes it easier to approve liquefied natural gas exports.

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David Letterman's new gig is as a climate change correspondent

The Late Show veteran is using his using his comedic super powers for climate good.

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Energy efficiency's not so easy anymore – but the potential is still enormous

As more businesses become more energy conscious and efficient, building codes change and costs increase. Is the change worth it? Experts still think so.

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GE's digital power plant: the natural-gas contender to grid batteries

General Electric's new software will make energy generation more efficient and responsive.

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United States connected 487 MW of large solar & wind to the grid in August

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its latest Energy Infrastructure Update for August.

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