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Emergency Pitch Cont...
Wind farm operators make every effort to maximize turbine production, but they often face maintenanc....
Fanning the Flames...
The answer is pretty clear when it comes to fires that make the headlines; impressive videos of fire....
Outdoor Exposure: Th...
Solar photovoltaics (PV) has experienced strong commercial growth in recent years, evolving from a n....
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CURRENT ISSUE


Using AI to Pinpoint the New “Normal” in Wind Turbine Performance
We expect machines to be more consistent than we humans, but the truth is, machine behavior can vary daily. Fortunately, or unfortunately, these variations are more likely to be due to external factors like temperature and wear, rather than which sid....
A New Dawn for Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
Large, horizontal axis wind turbines are becoming a ubiquitous aspect of the landscape – both onshore, as well as offshore. Designs and efficiencies continue to improve, and costs keep coming down. As the wind market matures, more and more players ....
Emergency Pitch Control: How ultracapacitors improve efficiency and reduce O&M costs
Wind farm operators make every effort to maximize turbine production, but they often face maintenance issues that disrupt operations. Battery-based emergency pitch control systems can be a leading contributor to turbine downtime and maintenance cost.....
Predict, Greenbyte Energy Cloud’s new feature uses statistical models, artificial neural networks, and machine learning to identify wind t....
One CMCE120 Lightning Suppressor, using the same grounding installation guidelines as outlined in NFPA 780, creates a 393ft spherical radius....
With its Hybrid Tower 2.0, Max Bögl Wind AG is introducing a concept for new generations of high-performance turbines. The optimized tower ....
BarberWind Turbines’ 800kW wind turbine has been specially designed to serve the distributed generation market and is especially interesti....

California’s New Programs Advance Residential Solar
Solar energy got a big boost in California recently, when the state government adopted new policies to establish a more progressive foundation for the use of solar power in residential buildings. It’s all part and parcel of its pioneering “net-ze....
A New Frontier for Solar: Utility Build-Transfer Agreements
Historically, electric utilities in the U.S. have been buyers and sellers, but not producers, of solar energy. Largely due to tax and accounting constraints, vertically integrated, regulated utilities traditionally have entered into power purchase ag....
Keeping an Eye on the Grid
New application gateway technologies at the network edge, enable highly-optimized industrial IoT solutions that enhance productivity of existing grid infrastructure. In other words, the traditional system utilities use to monitor DER and gr....
LeadSolar Energy Inc, releases the LS600X-Z series dual module microinverters. The micro is designed to support either 20 Panasonic 330W or ....
LeadSolar Energy, Inc. has announced the release of their LS600-Z series dual module microinverters. With a maximum power output of 700Ws, t....
TDK Corporation announced the EPCOS MKP Y2 series capacitors for EMI suppression. This new series is designed for rated voltages of 300 VAC,....
 SnapNrack’s Ultra Rail System is a sleek, lightweight rail solution for mounting solar modules on the roof. Ultra Rail, a lighter ra....

Energy Storage

Warranties and Performance Guarantees in the Stationary Energy Storage Market: How are they validated?
The growth of the energy storage industry comes with greater exposure to commercial risk. Battery manufacturers are addressing this risk with warranties built on self-developed testing and models. But this creates inconsistency on warranty offerings ....
Utility-Scale Storage Across the Grid
As followers of the energy industry know, energy storage is growing at a phenomenal rate. Install size predictions that seemed aggressive only a few years ago, now look to have been far too conservative. The pace of projects is not only picking up in....
AI-Driven Storage: How solar developers can ensure incentive program compliance
Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered energy storage is enabling the rise of “intelligent” solar, where solar deployed with storage will soon dominate the market.   The reasons are myriad: energy markets are shifting, supply chains ar....
The Delta Battery Energy Storage Skid (BESS) Solution is a fully integrated battery storage system with power of 250kW and 500kW a....
Dynapower’s energy storage system, the BTM-250, featuring their UL listed 1741 MPS-250 smart inverter integrated with Samsung SDI batterie....
Victron Energy’s MultiPlus-II comes with a stylish steel enclosure, a large internal electronics redesign, and a low production cost, whic....
Rittal’s VX25 is an enclosure system designed specifically to boost productivity in control and switchgear manufacturing and Industry 4.0 ....

Energy Efficiency

What’s in a guarantee?
The wind O&M industry, like most service industries, has a long (and sometimes checkered) history with guarantees. Wind guarantees can be notoriously difficult to understand and navigate;as the industry moves forward with increasing technological....
Who’s Going Green? Maybe not who you think
There are plenty of pre-conceived notions about going green, from the cost of eco-friendly measures, to the lifestyles and political leanings of those who employ them. But according to results from a recently-completed 2018 report, people across poli....
Closing the Circuit on Electrification: Why smart energy efficiency must support the electrification of vehicles and buildings
As the energy field continues to rapidly evolve, two emerging but persistent trends could have dramatic implications for our power grid infrastructure: the electric vehicle (EV) transition, and the electrification of buildings. These trends will help....
The new SeaConnect 370 IoT edge device allows users to monitor and control real-world processes and trigger actions with SeaCloud, a cloud-b....
Rexroth’s energy-efficient axial piston variable pumps reduce diesel consumption in fork lift trucks - power class up to 3 tons load capac....
The VIPer11 off-line converter with embedded 800V avalanche-rugged MOSFET from STMicroelectronics enables equipment makers to design tougher....
Announcing the introduction of the Swiffer Continuous Clean Air Cleaning System, specifically designed to help keep room surfaces cleaner 2x....