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Tips for Choosing an...
As the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar subsid....
Meeting California...
The solar industry in California is facing several challenges: (1) New California building codes req....
How Europe is Commit...
A rising tide of countries around the world have begun to craft sustainable energy systems designed ....
The Revolution of Su...
Commercial size carports are often the easiest solution to deploy large areas of solar collectors in....
Following “Traditi...
The “traditional” operating lease has been used for decades by equipment salespeople to sell all....

CURRENT ISSUE


Yaw Solutions
One of the most prevalent problems found across all Wind Turbine platforms happens in the yaw system design components. Further, from a point of view of the neighborhood community, noise emitting from the troublesome Yaw system (commonly referred to ....
Why Turbine Uptime is Crucial for Wind Farm Efficiency
Wind energy is one of the fastest growing sources of energy production globally, projected to provide almost a third of the USA’s energy needs by 2050[1]. In order to achieve these projections – and ensure the profitability of their assets - wind....
Preventive Reconditioning – How an upfront investment can save you excessive costs down the road
If a wind turbine goes down, how significantly will this affect your business operations? For Wind Energy stakeholders, this can severely affect their business, and even their reputation. While serious incidents are unpredictable, a preventive recond....
The Pyramex ANSI-Rated Hi-Vis Rainwear line includes a rain jacket (RRWJ31 Series), pants (RRWP31 Series), bib pants (RRWB31Series), and rai....
Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro) announces the release of the DT-12x series of transmitters. These fully integrated, loop-powered di....
Dutch company VerVent, has an offshore wind turbine that is scalable up to 16MW comprising a 1.5 stage bevel-type gearbox and a counter rota....
Mita-Teknik launched its blade pitch system for onshore and offshore wind turbines. The new Mita Pitch System has been designed to effective....

The Power of Time
Power vs energy. kW vs kWH. Inverter capacity vs battery capacity. Do you know the difference? A sustainable future featuring solar power plus energy storage should be getting more transparent and less confusing. But, as you can tell, that’s not al....
Solar Thermal Pools: Commercial design and implementation
Watching aerial images of large commercial solar systems often brings to mind the monumental effort and attention to detail involved in getting a project to completion. Over the years, I have come to learn and appreciate the nuances and the fine deta....
Great Expectations: Underperformance in U.S. solar market
For years, the solar industry has believed that utility-scale projects meet expectations. Investors, owners, operators, and developers have been making financial decisions based on the assumption that half of their portfolios will over-perform, to ma....
Kinetic Solar introduces an economical new mount for commercial metal roof projects. With commercial installations in mind, the design has b....
Portland General Electric recently launched Green Future Impact, a new solution that helps large commercial and industrial customers source ....
The SOLA-TECS F system was developed for cleaning PV modules on ground mounted systems. With the F system horizontal oriented brush movement....
Dynapower announces that its DPS-500 DC to DC converter for solar plus storage has been certified for IEC 62109 from TÜV Rheinland. It is t....

Energy Storage

Integrating Solar Microgrids Reduces the Impacts of Power Failures
As the largest source of potential renewable energy, solar power is often touted as the next great hope for the green revolution. While solar is indeed a top option for renewable energy, the environmental impacts are not the only reason the....
Integrating Onsite Energy Management
Clean energy technology is becoming integral to today’s business operations, but are businesses getting as much from their energy assets as they can? Intelligent design and operation of an energy system can ensure that, when it comes to your onsite....
Current Kills - Safety lessons from large scale ESS
What we can learn from ESS fires in South Korea, and how galvanically isolated, rack level DC-DC optimizers can improve safety and reduce the chance of fires and other mishaps. It is well understood that large scale energy storage is the key to al....
Dynapower is currently delivering two DC-coupled PV+S configurations to help power the evolution in solar plus storage. In the standard DC-c....
With the new high-voltage storage system from LG Chem and SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA), PV system owners can flexibly use self-generated el....
Energy Toolbase has worked with SolarEdge to validate the StorEdge inverter specifications and charge/discharge profile programming instruct....
PWRcell features a modular battery pack system, equipped with 8.6kWh batteries. The system is fully customizable, and can expand up to 34.2k....

Energy Efficiency

Digital Reality: It’s time for boardrooms to get a grip on digitalization 
Despite being responsible for many of the amazing technological developments in the renewables industry, including sophisticated performance monitoring and asset management, the benefits of digitalization are still not being fully recognized by top l....
Tips from a Supply Chain Guru
With the labor market tightening, companies need to create more efficiencies. Whether it’s ensuring a worker has the optimal tools to reduce cycle time, or adding wearable technology to alert when there’s a stoppage on the production line, every ....
Building Resilient International Supply Chains - What clean energy companies need to know
By 2030, the United Nations predicts that the worldwide population will reach 8.6 billion—one billion more people than today. This growth is anticipated to continue into 2100. Sustaining a growing global population requires access to h....
TDK Corporation announced the EPCOS Compact S14 AdvanceD-MP series of metal oxide disk varistors that feature smaller dimensions with the sa....
TDK Corporation has added to its portfolio of EPCOS film capacitors for DC link applications with the B3277*X/Y/Z series. The new capacitors....
TDK Corporation has expanded its lineup of metal core power inductors with the new SPM-VT series designed especially for the high thermal an....
STM32 microcontrollers (MCU) from STMicroelectronics are now available in an 8-pin package, enabling simple embedded projects to leverage 32....