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Money Motivates: Cos...
Despite three decades of heavy marketing of energy efficiency by utility programs, service and produ....
Dramatically Improvi...
With solar becoming the lowest cost source of new energy at less than $30 per megawatt hour (MWh) an....
When Lightning Strik...
Over the past decade, we’ve all watched the world’s energy markets shift towards cleaner, altern....
Permitting Barriers ...
The DOE Wind Vision report has identified wildlife concerns, such as bat and eagle fatalities, as a ....
High Voltage Under t...
Kauai's energy provider is pursuing an ambitious goal: by the year 2023, half the island's electrici....

CURRENT ISSUE


When Lightning Strikes
Over the past decade, we’ve all watched the world’s energy markets shift towards cleaner, alternative sources. Technological advancements in renewable industries like wind, solar, and tidal, have enabled us to make these potential solutions a rea....
Wind Turbine Interior Lighting: Welcome to the 21st Century
It has long been recognized that safe and efficient maintenance is an important component of effective wind turbine asset management. Interior wind turbine lighting for inspection and maintenance purposes plays an important supporting role in these e....
Permitting Barriers to Technology Testing and Adoption
The DOE Wind Vision report has identified wildlife concerns, such as bat and eagle fatalities, as a barrier to the expansion of wind energy.  Tools such as wildlife detection, and deterrent technology, are becoming essential to minimize these fa....
Cleco Production Tools, has launched NeoTek, a new line of corded electric assembly tools engineered to deliver one million cycles maintenan....
Phoenix Contact’s new LED tower lighting system for wind turbines makes lighting installation nearly maintenance-free. The complete soluti....
Hi-Line Utility Supply is excited to introduce the NEW Hi-Grip Xtreme Glove Protectors.  The Hi-Grip Xtreme features a full, silicone-g....
With increasing demand for heavier lifts in harsher environments, Enerpac offers  a new range of high tonnage cylinders (HTC). The Summ....

Solar Shines In Delaware - Training and Sustainability Side By Side
Since its founding 50 years ago, Delaware Technical Community College (Delaware Tech) has focused on practical job training for Delawareans, educating at least one-fourth of Delaware’s population in one way or another. It has long had a commitme....
Using Monitoring to Improve Customer Acquisition
According to the analyst projections, growth in the US residential PV market has decreased by 20 percent in 2016, from 2015[1]. At the same time, module prices are at record lows[2], with installation prices dropping[3]. Despite this pricing pressure....
High Voltage Under the Hawaiian Sun
Kauai's energy provider is pursuing an ambitious goal: by the year 2023, half the island's electricity requirement is to come from renewable resources. This will be made possible mainly by an innovative solar power station in combination with a batte....
The POWER Max PV Solar Mounting System is a fully ballasted roof mounting structure developed with the professional installer in mind, featu....
The PowerMount for R-Panel Roof Systems makes installation easy and provides an aesthetically pleasing system. It also features Solar Connec....
InstaGrout improves electrical reliability by sealing electrical pad bases to keep rodents, snakes, and insects out. Cable pulling lubricant....
Extech Instruments’ Extech MG320 is a CAT IV 20GΩ/1000V insulation tester with integrated True RMS multimeter. The MG320 is a solution fo....

Energy Storage

Dramatically Improving Existing PV Plant Performance and Economics through Inverter Repowering
With solar becoming the lowest cost source of new energy at less than $30 per megawatt hour (MWh) and zero escalation, gigawatts (GWs) of Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems have been deployed, creating a revolution in the energy business. ....
Microgrids – Bringing Power to Remote Regions of the World
Establishment of clean energy microgrids worldwide is boosting the power supply to remote villages that are either not connected to the main electric grid, or only have access to diesel-powered electricity for a few hours a day.  A battery-based....
Hydroelectric Power’s Role in our Clean Energy Future: An old reliable has a promising outlook
When it comes to advancing clean energy across North America, energy storage is one of the hottest and most exciting topics in the industry today. To back up intermittent generation sources such as wind and solar, we’re seeing urgent interest in....
Northern Power Systems Corp now offers a full suite of megawatt-scale energy storage solutions incorporating various battery ....
Sinexcel’s PWS1-500KTL inverter provides a transformer-less and modular design, offering flexibility and cost-savings in shipping, install....
Delta Group has released its scalable outdoor Power Conditioning System (PCS) and new scalable Energy Storage System (ESS) allowing up to 50....
Sunny Central Storage is the central component of SMA’s solution for integration of utility-scale battery storage systems. These systems e....

Energy Efficiency

Money Motivates: Cost Reduction is Still the Top Driver of Energy Efficiency Adoption
Despite three decades of heavy marketing of energy efficiency by utility programs, service and product vendors, and government, large and mid-sized commercial facilities can still do more to reduce business costs and emissions. These facilities accou....
The IRS Targets Energy Credits: How Companies Can Take a Proactive Stance
The focus of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Large Business and International (LB&I) initial compliance issues, announced earlier this year, troubled many energy companies. Rather than taking the historical approach of auditing the returns of ....
Will the Withdrawal from the Paris Accords Affect how U.S. Data Centers Operate?
As most of us know, the U.S. has withdrawn from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The agreement aims to reduce the risks and impacts of climate change, in part by participating countries’ commitment to low greenhouse gas emissions, and climate....
Ventacity Systems offers sentient ventilation management solutions with 24/7 intelligent on-demand operation for dedicated outdoor air syste....
SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc., announces the new Marley NC Everest Cooling Tower, a pre-assembled, crossflow evaporative cooling system off....
TDK Corporation presents the new TFM160808ALC thin-film inductor for power supply circuits, which features a maximum DC resistance of 62 mΩ....
EarthTronics now offers three energy-efficient LED Flat Panel Lights to replace fluorescent fixtures in existing and new construction ceilin....