Current Articles

Outdoor Exposure: Th...
Solar photovoltaics (PV) has experienced strong commercial growth in recent years, evolving from a n....
New Tool Forecasts L...
How much electricity did solar and wind installations generate in your area in the past 24 hours? Ho....
Beyond Politics: A p...
In business, when you need something done right, project management ensures a thorough and systemati....
Separating Hype from...
Dozens of companies, from small startups to major utilities, have claimed that “peer-to-peer ....
Wind Turbine Worker ...
Wind power continues to be a growing driver for renewable energy. The United States currently boasts....

CURRENT ISSUE


Wind Turbine Worker Safety – the Human factor
Wind power continues to be a growing driver for renewable energy. The United States currently boasts 90,004 MW of cumulative installed wind capacity; more than 54,000 wind turbines are operating in 41 states, plus Guam and Puerto Rico, with over 1,00....
Geotechnical Surveys for Offshore Wind Farms: 5 Important Considerations
Some level of Site Investigation has been completed on every offshore wind farm to date. But what does the process entail, and how can developers plan ahead to maximize the value of these surveys, while avoiding project delays and cost overruns? W....
Data, Analytics, and AI: Driving change in the wind industry
Wind energy generation continues to gain ground on traditional fossil fuel production, but there is still much work to be done. Every turbine asset needs to perform at maximum capacity and maximum useful-life, to reach industry sustainability. Wind e....
ASAP VERTICAL LIFELINE is a temporary vertical lifeline designed to protect against falls from height. It is made up of an ASAP mobile fall ....
Schaeffler designed its new Asymmetric Mainshaft Support Bearing for extreme applications where a wind turbine’s mainshaft bearing is thre....
The condition monitoring solution offered by B&K Vibro is based upon its Diagnostic Data Acquisition Unit (DDAU) hardware, companion Vib....
Han-Modular CAN ID Module has 10MB of memory storage for retaining the revision status of drives and their parameters and other technical in....

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

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....
California and Beyond - A timely fix to decarbonize the fast-growing energy storage market
Here’s a Family Feud-esque scenario: Imagine asking 100 energy sector experts the question, “What’s needed to reduce emissions from the energy sector?” Survey says... “Energy storage!” And rightfully so.  The grid has become a mor....
The Automobile REVolution
It’s a rare opportunity to see a technology inflection point as it’s occurring. With electric vehicles, many would say we are at the bend in the proverbial hockey stick. In the U.S. alone, the EV year to date sales increased 59 percent ....
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 ....
Panasonic Eco Solutions of North America and Pika Energy introduced a significant upgrade to the Harbor Smart Battery portfolio with the Har....

Energy Efficiency

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....
Space Invaders: Protecting America’s power information systems from outside interference
Legacy systems. Complex networks. Tight budgets. These are just a few of the vulnerabilities that position the energy sector as a hot target for cyber criminals. Unlike many other industries, where financial losses are the top concern, an a....
Beyond Politics: A project manager’s argument for clean energy
In business, when you need something done right, project management ensures a thorough and systematic approach. It organizes people, tasks and deliverables to make sure that each step delivers the desired results, and keeps the whole process on sched....
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....
Eutect GmbH’s laser knife takes soldering of flexible foils, cable strands and ribbon cables to a new level. The laser knife, which has th....
TDK Corporation has expanded the MAF series of noise suppression filters with the new MAF2520ASS600C type that is designed especially for LE....