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How Solar Power Can ...
If you’re banking on Reno not suffering from a natural disaster in the near future, you’ll have ....
‘Switching’ It U...
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics[1], a wind turbine technician is the fastest-growing occ....
Choosing the Right C...
When you use the right tools, you end up saving money. This may seem obvious, but something as basic....
Cost-Effective PV in...
What works in the desert won’t last on the northern prairie… As utility-scale PV grows beyond....
The Facts of LiFe Fo...
While lithium-ion batteries have been proven safe, reliable and economical for small electronic devi....

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‘Switching’ It Up: Finding the Right Solution to Make Wind Turbine Technology Safer
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics[1], a wind turbine technician is the fastest-growing occupation in the United States. With the rising societal mandate for clean energy and efficient technologies, this type of job will continue to be in hi....
Wind Solutions Overcome Challenges in Hazardous Conditions
The wind industry has grown to the point where it is now the fourth largest source of electrical power in North America after natural gas, coal, and nuclear. Industry reports indicate that global electricity generation from wind energy reached 60 GW ....
Bat Smart Curtailment Suitability Assessment and Modeling
In the US, two mitigation methods have proven to reduce bat fatalities by wind turbines: standard curtailment (see Arnett et al.2008) and smart curtailment (see Sutter et al.2017). The rather discouraging results from recent deterrents test....
HARTING’s new M12 INOX connectors are made of high grade stainless steel to provide superior corrosion resistance in extreme, harsh enviro....
The FR6Q features the latest in noise abatement technology. With the FR6Q’s patent-pending spring-loaded rocker mechanism, virtually all g....
Global lubricant manufacturer, Castrol, and Romax Technology (Romax), a provider of software, analysis, and services for rotating machinery,....
The WLubeMon monitors that the right amount of lubricant is fed in the right time to the bearing – the fundamental criteria for reliable l....

How Solar Power Can Balance the Effects of Mother Nature in Natural Disasters
If you’re banking on Reno not suffering from a natural disaster in the near future, you’ll have better statistical odds against the slot machines a few miles down U.S. 95 in Las Vegas. And, if you’re a Reno resident without rooftop solar, yo....
Choosing the Right Concrete Wedge Anchor
When you use the right tools, you end up saving money. This may seem obvious, but something as basic as choosing the correct fasteners for your solar project makes a big difference when it comes to staying on budget, or going over. The costs of const....
Cost-Effective PV in Northern Climates: Getting it Done Right from the Start
What works in the desert won’t last on the northern prairie… As utility-scale PV grows beyond its traditional sun-soaked environments, developers and EPCs have faced a steep learning curve. Experience gained in the desert doesn’t necessarily....
SolarEdge's HD-Wave technology inverter, winner of the 2016 Intersolar award and 2018 Edison Award, is now available in more power classes. ....
Quick Mount PV introduces the QRail rooftop racking system, a comprehensive, cost-effective single-source solution for solar installation on....
The new SolarFoot from S-5! for exposed fastener metal roofing, has four points of attachment, providing a mounting platform to attach the L....
Advanced Cable Ties, Inc.’s NYLON 12 Cable Ties are molecularly designed to withstand the harsh rays of the sun and corrosive outdoor elem....

Energy Storage

The Crucial Key to the Industry’s Fastest Growing Battery Chemistry
If you follow the renewable energy storage industry even casually, then you have probably heard of at least one lithium battery company making waves. With market demand on the rise, lithium ion batteries are here to stay. It’s up to industry p....
Thermal Energy Storage for a Low-Carbon Future
Buildings are responsible for 47 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and, according to Navigant Research, the global building stock is expected to grow by 13 percent from 2014 to 2024.[1]However, the contribution buildings are making to global....
Hurricane-Proof Energy Resiliency
The damage from extreme weather in 2017 put energy resiliency at the forefront of national conversation. Many coastal and island communities who hoped their renewable energy assets would sustain them during and after last year’s hurricanes, fl....
TrinaBESS’ TrinaHome S Series is a new hybrid residential energy storage solution in the United States. TrinaBESS has adapted the product ....
At electrical energy storage (ees), held during Intersolar Europe 2018, ADS-TEC will be presenting the world’s most powerful solution for ....
DNV GL has created Battery XT, a testing-based verification of battery lifetime for Li-on batteries. The independent verification tool compi....
Circontrol’s new DC quick charging station, Raption 50, includes modular technology, which allows bigger uptime and increases flexibility,....

Energy Efficiency

How to Seize Storage Market Opportunities while Balancing Environmental & Engineering challenges
Rapidly advancing technologies and improving cost effectiveness are pushing U.S. utilities and developers to look to energy storage as a solution to grid resiliency and efficiency. Grid disruption from events like natural disasters, extreme weather c....
Blockchain’s Promise to Revolutionize the Energy Sector
In early February, Tesla and the government of South Australia announced what was being been billed as the world’s largest virtual power plant. Combining rooftop solar PV and behind-the-meter batteries, the 250 MW system would ultimately include ro....
Bolstering Project Bankability in the Emerging Renewable Energy Markets
Renewable energy technology has continued to proliferate worldwide, such that wind and solar developments continue apace. However, the speed at which this proliferation has occurred has varied. The established markets in Europe and North America have....
Elevate Technologies Corp., developer and manufacturer of smart, versatile, and highly-reliable energy solutions using sustainable and socia....
Pyxis Energy has partnered with Generac Power Systems Inc. to bring environmentally friendly, automated generator solutions to homes and bus....
STMicroelectronics has added five space-saving surface-mount intelligent power modules (IPM) to its SLLIMM-nano family, giving the choice of....
The EFC 3600 variable frequency drive (VFD) by Bosch Rexroth improves the process control through integrated PID controllers, as well as thr....