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Renewables Turn to I...
The renewable energy sector can count on one thing in 2018: uncertainty. The wake from last year’s....
Hydrogen Electrolysi...
The global demand for power is increasing. This has caused power grids, energy resources, and the en....
The Cold Realities o...
Imagine that your team of wind technicians departed this morning to spend a few days addressing a se....
Innovative Renewable...
The Raglan mine in northern Quebec, near the Arctic Circle, relies on a wind powered electrical syst....
Providing for Wind o...
As an engineer, you’re used to figuring things out. If you’re an engineer in the wind power indu....

CURRENT ISSUE


Renewables Turn to Innovation amid Growing Uncertainty in 2018
The renewable energy sector can count on one thing in 2018: uncertainty. The wake from last year’s proposed changes in policy and taxes by regulators and Congress will continue to ripple across the industry—one that is already undergoing signific....
Monitoring Wind in Cold Climates
Wind farm operators in Canada and the northern United States are faced with challenges not experienced by their southern neighbors. Ice buildup causes a variety of challenges, and in cold weather climates where icing is a frequent occurrence for 6 mo....
Bringing Blade Repair to New Markets
As interest in renewable energy grows worldwide, new wind farms are being brought online across emerging markets in Africa, Asia, and South America. But the complex nature of wind turbine technology requires a specialized supply chain at all stages o....
Sandvik Coromant has launched new tapping and thread milling tools for ISO S materials (titanium and nickel-based alloys). The pro....
Enerpac has released its new CUSP-Series and CULP-Series high-tonnage ultra-flat cylinders designed for harsh conditions which require low c....
POSITAL’s Wiegand assemblies offer a compact and efficient way of harvesting power for electronic circuits in electromechanical devices, e....
The same technology that enables soldiers to see in the dark can also help protect birds and bats near offshore wind turbines. Night vision ....

Insights to the Trade Barrier on Solar Cells and Modules
On January 22, 2018, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert E. Lighthizer announced that President Donald Trump had decided to impose safeguard remedies, or temporary trade barriers, with respect to imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells ....
Can Module Digitalization Revolutionize PV O&M?
Nearly everything is digitalized these days – except solar modules. Considering all of the developments in the PV industry, it would seem that their time has come. A statistical evaluation of the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bay....
Does More Sun Equal Higher PV Plant Performance?
Solar power components have undergone an extreme cost reduction of 99.61 percent - from 76$/W to 0.3$/W - since they started to evolve in 1977. Since 2014, they have been able to compete with atomic or coal-fired power. Reasons for this trend are sca....
The new Data Logger from SolarEdge features an integrated Control and Communications Gateway (CCG), power supply, and NEMA 3R rated enclosur....
S-5! has introduced their new SolarFoot for exposed fastener metal roofing. The SolarFoot provides a mounting platform to attach the L-Foot ....
Power Electronics introduces its new medium voltage string inverter, “the HEM”, designed with all the advantages of its modular (string)....
SunLink’s TechTrack Distributed single axis tracker is a technologically advanced tracker with intelligent operating modes which optimize ....

Energy Storage

The 2017 Energy Storage Market, In Review
The energy storage market is in a constant state of change due to a continuous stream of updates to technology. One of the greatest opportunities in storage technology development today is the manufacturing scale that it derives from the automotive m....
What You May Not Know About Thermal Management
As Lithium Ion-based Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) continue to be developed and deployed, the demand for high performance, high precision thermal management systems is increasing - especially for designs that are economical, practical, effect....
Hydrogen Electrolysis as a Viable Solution for Large Scale Renewable Energy Storage
The global demand for power is increasing. This has caused power grids, energy resources, and the environment to face a variety of challenges that often result in high levels of pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and elevated indirect costs on socie....
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,....
Extech Instruments’ EMF510 is a single-axis electromagnetic field (EMF) meter optimized for measuring extremely low frequencies (ELF). The....
JLM Energy’s Simple Quoting and Design tool, or SQUAD is a straightforward way for solar dealers to provide residential quotes on solar pl....

Energy Efficiency

The Captive Insurance Opportunity: Renewable Energy
Most corporate buyers of insurance have heard the terms “Captive Insurance”, or “Captive Insurance Program”. However, many business owners may have differing levels of understanding of this concept. The goal of this article is to offer cla....
Clean Energy Future and Valuation of Energy Efficiency - California and New York lead the way
For all the excitement these days over the boom in renewables like wind and solar, and the growth of distributed “clean energy” systems, one truth that never changes is that the cleanest energy is the energy you never have to use. As major shi....
Flexibility Management Software: Creating value in the new distributed electric grid
Today’s energy system is being fundamentally transformed from the traditional centralized electrical grid into a distributed network of connected assets. New information and communications technologies are enabling smarter, more efficient grid o....
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....