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The Key to a Success...
Today’s energy storage system integrators provide either a turnkey energy storage system, a....
Enabling the Wind Po...
Driven by cost reduction and regulatory incentives, interest in wind power is at an all-time high....
Transforming the Sol...
For the average person, the typical image of solar power is large, opaque, expensive panels mount....

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Connecting Doubly Fed Induction Generators to the Grid
Wind power penetration into the power generation system has substantially increased during the last twenty years, making the power quality and stability of this generation system increasingly important. Consequently, the grid codes, which establis....
Life Time Extension
For a long time the wind industry has generated profit through manufacturing and project development. Once commissioning is achieved, the value must be kept or, if possible, increased. But what will happen to wind turbines that will soon reach the....
Lidar
2015 saw below average winds across much of the United States, with wind energy production down six percent, despite a nine percent increase in capacity. Worse still, this trend is persisting into 2016.   Fortunately, developments in ....
For longitudinal and face turning, Sandvik Coromant introduces the new CoroTurn 300 for higher component quality, increased handling effi....
The new AEGIS Shaft Voltage Tester Digital Oscilloscope makes it easy to check in-service motors for damaging VFD-induced shaft voltages,....
By diverting harmful VFD-induced shaft voltages safely to ground, AEGIS PRO Series Rings protect large AC and DC motors from bearing dama....
Q-Lab Corporation announced the launch of new Q-PANEL CX corrosion coupons (also known as mass loss coupons). The new coupons meet the re....
Hi-Line Utility Supply and Klein Tools present the Single-Ended Impact Socket for linemen and utility workers. All three sizes on one sid....
The new DB-RAD Series are battery powered torque wrenches with digital control for torque and angle operation. Available in various model....

NEXTracker Receives FINAME Certification in Brazil
NEXTracker, a Flex company, announced that it has achieved FINAME accreditation in Brazil which will enable the Company to deliver its advanced solar trackers to Brazilian solar projects under attractive financing arrangements. FINAME accreditatio....
Solar on Landfills
Imagine standing in a field. The sun is bright, and as far as the eye can see in every direction, there are hundreds, maybe even thousands of black, glossy panels standing upright in parallel rows, taking in the sun’s rays. The subtle beauty....
The Rise of Mainstream Residential Solar Power
Trends, like bell-bottom pants, catch on quickly, and just as quickly, they fade away. In contrast, smart, economical, earth-friendly decisions sometimes start out slowly, and then gain momentum as time goes on. Solar power is one of those earth-f....
NH Research, Inc. (NHR) has released its new Model 9410 Regenerative Grid Simulator. This test instrument packs a full featured, 4-quadra....
Panasonic’s new N325 and N330 panels produce 325 and 330 watts of power, respectively, and offer more solar output with fewer panel....
SnapNrack celebrates a joint UL 2703 listing with Enphase microinverters and SolarEdge optimizers. Under SnapNrack’s UL 2703 listin....
Tigo’s TS4-R joins the family of the TS4 Platform which enables module manufacturers and installers to standardize on a single plat....
AlsoEnergy announces their PowerPortal displays for community solar projects. PowerPortal was designed to provide flexible display option....
SolarBOS introduces 1500 VDC Combiners and Recombiners listed to UL-1741.   Key features of the disconnect combiners include....
WILEY’s ACC-RBC15 wire management clip is made of corrosion resistant 304 stainless steel, which makes them a durable, long lasting....

Energy Storage

The Rising Solar-Plus-Storage Industry
We’ve seen a huge increase in homeowners going solar in the last few years. Is this where we should expect to see the most growth of solar-plus-storage in the coming years?   Solar has certainly grown rapidly lately, from homeow....
Beyond Batteries
After several fits and starts, and years of debate about its potential to be renewable energy’s ‘holy grail,’ there is now widespread agreement that storage is a crucial component of the modern smart grid. Driven by falling batte....
Will It Recycle?
One of the best ways to protect the environment, conserve resources, and reduce our carbon footprint is battery recycling.   How recyclable are batteries? Lead-acid: Lead-acid batteries are recycled at a rate of 99% of annual ....
SCHURTER expands its wide range of current compensated chokes with high current types for PCB mounting. The new DKIH series is now availa....
EnerDel’s Moxie+ advanced lithium ion energy storage system penetrates new market segment enabling an all electric medium duty truc....
Redflow has launched a residential energy storage solution, ZCell, a system that includes a battery made from easily recyclable or reusab....
The EquaLink system offers new and innovative diagnostic and monitoring features that are essential in maintaining critical operating par....
Sunverge Energy announced the next generation of its Solar Integration System (SIS), offering customers a cost-effective package of more ....
Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc., a provider of power conversion and safety testing equipment and automated test systems, announces the rel....

Geothermal

Tapping into Mine Water Geothermal
Mine water is often considered not only a waste, but also a serious danger to human and environmental health. With millions of miles of abandoned tunnels in the United States filled with potentially acidic and heavy metal enriched water, the task ....
Organic Rankine Cycle Systems - the latest innovative approach to geothermal energy
With the worldwide hunt for new sources of green energy, it becomes practical to create electrical energy from geothermal sources at much lower temperatures than previously envisaged. Today, Independent power producers (IPP’s) in the USA, Tu....
The Heat is On
Geothermal heat pump industry seeks recognition   With “geoexchange” piping firmly planted in the earth, geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) efficiently use circulating water to transfer energy to and from the ground near buildin....
WaterFurnace International, Inc., introduces a waterside economizer option to its commercial product line. Available on 2-6 ton horizonta....
WaterFurnace International, Inc.’s 5 Series 504W11 hydronic geothermal heat pump features WaterFurnace’s patent-pending OptiH....
Caleffi’s Z-one Series valves are used to automatically shutoff the flow or to redirect hot and chilled water in geothermal, hydron....
The TRIAC SY Series Scotch Yoke Actuators provide an ideal solution for applications where steel actuators are required due to corrosion ....
WaterFurnace International, Inc. has introduced the new Envision2 NXW Chiller, providing water heating and water cooling for a wide range....
REHAU introduces its new 1-1/4" RAUGEO U-bend. Previously available only in one-inch diameter, the new larger diameter pipe brings t....

Biomass Waste is a Problem – and a Resource
Biomass, especially the waste from forestry and agriculture, industry or households, is a clean and cheap energy source. However, biomass power plants are usually expensive, industrial-style, and not applicable for decentralized usage. Therefore, ....
Fears the Export Pellet Industry Harms Forests Unfounded
In 2014, industrial grade pellet producers shipped roughly 3.6 million tons of wood pellets to the EU. To manufacture those pellets, mills in the US South consumed 6 million short green tons of pulpwood. That 6 million tons of pulpwood represents:....
Tires As Alternative Energy - The road to tire derived fuel
More than three decades into the tire recycling movement, the largest application of scrap tires remains the alternative fuels market. And for good reason, as scrap tires are a tremendous resource of energy and iron. Industries consuming tire deri....
Hurst Boiler, an international manufacturer of a complete line of gas, oil, coal, and hybrid biomass fuel fired steam and hot water boile....
Vulcan Systems specializes in customized thermal solutions for material processing and handling. Their biomass torrefaction systems are a....
Metalfab, Inc. has announced availability of their new Spin Loader. Available in two carbon steel models, the Spin Loader allows utilizat....
Fluid Components International’s (FCI) ST75 Series Air/Gas Flow Meter operates in rugged, hot, biomass gasification plant environme....
BinMaster's new PT-500 submersible pressure transducer is an affordable and versatile level sensor that calculates level based upon t....
New Holland’s Cornrower chopping corn head attachment provides options for corn stover harvest unavailable with other systems. The ....