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Can Module Digitaliz...
Nearly everything is digitalized these days – except solar modules. Considering all of the develop....
Solar PV in Developi...
With the enforcement of the Paris Agreement a year after its adoption, countries are developing plan....
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....

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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....

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....
Solar PV in Developing Countries
With the enforcement of the Paris Agreement a year after its adoption, countries are developing plans to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to achieve their energy targets. Both energy efficiency and renewable energy initiativ....
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

Storage Investments: Paying Off & Paying Back
As more renewable and sustainable energy capture facilities come on line, the need for energy storage solutions multiplies. Not surprisingly, according to a recent report by GTM research and the Energy Storage Association, the US Energy Storage Monit....
Find the Battery You Need
Batteries are the backbone of renewable energy (RE) systems, enduring constant charging and discharging (deep cycling) for years. There is no perfect, one-size-fits-all battery for RE. But there is a best battery technology for your system -- and ....
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. ....
SunWize provides industrial customers with reliable and cost effective power solutions. One of the most significant opportunities SunWize se....
Ingeteam's INGEREV RAPID 50 is the company's latest multi-standard rapid charge model for the INGEREV electric vehicle product range. INGERE....
Darfon’s H200 hybrid energy storage system integrates Lithium batteries (LFP), a hybrid inverter, and BMS into a rack enclosure. Just roll....
SolarEdge’s HD-Wave inverter integrated EV charger offers users the ability to charge electric vehicles up to 6X faster than a standard Le....

Energy Efficiency

Tax Equity with Tax Rate Uncertainty
Many participants in renewable energy finance anticipate Congress to pass federal tax legislation by the end of 2018. While generally attractive for economic growth, a reduction in the corporate tax rate—a likely component of the legislation—crea....
Sheep’s Wool Insulation: A Natural, Non-Toxic, High-Performance Building Material
Insulation in the built environment has been undervalued for too long. Fortunately, that’s changing. Indoor air quality is becoming a priority for a vastly expanding segment of the consumer base; with this growing focus on healthier spaces, more bu....
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....
STMicroelectronics has added five space-saving surface-mount intelligent power modules (IPM) to its SLLIMM-nano family, giving the choice of....
PRSRV (pronounced preserve) is an innovative, energy efficient power bank designed to preserve and extend the average device’s battery lif....
Atlas Copco has expanded its range of HiLight towers to seven models, including four advanced LED solutions. The comprehensive HiLight range....
Legrand, North America announced that its Wattstopper High Bay Passive Infrared (PIR) occupancy sensors feature the first ever Underwriters ....