Current Articles

Emerging Markets: Ad...
Renewable energy – and wind energy in particular – is increasingly becoming a global industry. M....
Small Slip Rings are...
When most people think of wind turbines, bigger components like motors and blades immediately come t....
U.S. Desert Plan (DR...
While California has a lot to offer any wind energy developer, pending legislation may soon change t....
Moving Forward: What...
The U.S. energy market is in a transitional period as uncertainty, new technology, and global trends....
Is Crowdsourcing the...
In his recent book BOLD, Peter Diamandis discusses four exponential trends poised to disrupt industr....

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Emerging Markets: Advise to New Investors
Renewable energy – and wind energy in particular – is increasingly becoming a global industry. More and more investors and developers are looking beyond the traditional European and U.S. markets, towards the emerging markets of Asia, Latin Americ....
Small Slip Rings are a Big Deal
When most people think of wind turbines, bigger components like motors and blades immediately come to mind. Smaller components, on the other hand, are often overlooked. However, it’s those small components that can make or break a system. A perf....
U.S. Desert Plan (DRECP) Hurts Building Renewable Energy Projects in California
While California has a lot to offer any wind energy developer, pending legislation may soon change that dramatically. DRECP was designed to help protect the state’s environment but may actually set its progress back considerably. What Is the ....
HYTORC has unveiled the company’s latest addition to the LION Gun series – the LION-.7. The LION Gun is a lithium ion battery-powered to....
Terracon has taken on the role as engineer of record for the Patrick & Henderson (P&H) tensionless pier foundation. This founda....
Hi-Line Utility Supply and Milwaukee tools are excited to share the M18 Utility Bucket Light. With 2500 Lumens and a 500-yard beam distance,....
Special metal-graphite grade specifically designed for low absolute humidity conditions: low temperatures and/or low relative humidity. Suit....

Canada’s Largest University Converts to Solar Energy
In recent years, the University of Toronto has stepped up its efforts to reduce its usage of fossils fuels, and convert its campus buildings to solar energy. Last year, the University placed solar panels on the roof of a building in the center of the....
Structural Effect of Solar Arrays on an Existing Structure
This is an exciting time to be part of the solar industry. Many people have begun to reap the benefits of incorporating solar into their homes and businesses. This means that not only are new buildings accommodating solar, but also many existing buil....
What Makes a Good Solar Module?
Promises made at the time of sale do not provide module buyers with adequate guarantees in respect of quality and energy yield. Actual performance is what really counts. Knowing what constitutes a good module can mitigate the risk for customers and m....
Ingeteam offers its 40kW string inverter, which features two MPP trackers and is suitable for operation in self-consumption mode. This strin....
Ingeteam’s latest 1,500Vdc INGECON SUN PowerMax B Series inverter makes it possible to deliver an output power of up to 1,800kVA in a sing....
Phoenix Contact’s newest enclosure system protects electronics from potentially damaging elements commonly found in outdoor applications a....
Dulas has announced the launch of its VC60 Solar Direct Drive (SDD) combined vaccine refrigerator and icepack freezer. The World Health Orga....

Energy Storage

Power Outages and the Failure of Grid-Tied Solar
On Super Bowl Sunday this year, 1,700 people on Hawaii’s main island of Oahu lost power during the first quarter of the game. As if this was not disappointing enough, the grid failure happened during what turned out to be one of the most suspensefu....
Moving Forward: What Lies Ahead for the Energy Storage Market in America
The U.S. energy market is in a transitional period as uncertainty, new technology, and global trends have created an emergence of innovations in the industry. Players have taken note and continue to push forward, developing new approaches to and ince....
Grocery Stores Go 'Beyond Batteries' with Thermal Energy Storage
As the energy storage market takes off, many players are quickly realizing that lithium-ion based systems have their limits in terms of what types of applications for which they are best suited. For the industry as a whole to meet forecasts of 29.4 G....
The 12V E31 battery developed by Firefly Energy maintains long life even under partial state of discharge operation. It has a throughput eff....
iDemand Energy Storage (iDES3) has developed a single conversion charge controller that will shorten the time needed for electrical current ....
Geli ESyst is a free web-based design tool to aid project developers in right-sizing and selecting energy storage and solar-plus-storag....
LG Chem Ltd. has formally launched its range of residential battery systems in the North American market. The launch follows successful comp....

Energy Efficiency

Commercial Buildings: Learning from the Smart Home
Buildings consume a vast amount of energy. Heating, cooling, lighting and appliances all combine to make a hefty dent on a building’s electricity bill – be it residential or commercial. We are finally waking up to the great necessity of energy ma....
Granular Real Time Data is the Key to Smarter Energy Management
Under the Paris Accord on Climate Change (COP21), member states around the globe pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in an effort to reduce global warming. Canada, for instance, is currently committed to reducing emissions 30 perc....
Smart Building Energy Disaggregation: Submetering with Split-Core CT Sensors
Industrial companies, factories and multi-tenant building owners are increasingly installing submetering equipment in order to collect real-time, in-house energy usage data. This allows for accurate allocation of costs, calculation of internal billin....
TDK Corporation presents the new TFM160808ALC thin-film inductor for power supply circuits, which features a maximum DC resistance of 62 mΩ....
EarthTronics now offers three energy-efficient LED Flat Panel Lights to replace fluorescent fixtures in existing and new construction ceilin....
Orion Energy Systems, Inc. has added two LED linear strip products to its HARRIS Class product line. The new LED Linear Strip | SFHC and LED....
The Rexroth 1-axis motion control simplifies automation processes through open interfaces to Ethernet based real-time protocols SERCOS III, ....