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Designing Solar Prog...
The U.S. solar industry reached one million rooftop solar installations earlier this year – a majo....
Solar O&M – Levera...
In the solar industry today, return on investment (ROI) is predicated upon the ability to successful....
The Evolution of Sol...
The early days of solar investing It was not that long ago solar energy developers needed to convin....
Top Treating Oils wi...
Recently, there has been talk about the potential benefits of top treating wind turbine gearbox oil ....

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Torque Data
Torque is an important variable to the designers and manufacturers of wind turbine technology. Torque data is especially critical in the evaluation of wind turbine components such as bearings, gears, and braking systems. By providing the true mechani....
Top Treating Oils with Additives 
Recently, there has been talk about the potential benefits of top treating wind turbine gearbox oil with additives to mitigate lubricant degradation and extend oil life. But relying on additive top treating as part of a primary lubrication strategy i....
Evolving Wind Power with Actionable Blade Intelligence
Is that bug splatter or impact damage? Is that a crack or just some dirt? Is that lightning protector damaged? What repairs does that blade need and what would the ROI be on those repairs? And how can you tell without the significant expense and putt....
The latest innovation from Tractel is the Rescue Harness. The Rescue Harness combines safety, versatility, and comfort. The special Y-shape ....
Jennings JEV250, JEV400 and JEVB500 Series DC contactors, new from Thomas & Betts (T&B), are designed to provide extended mechanical....
After extensive development Romax InSight are launching Field Pro, a mobile/web application for windfarm inspection and service to bring the....
Moventas has now launched a suite of services for Vestas V42, V44, and V47 as well as Gamesa G42, G44, and G47 fleets. The Extra Life for kW....

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan – Reconciling competing policies in the California desert
After an eight-year long process, the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) recently released the first phase in a plan to encourage renewable energy development in the California desert. In September, the BLM approved the federal portion of the Dese....
Advanced Storage Battery Technology – Providing a foundation for the new energy paradigm
As the debate over fossil fuels vs. renewables continues unabated, a new energy paradigm is gaining traction; pairing solar power with advanced storage battery technology to supplement the electric grid and protect our environment. The burgeoning ....
Smart Inverters
Solar power is becoming an increasingly dominant player in electricity production. The distributed nature of this production requires the need to have greater control of and communication with individual solar generation sites. Because inverters are ....
BURNDY announces the addition of the new BMCSS integrated bonding clamps to their WILEY line of products. The BMCSS integrated bonding mid-c....
EcoFoot3 is the next generation ballasted solar racking system from Ecolibrium Solar.  Designed for commercial flat roofs of all sizes,....
Japan Solar’s LI Series has 260-335W available power and a power tolerance of 0~+3%.  Certified to UL 1703, the module efficiency is ....
SRT Marine Systems plc, announces the availability of their fully certified solar powered AIS Class B small vessel and VMS tracking and iden....

Energy Storage

Flooded Lead Acid Battery Charging & Seasonal Maintenance
Sizing a battery bank Each renewable energy system is unique, and the requirements vary due to the homeowner’s energy usage. Although a system may be adequately designed and sized for one home, it may not be suitable for another home of a similar ....
Early Days: Lessons the Storage Industry Can Learn from the Solar Sector
Few nascent markets have benefitted as much from the buzz of high-profile aspirational marketing as energy storage. The Tesla Powerwall announcement triggered exuberance that far exceeded the realities of today’s marketplace. Most of today’s stor....
Battery Backup to Off-Grid - Navigating the transition
As net metering and other grid-tied subsidies dry up, more people are transitioning from battery backup to off-grid systems. This article examines how to go off-grid, with an emphasis on reducing energy demands and selecting and sizing the right b....
Battery Watering Technologies’ new VB-TBU valve is an encapsulated valve offered for commercial applications. The new valve design was ori....
The AESHG technology is a reliable, cost effective, advanced energy storage hydrogen power solution. The technology overcomes the biggest ob....
NH Research, Inc. (NHR) has released its new 9220 Series Low Voltage/High Current Battery Charge/Discharge Test System (Dual Bay). This 9220....
Developed in partnership with solar and energy storage installers to optimize equipment and streamline cost calculations, SimpliPhi Power ha....

Energy Efficiency

Portable Generator Usage
Every year, unfortunate carbon monoxide incidents occur as a result of improper outdoor use of generators. All generators display warning labels that explain the risk of death if operated inside a home or garage. Despite this, more than 400 deaths oc....
Solving Thermal Management Challenges in Electric Vehicles
Aluminum is quickly becoming a material of choice in the search for solutions to reduce weight in passenger and other vehicles. Solving the engineering challenges of creating lighter vehicles has led to a portfolio of material solutions working in co....
Marketing in the New Energy Ecosystem
The marketplace for cleantech companies has changed significantly over the last five years. Consumers want green and they want to know how much it will cost them. Government has spoken too, and the story has shifted from “if” to “when” new te....
New Visual Media Group, LLC (NVMG) has introduced a novel environmentally-efficient dynamic window technology enabling a six-fold increase i....
Tendril announced the availability of Tendril MyHome, the first unified, personalized, mobile-first application for the energy industry. Bui....
Power Integrations announced its InnoSwitch-CE ICs, a new class of its InnoSwitch family of off-line CV/CC flyback switcher ICs. The devices....
ILEX introduces a new selection of integrated LEDs, keeping design at the forefront,  with their sleek and modern aesthetic, while havi....