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What’s Under Your ...
Engineers always want to look into how something works, understand it, and tinker with it. Human nat....
Turbine Technology A...
Turbine technology and its impact on long term operations and maintenance (O&M) cost has often b....
A Solar+Storage Micr...
Peña Station NEXT in Denver, Colorado, is quickly becoming a national model for smart and sustainab....
When the Energy Stor...
It’s inevitable that energy storage will be a huge market opportunity in the future.  Knowing....

CURRENT ISSUE


A Windfall of New Sponsors Fueling Industry Growth
Project sponsors in the wind industry are becoming numerous and increasingly diverse. Over the past two years, the industry’s brass has expanded beyond its handful of usual sponsors to include traditional independent power producers, utilities, and....
Keys to Quality Coating Repairs
Let’s face it, coatings on steel towers at the site aren’t usually considered a maintenance issue until the corrosion begins to show up and becomes an eyesore. No one wants to see rust streaks down their towers, least of all the landowners. It’....
What’s Under Your Hub? - Increasing or reducing expenses
Engineers always want to look into how something works, understand it, and tinker with it. Human nature, however, tends to lull us into complacency when we feel we’ve solved a problem. When something works, we tend not to revisit the issue. But inn....
GE Renewable Energy added two new wind turbine models to its platform of 3MW wind turbines. The 3.6-137 and 3.8-130 models are compatible wi....
The FerroCheck portable magnetometer from Spectro Scientific provides fast and simple measurements of ferrous wear particles in lubricants, ....
The SKYLOTEC Ignite Series of harnesses feature high-quality padding, which is adapted to fit the human anatomy and ensures optimum weight d....
Siemens manufactures three onshore turbine models for optimum performance at low wind, medium wind, and noise sensitive sites. Due to a modu....

A Solar+Storage Microgrid - Providing multiple values for diverse stakeholders
Peña Station NEXT in Denver, Colorado, is quickly becoming a national model for smart and sustainable technology deployment through a unique public-private partnership. By applying cutting-edge, smart, and sustainable technology and solutions includ....
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 ....
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

When the Energy Storage Market Hits a Tipping Point
It’s inevitable that energy storage will be a huge market opportunity in the future.  Knowing the numerous benefits storage can deliver, it’s easy to envision how batteries will ultimately transform the grid as we know it today. But the mark....
Flow batteries - A disruptive force in energy storage with the industrialization of a new chemistry
Can renewable energy replace fossil fuel or nuclear power plants?  Even if it doesn’t happen overnight, the future of energy will not be limited to just our good old power plants. And it’s not because we’ve suddenly decided to tackle gl....
Net Metering in North America - Allowing energy storage to enter a new era 
The process whereby energy produced at one point in time is captured for use at a later time is known as energy storage. Energy storage technology converts energy from forms that are difficult to store, into more convenient or economical storable for....
EnerSys introduces PowerSafe OGi batteries. The multi-cell design reduces the rack footprint and is ideal for tight space requirements. Powe....
Sirius Integrator announces the first Indiegogo campaign for the new SiriusM3 Monitor. The SiriusM3 Monitor System monitors DC voltage of 12....
Sirius Integrator offers a new fully integrated Horizon Mini 100 (100w) Reformed Methanol fuel cell battery-charging generator. The Mini 100....
Battery Watering Technologies’ new VB-TBU valve is an encapsulated valve offered for commercial applications. The new valve design was ori....

Energy Efficiency

The Smarter Smart Grid
The proliferation of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) such as distributed solar, wind, battery storage, electric vehicle chargers, etc., is having a profound effect on the utility industry. This threatens existing business models, as well as the st....
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....
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....