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The Gateway to Optim...
In Q3 2016, the U.S. installed 4,143 megawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation, bringing ....
Optimizing your PV B...
Given the current state of the PV market, the installation business is becoming more competitive. ....
California Solar Pro...
Native American tribes have harnessed solar power’s potential to reduce energy costs and support e....
Rubber Goods:  All ...
“Being safe is not a matter of good luck.  It is deliberate attention to what we do and how w....

CURRENT ISSUE


Widening the Scope of Due Diligence
Renewable energy markets around the world are in flux; costs are being driven down, and as a result governments and consumers expect to see significant reductions in the financial support given to renewable energy projects. The increasing use of auct....
A Forecast Tailored to Your Needs
A data story It may seem obvious, but when it comes to forecasting the wind, you need to know a wind farm’s production for a given horizon. A multitude of input data is required; the first is weather. This data may arrive in different forms, wit....
Rubber Goods:  All Eyes on Safety with Daily Visual Inspections
“Being safe is not a matter of good luck.  It is deliberate attention to what we do and how we do it which includes the highest integrity of our rubber goods, the testing services and individual ownership of their visual inspection of their ru....
Take advantage of maintenance-free interior illumination of wind towers and nacelles with wind turbine LED lighting from Phoenix Contact. Sp....
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....

Cutting Costs without Cutting Corners: Protecting the Integrity of your Solar Racking System
At RBI Solar, we’re focused on providing value through every stage of the solar mounting supply chain. From conception to completion, our team works to develop a racking structure that is efficient, safe, and budget friendly. So how are we able ....
Businesses: Top 4 Reasons to Install Rooftop Solar
When it comes to going solar, some businesses are hesitant to make the switch. We get it—you can’t try it on. You can’t sample it. But with careful planning and a competent team of solar professionals, installing a solar PV system can be a grea....
State of Solar under the Trump Administration
Now that we have a new President, what can be expected to happen with the renewable energy industry in the United States and, more specifically, with PV Solar?  Unfortunately, it’s too early to get an idea of what side of the renewable energy ....
Trimark’s T1-S SCADA now includes the option to accept, schedule, and execute California ISO (CAISO) Automated Dispatch System (ADS) comma....
Larson Electronics has released a new series of portable battery packs powered with lithium-ion batteries that offer multiple charging capab....
Sollega Inc. announces the FastRack FR510-SIM (String Inverter Mount) universal one-piece modular mounting system for all String Inverters. ....
COMSOL, Inc. has announced an update to its LiveLink for SOLIDWORKS product. As an add-on to the COMSOL Multiphysics software, LiveLink for ....

Energy Storage

5 Things To Look For In Your Next Battery
With hundreds of battery types and styles to choose from, how do you sift through spec sheets and marketing to find the right battery for you? Battery technology is key. Many batteries -- commercial, automotive, and UPS -- can’t handle constant ....
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....
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

Avoiding the Technology Trap
Technological innovation is one of the defining characteristics of the clean energy sector. The pace of advancement is staggering at times. Faced with this rapid growth and change, companies often find themselves rushing to implement new software tec....
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....
SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. announces the new Marley LW Fluid Cooler, an induced-draft counterflow closed-circuit fluid cooler. The new f....
Legrand, North America announced additional improvements to its portfolio of Wattstopper lighting controls. The Wattstopper Passive Infrared....
Vantage’s complete range of wireless lighting control options for the home are designed to be easy to install, program, and update. The ne....
New Visual Media Group, LLC (NVMG) has introduced a novel environmentally-efficient dynamic window technology enabling a six-fold increase i....