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Solar Bankers and GLBrain Partner to Take the Next Step on Transactive Energy and Blockchain-Based Social Networks

The renewable energy and blockchain company Solar Bankers has joined forces with the internet company GLBrain (Dubai), to create an ecosystem of online marketplaces based on blockchain. Solar Bankers, a producer of high-efficiency solar modules...

Setting the Standard: PRC-024-2 & LVRT requirements – Differentiation between Internal and External faults in Wind and Solar Farms

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Reliability Standard PRC-024-2; this standard requires power plants to set their relays so that the plant remains connected during power spikes. PRC-024-2 ensures that plant owners set their...

A Wise Choice for Low Sun PV

Solar-powered photovoltaic (PV) systems work great in most parts of the world; however, there are locations that get little or no sunlight for part of the year, rendering complications with using solar power. Fortunately, you can still use a...

Mission: Possible Diary of a solar project

Making people money is Morgan Stanley’s primary objective. Last year, however, the owners of the Morgan Stanley building in Irvine CA focused on something that made financial sense for them: installing a solar energy system by years end to both...

Just the Tracks, Ma’am

The solar PV tracker supply market is in the throes of commodity product perception typical of many B2B markets and products. However, significant differences remain between tracker alternatives and tracker supply companies.  Some tracker...

Who Should Monitor Systems? Asset Management vs O&M: Understanding your vendor’s core competency

During development and construction of a solar PV asset, the monitoring hardware is carefully considered.  However, owners often overlook the importance of considering who should be responsible for actively monitoring the systems. The two...

Making End-to-End Remote Site Connectivity Possible: Meet the low-maintenance, high-efficiency solution

Power plant operators face difficult decisions in selecting the right communications systems. When these plants are located away from city infrastructure, direct cable access is too costly, and existing wireless solutions can also be both costly and...

Stepping Back to Move Forward: The benefits of community energy strategic planning

Community energy strategic planningis a crucial first step for cities and counties to reap rewards in today’s changing energy landscape. When making significant decisions in life, it’s often wise to step back and take a look at the big...

How Solar Power Can Balance the Effects of Mother Nature in Natural Disasters

If you’re banking on Reno not suffering from a natural disaster in the near future, you’ll have better statistical odds against the slot machines a few miles down U.S. 95 in Las Vegas. And, if you’re a Reno resident without rooftop solar,...

Choosing the Right Concrete Wedge Anchor

When you use the right tools, you end up saving money. This may seem obvious, but something as basic as choosing the correct fasteners for your solar project makes a big difference when it comes to staying on budget, or going over. The costs of...

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