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Building a Solar Com...
The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) should turbocharge Community Solar. In addition to ....
The Future of Monito...
Solar installers rely on system alerts for managing customer solar systems and repairs. Exceptional ....
CSP 101: Benefits of...
Power generation is recognized as one of the major sources of pollution. In an effort to offset some....

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GIS Speeds Up Site Selection: The push to decarbonize energy infrastructure is a race against the clock - GIS offers a way to jump ahead
In the race to deploy renewable energy, more and more inefficiencies are being wrung out of an industry that remains comparatively young. One that is still easy to spot comes early in the stages of a renewable energy project: obtaining land. F....
Can Vibrations be Good for Business?
How much does condition monitoring save the typical wind farm? This question was put to me during a recent conference on innovations in the wind industry. The question relates to the financial benefits of vibration analysis, otherwise known as the....
Gauging the Wind: Floating Lidar and New Wind Energy Frontiers
Renewable energy sources are a vital component in ensuring a sustainable future. Although we’ve understood the value of energy derived from natural sources for years, costs have traditionally made it difficult to rely on these resources. However, t....
The new Independence series from KEEN Utility introduces a work boot built with quality materials, American ingenuity, and get-it-done grit.....
The Lightning Monitoring System (LM-S) from Phoenix Contact detects and analyzes in real time the magnitude, duration, number, and other par....
Wright offers the Wright Grip 2.0 wrench design that has more steel-to-fastener contact in high-stress areas to stiffen the jaws, increase t....
The New Flat Jaw Locking Pliers by Snap-on Industrial provides fastening power with its Power Ring that increases thread strength and delive....

PV Alchemy: Transforming project data into solar gold
To generate higher yields and more robust returns from utility solar projects, forward-looking developers turn to solar feasibility software. Specialized software drives higher optimization levels, sifting through the labyrinth of complex options, ba....
Extending the Circle of Life Why module reuse is essential for the PV industry
Product lifecycles fundamentally consist of the build, the use, and the inevitable end-of-life (EOL). As is common in our disposable society, strategic planning for extending life is often left out of the equation. Within the solar industry, developm....
Building a Solar Community with Smaller Businesses
The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) should turbocharge Community Solar. In addition to the IRA extending tax credits for community solar projects, it includes additional benefits that will be particularly helpful for small-scale, equity-....
AEROCOMPACT has developed a flat roof system for mounting bifacial active PV modules or solar systems on green roofs. CompactFLAT GS can be ....
Lion Energy’s new Lion 50W Foldable Solar Panelis a user-friendly plug-and-play solar panel. Weighing slightly more than three pounds and ....
KEEN Utility updates the brand’s women’s San Jose work boot, built for the unique fit needs of today’s tradeswoman. Now available in a....
Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd. unveiled the SunPower One integrated home energy solution, which is based on a flexible ecosystem of product....

Energy Storage

Battery Swapping Not the key to unlocking the EV transition
Battery swapping, the process of exchanging an empty/discharged battery for a fully charged one, is neither a novel concept, nor one that is exclusive to electric vehicles. For many years, the discourse surrounding battery swapping has come and gone ....
Building the U.S. Power Grid of the Future
In 1882, Thomas Edison opened Pearl Street Station, the first central power plant in the United States. Originally serving just 59 customers, the plant grew to provide power to over 500 customers in two years. Since then, the U.S. power grid has expa....
The Quest to Recycle EV Batteries Begins
Electric vehicles use various high-end batteries, from lithium-ion, Nickel-Metal hydride, Lead-Acid, and ultra-capacitors. Of these, lithium-ion batteries are considered the most suitable for electric vehicles. A lithium-ion (Li-on) battery is a t....
Sensata Technologies’ Lithium Balance n3-BMS is for applications with power up to 1000V/2000A, especially for battery makers and manufactu....
American Battery Solutions’ (ABS) Alliance I48-3.0 Lithium-Ion battery offers power, enhanced range, durability, and zero maintenance for ....
American Battery Solutions, Inc. (ABS) is rolling out its high-voltage Proliance Intelligent Battery Series line as a critical component in ....
Sunlight Group Energy Storage Systems’ Sunlight ElectroLiFe is a new semi-traction lithium-ion battery. ElectroLiFe’s lightweight yet ro....

Energy Efficiency

Two Key Steps to Energy-as-a-Service for Utilities
The straightforward relationship between utilities generating and distributing power, and the customers consuming and paying for it, is history. Consumers are morphing into “prosumers” who use as well as produce electricity – and even into “f....
Safeguarding Canada’s Green Future
With the rise of climate-related disasters at our front door, we Canadians clearly see the impact of climate change. The time to act is now. Canadian organizations have a responsibility to lead the charge in changing the country’s course towards a ....
Don’t Short the Grid
The Inflation Reduction Act is the blow dryer, and our electric grid is a circuit without a breaker. The Inflation Reduction Act is a massive $1.2 trillion jolt of electricity for the energy transition. While it encourages more renewable energy, c....
Aircuity's new "Airside" Energy Dashboard lets building owners quickly identify which areas across the entire portfolio are consuming the ....
Created in partnership with Recurve, the Demand FLEXmarket provides tools to measure hourly reductions in energy use that will allow MCE to ....
Endress+Hauser launched iTEMP TMT142B, new generation smart temperature transmitter with Bluetooth. The transmitter delivers accurate and re....
Franklin Energy's Curist provides personalized participation paths designed to benefit both utilities and their customers. Curist is a custo....