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Policy Changes Open ...
Policy changes in the solar industry may cause uncertainty, but they also open doors to new opportun....
Utilities Get Smart:...
Smart Electric Power Alliance's (SEPA) recent 2019 Utility Demand Response Market Snapshot ....
Innovation in Wind E...
With heightened awareness about climate change and a growing global push towards using more renewabl....
The Downside of Grow...
According to the American Wind Energy Association’s fourth quarter market report for 2019, the ind....

CURRENT ISSUE


Is U.S. Offshore Wind Ready to Take Europe’s Lead?
While Europe has seen profitability and investor interest increase significantly over recent years, its U.S. counterpart has yet to provide an economic case. With an ocean between them, yet similar goals, how exactly do their approaches differ? To....
End of Life Options: Wind turbine blade recycling
For nearly four decades, wind power has been increasingly adopted in the U.S., but it has accelerated rapidly in the last decade. Cumulative wind power generating capacity surpassed 100 gigawatts in 2019, representing almost 8 percent of total electr....
How Tech is Driving Wind Success Post-Pandemic
The global spread of COVID-19 is causing serious problems in many industries across the country. Millions of Americans have been infected with the novel virus, and countless businesses are feeling the negative impact. With authorities restricting lar....
Ingeteam’s DFIG converter series offer cost-optimized products for each market for high power applications in the range of 6MW to 8MW. The....
Wölfel Wind Systems has extended the existing SHM.Tower product with an inclination sensor in the foundation. SHM.Foundation provides the a....
SKYLOTEC’s decontamination agent, Rescueclean S1, is virucidal with limited effect and also fights the corona virus SARS-CoV-2, the trigge....
Enerpac recently released a series of five cutters. EB-Series Bar Cutters consist of hydraulic and electric tools that quickly and easi....

How Silicon Carbide Enables Sustainable Solar
Solar power generation has experienced rapid growth over the past several years. Net solar power generation reached its highest levels in the U.S. - 66.6 gigawatt-hours in 2018, compared to just two gigawatt-hours in 2011. During this period of growt....
Solar Project Bottlenecks Starting to Ease
In the midst of widespread uncertainty across the globe from COVID-19, the solar supply chain is finding its way. During the shelter-in-place period, we struggled to set up our homes as an office space, virtual classroom, and perhaps an in-house gym.....
How Does Solar Affect Birds? Deep learning system will monitor birds at solar facilities
When most of us think of birds in relation to clean energy, we immediately picture spinning wind turbine blades. The wind industry invests a great deal of time and money to help mitigate threats to local wildlife, specifically of the avian variety. W....
SMA has developed the SMA 360 app for PV solar power professionals. It connects PV system simulation, planning, commissioning, and monitorin....
GAF Energy announced the launch of their “Flex” option for use with the company’s redesigned Decotech 2.0 roof-integrated solar produc....
WAGO is adding to its existing product line for their 2600 Series PCB Terminal Blocks for Power Electronics range featuring Push-In CAGE CLA....
GoSun has released a portable, solar-powered water purification and sanitation system. The GoSun Flow is small enough to fit into a bac....

Energy Storage

Locally Generated Reactive Power: A key component to widespread scaling of EV charging
Growth in the electric vehicle (EV) industry is ramping quickly. This acceleration is driven by falling battery prices, regulatory changes, and the adoption of new technology. In California, the Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) energy division anno....
Upgrading Your Project On Time and On Budget
Adding alternative electrical energy production and storage systems can provide exceptional value to your facility. Often, this requires modification to your existing equipment and systems. However, any field modification made to listed equipment, in....
Beyond Lithium: Renewable energy reliability delivered with CHS Silicon anode batteries
A significant inhibitor to the rapid adoption of wind and solar power, both of which are only available intermittently, is greater energy storage capacity than what is currently possible. A promising response to this challenge involves the utilizatio....
ABB’s Power Grids business has launched its APM Edge solution for transformers to accommodate the growing complexity of grid operations to....
Recently, OutBack Power released an AC coupling firmware update to its SkyBox hybrid inverter. AC coupling is suitable when users have an ex....
Stem, Inc., announced the debut of Stem University, an online certification program that provides required educational classes and tools for....
Dynapower is currently delivering two DC-coupled PV+S configurations to help power the evolution in solar plus storage. In the standard DC-c....

Energy Efficiency

Predict to Prepare: How power and utilities can be ready for the next crisis through data driven operations
Digital transformation is a key enabler for power and utilities to maximize productivity and efficiency, minimize costs, and boost customer satisfaction. It can also have a huge impact on enhancing HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment) conditions of ....
What You Don’t Know About CO2 Emissions
Global CO2 emissions hit an all-time high in 2019, drawing renewed attention to the need to change our habits or risk global catastrophe. While worldwide activism on this front is growing, the sad fact remains: We actually haven’t made mu....
Bankrolling Change
In a time when we are watching society shift at a jarring pace, it is important for the world to understand there is another, more dangerous shift around the corner: Climate change has the potential to wreak even greater havoc on human health, econom....
With the launch of the PWRview ATS, Generac offers a Home Energy Monitoring System (HEMS) built into the switch. The PWRview ATS allows any ....
TDK Corporation has added to its portfolio of EPCOS film capacitors for DC link applications with the B3277*X/Y/Z series. The new capacitors....
STM32 microcontrollers (MCU) from STMicroelectronics are now available in an 8-pin package, enabling simple embedded projects to leverage 32....
Featuring a distortion-cancelling input-current shaping (ICS) circuit, the HVLED007 AC/DC LED driver from STMicroelectronics enables energy-....