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The Zinc Advantage: ...
The tendency of lithium-ion batteries to fuel hot-burning, hard-to-extinguish fires made headlines o....
Rail-less Solar PV S...
With increasing popularity, the metal roof is the ideal host for mounting solar photovoltaics (....
7 Considerations for...
Solar technology is improving every year, making it more affordable and efficient at scale. As this ....

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A New Kind of Wind Energy
Hundreds of billions in institutional dollars are pouring into now-conventional tech: wind, solar, and batteries. Their costs have plummeted below the price of natural gas. Regardless of who holds political office or what the pandemic can throw ....
Structural Health Monitoring: Quantifying material fatigue for lifetime extension
Environmental protection alone isn't enough; power from renewable energy sources must also be competitive with its fossil-fuel-generated counterparts. Especially for offshore wind turbines, whose production represents a significant proportion of rene....
Pushing the Boundaries of Offshore Wind
The next phase of the wind industry is focusing on the continuous expansion of the massive offshore market. Existing offshore windfarms cannot reach the maximum amount of energy production needed for a growing worldwide population. That level of prod....
Altech Corporation introduces Crimpit F Multi, a hand-held tool that automatically loads and crimps insulated ferrule. The tool's handle sto....
Snap-on Industrial’s line of Plasma Cutters can cut up to 3/4'' thickness on a variety of ferrous, non-ferrous, and high-strength material....
Hitachi ABB Power Grids launched a portfolio of transformer products for offshore floating applications, designed to overcome the challengin....
Enerpac introduces the Cordless Bar Cutter to its hydraulic cutters line. The new battery-powered model was designed for those who work in e....

Anticipating and Mitigating the Challenges from the Energy Transition
When we look back at the past 100 years, the energy industry that has propelled our dramatic economic growth has been largely composed of fossil fuels, without much thought to the future consequences of such reliance. Even as countries begin taking m....
Learning from Others’ Mistakes
As a longtime installer and solar engineer, I’ve seen many single-axis tracker failures over the last two decades. Failures from wind, bad designs, wrong materials, poor planning, and EPC errors (root cause usually a bad design). Tracker trend was ....
Rail-less Solar PV System Mounting for Metal Roofs
With increasing popularity, the metal roof is the ideal host for mounting solar photovoltaics (PV).  It is the only roof type with a service life (in the range of 50-70 years) that actually exceeds the service life of a solar PV system....
The Dover work boot is built for the unique fit needs of today’s tradeswoman and skilled worker. The women’s Dover is an outdoor-in....
KEEN Utility’s Troy, featuring KEEN.BELLOWS Flex technology, an ergonomically engineered system designed to offer multidirectional flexion....
WAGO’s new TOPJOB S Mini terminal block series has all of the advantages of their TOPJOB S line, but with an even smaller footprint. At a ....
Valentin Software’s design program for heat pump systems has been expanded to support system designers, installers, and engineers. As befo....

Energy Storage

Four Trends in Energy Storage Systems Hardware Manufacturing
Energy Storage Systems (ESS) are one of the hottest sectors in renewable energy today. Established manufacturers with growing popularity in the renewable industry, along with upcoming unknown innovators, are racing to create the latest ESS hardware a....
The Zinc Advantage: How fires and supply chain concerns are driving attention towards zinc battery chemistries
The tendency of lithium-ion batteries to fuel hot-burning, hard-to-extinguish fires made headlines over the summer, after a giant grid-scale battery caught fire in Australia. The blaze took 150 firefighters four days to put out, and postpon....
A Cleaner Detox: Extracting precious metals from recycled catalytic converters
Platinum and Palladium are some of the rarest precious metals on earth, and have some of the highest utility; both can be found as jewellery and investment assets, as well as being used in electronics and dental work. However, approximately 80 percen....
Delta-Q Technologies’ (Delta-Q) XV3300 combines a high-performance 3.3kW charger, a 500W DC-DC converter, and an EV charging station inter....
BYD (“Build Your Dreams”) has introduced a lithium iron phosphate battery-electric Type D school bus with safety features and performanc....
JOLT Energy’s MerlinOne is a mobile and flexible charging station. Its high-power technology enables fast charging and due to its integrat....
Fortress Power’s new Lithium Iron Phosphate battery, the eVault Max 18.5, packs the essential features of the eVault battery into a robust....

Energy Efficiency

Maintaining Supply Chain Confidence
Maintaining supply chain confidence is always an ongoing challenge. However, recent additional factors resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic revealed vulnerabilities that have significantly changed the nature of the supply chain. While some of this di....
How the Shift to Distributed Energy Resources Impacts the Water-Power-Carbon Nexus
As global water supplies become more stressed (due to steadily increasing demand spurred by population growth and record-breaking droughts) two major challenges—water scarcity and water quality—are impacting access to clean, plentiful water. Whil....
The Big Brain Drain
Call it “brain drain,” call it a “talent crisis,” or call it a structural imbalance between the demand and supply of specialized labor, the problem is the same: in the energy business, in spite of recent challenges bought by the pandemic, the....
Aircuity’s new “Airside” Energy Dashboard lets building owners quickly identify which areas across the entire portfolio are consuming ....
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 cus....