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Principles of Wind Loading for PV Arrays

PV systems must not only be tested to proper standards and methodologies, but the design data must also be applied consistently and accurately to prevent failures costly to customers and harmful to the PV industry.

Update - Bioengineering for Pollution Prevention

Industrial biotechnology has diversified and demonstrated the ability to impact more than just biofuels and bioplastics. The industry is producing renewable chemicals as direct replacements for petrochemicals in food, cosmetics, and personal care. The result is sustainable c

Snapping the Sun: 5 Tips for Capturing Compelling Solar Power Photos

Department of Energy: This week, the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative launched its “Hit Me with Your SunShot” photo contest. It encourages photographers, both professional and amateur, to submit their shots of solar energy.

Most In-Demand Electrical and Energy Jobs in the Current Job Market

Looking forward, energy efficiency employers project the highest growth rate over the next 12 months (about 9 percent) while the [fossil] fuels sector reported it expects a decline in employment of about 3 percent over the same time period.

How Was Renewable Production Able to Surpass Nuclear Power?

In March, renewables provided 21.6 percent of the nation’s net electricity generation compared to nuclear’s 20.34 percent. In April, that lead jumped to 22.98 percent compared to 19.19 percent from nuclear.

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AFRL researchers explore automation, additive technologies for cost efficient solar power

Phys.org: Solar cells can generate electricity in an environmentally friendly way, but current, complex fabrication costs make the technology expensive.

Intersolar and ees North America Highlight Policy and Technology Updates

Events attracted high-quality attendees and served as a sounding board for recent industry triumphs and upcoming challenges

Solar Plants Aim to Keep Lights on at Night

Anna Hirtenstein and Mathew Carr for Bloomberg: Solar plants that supply electricity at competitive prices after the sun goes down are about to become a reality in the Middle East

Leaked Draft of DOE's Grid Study Says Renewables Are Not a Threat

Julia Pyper for GTM: But will that language make it into the final version?

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SEF-2017 KYIV, 9th International Sustainable Energy Forum and Exhibition for Eastern Europe will be held in the Ukrainian capital on October 9-11

The biggest business event devoted to the latest energy technology, renewable energy and energy efficiency SEF-2017 KYIV, 9th International Sustainable Energy Forum and Exhibition for Eastern Europe will be held in the Ukrainian capital on October 9-11 in the Congress and Exhibition Center "Parkovy".

Go Electric Inc. Awarded $1.7M Contract to Deliver Battery Energy Storage System to Tooele Army Depot

The Go Electric system will serve as a critical component of the facility's self-sufficient microgrid, providing the depot with energy security and resiliency.

Panasonic Solar Promotes First Group of Authorized Installers to Premium Level

Enhanced partnership with select solar installers aims to provide benefits to grow their business

Vice president of the European Commission endorses InnoEnergy on Lisbon leg of Energy Union tour

Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič meets InnoEnergy's and its innovators in Portugal, while celebrating the country's progress and potential as a clean energy leader.

CertainTeed® Upgrades Power in Apollo® II Solar Roofing Systems

Apollo II now offers 63 watts of rated power, improving on both the performance and the economics of CertainTeed Solar roofing systems.

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