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Retrofitting Solar PV with Energy Storage

Falling costs paired with new revenue streams available to residential and commercial owners is driving storage deployments to new highs.

How AM Software Can Help You Consolidate Your Monitoring System Data

There are a lot of questions about the difference between a monitoring system and renewable asset management (AM) software. Specifically, if AM software provides similar functionalities as a monitoring system and when to start using asset management software.

Talking SPI with Rolls Battery

Booth #3722 - We will be showcasing our most popular flooded, AGM & GEL models used primarily in residential-scale off-grid applications as well as larger-scale commercial backup and off-grid projects

Talking SPI with Shoals Technologies Group

Shoals will be showcasing our BLA, which is widely being adopted by leading EPC’s globally for its ease of installation and construction labor savings.

Xcel Energy is the First U.S. Utility to Operate Drones beyond Line of Sight for Ongoing Inspections

In one of the most significant advancements of unmanned aircraft under development by a U.S. utility, Xcel Energy is operating drones beyond visual line of sight during ongoing inspections of transmission lines near Denver.

Understanding Solar PV Wire Management

Installers that take their wire management seriously will have longer lasting systems that require less maintenance over the lifetime of the PV system (20 to 30+ years).

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Solar Power International & ESI

Solar Power International & ESI will take place in Anaheim, CA September 24th - 27th. This AltEnergyMag.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Utility Solar Procurement Booms as Residential Market Stabilizes in Q2 2018

Utility solar project procurement soared in Q2 2018 as component prices declined and home solar installations steadied after a 15 percent contraction last year, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report

North American Wind Power O&M Costs to Increase Nearly 40 Percent in Coming Decade, IHS Markit Says

Expanded North American benchmarking study says larger projects have greater cost-stability over time

Large-Scale Wind and Solar Farms in the Sahara Would Increase Rain and Vegetation

UMD-led study published in Science shows solar and wind farms in the Sahara could double rainfall in Earth’s largest hot desert

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ElectrIQ Power Announces Their Latest Home Energy Storage System, the ElectrIQ PowerPod, and Amazon Alexa Integration

Like the IQ System, ElectrIQ's first home energy storage system, the ElectrIQ PowerPod offers a sleek, futuristic design that is meant to capture the attention of onlookers and spark their curiosity.

ReneSola to Participate in the 6th Annual ROTH Solar & Storage Symposium at SPI on September 25, 2018

The Company will participate in the 6th Annual ROTH Solar & Storage Symposium on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in Anaheim, California in conjunction with the Solar Power International Conference and Expo (SPI).

Continental Control Systems Expands its Offering of NEMA 4 Enclosures at SPI, Anaheim, September 25-27

CCS, a US manufacturer of energy meters, current transformers and custom energy measurement solutions will show case its expanded offering of NEMA 4 meter enclosures at Solar Power International in September.

Optimized wind turbines for new hub heights and more powerful turbine generations

With its Hybrid Tower 2.0, Max Bögl Wind AG is introducing a new generation of high-performance turbines at heights never seen before. The optimized tower concept enables hub heights of up to 190 meters and makes hybrid tower construction even more cost-effective. Visitors at WindEnergy Hamburg can experience the new tower concept at Stand 211 in Hall A4 from September 25-28, 2018.

Conti Solar Constructing the Largest Solar Project in Rhode Island

Full Service EPC, Conti Solar Is Building the Largest Solar Installation in Rhode Island for Leading Northeastern Solar Project Developer, Southern Sky Renewable Energy

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OMG Roofing Products

OMG Roofing Products

OMG Roofing Products is a major supplier to the commercial roofing industry and offers a roof mount product for solar racks called PowerGrip. PowerGrip provides a secure watertight connection to the roof deck or structural members. Once heat welded in place, properly installed PowerGrips virtually elminate rack movement and remain watertight. Call (800) 633-3800 for information or visit www.OMGPowerGrip.com.