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What Can a Solar Integrator do to Maintain and Grow Business

Whether an integrator is just trying to make it day to day or looking for ways to expand, the key is customer satisfaction. This starts with sales. There is a two-way relationship between sales and operations, which is essential to creating satisfied customers.

U.S. Power in 2018: The Good, The Better, and The Gassy

The first numbers on last year’s energy trends are in and there are two pieces of great news and one that should worry us: Solar and wind energy are thriving, coal-fired generation sunk to a four-decade low – but natural gas infrastructure is expanding.

Going Green: Homes with Solar Panels Sell for 4.1% More

A new Zillow® analysis shows homes with solar-energy systems sold for 4.1 percent more on average than others nationwide in the past year[ii]. The sale premium varies by market – 5.4 percent in New York, 4.4 percent in San Francisco and 3.6 percent in Los Angeles.

LiDAR Technology Guides Measure's Automated, High Definition Wind Turbine Inspections

The LiDAR system that is mounted on the drone is used not only to navigate close to the blade but also to obtain spatial information about the blade. After a mission is completed, the data import process associates each image with the corresponding spatial information...

Deep Electrification Powered by Renewables Key for a Climate-Safe Future

New report by IRENA charts pathways to further accelerate energy transformation which meets climate objectives while creating jobs and fostering economic growth.

Fuel-Efficiency Vehicles: Where Are We Now?

Although sales growth in the U.S. has been slow, global sales of more energy efficient vehicles has taken off. This is leading to a great need for infrastructure investments that can support these types of vehicles, leading to many potential opportunities ...

NEC 2017 and Rapid Shutdown

Solar professionals can best prepare for NEC 2017 rapid shutdown regulations by educating themselves about the differences between NEC 2014 & 2017, options for multivendor solutions like Tigo, and relying on certified products that compliant.

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Majority of Consumers Zeroing in on Exactly How They Want to Use an Electric Car, New Survey from MINI USA Finds

When consumers were asked to choose an acceptable amount of time it should take to charge an EV, the most common answer (28 percent) was ‘‘I don’t know” followed by “30 minutes” (25 percent).

US wind power grew 8 percent in 2018 amid record demand

Annual market report shows a healthy wind industry delivered record US jobs, $1 billion in rural community and state payments last year

Renewable Energy Now Accounts for a Third of Global Power Capacity

The annual increase of 7.9 per cent was bolstered by new additions from solar and wind energy, which accounted for 84 per cent of the growth. A third of global power capacity is now based on renewable energy.

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Leading Energy Companies Join Together to Put Safety First in Storage Systems

New taskforce will develop industry best practices for prevention, recycling, supply-chain

Iron Edison releases NEW Lithium Battery Line, 4LiFe

Iron Edison is proud to introduce its NEWEST lithium battery for solar, the 4LiFe Lithium Ion Battery. The 4LiFe Lithium Battery can be used as a direct replacement for lead acid batteries. The 4LiFe Battery is designed to simplify battery installation with it's plug-and-play design. The 4LiFe battery can add battery to an existing solar installation, and can be used for a new off-grid or grid-tied solar system coupled with energy storage.

An Exotic Microbe and an Unusual Extraction Process May Add Up to an Economical Way to Make a Promising Biofuel

Isobutanol has been hailed as a possible green replacement for fossil fuels like gasoline, but producing it has proven difficult and costly. In a paper in Nature Communications, a research team that includes a WPI chemical engineer shows how a novel process may make producing this and other biofuels more economical

CPD seminar explores new heat network funding and regulations

Private sector developers and consultants can gain CPD points at free heat network seminar in Manchester

David Blittersdorf Launches Pre-Owned Renewable Energy Equipment Marketplace

RENewed Wind and Solar Provides Consumers with a New Opportunity to Purchase High Quality Pre-owned, Refurbished, and Never-before-used Renewable Energy Equipment

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Sun Xtender® Deep Cycle AGM Batteries

Sun Xtender® Deep Cycle AGM Batteries

Sun Xtender® Deep Cycle AGM Batteries for renewable energy storage are manufactured in the USA by Concorde Battery Corporation and are built to the same demanding standards crucial to supporting the aircraft industry. To facilitate maximum conductivity & charge acceptance Sun Xtender® batteries are constructed with copper alloy corrosion free terminals & robust intercell connections. Endurance and optimal float life are achieved through plates thicker than the industry standard. Sun Xtender® Batteries' AGM maintenance free design is an ideal solution for off grid and grid tied systems.

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LG Solar

LG Solar

The history of LG's solar business can be traced back to the mid-1980's, when the LG central research lab started R&D on solar technologies. In 2004, the LG business group created synergy and prepared for mass production by consolidating several solar research laboratories under the LG Electronics umbrella. Using decades of R&D experiences, LG Electronics broke ground on its first solar cell and module factory.