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How Can Solar Water Heaters Become Standard in Residential Homes?

A solar water heater can reduce a homeowner's water heating bills by 50% to 80% on average. Though the equipment may cost more than a basic water heating system, the long-term cost savings are crucial to acknowledge.

Lithium Iron Batteries for Energy Storage

The Lithium Iron technology possesses superior thermal and chemical stability, which provides better safety characteristics. Lithium phosphate cells are incombustible, and are more stable under overcharge or short circuit conditions.

Solar Spotlight: Back Off Gas-Powered Generators, A New Backup is in the House!

A New Jersey family will no longer need gas-powered generators during outages. The installation of SMA’s Sunny Boy Storage with Automatic Backup Unit in their residence will provide them with backup power – and peace of mind – during emergencies.

World first: Siemens Gamesa begins operation of its innovative electrothermal energy storage system

- Innovative storage technology as key to the next step in the energy transition - Newly-opened pilot plant in Hamburg-Altenwerder can store 130 MWh of energy for up to one week – target is storage capacity in the gigawatt hour range - An electric thermal energy sto

Making Batteries Safer, More Reliable: SD Mines Researchers Focus on Solid-State Battery Technology

Researchers at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology create center to research development of safer and more reliable solid-state batteries.

How Solar Professionals Can Find Opportunity in the Healthcare Industry

Due to the cultural wave happening that’s popularizing renewable energy, solar power could become accessible in all areas. If you’re a solar professional, then you may have the opportunity to take part in this very important and necessary change within the medical field.

The Convergence of the Roofing and Solar Industries

Solar products are typically warranted for 25 years, the best time to install solar is when, or as soon after as possible, a new roof is installed. From the customer’s perspective, finding one contractor who can install both the roof and solar simplifies their experience.

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NREL Announces Finalists in Round 1 of American-Made Solar Prize

Ten Teams Selected in Competition Designed to Accelerate Innovation and Boost Solar Manufacturing

MassRobotics, MassCEC Bring the Worlds of Robotics and Clean Energy Together

"The cleantech sector is ideal for robotics innovation. We believe disruptive ideas will come from startups committed to solving energy challenges using robots, and we want to provide an environment for them at MassRobotics"

World's Largest Renewable Energy Storage Project Announced in Utah

Grid-scale energy storage with renewable hydrogen production and utilization forms core of Advanced Clean Energy Storage project in central Utah

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SAKOR TECHNOLOGIES PROVIDES NEW POWERTRAIN DYNAMOMETER SYSTEM FOR MAJOR INTERNATIONAL PROVIDER OF DRIVE TRAIN COMPONENTS

SAKOR Technologies Inc., a recognized leader in the area of high-performance dynamometer systems. SAKOR recently provided a new test stand for testing clutches and other torque transfer cases for a major international provider of power train components.

Hanergy Bags Prestigious APVIA Award 2019 for Phenomenal Contribution to Photovoltaic Industry

At the award ceremony that was held on sidelines of SNEC 2019 PV Power Expo, Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association presented Hanergy with the 'APVIA Honorable Award--Industrial Contribution' and 'APVIA Award--Technological Achievement'. On behalf of Hanergy, Mr. Gao Jun, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Domestic Sales of Hanergy received the awards.

IDEA TO KEEPING AIRPORT RUNWAYS OPEN AND FROST-FREE USING SOLAR POWER AND HEAT PUMP TECHNOLOGY SCOOPS 'PUMP IT UP' SCHOOLS CHALLENGE

Solar Power and Heat Pump Technology are central to an idea developed by schoolchildren to help keep Airport runways frost free in Winter, thereby preventing the need to close down when bad weather prevails.

Saft strengthens its energy storage business with the acquisition of Go Electric

Go Electric Inc. is a specialist in energy resiliency solutions for microgrids and Commercial & Industrial customers integrating renewables and generators. Acquisition enables Saft to expand its value chain capabilities in microgrid energy projects.

How heat networks can clean up gas guzzling homes

Switch2 Energy shows how heat networks can decarbonise domestic heat at upcoming London Climate Action Week events.

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Experience Single Brand Simplicity with SystemEdge from OutBack Power.

Experience Single Brand Simplicity with SystemEdge from OutBack Power.

Each pre-bundled package is designed to make solar plus energy storage easy. By combining OutBack's most popular FLEXpower pre-wired systems with matched OutBack energy storage, SystemEdge takes the guesswork out of installing solar plus storage. Every SystemEdge package includes a FLEXpower factory pre-wired system, application-specific EnergyCell batteries and racking, FLEXware ICS Plus combiner and all the necessary connection hardware.

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SolarEdge Technologies

SolarEdge Technologies

SolarEdge Technologies provides end-to-end distributed solar power harvesting and PV monitoring solutions, allowing maximum energy production for faster return on investment. The SolarEdge power optimizers perform MPPT per individual module while monitoring performance of each module. The highly efficient solar inverter is tailor-made to work with power optimizers. SolarEdge enables more power from any PV system, optimal roof utilization, a complete panel-level monitoring, and enhanced safety.