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Electric Hydrogen Partnership Hopes To Repeat Success With Renewable Hydrogen Technology

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and clean hydrogen company Electric Hydrogen have inked an agreement to develop high-performance electrolyzer components, helping to scale clean hydrogen and invent new opportunities for decarbonization.

Correct Use of Aluminum Core Cables in PV Systems

In PV systems, it is recommended to use copper core AC cables. If you need to use aluminum wires, pay attention to the transition method when connecting aluminum cables to copper wires or equipment with copper terminals.

Post-Pandemic Economic and Development Challenges for Solar

What got us till here may not be sufficient to take us to the finish line. Persistent efforts at an accelerated pace in the right direction is vital to reach decarbonization goals by 2035.

Building Grid Flexibility With Energy Storage

A 30.8 MWh energy storage system (ESS) is under construction for the French transmission grid operator RTE. The site is one of three being established under the RINGO project, which will test large-scale batteries as a way to relieve congestion on the transmission grid.

New UBC Bioenergy Facility Set to Pave Way for Carbon-negative Future

A research and demonstration facility aimed at accelerating the development of low-carbon, market-ready bioenergy products and carbon-negative energy systems has opened its doors at the University of British Columbia.

World Energy Storage Day: Fixing Flaws in Li-ion Batteries

IDTechEx have forecasted lithium-ion battery demand to reach over 2500 GWh for electric vehicles alone. However, the uptake of lithium-ion batteries is not without cost - they still present both technological and environmental problems.

Value of PLC Key Switch Monitoring to Keep Critical Systems More Secure

The key switch has become commonplace for automation engineers and technicians who maintain and support these systems and understand the importance of the little switch in overall device operation and affects the underlying process.

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ENEL BEGINS BAT DETERRENT TRIAL AT SOUTH AFRICAN WIND PLANT

Bat Deterrent Systems were installed on three of the plant’s 37 Nordex turbines by Nordex technicians, following remote guidance from NRG’s Technical Services team. This is the second trial of NRG’s Bat Deterrent System in South Africa.

NREL Pinpoints Method for Moving Larger Wind Turbine Blades Across Country

Manufacturing blades that can bend with “controlled flexing” will allow railroads to ship longer blades around the United States. Because of bends, twists, and turns in railroad lines, the upper limit for transporting single-piece land-based blades by rail is currently 7

Solar Creating Resilience in Disaster-Hit Areas

Environmental engineers developed a solar storage system, creating an abundant energy supply before a storm hits. Instead of directly transferring electricity to local homes, the technology stores energy in shipping containers as green hydrogen.

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SunPower and The New Home Company Create Sustainable, Energy Independent Community with Solar, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicle Charging in Every Home

Features in new 72 home community enable residents to weather power outages, save on electricity bills and make electric lifestyle more convenient

GKN Hydrogen selected to be part of U.S. Department of Energy H2@Scale cooperative projects to help reach Hydrogen Shot

- GKN Hydrogen and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will validate and demonstrate the dynamic operation of a 520 kg hydrogen metal hydride storage subsystem integrated with the ARIES megawatt-scale hydrogen capabilities

DATA CENTERS SET TO DOUBLE THEIR POWER DEMAND IN EUROPE, COULD PLAY CRITICAL ROLE IN ENABLING MORE RENEWABLE ENERGY

Hyperscale and colocation data centers can be an important source of flexibility in Europe's power system, helping to integrate higher renewable energy penetrations

Soltec Power Holdings signs a framework agreement with Acciona EnergĂ­a

• The framework agreement, which will apply for three years, contemplates Soltec as a supplier of solar trackers, strengthening the strategic relationship between Soltec and Acciona Energía. • Both companies have already signed a first project for the supply of solar trackers in Cuenca, with an installed capacity of 50 MW. • The project will feature the innovation of SF7 trackers with bifacial modules, which stand out for their adaptability to the land and weather conditions.

GREENCOAT CAPITAL LLP Europe's Largest Renewables Investment Manager Launches US Operations

Greencoat Capital targets $5 billion of deployment by 2026 Offices opened in New York and Chicago with $500 million already deployed

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