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Frost Heave and Solar Arrays

For continuous racks, the vertical deformation results in additional stresses on the racking system and can cause a variety of issues such as cracked modules; solar panel distortion; damage to conductor; connection failures; and more.

2019 State Solar Power Rankings Report

Given how well the industry has weathered the solar tariffs enacted by the Trump administration in early 2018, and how the costs to install just keep falling, it seems certain that solar is ready for its moment in the spotlight.

IREC's 2019 Clean Energy States Honor Roll

After a colossal year of energy policy activity across the states, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) calls out some favorite 2018 success stories in its 2019 Clean Energy States Honor Roll, announced today.

How Geothermal Systems Work and Where They Fit in the Energy Industry

Below the earth's surface, there's a source of power with impressive potential — geothermal energy. This source of power revolves around using the natural temperature of the earth to produce power and provide heating and cooling for buildings.

Solar Energy for Universities and Colleges

One of the largest challenges for managing energy use in a university setting is the inconsistent usage patterns throughout the year.

What Laws and Bans Are Helping to Protect the Planet?

There are still huge strides to make to combat climate change, but we are definitely making progress. Leaders from across the globe are stepping up efforts to ensure marked changes are being made to dramatically reduce emissions and change behaviours – and fast.

The Connection Between Alternative Energy Technology and Building Trends in the Intermountain West

Nevada led the renewable energy pack by voting in favor of Question 6, with 59 percent of voters approving the measure. Known as the Renewable Energy Standards Initiative, it will require Nevada to source at least 50 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030

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AFC Energy Powers Up World's First Hydrogen Electric Vehicle Charger

AFC Energy is preparing for the commercialisation of fuel cell-based EV Charge solutions to meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly power in the EV market.

SolarRoofHook is now QuickBOLT

Today, Quickscrews International Corporation is proud to announce that we are changing the name of our Solar Division from SolarRoofHook to QuickBOLT.

DC Passed Bill To Move to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

In addition to renewable energy, this new bill also includes an aim to boost solar power’s influence by 2041. Despite the attention and positive support, we should note that the bill hasn’t yet been signed and will be reviewed by Mayor Muriel Bowser.

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Solar Energy World Hosts Lovin' Solar, Valentine "Brunch & Learn" Event to Kick-Off New Facility Opening in Pennsauken New Jersey

Solar Energy World is hosting a Valentine Brunch & Learn Event for area homeowners to celebrate the opening of its new facility in Pennsauken on Saturday February 16, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

INTERSOLAR EUROPE 2019 - 95 PERCENT ALREADY BOOKED

Intersolar Europe and the parallel events will take place from May 15-17, 2019 as part of the innovation hub The smarter E Europe at Messe München.

3 IN 1 ROOF Team-up with SunSpark Solar Technologies!

The world's most energy efficient solar integrated roofing system is proud to announce SunSpark Technology Inc. as their premiere module manufacturer for all introductory sales and installations.

AM Conservation Group and Consumers Energy Win AESP Award for Small Business Marketplace

Recognized in "Best Non-Residential Marketing" category for savings achievements and improved customer service for underserved small businesses

Erosion in wind turbine blades solved with the help of artificial intelligence

The erosion of materials used in wind turbine blades due to the effect of weather conditions is a problem that applies to the whole wind energy sector. VTT's antiAGE project found a functional solution to the material problem with the help of artificial intelligence and 3D printing.

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