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Why This Startup Closes Every Third Friday

One of the limited available responses to stressed-out employees during a world-disrupting global pandemic is, of course, taking time off. But Tiffany noticed that Folsom Labs' employees weren't doing that. Neither was she.

Evaluating the Efficiency of Hydropower as an Alternative Energy Source and its Effects on the Ecosystem

Generation of hydropower, a renewable source of energy, is not a difficult feat, however, making the generation process efficient and cost effective is the real challenge.

Case Study: Ipsun Solar Upgrades their Design Process with EagleView

Prior to utilizing EagleView, the assessor would usually discover major design errors, such as panels being placed over vents or overhanging the roofline.

How Governments Are Reducing Photovoltaic Tech Costs

New tech can gather data about energy distribution and storage, for instance. This step can further reduce costs as workers can store more energy on sunny days so it doesn’t go to waste.

Futureproofing Tidal Power - How Technology Can Help Tidal Power to Realise Its Potential

Protecting submerged turbines from their marine co-habitants isn’t the only step tidal power plants should take. Sudden changes in water flow can be equally challenging for tidal turbines.

Contactless Handling of Wafers in the Solar Industry

Damage often occurs during the production and further processing of silicon wafers. In addition to downtimes and additional cleaning steps as well as readjustments, there are also increased material and process costs.

COVID-19 & looking ahead to 2021 and beyond, Insights from Baja Carports

The biggest challenge to the solar industry is the cost of land and cost of transmission to the end user. This combined with the spike in additional demand due to the rapid increase in electrical vehicles will put a tremendous burden on solar solutions.

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Will Wind-Powered Cars Have a Place Among Other Clean Transportation Options?

There’s still a ways to go concerning wind-powered cars, but we can look to specific examples like Chinook’s projects as steps toward future possibilities. However, we also can’t ignore that wind has limitations.

Will Renewable Energy Transform Health Care?

Renewables can benefit any industry, but their impact on the medical sector could be transformative. The efficiency and flexibility of renewable energy could make healthcare more affordable and accessible on top of the usual sustainability improvements.

Getting green jobs back on the grid in a post-pandemic economy

At the start of 2020, the industry had been growing for five straight years, and more than 3.3 million Americans were employed in solar, wind, energy efficiency, clean vehicles and other areas, according to Clean Jobs America 2020.

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Panasonic and EnergySage to Host Webinar for Homeowners Interested In Solar Energy

Industry experts answer homeowners' biggest solar and battery storage questions in joint webinar on April 27 at 7 p.m. EDT

CPower and WattTime Partnership Focuses on Emissions-reduction Measurements and Benefits

In 2020, CPower customers curtailed their grid demand in nearly 20,000 events spread across six independent system operator (ISO) regions, totaling 11.5 GWh of load reduction, when the grid needed it most. Based on WattTime analysis, this corresponded to an emissions reduction of nearly 7,000 metric tons CO2 on average for demand response events.

Michigan Nonprofit Soulardarity Names New Executive Director

The future looks bright for the environmental justice community of Highland Park: Soulardarity names Shimekia Nichols as new executive director effective July 2021

Global EV battery production needs significant boost to meet demand

ABB-sponsored report predicts plans for 80 new EV battery gigafactories insufficient and highlights role of automation in meeting demand as EVs predicted to overtake ICE-powered vehicles by 2036

Here's How Your Business Can Benefit From No Carbon Required Printing

No matter which sector your business is in, one thing is inevitable: The need to print and duplicate documents. In this aspect, carbonless paper printing in Lincolnshire offers several benefits.

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