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NREL Heats Up Thermal Energy Storage with New Solution Meant To Ease Grid Stress, Ultimately Improving Energy Efficiency

Scientists from the NREL have developed a simple way to better evaluate the potential of novel materials to store or release heat on demand in your home, office, or other building in a way that more efficiently manages the building’s energy use.

COVID-19 & Looking Ahead to 2021 and Beyond, Insights from SMA America

Relative to market dynamics, we are seeing more markets reducing or eliminating incentives. Whether it’s net metering or the ITC, the industry must account for changing financial models.

Advancements in Desalination Using Solar Energy

Solar energy has a large potential as a renewable desalination energy source because of its abundance on Earth. Furthermore, advances in solar-wind hybrid desalination systems will be looked at, that demonstrate high efficiency and low carbon emissions as well.

Smart Solutions Help Farmers Adapt to Changing Climate

As farmers learn to adapt to a changing climate, the industry must also reduce its own carbon intensity by 2030 in alignment with the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Benefits of Composite EV Battery Enclosures

Aluminum and steel are traditional material choices for battery enclosures. Yet, composites could provide an improved alternative, which will significantly improve the performance of the EVs.

Covid-19 & Looking Ahead to 2021 and Beyond, Insights From Electriq Power

One of the most recent developments in the industry is the shift to LFP chemistry, a non-toxic, non-hazardous solution that allows for longer battery cycle life, increased reliability, and enhanced safety. We knew we had to create our own LFP option.

Is Automotive Ready for Hydrogen?

The move away from petrol, diesel and hybrid cars can seem like a shifting target. Despite deadlines for the ban on such vehicles varying by country, we can be sure that global change is happening — and soon.

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Morgan Stanley: Gasoline Industry Is About to Become Totally Worthless

But nowhere has this change been as dramatic as the transport industry, with EV titans such as Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) and NIO Ltd. (NYSE:NIO) now commanding substantially higher valuations than their imposing ICE brethren, General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Ford Motors (NYSE:F).

How Is Automation Changing Water Treatment for the Better?

As in virtually every other industry, automation can bring substantial improvements to water treatment. Here’s how this technology is changing the sector for the better.

Will Snow Be Used in the Future for Renewable Energy?

It turns out that we might be able to use snow for energy. This feat would allow homes and businesses to generate clean power from a previously overlooked renewable resource — and save some money in the process.

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US LED, Ltd. Takes Electric Vehicle Charging To The Next Level With TurboEVC™ Ultra-Fast DC Charging Stations

Drive more traffic to your property with the next level of charging! With US LED's TurboEVC, you'll have industry-leading DC fast charging technology that meets the needs of electric vehicles today and is ready to satisfy more demand tomorrow.

Tigo welcomes Growatt to Tigo Enhanced program with newly launched XH inverter

Growatt extends integrated PV offering with inverter, battery, ATS, smart meter, rapid shutdown system

Hi-tech batteries support boost in demand for household solar energy

Gridtential Energy was awarded a research project to generate sophisticated plug and play solar energy systems. The project will combine a silicon wafer, lead-based technology with the testing expertise of Electric Applications Incorporated (EAI) to develop high voltage reference batteries.

Eaton's "Home as a Grid" approach to residential energy transition enables a renewable-driven future

• Demand for low-carbon energy is creating new opportunities for distributed energy resources in the home • Eaton's intelligent home energy portfolio and market-leading partner integrations enhance renewable benefits, from load management to cybersecurity

Solar power is using AI and machine learning for better efficiency

Solar-energy experts are working together to utilize artificial intelligence (AI) diagnostic ability to increase performance in solar power systems.

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