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NREL Names FAST Prize Concept Stage Winners

Nine Will Advance to Incubation Stage with Help from National Labs in Competition Designed to Accelerate Commissioning Times for Pumped-Storage Hydropower

What is the Future of Non-renewable Resources?

Only 10% of energy used in the U.S. comes from renewable sources—mostly hydroelectric energy. Worldwide, 85% of the energy comes from non-renewable sources. These sources, such as oil, natural gases and coal, will eventually be depleted.

Literal Solar Farms - When Agriculture and Solar Meet

The Nebraska-based business FarmAfield recently made headlines by winning a $200,000 federal grant to explore the feasibility of PV-integrated shade structures for cattle feedlots.

Four Reasons the Long Tail Installer Will Win

Independent contractors should be very confident their solar installation businesses are competitive with national solar installers and that their businesses are the future of residential solar.

POWER MAX™ Ballasted Roof Mounting System

The modular design simplifies roof layouts and product ordering while stackable components reduce shipping volume and provide easy transport of materials to the roof.

Emerging Methods for Wind Turbine Operation and Maintenance

With the robust growth in the wind energy market, industry players have increased their focus on the optimization of O&M cost and aiming to sharpen their O&M strategies.

Car Insurance and Its Impact on Adoption of Electric Cars

Electric car insurance has also come down in cost because of a spurt in speciality mechanics to fix these cars and fewer complex moving parts that can be damaged compared with an engine. EVs are typically less likely to be stolen and more likely to be recovered in comparison

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Gov. Cuomo announces largest procurement of offshore wind power in US history

The projects selected today are expected to begin offshore construction in late 2022 and be completed by 2024.

Solar power system that works at night a renewable energy game-changer

An innovative thermal battery being developed by Curtin University researchers will be key to a solar power system capable of producing electricity overnight.

Neuron EV Unveils the Future of Smart Travel and Residence

The primary goal of MAP is to make static structures mobile, thereby expanding their functionality. It's designed to be compatible with standard shipping containers. MAP integrated shipping containers are self-driving spaces with limitless customization.

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Natural Power advises Blackfinch Investments on subsidy-free solar farm acquisition

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has acted as technical advisor to Blackfinch Investments for the acquisition of a new subsidy-free solar farm project in North Wales.

Google Nest And Leap Add Smart Thermostats as New Demand Response Capacity in California

Leap, provider of a universal distributed energy exchange, announced today its partnership with Google Nest enabling Nest smart thermostats to be deployed for demand response capacity on the Leap Exchange.

Natural Power advises Blackfinch Investments on subsidy-free solar farm acquisition

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has acted as technical advisor to Blackfinch Investments for the acquisition of a new subsidy-free solar farm project in North Wales.

Ready to Scale, Eos Energy Storage Adds New Leadership

"For renewables to scale faster, we need storage that is cost competitive and as reliable as existing energy solutions. The new Eos Aurora solution is uniquely positioned to compete and disrupt the sector worldwide. It is a solution the world urgently needs."

Solar FlexRack Signs Supply Contract with Swinerton for 26.4 MWAC Solar Project

Solar FlexRack's G3-X fixed tilt racking was installed in a 58 MW solar project in Michigan in 2017.

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SolarEdge Technologies - EV Charging Single Phase Inverter

SolarEdge Technologies - EV Charging Single Phase Inverter

The SolarEdge PV inverter combines sophisticated digital control technology with efficient power SolarEdge's EV charging single phase inverter offers homeowners the ability to charge electric vehicles up to six times faster than a standard Level 1 charger through an innovative solar boost mode that utilizes grid and PV charging simultaneously. This product is the world's first EV charger with an integrated PV inverter. Reducing the hassle of installing separately a standalone EV charger and a PV inverter, the EV charging inverter eliminates the need for additional wiring, conduit and a breaker installation. By installing an EV charger that is integrated with an inverter, no additional dedicated circuit breaker is needed, saving space and ruling out a potential upgrade to the main distribution panel. Whether you own an EV now or just want to be EV-ready, future-proof your home with SolarEdge.

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Solar FlexRack

Solar FlexRack

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals, is an integrated solar company that offers custom-designed, fixed tilt ground mount and single-axis trackers in the commercial and utility scale, solar mounting industry. Solar FlexRack also offers full turnkey packages, including engineering, geotechnical, pullout testing, field, layout, and installation services, providing a full scope of services from design to delivery and installation. Solar FlexRack has completed 2 GW of solar racking.