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Winter-ready SolarEdge PV System Set to Produce Over 80% of Wisconsin Manufacturer’s Energy Needs

The rooftop array is comprised of 1,037 solar modules, each paired with SolarEdge Power Optimizers for maximum energy production at the site – despite challenging cold weather conditions typical to Wisconsin.

Aigen raises a $4M seed led by NEA

From Gigafactory to the Farm: Solar-powered robotics company founded by engineering and business leadership from Tesla and MIT

Recent Advancements in Nuclear Technology : an Overview

Many researchers claimed that smaller modular reactors (SMRs) are the way to address the existing issue with reactor designs. SMRs are designed to generate up to 300 MW of electric power, and the parts of the reactors can be easily broken down and transported to plants.

Solar-powered Solutions on the Farm: Purdue-affiliated Company Completes Microgrid for Crop Production Facility

Adding solar power with energy storage was the first step in the company's long-term vision of lowering its carbon footprint and using clean energy to power its operation.

From Fuel to Photovoltaics - How Photovoltaic Technology Can Be Used in Transport

In their current state, photovoltaics cannot generate the amount of energy needed to fully power electric vehicles like cars and buses. However, they will augment power needs, making batteries last longer and generating power for features such as air-conditioning.

Advances in the Conversion of Ocean/MSW Waste Plastic to Fuels

The conversion of plastic waste into fuel is beneficial for the global economy and environment. Plastic conversion to fuel has the potential to create almost 40,000 jobs.

Intersolar & Energy Storage North America Product Preview

Intersolar and Energy Storage North America takes place January 13th - 15th in Long Beach, California. The Exhibit hall floor will be loaded with new products and services. Here is a preview of some things to look forward to at this years event.

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5 Emerging Obstacles With Fleet Electrification in 2022

While electrifying long-haul truck fleets would bring considerable environmental benefits, it’s proven to be a challenging task. Fleets must find ways past these obstacles to embrace sustainability.

Utility Technology Already Exists for Preventing Wildfires

By deploying a series of low-cost sensors on poles, wires, and more, the company can track parts of the grid that might be at risk for failure. This can help prevent the sorts of catastrophic accidents that could cause devastating wildfires.

What are Green Banks?

Green banks will likely play a significant role in transitioning to green energy usage. The ultimate goal is to lower and essentially eliminate carbon emissions from the atmosphere.

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Offshore Wind to Generate Billions for North Carolina Economy

The state must actively pursue development of offshore wind projects to capture the maximum economic opportunity

NH Research Launches Next Generation Regenerative Grid Simulator for Testing High Power Grid-Tied Applications

New Regenerative Grid Simulator emulates real world conditions for testing electric vehicle charging and grid-tied applications.

Stryten Energy Enters the Long-Duration Energy Storage Market with Acquisition of Storion Energy's Vanadium Redox Flow Battery Technology

Vanadium Redox Flow batteries are ideal for renewable energy sources such as wind and solar needed to power the U.S. transition to clean energy.

Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Announces 2022 Channel Partner Strategic Awards Supporting Network of Cleantech Startups

$1M in funds will be distributed between seven programs supporting startups that are advancing the transition to a low-carbon economy

Fluence and ReNew to set up local joint venture to boost energy storage sector in India

- The new company will provide energy storage solutions to a diversified customer base in the Indian energy market, powered by Fluence's global experience and ReNew's pioneering role in the sector - The JV's first customer will be ReNew for 150MWh BESS at its 300 MW Peak Power Project site with SECI

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MORNINGSTAR - TriStar MPPT 600V

MORNINGSTAR - TriStar MPPT 600V

Morningstar's TriStar MPPT 600V charge controller leverages Morningstar's innovative TrakStar™ MPPT technology and our more than twenty-five years of power electronics engineering excellence, to enable the widest input operating voltage range available from a solar array, wind turbine or hydro input. This controller's standard and DB versions are for off-grid applications, and the TR versions were developed to enable retrofitting grid-tied systems with battery backup.

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Sun Xtender Batteries

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