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How Do the Latest Photovoltaic Modules Withstand Harsh Weather Extremes?

Many scientists believe hurricanes and other extreme events will become likelier due to climate change. Solar panel durability has understandably become a much-discussed topic among those within and outside the green energy sector.

Bringing Solar and Energy Storage together to make Energy Simple

Regarding plug and play, our architecture all relies on simple MC4 connectors. From the PV panel to the battery, and the battery to the microinverter, everything is extremely simple to install.

Off-Grid Power for San Francisco’s First Street Tree Nursery

By utilizing 30kW of high-efficiency solar panels coupled with our robust 30K-3P-208V hybrid inverter, the facility operates completely off-grid.

PV for RVs: Introducing One of the Country’s First RV Parks to Run on Solar Power

As the owner of the Glades Resort, an RV park in Moore Haven, Florida, Tom Tripoli noticed an opportunity to practice environmental stewardship and save money on his power costs by switching from traditional to renewable energy.

Lithium Batteries for Renewable Energy Applications

Considering A Lithium Battery For Your Electrical Back-up Station? Here's Some Facts You Need To Know

Greening the Automotive Industry: Sustainable Practices in EV Battery Manufacturing

This article explores how advanced inspection systems are pivotal in driving these sustainable practices by enhancing manufacturing precision, reducing waste, and ultimately leading to more environmentally friendly production processes.

Corporate Sustainability Strategy within the Renewable Energy Industry

We recognize the potential for growth, innovation, and development in the shift towards a low-carbon economy, and our position allows us to leverage these opportunities for the benefit of our customers and the planet.

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Large-scale battery storage from Rolls-Royce to complement Zeewolde wind farm from 2025

• mtu EnergyPack system contributes to stable energy supply and supports energy transition • Battery park one of the largest battery projects in the Netherlands after completion with 2000m2 • Battery storage system expected to go into operation in autumn 2025

Solar and Storage: Latest Market Surveys Show Dynamic Growth

The number of large-scale PV power plants is growing rapidly, as is the number of residential, commercial and industrial PV installations combined with storage systems.

Olympic Champion and Team Panasonic Brand Ambassador Michael Phelps Embraces Solar at Home with Panasonic EVERVOLT® Solar Modules and Battery System

The 23-time Olympic gold medalist has teamed up with Panasonic to convert his Arizona home to solar power as part of his commitment to building a more sustainable future for tomorrow.

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From Concept to Reality: The Growing Impact of Green Hydrogen on Sustainable Energy

Hydrogen is the most abundant chemical element on Earth. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), global demand for hydrogen as a fuel has surged threefold since 1975, reaching 70 million tonnes annually by 2018. Green hydrogen, in particular, stands out as an environmentally friendly energy source, producing only water vapor as a byproduct and leaving no harmful residues, unlike coal and oil. Hydrogen has been integral to various industries for over a century, powering vehicles, airships, and spacecraft since the early 1800s. As the world economy undergoes necessary decarbonization, hydrogen is expected to gain even more significance. The World Hydrogen Council predicts that if production costs are reduced by 50% by 2030, hydrogen will become a prominent fuel of the future

MERSEN TO EXHIBIT DURING RE+, SEPTEMBER 9-12, 2024

NEWBURYPORT, MA (JULY, 2024) - Mersen will exhibit at booth 23053 during RE+, September 9th - 12th, in Anaheim, California. Mersen will display its extensive line of product solutions for solar, energy storage, and the renewable energy market.

MERSEN TO EXHIBIT DURING BATTERY SHOW NORTH AMERICA

NEWBURYPORT, MA (JULY 19, 2024) - Mersen will showcase its extensive line of DC and high-speed fuses, laminated bus bars, cooling, capacitors, and surge protective devices during the Battery Show, October 8th - 10th, 2024 at its new location at Huntington Place, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Soltec launches its 4x4 system for the SFOne solar tracker that adapts to any terrain and location

● This functionality adapts to non-constant slopes of up to 20% ● Soltec's 4x4 system stands out for its flexibility with tolerances of up to 15% on constant slopes both North-South and East-West

LevelTen Energy Closes $65M Series D Funding Round to Scale Transaction Infrastructure for the Next Phase of the Clean Energy Transition

Funds will support continued growth of the LevelTen Platform and finance the company's expansion into new markets, including granular certificates and clean hydrogen, to accelerate carbon-free energy project deployment.

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HPS EnduraCoilTM Cast Resin Medium Voltage Transformer

HPS EnduraCoilTM Cast Resin Medium Voltage Transformer

HPS EnduraCoil is a high-performance cast resin transformer designed for many demanding and diverse applications while minimizing both installation and maintenance costs. Coils are formed with mineral-filled epoxy, reinforced with fiberglass and cast to provide complete void-free resin impregnation throughout the entire insulation system. HPS EnduraCoil complies with the new NRCan 2019 and DOE 2016 efficiency regulations and is approved by both UL and CSA standards. It is also seismic qualified per IBC 2012/ASCE 7-10/CBC 2013. Cast resin transformers are self-extinguishing in the unlikely event of fire, environmentally friendly and offer greater resistance to short circuits. HPS also offers wide range of accessories for transformer protection and monitoring requirements.

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Terrasmart

Terrasmart

Terrasmart, the renewable energy portfolio of Gibraltar (NASDAQ: ROCK), is a leading provider of solar racking technologies, electrical balance-of-system products, installation services, and project optimization software. Harnessing the combined strengths, technical expertise, and heritage of its four brands, the new Terrasmart delivers a holistic project experience and best-in-class solutions across markets, providing leading solar technologies and smart solutions across the project lifecycle to mitigate risks and amplify returns for solar projects of any size, type, and location. Serving the commercial and utility sectors across North America, Terrasmart integrates products and solutions across the PV lifecycle to minimize risks and maximize returns. With over 19 GWs of solar deployed across 4600 PV systems, Terrasmart creates unique value for more profitable solar on any terrain, anywhere in the U.S.