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Can We Turn Food Waste into Energy?

The potential of food waste being converted to energy is just being recognized. Why waste over 70 percent of the world’s food by sending it into landfills, rather than harnessing it for energy?

Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Grants $1M to Cleantech Projects

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) Channel Partner Awards are competitive grants that serve to support the cleantech ecosystem by funding sustainability-focused incubators, accelerators, and university programs

Q&A with Enphase, The NABCEP Continuing Education Conference

Booth #6 - Enphase will be talking about and setting the stage for grid-agnostic solar with Enphase Ensemble™ technology. Installers will be introduced to the core concepts around microgrid technology.

Writing a Pro-Solar Op-Ed Piece

Many local solar installers agree that their main task is educating customers, lawmakers and building inspectors about solar. Local solar contractors are in a unique position to advocate for solar because they are at the crossroads ...

RELiON’s InSight Series™ Batteries

The InSight Series™ is the first scalable, drop-in replacement lithium battery on the market today. The innovative design makes InSight batteries easy to install. Plus, they use the connections you’re already accustomed to when connecting in parallel.

Q&A with Discover Battery, The NABCEP Continuing Education Conference

Booth #65 - Our focus this year will be Discover´s LYNK Communication Gateway. Adding LYNK functionality to a solar system unlocks the full potential of Discover AES batteries.

U.S. Solar Market Adds 10.6 GW of PV in 2018, Residential Market Rebounds

The amount was a 2 percent decrease from 2017. However, the forecast shows the market rebounding in the years ahead, according to the newly released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2018 Year-in-Review Report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the SEIA.

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Tenth Edition of Data Book Reveals Trends in U.S. and Global Renewable Energy Growth

This year’s edition is the first to include data and trends for electric vehicles and energy storage technologies, in addition to data-centric charts for wind, solar, hydropower, and alternative fuels.

INTERSOLAR AND DIVERSIFIED COMMUNICATIONS CLOSE MAJOR DEAL: INTERSOLAR, EES AND POWER2DRIVE NORTH AMERICA ACQUIRED BY DIVERSIFIED COMMUNICATIONS

Solar Promotion International and FMMI also announced that the next Intersolar, ees and Power2Drive North America events, co-located for the past eleven years in San Francisco in July, will move to San Diego Convention Center for February 4-6, 2020.

Possible solutions for the UK to bring its greenhouse gas emissions down to zero

In a bid to become the cleanest country worldwide, the UK was announced that it is looking to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.

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Grain Belt Express transmission line passes major regulatory hurdle

Upgraded and expanded transmission infrastructure is essential to unlock homegrown clean energy and further strengthen grid resilience

Valentin Software - Germany's market leader in modern design and simulation software at the world's leading trade fair for the solar industry in Munich

The new version of the design software PV*SOL premium 2019 makes the design of photovoltaic systems even easier and more efficient.

THE SMARTER E EUROPE PROVIDES THE IDEAL PLATFORM TO START-UPS SHAPING THE ENERGY WORLD OF TOMORROW

The transformation of the energy world and the considerable momentum in the renewable energy market are driving the development of innovative business models.

New 3-Phase Gate Drive Solution from Pre-Switch Doubles Power; Boosts Switching Speeds by up to 20x; Increases eV Range by 5-12%

-Si-valley start-up uses AI to solve soft-switching control challenge for DC/AC and AC/DC power conversion; -Massive advantages demonstrated for burgeoning electric vehicle market and others

Trina Solar rolls out four new series of modules, unleashes a new era of mass-produced high-output modules

The four new series of modules include Honey, TALLMAX in high efficiency series, DUOMAX in dual-glass series, DUOMAX Twin in double-side series, and Honey black M in aesthetics series,.

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Parker KleenVent provides closed-loop solution for wind turbine cooling systems

Parker KleenVent provides closed-loop solution for wind turbine cooling systems

Many 1.5 MW wind turbines use traditional open-loop water/glycol cooling systems. Regular water evaporation in the reservoir elevates the mixture's viscosity, prohibiting cooling of the IGBT and associated critical controls, causing the wind turbine to overheat unless serviced, which in turn means turbine downtime and high maintenance costs. Parker's KleenVent Coolant Evaporation Inhibitor (KV-CEI) is a simple add-on to the legacy cooling system, that eliminates water evaporation in the coolant solution and stops the ingress of airborne contaminants, by enclosing the cooling loop. The KVCEI also removes the need for continuous coolant monitoring during the warm season. Traditional maintenance calls to replenish or rebalance the fluids, take the wind turbine and transformer offline, resulting in significant downtime and revenue loss. Parker's cooling system solution optimizes wind turbine uptime and revenue, reduces maintenance costs and increases overall efficiencies.

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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.