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Utility-Scale Drone-in-a-Box Inspection

Raptor Maps collaborated with Enel, DJI, and UVT to conduct the first-ever DJI Dock solar site inspection in North America. Conducted on a 180+ MWdc site, Raptor Maps built the necessary mission planning software to direct the drone to conduct the inspection.

Origami Solar Announces Results of Third-Party Testing of Steel Solar Module Frames

Rigorous, Independent Testing Prove Steel Frames Pass Corrosion, Loading and Other Required Tests for Module Certification

Winds Of Change For Vestas: 3D Printed Tooling Transforms Wind Turbines

There aren’t a lot of technologies that can propel towering wind turbines to new heights of time and cost efficiencies, but large-format additive manufacturing rose to the challenge and delivered with its eclectic range of applications.

Renewable Energy Solutions with Intermountain Wind & Solar

This installation just down the street from Weber State University maximizes solar panel placement to offset the energy needs of the newly constructed five-story apartment building in the scenic Gardens neighborhood on 40th Street.

Improving Post Harvest Management through Portable Solar Cold Storage Systems – A Case Study from the Northeastern Part of India

The local farmers were informed about the Solar-Powered Cold Storage through the field staff and the District Agriculture Department. About 40 farmers started using Solar Cold Storage facilities in a year, primarily for storing potatoes.

Current Developments, Issues, Discoveries and Advancements in Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy can bridge the transition away from fossil fuels, as it currently makes use of the tools and existing wells in the oil and gas industry, while also addressing the unreliability of current renewables.

Wall Mounted Solar Thermal System

Our solar thermal system consists of a panel mounted on a building's south-facing wall (panel size depends on the heating objective - 4x6', 4x8', 4x10'), a controller (the system's "brain"), a fan to push or pull the warm air, & some ducting.

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE EUROPEAN BATTERY INDUSTRY: TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN 2024

The development of existing technologies such as lithium-ion batteries and battery energy storage systems (BESS) is crucial for the European industry, but the development of new battery technologies is also gaining importance.

IDTechEx Takes a Look at the Emerging Industrial Thermal Energy Storage Market

While TES systems offer reduced emissions for heat production compared to fossil fuels, recently, higher and volatile natural gas prices in key regions have highlighted an additional benefit TES offers, which is potentially reduced and more stable costs for heat production.

Puerto Rico Can Reach Its 100% Renewable Energy Goal by 2050

NREL Led PR100 Study That Modeled Possible Scenarios Built on Stakeholder Priorities of Energy Affordability, Resilience and Reliability, Land Use, and Economic Benefits

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Soltec Supplies 367 MW of its SFOne Tracker in Lorca (Murcia) to X-ELIO

The SFOne tracker contributes to reducing the visual impact of plants due to its smaller design

Comau's Digital Technologies to Improve Battery Cell Production Reaching up to Zero Defects for The Battwin Project

Comau will also distribute real-time defect data via its proprietary In.Grid IoT platform and develop modeling simulations of the manufacturing plants

Nexamp Passes the 100 MWh Milestone for Operating Energy Storage

The company offers a variety of energy storage project applications ranging from commercial through distributed generation and to utility scale, covering grid services, microgrid, and behind-the-meter projects among other opportunities.

New study reveals lightning risks and damage potential for over 1,500 U.S. wind farms

A first-of-its-kind analysis from Vaisala's Xweather team has identified the full extent of lightning strikes and risks at or near wind farms in the continental United States.

Sage Geosystems to Advance Energy Resilience with Geothermal Energy Solutions at Fort Bliss

The company demonstrated the ability to deliver cost-effective and commercially viable new generation geothermal with its GGS design in the field in early 2022.

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Introducing RockIt Smart Slide

Introducing RockIt Smart Slide

Introducing RockIt Smart Slide - the ultimate solution for fast and easy installation of the rail-less RockIt racking system on composition shingle roofs. Smart Slide conforms to UL 441 and TAS 100 (A)-95 for wind and wind-driven rain, providing a super-strong watertight seal that is achieved through compression, in most cases without the need for additional sealant. The waterproofing sealant is embedded deep into the granules of the shingle, thanks to the integrated flexible foam layer that provides cushioning. This ensures a secure fit that conforms to any architectural-style shingle. With UltraGrip Technology™, you can rely on a secure installation, as it absorbs the movement created by thermal expansion and contraction. The pre-installed sealing pads are compatible with all composition shingle roofs, making it the ideal choice, even in ambient temperatures as low as 5 degrees.

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Nature's Generator

Nature's Generator

Nature's Generator Inc., is one of the original North American solar generator brands. Established in 2015, with distribution facilities located in North America, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. Nature's Generator continues to design and develop industry leading whole home power solutions that are designed for easy home integration.