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Clean Energy from High Above

The new system including 100 kW generator is mobile and needs less construction material than wind turbines. Additionally the Kitepower system can flexibly use winds up to an altitude of 500 m.

Maximize Production and Revenues of Utility-Scale Solar with DC-Coupled Energy Storage

DC-Coupled Utility-Scale Solar Plus Storage leads to higher round-trip efficiencies and lower cost of integration with existing PV arrays and at the same time, opens up new revenue streams not possible with traditional AC-coupled storage.

Panasonic Launches Off-grid Solutions Project to Mark Its Centenary

Panasonic will donate its products such as solar generation and storage systems, provide education and technical training to cultivate human resources, and help develop local business models taking advantage of electricity.

The Future of Organic Photovoltaics

At this time, OPVs are applicable only in limited markets that require lightweight, flexibility, and variable angle performance.

Best Practices: Installing PV on Tile Roof

The use of either hanger bolt assemblies or standoffs mean that you’ll need to drill, grind or cut the tile when installing, which is not an ideal solution, and will make the time you spend on the roof more time consuming as well as more frustrating.

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Wind powers forward to reach 30 percent in four states

Wind power, the largest source of U.S. renewable electricity generating capacity, now supplies more than 30 percent of the electricity in four states, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota, after strong growth in 2017.

Engineers pioneer greener and cheaper technique for biofuel production

This is a major breakthrough in metabolic engineering and exhibits a foundational milestone in sustainable and cost-effective production of renewable biofuels and chemicals.

EnergySage Releases Its Latest Solar Marketplace Intel Report™ at Bloomberg's Future of Energy Summit

According to new report, consumer interest in energy storage has never been higher, and solar quotes with high-quality panels are the most likely to be selected

The Next Stage of the Lithium Boom has Begun

FN Media Group Presents OilPrice.com News Commentary: The rock is pegmatite… And some pegmatite contain abundant lithium that have already been discovered in huge quantities in Ontario, Canada.

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SimpliPhi Power Introduces Increased Capacity Lineup, Price Cuts and Continued Global Expansion

Top-rated Energy Storage Systems Experiences Record Sales, Increased Manufacturing Capacity and Momentum in New Markets

Bihrle Applied Research Inc. announces Ardenna, a New Venture Focused on Computer Vision and Machine Learning Solutions for Infrastructure Inspections

Ardenna will leverage the success of capabilities developed for BNSF Railway's supplemental track inspections to address critical infrastructure inspections in other industry sectors.

Sungrow to expand its production facilities into India

The new manufacturing facility, having an annual production capacity of 3 GW of central and string inverters, can support Sungrow's rapidly growing customer base in regions across the world.

SEPA's New Top 10 lists show strong solar markets across U.S.

California still tops lists: PG&E No. 1 in solar, SCE No. 1 in storage

Industry heavyweights booked to give keynotes at Electrify Europe

Speakers will give expert insights into Europe's evolving power sector

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Sierra Instruments, Inc.- InnovaMass. Reinvented.

Sierra Instruments, Inc.- InnovaMass. Reinvented.

Sierra was the first to introduce a combination volumetric vortex and multivariable mass flow meter in 1997. Today, Sierra's completely redesigned InnovaMass® iSeries™ 240i/241i builds on two decades of success measuring five process variables for gas, liquid and steam with one connection. Now, with the latest hyper-fast microprocessors, robust software applications, field diagnostic and adjustment capability, and a new state-of-the-art flow calibration facility, Sierra's vortex iSeries delivers precision, performance, and application flexibility never before possible.

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Megan Ray Nichols - Contributing Author

Megan Ray Nichols - Contributing Author

Megan Ray Nichols is a blogger and freelance science writer. She posts weekly on her blog, Schooled By Science, about the latest news in science and technology. When she isn't writing, Megan enjoys reading and hiking.