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LITHIUM-ION BATTERY PACK PRICES RISE FOR FIRST TIME TO AN AVERAGE OF $151/KWH

The upward cost pressure on batteries outpaced the higher adoption of lower cost chemistries like lithium iron phosphate (LFP). BloombergNEF expects prices to stay at similar levels next year, further defying historical trends.

Six Common Questions About Power Supplies – Solved!

In this Allied Expert Advice article, Altech Corporation’s Automation Product Manager, Laszlo Gyorgypal, answers six common questions about power supplies to help you select the best solution for your industrial automation application.

Learn How to Install Solar on Stone Coated Steel Roofs

Many contractors in today’s market falsely believe that to install solar on a Stone Coated Steel roof they must first remove the stone coated steel and then install asphalt shingles to create a flat area to install the new solar system. This is not true.

Morningstar's New SureSine Off-grid Inverter Line

There are over 1,600 off-grid inverters out there now in our power class, and coming out with 6 more means we had to make them exceptional. They are– the polar opposite of “me too” thinking, designed for “mission-critical” industrial applications.

Award-winning Elementary School With Unique Roof Design Has Minimal Environmental Impact

The 58,000 square foot roof is indeed a unique aspect of the building, featuring 11 different raised sawtooth profiles each designed to both “optimize the amount of natural daylighting in the classrooms, and to provide the best orientation for the building’s solar array.

The Only Battery That Can Survive a Bullet? Nanotech Energy Shoots for Unprecedented Safety Performance

A Nanotech Graphene-Powered Lithium-Ion Battery 18650 cell was shot by a 4.5BRA bullet at a speed of 2,917 feet per second. Despite the ferocious force of impact, the battery did not catch fire and even still held a charge.

Technological Advances for Solar and Energy Storage are Making Energy Solutions More Accessible

The perception of fossil fuels at today's current high prices, paired with an aging utility/grid infrastructure that shuts down more often than any time in recent history, people want and need the energy security.

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Climate Bill Causing Utility Companies to Embrace Climate Goals

Utility companies also expect to reap the rewards from the IRA. For instance, nearly $3 billion is set aside for upgrading transmission infrastructure — critical for the 70% of electric grid facilities crumbling after 25 years in operation.

How Solar Plus Storage Can Power the EV Revolution

Any "dirty" energy used to power an EV will have, at best, a net zero or, at worst, a negative impact on our carbon footprint. As a result, we'll need to look to cleaner energy, such as solar, to clean up our act and hasten the electrification of transportation.

Qatar's 800MW power plant deploying LONGi modules connected to the grid

The project, part of Qatar's "National Vision 2030", is expected to provide an annual 1.8 billion kW/h of clean energy, meeting the electricity consumption of some 300,000 households and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 900,000 tons.

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E-Fuels Conference & Exhibition

On behalf of Curtis & Wyss Group, it is a pleasure to invite you to participate in E-Fuels Conference & Exhibition scheduled on February 6th-7th, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain.

MGE's Use of Solar and Battery Storage to Grow with Purchase of Darien Solar Energy Center

Approval to purchase a share of the Darien Solar Energy Center is latest step in advancing MGE's net-zero carbon electricity goal.

SolarDuck will build Japan's first offshore floating solar demonstrator in Tokyo Bay

• SolarDuck's partner, Tokyu Land Corporation, has been awarded the contract from Tokyo Metropolitan Government to realize the Tokyo Bay ESG Project • This project is aimed at realizing local production and consumption of energy in the Tokyo Bar Area through the implementation of cutting-edge, sustainable technologies • The Tokyo Bay ESG Project's consortium consists of Tokyu Land Corporation (project owner), SolarDuck (offshore floating solar technology) and Everblue (automated sailing boat with battery storage).

EES EUROPE AND INTERBATTERY COOPERATE: SOUTH KOREA TO PRESENT IN MUNICH

ees Europe, the largest and most international exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems in Europe, and InterBattery, South Korea's leading battery trade fair, have agreed to cooperate. For the first time, the South Korean battery industry will present itself with an "InterBattery Showcase" and a conference for battery cell manufacturers and automotive companies at ees Europe 2023 from June 14 - 16 in Munich.

Kseng Solar successfully wraps the EnerGaïa Forum with its eye-catching solar racking solutions

December 7-8, EnerGaïa Forum, the major event for renewable energy professionals in France, was held as scheduled in Parc des Expositions de Montpellier, France. At the expo, Kseng Solar expands solar racking options with its latest solar racking solutions.

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Solar FlexRack - TDP 2.0 Solar Tracker with BalanceTrac

Solar FlexRack - TDP 2.0 Solar Tracker with BalanceTrac

Solar FlexRack's latest solar tracker technology bundles an advanced tracker design with a full team of seasoned engineering and installation experts at your service. The next-generation solar tracker delivers a package of features that both enable increased energy yields for commercial and utility-scale solar installations, and significantly reduce project risks. That translates to smart installation cost-savings across your project budget.

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Stäubli Electrical Connectors, Inc.

Stäubli Electrical Connectors, Inc.

Stäubli Electrical Connectors are used on more than 300 GW, over 50% of the PV capacity worldwide. The MC4 family of UL and TUV listed products include connectors, in-line fuses, branch connectors, cable assembly and more.