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6 Ways That Ocean Wave Energy Compliments Other Renewable Energy Sources

By breaking down some of the challenges with wind, solar, and hydroelectric power we show how the benefits of wave energy are uniquely positioned to compliment these resources and make our grid more efficient, and sustainable.

What Law Issues Can Meet New Solar Panels Business

Solar energy business is prospering. It benefits not only entrepreneurs but also the environmental state of a planet. However, to reap the benefits, a business owner should get acquainted with a solar panel law. Read on to learn more about it.

How to Obtain the Extra Energy Gain Promised by Bifacial Technology

The solar generation gain in the change from monofacial to bifacial is currently around 6-8%, a percentage known as bifacial gain, which is conditioned by multiple factors.

Solar Power International Trade Show 2020

The virtual micro-conferences will be live and on-demand. They will cover Regulatory Innovation and Policy Drivers, Renewable Energy Finance and Development, Asset Management and Managing Growth, Deploying Energy Storage, Grid Integration, and the EV Connection.

MT Solar Overcomes Labor Shortages, Boosts Quality and Improves Productivity with the Universal Robots-powered Vectis Cobot Welding Tool

A Vectis Cobot Welding Tool now handles a wide range of welds, enabling quick change-overs and optimized production. MT Solar overcame labor shortages and freed current staff from repetitive welding tasks while successfully handling a 300% surge in demand.

What Is Preventing Some Countries From Making the Switch to 100% Renewables?

The most stubborn barrier is the cost of installation. Renewables are designed for simplicity, meaning solar panels and wind turbines are relatively easy and inexpensive to maintain, the initial price of the equipment to power companies and homeowners is not insurmountable.

Solar Energy Powers ‘Home of the Future’

Located in Memphis on the banks of the Mississippi River, the civitas home project is a 2,800-square-foot residence that aims to be one of the first homes in America to be certified Zero Emissions, Zero Energy, and Reveal, along with attaining LEED Platinum certification.

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5 Virtual Renewable Energy Summits and Events to Watch This Fall

Renewable energy summits are going to look very different this year. However, the pandemic isn't stopping these events from happening — they're simply transitioning to the digital world.

Octillion partners with Orison to create an energy storage system that can be installed at home

New energy storage system estimated to be less than a quarter of the cost of most battery storage units and weighs nearly 70 percent less.

Nearly 500K Clean Energy Workers Remain Out of Work After Only 13K Jobs Returned in August

• 14% of clean energy workforce still jobless as industry nears slow season • August growth rate far below 2020 projections made before COVID-19

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Electric Car Sharing Program Receives MassCEC Award

E4TheFuture wins grant to pilot the state's first income-tiered electric vehicle car-sharing program.

PXiSE Energy Solutions and Toshiba Sign Agreement to Develop Renewable Energy and Microgrid Projects

Leading power systems technology companies, with backing from Mitsui & Co., aim to develop broader portfolio of microgrid projects in Japan and globally

INEOS agrees the largest ever industrial wind power purchase contract in Belgium with ENGIE

• The 10-year deal will reduce INEOS' carbon footprint by 1,150,000 tonnes of CO2. • ENGIE supplies renewable energy to INEOS from the Norther offshore windfarm in the North Sea from 1st January 2021 • Gerd Franken Chairman INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe said: "This significant deal, will reduce our carbon footprint in Belgium by more than one million tonnes of CO2, the equivalent of taking 100,000 cars off the road each year.

Worley secures contract for ground-breaking carbon capture project

Worley has been awarded a contract to provide the early front-end engineering and design (pre-FEED) for the first two carbon capture units at Drax Group's power station in North Yorkshire, UK. Each unit is expected to capture approximately 4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids launches open and scalable ecosystem for digitalization of transformers

The manufacturer-agnostic, TXpert™ Ecosystem to enable millions of dollars in savings through greater flexibility, efficiency and resilience in electricity networks

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