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8minute Solar Energy and Capital Dynamics Celebrate Landmark 450 Megawatt Springbok Solar Cluster

The Springbok Cluster is the first place in the country where solar beat the price of fossil fuels. This is where we helped prove to the world that the future of energy belongs to solar--we’re so happy to be back to celebrate with our many partners and supporters.

How The Energy As A Service (EaaS) Business Model Works

When you partner with an energy as a service company, its expertise is applied to your business specifically. Your EaaS partner delves into all aspects of your current energy supply and management practices and, combining that information with their knowledge of the industry

Blade for World’s Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine Arrives in Boston for Testing

More powerful wind turbines are driving down cost of offshore wind power and helping to drive strong growth in US and globally, creating up to $70 billion in economic development activity in US. Blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine to be tested at Wind Techn

How to Protect Solar Panels from Environmental Damage

Solar PV systems spend all their time outside, so it's natural for them to encounter the occasional animal droppings or falling acorns. You may wonder how to keep them intact when more prominent issues like thunderstorms and hurricanes roll around, though.

How Can We Improve Hydropower Technologies?

Innovation is inevitable, and technologies, digital or not, will progress as time goes on because it has too. Sustainable clean energy sources are vital to the future of our planet and with a little bit of commitment to innovation, we can get there sooner than we think.

Morningstar and TÜV Rheinland

In the solar industry, standards and regulations change quickly, with new standards emerging at a rapid pace. Morningstar has been using multiple compliance service providers, but struggled to find one that aligned with all their specific needs.

Solar Light Systems Provide Crucial Light Sources in Remote Oil Fields

EcoSol Energy Systems a leading energy, water and sustainability consulting headquartered Dubai, United Arab Emirates was tapped to develop a lighting system to keep the oil fields running safely and efficiently.

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Microgrid Peer-to-Peer Energy Startups Democratize Power Choices.

Exergy is a microgrid platform located in Brooklyn, supporting peer-to-peer energy contracts between users through blockchain transactions. This type of peer-to-peer economy with blockchain transactions has several advantages over previous solar models.

Five Companies Selected to Join GCxN Cleantech Accelerator

The five participating companies were selected through a multistage competitive evaluation and are focused on advancing novel utility grid or electric vehicle charging technologies – the areas of focus identified for this cohort.

SunPower To Create Two Independent, Industry-Leading, Publicly-Traded Companies

-SunPower will continue as the leading North American distributed generation, storage and energy services company. -Newly-formed Maxeon Solar will be the leading global technology innovator, manufacturer and marketer of premium solar panels.

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Business Network for Offshore Wind emphasizes the importance of offshore wind Investment Tax Credit (ITC) extension in clean energy tax package

Statement from Liz Burdock, CEO & President of the Business Network for Offshore Wind in response to the clean energy tax package released today by the House Ways and Means Committee.

Enel Green Power Starts Construction of 299 MW Wind Farm in U.S., Signs Energy Supply Agreement With Basin Electric

• The Aurora wind project, which will involve an investment of around 450 million US dollars, is due to generate approximately 1.3 TWh annually upon completion, due by the end of 2020 • The facility is Enel Green Power's second wind farm in North Dakota and, once completed, it will sell its energy to global apparel retailer Gap Inc. and local utility Basin Electric Power Cooperative • With Aurora, Enel Green Power is currently building wind and solar projects in the US for a total capacity of over 1.5 GW

House Clean Energy Tax Package Includes 5-Year Extension of Solar ITC, Storage Incentives

Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the tax package:

ACORE Statement on GREEN Act Discussion Draft

Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), on the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act Discussion Draft released today by the House Ways and Means Committee:

Hanergy's SHJ Technology Once Again Breaks the World Record with 25.11% Conversion Efficiency

Hanergy's record-breaking SHJ solar technology utilizes low-cost ITO transparent conductive films and easy-to-purchase screen-printed electrodes, reducing the cost of mass production and allowing greater freedom for market expansion.

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OMNISTAR GAS ANALYZER - Fast accurate analysis from % to sub-ppm in a compact, turnkey benchtop system.

OMNISTAR GAS ANALYZER - Fast accurate analysis from % to sub-ppm in a compact, turnkey benchtop system.

The Pfeiffer Vacuum OmniStar benchtop analysis system offers you a compact footprint, powerful software and Ethernet connectivity. It's the optimum solution for many real-time gas analysis applications. With the OmniStar, Pfeiffer Vacuum offers you a complete solution for gas analysis, in chemical processes, semiconductor industry, metallurgy, fermentation, catalysis, laser technology and environmental analysis. The turnkey OmniStar gas analysis system consists of heated, temperature-regulated gas inlet system, Quadrupole mass spectrometer, a dry diaphragm vacuum pump and HiPace turbopump. Unlike competing methods such as FTIR, OmniStar is suitable for qualitative and quantitative analysis of most gases.

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OutBack inverter/chargers are the next generation in advanced power management. Each is a DC to AC sinewave inverter, battery charger and AC transfer switch housed within a tough die-cast aluminum chassis.