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Renewable Energy for Wildfire Management

As the climate crisis gets worse, so do wildfires. These fires occur in instances of drought and increased temperatures — two consequences of global warming. Therefore, the climate crisis increases the frequency, severity and intensity of these fires.

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.

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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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Heightened risk of suppliers failing to meet their Renewables Obligation

Latest forecasts from Cornwall Insight show a potential shortfall in the Renewable Obligation (RO) buy-out fund of approximately half of the £16.94mn mutualisation threshold. Supplier exits to date alone are not expected to trigger the mutualisation process. However, there is a heightened risk that some active suppliers may now be unable to meet their obligation, which could contribute to triggering mutualisation.

FreeWire's Boost Charger Becomes First Battery-Integrated EV Charger to Achieve UL Certification, Enables Ultrafast Charging Without Grid Upgrades

FreeWire Technologies, a leader in EV charging technology, achieves a first-of-its-kind safety milestone for its next-generation ultrafast electric vehicle charger.

TÜV Rheinland "All Quality Matters" Solar Congress 2021 Launch Ceremony Held in Shanghai

All Quality Matters Solar Congress 2021 will be held in Hangzhou next April

Solex Energy Science to tackle energy challenges of tomorrow, today

New heat transfer technology company leverages bulk solids expertise to support development in the renewable energy sector

MaKo 2020: Signature and Encryption are Now Required for Schedule Data Exchange with German Partners

There is a week left to upgrade your email security infrastructure to meet the "Market Communication 2020" requirements if you work with the German energy sector. The new Energy Module from Zertificon allows email exchange in compliance with guidelines.

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MORNINGSTAR - TriStar MPPT 600V

MORNINGSTAR - TriStar MPPT 600V

Morningstar's TriStar MPPT 600V charge controller leverages Morningstar's innovative TrakStar™ MPPT technology and our more than twenty-five years of power electronics engineering excellence, to enable the widest input operating voltage range available from a solar array, wind turbine or hydro input. This controller's standard and DB versions are for off-grid applications, and the TR versions were developed to enable retrofitting grid-tied systems with battery backup.

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Shoals Technologies Group

Shoals Technologies Group

Inventing Simple® isn't just a slogan to us, it's a way of life. Using simple plug-and-play ideology, we revolutionized solar installations in 2003 with our Interconnect System™. Our harnessing system is now the gold standard EPC's use around the world. By using simple ideas, we are making solar energy a more affordable and clean power source for future generations.