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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.

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.

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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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.

European pilot line for innovative photovoltaic technology based on tandem solar cells

PEPPERONI, a four-year Research and Innovation project co-funded under Horizon Europe and jointly coordinated by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and Qcells, will support Europe in reaching its renewable energy target of climate neutrality by 2050.

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Eco Wave Power Inks Historic Concession Agreement to build 77-Megawatt Power Station

Estimated $150 million project in Ordu, Turkey would be the world's largest onshore wave power station.

Microvast Wins Contract to Supply 1.2GWh Battery Energy Storage Project in the United States

Microvast will supply its BESS ME-4300 container solution for a 1.2GWh battery energy storage project co-located with a solar facility in the United States.

Alfa Chemistry Demonstrates Ability for Surface Analysis to Facilitate Materials Testing for Alternative Energy Industry

The US-based chemical supplier Alfa Chemistry never forgets its mission to bring the most cost-effective yet high-quality chemicals and materials to customers worldwide. Its newly launched sub-website specially offers a wide array of alternative and renewable energy materials.

AMERICAN BATTERY FACTORY SELECTS TUCSON, ARIZONA AS SITE FOR ITS FIRST BATTERY CELL GIGAFACTORY IN UNITED STATES

Landmark site in Pima County marks major milestone for American Battery Factory's launch of the first in a planned network of giga-factories to produce LFP battery cells

EnerVenue Launches Energy Storage Vessels (ESVs)

The second-generation of EnerVenue's metal-hydrogen energy storage solution hits the market.

Alternative Energy - Featured Product

SOLTEC – SFOne single axis tracker

SOLTEC - SFOne single axis tracker

SFOne is the 1P single-axis tracker by Soltec. This tracker combines the mechanical simplicity with the extraordinary expertise of Soltec for more than 18 years. Specially designed for larger 72 an 78 cell modules, this tracker is self-powered thanks to its dedicated module, which results into a lower cost-operational power supply. The SFOne has a 5% less piles than standard competitor, what reduces a 75% the labor time.

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OMG Roofing Products

OMG Roofing Products

OMG Roofing Products is a major supplier to the commercial roofing industry and offers a roof mount product for solar racks called PowerGrip. PowerGrip provides a secure watertight connection to the roof deck or structural members. Once heat welded in place, properly installed PowerGrips virtually elminate rack movement and remain watertight. Call (800) 633-3800 for information or visit https://omgroofing.com/.