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Calculating Battery Backup & Storage in Residential Solar

Using software for PV system design will reduce time spent and costs for each project. What sets Aurora apart from other software tools are our accuracy, pioneering technology, experience, and our awesome customer success team.

Explore a virtual world of Q CELLS products and services with new digital platform, Q CELLS SMART CITY

Newly-launched virtual platform, Q CELLS SMART CITY, invites customers to take an online tour of a sleek Q CELLS-themed world to discover the company’s latest products and services and learn more about its solar-powered energy transition.

NASA and HeroX Seek Innovative Energy Solutions to Power Lunar Activities

The first phase of the challenge presents a mission scenario with three mission activities. Teams will choose one or more activities to address by proposing an energy distribution, management, and/or storage solution.

Why This Overlooked Li-Ion Battery Component is So Crucial

Nickel’s major advantage in battery applications is that it delivers a higher energy density and greater storage capacity at a lower cost than other metals. In li-ion battery production, there are two types of cathode chemistries dependent on this material.

Argentinian Company Unearths Clean, Renewable Technology

In Cerro Negro CĂłrdoba, Argentina, sits the Fluorita Cerro Negro hybrid PV-diesel plant. It powers a mining operation that specializes in fluorite extraction and processing, without any grid service to power its operations.

Nobel Prize Winning Inventor of the Lithium-ion Battery Has His Eyes Set on the Next Big Breakthrough in Energy Storage

While heading the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory at Oxford University nearly 40 years ago, he discovered the feasibility of lithium cobalt oxide as a cathode material, which enabled the commercialization of the first rechargeable lithium-ion battery by the Sony Corporation.

The First Koolbridge Solar™ Smart Load Center™ (SLC) Built Finds a Home in an Off-Grid Cabin.

Other major components for the solar setup included four 310-Watt PV panels, a DC-to-AC inverter, charge controller and eight 12 Volt deep-cycle marine batteries.

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Colorful Perovskites: NREL Advances Thermochromic Window Technologies

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) report a breakthrough in developing a next-generation thermochromic window that not only reduces the need for air conditioning but simultaneously generates electricity.

Barrette Outdoor Living Generates Massive Power with Newly Installed Solar Panels

The array is comprised of 27 invertors, 6,354 solar panels and is capable of producing more than 2,352,489 watts DC of power output which will offset approximately 81 percent of the facility's electricity consumption.

Scientists see the light: new solar panel design could lead to wider use of renewable energy

Designing solar panels in checkerboard lines increases their ability to absorb light by 125 per cent, a new study says.

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100% Clean Energy Electrification Could Save American Households $321 Billion and Create 25 Million Jobs

New Detailed Analysis Shows Clean Energy Electrification Would Save Average U.S. Household $2500/Year, Create Jobs in Every Zip Code Across the Country

Trina Solar receives the world's first IEC 62941:2019 photovoltaic module manufacturing quality system certification from TĂśV Rheinland

IEC 62941 is the only quality system management standard in the photovoltaic industry. Compared with ISO9001, it is more specific to the photovoltaic industry. It is a system of standards with stronger applicability, operability, and technology.

Roll-A-Rack Engineering Videos Debut At Solar Power International (SPI) 2020

Videos demonstrate capabilities of new roll-formed racking system

Schneider Electric and SolarEdge Partner to Accelerate Residential Solar Market with Smart Home Energy Solution

- Partnership accelerates access to solar and alternate sources of energy for homeowners - Square D™ Energy Center provides a more resilient, efficient, and aesthetic all-in-one home energy system solution designed for smart homes - Built in energy monitoring enhances user experience, bridging the gap between home automation and digital energy management

This winter could see 1.3GW of new wind come online

Forecasts using Cornwall Insight's Renewables Pipeline Tracker report shows that a total of 1.3GW of new wind capacity could come online this winter. This is ~5% rise in total capacity, which could reach 25.4GW.

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