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Four Innovative Ways Solar Professionals Can Use Emerging Technology in Field Service

Be it enterprise-level, commercial or utility-scale, field service plays a vital role for maintenance and repair. The availability of technology enriches performance and operations in various ways.

Heliogen and Bloom Energy Lead the Way to Produce Low-Cost, Green Hydrogen Following Successful Demonstration

Longer run time and steam generation through concentrated solar, combined with high-temperature electrolysis, unlock low-cost hydrogen production

Electric Vehicle Sales Headed for Five and a Half Million in 2021 as Automakers Target 40 Million Per Year by 2030

Passenger electric vehicle sales are set to jump over 80% in 2021, to 5.6 million units, off the back of unprecedented industry and government commitments around the world over the last two years.

NREL Explores Innovative Manufacturing Approach for Next-Generation Wind Turbine Blades

Led by NREL senior wind technology engineer Derek Berry, the team’s novel techniques could revolutionize how wind turbine blades are manufactured.

Scale Your Solar Organization Seamlessly With APIs

As an organization scales, bespoke cross-team communications become a major choke point. In addition to being slow, error-prone, and redundant, these manual touchpoints also result in unnecessary spending and lost sales.

Will 2021 Challenges Slow the 2022 Renewable Energy Market?

Increasing costs are the result of converging factors, including decreasing supplies of key raw materials, changing logistics and shipping costs, and an unstable labor market. Here’s a breakdown of the biggest factors affecting renewables right now.

SolarEdge Powers Largest PV System in Rural Alaska

Ground mount farm with bifacial panels and power optimizers reduces diesel reliance, creates local solar jobs

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Purdue researchers test 3D concrete printing system as part of NSF-funded project

Transitioning to clean wind energy could become more cost-efficient as Purdue University researchers test a new technology created by an international startup to anchor offshore wind turbines.

Will lithium be our next energy crisis?

As the world transitions to electric vehicles, the race is on to lock down the U.S. domestic supply of this crucial mineral. But the U.S. may be in big trouble in the race to power this green initiative. Our domestic supply chain simply isn’t ready.

It's time for change - Technology essential to tackle climate change

To pursue a sustainable future, manufacturers need to find options to increase energy efficiency. Industrial robotics is an ideal way to help improve sustainability and minimize the environmental impact of manufacturing activities.

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Natural Power wins Judges Award at Scottish Green Energy Awards

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has picked up the coveted Judges' Awards at last night's Scottish Green Energy Awards in Edinburgh. The business was recognised for its internship programme, run in collaboration with the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership (GGLP).

NRG Energy and Smart Energy Decisions Publish 2021 State of Distributed Energy Resources Study

Research Shows Energy Savings and Sustainability Continue to Top Respondent Priorities

EVLO Selects Nuvation Energy Battery Management Systems for their Energy Storage Solutions

EVLO Energy Storage, Hydro-Qubec's energy storage subsidiary, has selected Nuvation Energy's battery management systems for EVLO's energy storage product line. The EVLO energy storage systems will be used for applications such as utility grid support and demand charge management.

Sungrow Displays the Liquid Cooled Energy Storage Systems at ESA 2021

Sungrow, the global leading inverter and energy storage solution supplier for renewables, premiered its brand-new liquid cooled Energy Storage System (ESS) solutions at ESA on Dec. 1-3, 2021, further addressing the energy storage demand in the US and enabling more profitability, flexibility, and safety.

Rising Gas Prices, Corporate CSRs Drive Transition to Electric Boilers

As gas prices climb, companies are adopting economical, zero emission electric steam and hot water boilers and are fulfilling high-priority environmental Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives

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OMG Roofing Products  - PowerGrip Universal

OMG Roofing Products - PowerGrip Universal

Eliminate Solar Rack Ballast and Reduce Rooftop Material Handling. PowerGrip™ Universal (PGU) is a commercial roof mount system designed to secure solar racks and other equipment to any type of commercial roofing system. PGU provides a secure connection directly to the roof deck or structural members and is designed to reduce or eliminate ballast in solar racking systems, so there's less weight on the roof and less material handling. Made of heavy-duty cast aluminum, PGU units include a base ring which is secured through the roofing cover and into the structural roof deck, and a waterproof top plate.

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STI Norland

STI Norland

STI Norland is an international manufacturer of solar trackers and fixed structures for large-scale PV projects. Headquartered in Spain, where it was founded in 1996, it has subsidiaries in Brazil, Chile, India, Israel, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States.