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DRINKing It in: Five Teams and Their Desalination Designs Earn a Spot in Final Stage of Waves to Water Prize Competition

This month, DOE and NREL officially announced the five teams that earned a spot in the fifth and final competition stage, DRINK. Now, these five have 180 days to prepare their devices for an open-ocean trial at the Coastal Studies Institute in North Carolina in April 2022.

The Top 10 Most Common Myths about Traditional DC Power Optimizers: Part 2

In part one of this blog post series we talked about how MLPE technologies impact performance and shared five common myths about power optimizers. In this second post, SMA expert Blair Reynolds continues providing clarification on five more of the most common misconceptions.

What You Need to Know About Energy Storage System Fire Protection

When dealing with any form of energy and its storage, there is always some degree of risk with an associated hazard involved. With PSH, there is a risk that the containment could fail producing the hazard of cascading water rushing through the surrounding area.

Funding Biopolymer Research Is Better Than Fracking

If companies are to take responsibility for their huge plastic waste footprints, they need to start investing in the search for cheaper, durable and truly sustainable alternatives. But how can this be achieved?

Drone Powered by Solar Energy

Just like a satellite, SolarXOne is packed with technologies. Half airplane, half drone, this UAV weighs 25 kg, has a 4.50 m wingspan, and is innovative in several ways.

Q&A - Whats New With QuickBOLT

Another new product we’re excited about is our EPDM Conduit Mount for Asphalt Shingle, EPDM & TPO roofs. This mount offers great flexibility in bundling cables and wires. It is also a deck mounted product, so skip the rafters and install anywhere on the roof.

The Top 10 Most Common Myths about Traditional DC Power Optimizers: Part 1

In this series, we’ll debunk common misconceptions and shed some light on how performance is impacted by MLPE technologies.

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How photovoltaic glass can be used to cut harmful emissions

This versatility means that PV glass can be used for several different applications to help individuals and businesses reduce their energy costs by replacing conventional glass in buildings, vehicles and other structures.

Overcoming the rare earths shortage with the circular economy

To contribute to limiting the global use of rare earths, manufacturers could consider replacing their traditional linear economy model with a circular model. In the circular economy model, products and materials are recovered and regenerated at the end of their service lives

Wind Catching Systems launches floating offshore wind technology

The technology increases efficiency, cuts acreage use by 80% and reduces production costs, which will enable floating offshore wind to produce electricity at bottom fixed prices.

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Tigo Energy Partners with Advanced Solar to Grow the Solar Market in Texas

San Antonio solar installer looks to new Tigo Energy products to meet energy needs of Texans

VINEYARD WIND 1 BECOMES THE FIRST COMMERCIAL SCALE OFFSHORE WIND FARM IN THE US TO ACHIEVE FINANCIAL CLOSE

AT $2.3B, THE PROJECT REPRESENTS ONE OF THE LARGEST INVESTMENTS IN A SINGLE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT IN THE UNITED STATES

Severn Trent turns to IGEL OS for an easy to manage and secure end-user computing solution

IGEL announces today that Severn Trent has implemented IGEL OS to manage and secure an estate of 6,000 desktop devices spread over 110 locations, support the business with its cloud migration strategy and adoption of Microsoft Office 365.

* Global Clean Energy Inc. Finalizing Feedstock Agreement and Land Lease *

"Global Clean Energy is excited to conclude the negotiations with its feedstock supplier, which will allow it to proceed with its business plan and start the build out of its facility," stated Steven Mann, president of GCEI.

Idox: Energy project schedule delays and budget overruns cannot continue in the face of climate catastrophe

Performing an engineering document control process review will help companies identify and treat bottle necks, transforming processes through automation

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SolarEdge Technologies provides end-to-end distributed solar power harvesting and PV monitoring solutions, allowing maximum energy production for faster return on investment. The SolarEdge power optimizers perform MPPT per individual module while monitoring performance of each module. The highly efficient solar inverter is tailor-made to work with power optimizers. SolarEdge enables more power from any PV system, optimal roof utilization, a complete panel-level monitoring, and enhanced safety.