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Evaluating the Potential of Green Aviation in 2022

The need for green aviation becomes increasingly critical as climate concerns grow more severe. Where does the industry fall today with this technology, and what does it need to improve?

Monetize That Runway!

Public airports across the U.S. face a similar challenge: a fixed revenue model with limited opportunity for growth. Fortunately, many have an untapped resource that they can turn into a source of predictable, long-term income – the open space around their runways.

How Keeping It Simple Can Lower O&M Costs

To mitigate the increasing cost of running a utility-scale solar project, many owners and operators have switched their focus from CapEx to operations and maintenance (O&M).

Experts Forecast the Wind Plant of the Future To Be Taller and More Economical

In the most-likely scenario, the experts predicted that hub height for newly installed onshore wind turbines will reach 130 meters in 2035, rather than the 115-meter forecast offered in a 2015 survey.

SMA Storage Solution turns the lights back on in Taiwan

On March 3, 2022, a serious power outage in Taiwan, happened. More than five million households and 500 industrial businesses were affected. Thanks to the SMA battery inverter, however, they were quickly back on the grid and supplied with power.

Operating Principles for Lead Acid Batteries

GEL, AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat), and Flooded batteries are all lead-acid batteries. The primary difference is how the electrolyte is handled. Each type of battery has its own optimal charging characteristics.

Solar Training Courses for 2022

SEI is scaling the organization on several fronts to give people more access to hands on, more classes online, and more services for employers to help bridge the gap between training and employment.

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New Additives to Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells Boost Efficiency, Stability

Scientists at NREL have demonstrated a tin-lead perovskite cell that overcomes problems with stability and improves efficiency. The new cell, a tandem design with two layers of perovskites, measured a 25.5% efficiency.

Is the Future of Residential Solar Shingle Roofing?

Solar shingles look nearly identical to traditional asphalt shingles. They have rectangular shapes that lay across a roofing structure, covering it with the same cornered edges that people can recognize from the street.

Sustainable roads of the future--Canada is home to world's first sound absorptive solar highway noise barrier

Mitrex is the world's largest designer and manufacturer of integrated solar products that produce sustainable and renewable electricity to transform any exterior surface into an energy-generating power plant.

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Highview Power Welcomes New Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Dominic Walters, a marketing and communications expert, has joined the Highview Power team as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

NREL Analysis Highlights Strategies Beyond Recycling To Bolster Circular Economy for Solar and Battery Technologies

These insights come after an analysis of more than 3,000 scientific publications exploring the life cycle of the most common PV and lithium-ion battery technologies, including starting materials, environmental impacts, and end-of-life options. The NREL researchers examined 10 possible pathways toward a circular economy. The findings highlight key insights, gaps, and opportunities for research and implementation of a circular economy for PV and battery technologies, including strategies that are currently being underutilized.

New Jersey School District Enters the Net-Zero Revolution: Enhances Sustainability with SolarEdge PV Rooftop Installation, Reduces Energy Costs and Carbon Emissions

The SolarEdge DC-optimized systems are forecast to generate 1.84 MW of solar energy annually and will reduce carbon emissions by the equivalent of 1,500 tons of coal burned or 171 homes' electricity use per year.

Why Supply Chain Resilience Is Key To Post Pandemic Recovery

If you're wondering about pandemic recovery options, then this is the place to be. Read on as we talk more about crucial lessons on long-term business resilience.

CS Energy, Castillo Engineering and Amp Energy Partner to Deliver 25.4 MW Community Solar Portfolio in New York

Partnership enables companies' continued growth in the state

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