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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.

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.

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

Nova Solar Discovers the Benefits of RT-REB for Efficient Wire Management

Nova Solar is a family-owned company founded by two brothers, Barklie and Trip Estes. When Barklie was searching for panel attachments they could use without metal flashing, he got in touch with Roof Tech and began using the RT-MINI on their residential projects.

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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.

GLOBAL ENERGY STORAGE MARKET SET TO HIT ONE TERAWATT-HOUR BY 2030

Energy storage installations around the world will reach a cumulative 358 gigawatts/1,028 gigawatt-hours by the end of 2030, more than twenty times larger than the 17 gigawatts/34 gigawatt-hours online at the end of 2020.

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Koch Engineered Solutions Acquires DEPCOM Power to Build New Industry Platform In Renewables And Electrical Infrastructure Value Chain

Today, Koch Engineered Solutions announces its acquisition of DEPCOM Power, one of the leading solar EPCs in the country, to build a new industry platform in renewable energy and EV infrastructure. Kock is one of the largest private companies in the world offering industrial solutions to the traditional energy sector; It's entry into the renewable industry marks a significant shift towards climate-positive activities and reinforces its commitment to a cleaner electrical infrastructure.

Sunverge and LG Partner on Residential Virtual Power Plant Project

Solution Offers Holistic Flexible Load Management and Local System Resiliency, Features Sunverge Real-time DER Control, Orchestration and Aggregation Platform; LG ESS; LG ThinQ Energy App; and Eaton Energy Management Circuit Breakers

Centrica acquires minority stake in break-through hydrogen production technology

Centrica is taking a minority stake in HiiROC, the hydrogen production technology company helping to combat climate change with affordable hydrogen produced at scale, but without CO2 emissions.

Powin Announces New Centipede Battery Energy Storage Platform

With safety validation completed, first deliveries of the Centipede are scheduled for Q2 2022

BATTERY PACK PRICES FALL TO AN AVERAGE OF $132/KWH, BUT RISING COMMODITY PRICES START TO BITE

BloombergNEF's annual battery price survey finds prices fell 6% from 2020 to 2021

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Solar FlexRack

Solar FlexRack

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals, is an integrated solar company that offers custom-designed, fixed tilt ground mount and single-axis trackers in the commercial and utility-scale, solar mounting industry. Solar FlexRack offers full turnkey packages, including engineering, geotechnical, pullout testing, field, layout, and installation services, providing a full scope of services from design to delivery and installation. Solar FlexRack has completed 2.5 GW of solar racking.