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Meet Zero Mass Water, Whose Solar Panels Pull Drinking Water From The Air

Miguel Helft for Forbes: Each looks like solar panel mounted atop a metal box. The system extracts moisture out of the air at a rate of as much as five liters per day.

Fisker Inc.’s Scientists File Patents on Superior Energy Density Tech, Shattering Conventional Thought on EV Range and Charge Times

Fisker’s scientists have reached an early breakthrough in solid-state technology. The wider team includes the co-founder of solid-state battery technology pioneer, Sakti3 – a first inventor of the seminal patents. Implications for Fisker’s vehicles beyond 2023 – as w

Hybrid vs Traditional Hydraulic Actuator Systems

With HAS we have combined the controllability of electromechanical actuators with the power density, longer life and resistive force capabilities of traditional hydraulic systems. The resulting hybrid offers robust, long-life tracking solutions for solar power and actuation

Powering the Future of Mobility

Can the electric vehicle (EV) market and power industry mutually benefit from one another?

Aging US Wind Energy Fleet Driving Surge in Operating and Maintenance Spending, IHS Markit Says

Industry-wide North American benchmarking study aimed to help operators optimize assets, manage lifecycle costs as equipment ages.

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The largest solar power plant in the UK is to be developed without subsidy

Climate Action: The mega project will cover approximately 890 acres (365 hectares) - an area equivalent to more than 400 football pitches.

Meet the startups changing the future of energy

Bonnie Christian for Wired: At this year’s WIRED Energy conference, some of the sector's most innovative early-stage companies pitched their ideas.

Lamborghini's New Concept Electric Car is Energy Storage On Wheels

Dom Galeon for Futurism: Together with MIT, Italian carmaker Lamborghini developed a new electric supercar that can also store energy. With supercapacitors instead of batteries, the Terzo Millennio is able to carry more power, which it can store in its carbon fiber body.

This weird $9 trick increases solar panel efficiency 5-17%

John Fitzgerald Weaver for electrek: Instead of perfectly spacing those 60 out – with small, defined areas between the cells – the company has allowed the solar cell’s borders to overlap each other while increasing the cell count to 68.

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Bloomberg BNEF ranks LONGI Solar as World No.2 by Financial Health

LONGi Solar Ranks among Global Top 10 PV Module Brands by Bankability

Alliance for Transportation Electrification Launches with Members, Mission and Momentum

Organization will promote open standards, guide state policies and drive electric vehicle and grid infrastructure growth

AFC Cable Systems Announces New MC Luminary MultiZone™ Cables

Ideal for Use in Daylight Harvesting Applications Save energy and power by reducing consumption with dimmable lighting and controls

MERSEN TO EXHIBIT COMPLETE PORTFOLIO OF 600V TO 1500VDC PV PRODUCTS AT SOLAR CANADA 2017

NEWBURYPORT, MA (November, 2017) - Mersen will display its complete portfolio of 600V to 1500VDC components for the growing solar market during Solar Canada, December 4th - 5th in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

US House misses opportunity, House bill would cripple wind power

Senate has it right on wind credits, House language must be struck to save 60,000 US wind jobs

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Solar FlexRack

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