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3 Pros and Cons of Tidal Power Plants

Tidal power plants display promising potential for climate change prevention. When the U.S. expands the quantity and diversity of energy sources in the industry, it may significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

New Columbia Solar Puts $30,000 Per Year on Scoreboard for D.C. United’s Audi Field

To save money, and operate sustainably while doing so, a growing number of stadiums around the world are turning to solar to power their massive banks of floodlights, sound systems, luxury boxes and flashing video screens.

Fieldnotes from Corporations’ Different Paths to Decarbonization

From technology and manufacturing companies to real estate and big-box retailers, companies are committing to decarbonization; there are a variety of approaches these companies are taking to meet commitments, while also weighing the balance of economics.

Storage Boosts Hydro Usage for Alaskan Microgrid

Jim McDowall, Saft Senior Technical Advisor, explains how a small salmon fishing town in Alaska has implemented a grid-scale 1MW energy storage system (ESS) to reduce its reliance on diesel generators.

The Future of Energy Storage & Microgrids

As electric utility companies look to drastically reduce their CO2 emissions over the next several decades, significant steps are already being taken to begin modernizing the grid. Microgrids represent a key component of that modernization.

LiquidPiston Successfully Runs Hybrid-Electric X-Engine on Hydrogen, Proves Zero Emission Engine Technology Is a Reality

The company replaced a traditional go-kart engine with its hybrid-electric X-Engine powered by hydrogen.

5 Questions Developers Ask About Pneumatics

More and more developers, EPCs and investors are evaluating tracker systems that use the power of air, also known as pneumatic power, instead of electric power because of the many advantages that pneumatics has to offer.

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Top Trending Technologies to Redefine Solar Power in the Near Future

The solar energy industry is supposed to introduce many exciting solar panel technologies to refurbish the growth chart post the pandemic.

Can Perovskite Make Solar Power More Efficient?

The vast majority of solar panel semiconductors today consist mostly of silicon, which has limited efficiency. But in the past few years, a potential alternative has emerged. Perovskite.

Preventative Maintenance for Renewable Energy

Engineers and scientists developed renewable energy systems to reduce society’s adverse environmental impacts. We can align clean power devices with the systematic purpose by extending their life span and increasing their production.

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SolarEdge Launches Next Generation Inverters up to 120kW in North America

Reaching up to 120kW, SolarEdge's Three Phase Inverters with Synergy Technology are designed to provide more power and higher profitability in large-scale commercial and industrial (C&I) PV installations.

7MW of Community Solar is Now Online in Belfast, Maine

A 7MW community solar project in Belfast, Maine is now operational and providing clean energy to the utility grid.

KROHNE Announces New OPTIWAVE 6500C Level Transmitter

A radar level transmitter ideal for powders and dusty atmospheres

Ecobat Acquires Leading European Lithium-Ion Recycler

-Acquisition expands Ecobat's position in Europe as the leader in recycling batteries of all chemistries -Combined capabilities position Ecobat as the only service provider across Europe to offer the full suite of lithium-ion recycling services

Warren Controls Announces Electrically Actuated HVAC/BAC Control Valves

Offering the Largest Size Range with Greatest Number of Choices for Customers

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SMA America

SMA America

SMA America is the U.S.-based subsidiary of global PV leader SMA Solar Technology AG. SMA is a power conversion, energy management and support service provider for residential through utility-scale photovoltaic systems. SMA's leading range of solar inverters and related technologies spans all power classes and is compatible with all module types, resulting in the largest solutions portfolio in the industry. With 40 years of experience and more than 100 gigawatts of installed capacity, SMA is represented in every major PV market on the planet and continues to lead the industry with unmatched technological innovation, strong service support and educational programs.