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How Can the Utilities Industry Benefit from Robotics?

For the utility industry, these new robotics could offer significant benefits — and, in some cases, we’re already beginning to see how the adoption of robots can make utility work safer and more productive.

Waste Plastic Conversion to Lubricant Base Oils

The conversion of plastic waste into fuel is beneficial for the global economy and environment. Plastic conversion to fuel has the potential to create almost 40,000 jobs.

Four Innovative Ways Solar Professionals Can Use Emerging Technology in Field Service

Be it enterprise-level, commercial or utility-scale, field service plays a vital role for maintenance and repair. The availability of technology enriches performance and operations in various ways.

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.

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.

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Can the EV Supply Chain Scale to Meet Growing Demand?

Many advertisements associated with today’s automakers mention how those companies have committed to future EV production. The main worry is that these intentions to scale EV production are not happening fast enough to provide genuine benefits anytime soon.

Heliogen and Bloom Energy Lead the Way to Produce Low-Cost, Green Hydrogen Following Successful Demonstration

Longer run time and steam generation through concentrated solar, combined with high-temperature electrolysis, unlock low-cost hydrogen production

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.

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Hydrogen Optimized Achieves Breakthrough by Proving its Water Electrolysis Technology Can Stabilize Renewable Power Feeds to Electrical Grids

In a breakthrough demonstration, Hydrogen Optimized's RuggedCellTM water electrolyser has ramped from 0 to 50,000 amperes in under 10 seconds. This is a world-first for alkaline electrolysers, and shows that it can be used to stabilize electrical grids and optimize energy recovery from intermittent renewable power sources such as solar and wind. Ultimately, this proves the RuggedCell has the capability to support the energy transition to renewables in the drive to net-zero emissions.

"Freeing Energy" flags billions in opportunities from the revolution in local energy

An idea becomes a book and a movement, as California Public Utilities Commission nears bellwether decision to revalue rooftop solar

IREC Launches Cross-Sector Alliance to Grow a Diverse Clean Energy Workforce

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE) today announced the creation of a new cross-sector initiative to improve clean energy education, training, and job placement efforts and outcomes.

AES Launches First-of-its-Kind Robot to Accelerate Solar Construction

Company unveils Atlas, cutting-edge AI-enabled solar installation technology complementing existing construction programs and bolstering high-tech jobs in the US

SunPower Launches SunPower Financial to Make Buying and Owning Solar Easier

Cementing leadership in residential solar, SunPower supports homeowners in every step of the process from design to installation and now financing

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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.