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Renewable energy summits are going to look very different this year. However, the pandemic isn't stopping these events from happening — they're simply transitioning to the digital world.
The solar generation gain in the change from monofacial to bifacial is currently around 6-8%, a percentage known as bifacial gain, which is conditioned by multiple factors.
The virtual micro-conferences will be live and on-demand. They will cover Regulatory Innovation and Policy Drivers, Renewable Energy Finance and Development, Asset Management and Managing Growth, Deploying Energy Storage, Grid Integration, and the EV Connection.
MT Solar Overcomes Labor Shortages, Boosts Quality and Improves Productivity with the Universal Robots-powered Vectis Cobot Welding Tool
A Vectis Cobot Welding Tool now handles a wide range of welds, enabling quick change-overs and optimized production. MT Solar overcame labor shortages and freed current staff from repetitive welding tasks while successfully handling a 300% surge in demand.
The most stubborn barrier is the cost of installation. Renewables are designed for simplicity, meaning solar panels and wind turbines are relatively easy and inexpensive to maintain, the initial price of the equipment to power companies and homeowners is not insurmountable.
Located in Memphis on the banks of the Mississippi River, the civitas home project is a 2,800-square-foot residence that aims to be one of the first homes in America to be certified Zero Emissions, Zero Energy, and Reveal, along with attaining LEED Platinum certification.
Through a research partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the corporate giant that once urged motorists to “Put a tiger in your tank,” may one day suggest they fuel up with some algae.
Alternative Energy - Featured Stories
New energy storage system estimated to be less than a quarter of the cost of most battery storage units and weighs nearly 70 percent less.
• 14% of clean energy workforce still jobless as industry nears slow season • August growth rate far below 2020 projections made before COVID-19
The U.S. solar market installed 3.5 GW of new solar photovoltaic capacity in Q2 2020, a drop of 6% from Q1 installations. At the same time, utility-scale solar remained resilient despite the Covid-19 pandemic, representing 71% of all new solar capacity brought online in Q2.
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Game changing innovation includes environmental credit card scores, flood mapping, and solar storage panels
Solar Energy World announced today the company has been chosen to be a certified installer of the Tesla Powerwall home battery backup system. Tesla's storage system is a new addition to other best-in-class energy storage products that Solar Energy World offers including Enphase and SolarEdge.
National trade group challenges FERC changes to PURPA implementation rules
Many events and activities have been disrupted this year, but Renewable UK is delighted to confirm that Global Offshore Wind 2020 is going ahead - it's just going online.
On September 16th, Antaisolar signed the strategic cooperation agreement with South Korea GS global in Xiamen headquarters successfully. Mr. Kim Kwangho, acting vice president of South Korea GS global, and Ms. Jasmine Huang, president of Antaisolar, reached a strategic partnership in South Korean solar racking market and held in-depth exchange after the meeting.
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HPS EnduraCoil is a high-performance cast resin transformer designed for many demanding and diverse applications while minimizing both installation and maintenance costs. Coils are formed with mineral-filled epoxy, reinforced with fiberglass and cast to provide complete void-free resin impregnation throughout the entire insulation system. HPS EnduraCoil complies with the new NRCan 2019 and DOE 2016 efficiency regulations and is approved by both UL and CSA standards. It is also seismic qualified per IBC 2012/ASCE 7-10/CBC 2013. Cast resin transformers are self-extinguishing in the unlikely event of fire, environmentally friendly and offer greater resistance to short circuits. HPS also offers wide range of accessories for transformer protection and monitoring requirements.
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Baja Carports 38-years industry experience. Nationwide services include in-house design/engineering, supply and self-performed installation. Baja's cost-efficient pre-engineered bolted connection framing systems and components are configured from cold-rolled light-gauge, high tensile-steel. For large coverage areas, used for "long-span" conditions, Baja's structural steel configurations can simplify the design process by providing a cost-effective solution. Baja helps customers meet their local jurisdiction requirements, with standard framing systems capable of meeting live/snow loads up to 90 psf and wind speeds up to 170 mph or customized to special loading requirements to customer specific conditions. Emphasis is placed on site layout to obtain maximum coverage with optimal PV production.