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Case Study: Ipsun Solar Upgrades their Design Process with EagleView

Prior to utilizing EagleView, the assessor would usually discover major design errors, such as panels being placed over vents or overhanging the roofline.

How Governments Are Reducing Photovoltaic Tech Costs

New tech can gather data about energy distribution and storage, for instance. This step can further reduce costs as workers can store more energy on sunny days so it doesn’t go to waste.

Futureproofing Tidal Power - How Technology Can Help Tidal Power to Realise Its Potential

Protecting submerged turbines from their marine co-habitants isn’t the only step tidal power plants should take. Sudden changes in water flow can be equally challenging for tidal turbines.

Contactless Handling of Wafers in the Solar Industry

Damage often occurs during the production and further processing of silicon wafers. In addition to downtimes and additional cleaning steps as well as readjustments, there are also increased material and process costs.

COVID-19 & looking ahead to 2021 and beyond, Insights from Baja Carports

The biggest challenge to the solar industry is the cost of land and cost of transmission to the end user. This combined with the spike in additional demand due to the rapid increase in electrical vehicles will put a tremendous burden on solar solutions.

Artificial Photosynthesis as a Renewable Energy Source

There is a growing effort toward establishing a high-tech energy-generating system that is fundamentally inspired by nature itself: artificial photosynthesis.

COVID-19 & Looking Ahead to 2021 and Beyond, Insights from Soltec

Soltec Power Holdings is continuously studying and investing in innovation to offer the best products to the market. In 2020 we introduced our new SF8 tracker, under the slogan "designed for greatness".

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Will Wind-Powered Cars Have a Place Among Other Clean Transportation Options?

There’s still a ways to go concerning wind-powered cars, but we can look to specific examples like Chinook’s projects as steps toward future possibilities. However, we also can’t ignore that wind has limitations.

Will Renewable Energy Transform Health Care?

Renewables can benefit any industry, but their impact on the medical sector could be transformative. The efficiency and flexibility of renewable energy could make healthcare more affordable and accessible on top of the usual sustainability improvements.

Getting green jobs back on the grid in a post-pandemic economy

At the start of 2020, the industry had been growing for five straight years, and more than 3.3 million Americans were employed in solar, wind, energy efficiency, clean vehicles and other areas, according to Clean Jobs America 2020.

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ADVANCED RENEWABLE SOLAR ENERGY SOLUTIONS FROM LG ELECTRONICS DELIVER NOTEWORTHY 'HERS INDEX' RATINGS TO RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS

LG Solar Modules Deliver High Efficiency, Sleek Aesthetic and Long-Term Reliability to 'New American Home' and 'New American Remodel'

Energix, RPCS Partner to Complete over 90MW of Solar Tracker Projects

RPCS has partnered with Energix for the installation of trackers at three of Energix's solar projects, Hollyfield II (17MW), Mt. Jackson (22MW), Buckingham II (28MW), and Leatherwood (25MW), and intends to collaborate on two additional projects, totaling approximately 50MW.

Schneider Electric Solar Opens Online Store

-Customers can now purchase Schneider Electric's solar products from their Solar online store -The shoppers can expect modern online shopping experiences such as mobile access, flexible shipping, stock levels, and customer reviews -The North American store ships to the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada

SOLARREVIEWS.COM AND UC BERKELEY'S BEACN RELEASE LARGEST HOME SOLAR SURVEY EVER RELEASED

-Survey of 400,000 U.S. Homeowners Represents One of the Largest Home Solar Surveys to Date -New Report Finds That Primary Motivation for Installing Home Solar is Cost Savings, Disaster Resilience; Recent Acceleration in Home Battery Storage Installations

Q CELLS supplies 287 MW of modules for large-scale solar project in Angola

Hundreds of thousands of solar panels from Q CELLS are being installed across two sites in Angola, forming the backbone of a 370 MW PV project that will become the largest in sub-Saharan Africa once completed.

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RBI Solar Inc

RBI solar is the leading manufacturer and installer of solar mounting systems in North America. RBI's mission is to provide low maintenance solar mounting solutions to developers and EPCs. With in-house design and engineering capabilities, state of the art manufacturing faculty and high tech post driving equipment- RBI Solar offers turnkey solutions to your solar racking needs.