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Generating power from the sun isn’t the problem. The technology has been there for decades. Storing that power efficiently, however, has been a challenge. Until now.
Morningstar is involved in the largest rural electrification project in the world, in Peru, where the government is bringing solar electricity to over 175,000 homes plus community centers. Morningstar will be exhibiting at Intersolar Europe booth #B3.160
A quantum dot solar cell (QDSC) is a solar cell that uses quantum dots as the captivating photovoltaic material. It is used to replace bulky materials such as silicon, or copper indium gallium selenide.
OMG Roofing Products will be exhibiting at Intersolar North America Booth #9326
MK Battery provides the highest quality and most environmentally responsible sealed battery solutions for specialized deep-cycle and standby power applications.
Trojan Battery will be exhibiting at Intersolar & ees Europe Booth B1.460 as well as Intersolar & ees North America Booth #8220
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Bermuda General Agency has purchased two 20 MW wave parks from Seabased AB of Sweden. The company hopes to pivot the power source of the Caribbean islands from fossil fuels to renewable, sustainable energy from the ocean waves to the grid.
The electrified road works by transferring energy to the vehicle from a rail in the road through a movable arm. The arm detects the location of the rail in the road and as long as the vehicle is above the rail, the contact will be in a lowered position.
China, Brazil, the United States, India, Germany and Japan remain the world’s largest renewable energy employers, representing more than 70 per cent of all industry jobs globally.
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Developers Selected to Build America's Two Largest Offshore Wind Projects
New energy bill creates 50 percent renewable standard by 2030 and commits to 3,500 MW of offshore wind power
Aircuity 2.0 immediately provided insight for Industrial Hygiene Department
Aircuity will improve airside efficiency in three laboratory research buildings and address deferred maintenance projects
The two systems installed utilize a total of 1,224 panels, and is sized at 412 kW (DC). Combined, the buildings use 1.35 million kWh annually, and the arrays will meet approximately a third of that total annual electricity usage.
Alternative Energy - Featured Product
PowerGrip Plus Roof Mount System, a watertight structural attachment system used to secure ballasted solar racks and other equipment to roofs covered with thermoplastic (TPO and PVC) membranes. PowerGrip Plus is designed with wind performance in mind and offers ultimate tensile strength of 2,000 lbf. and ultimate shear strength of 1,075 lbf. Properly installed PowerGrip Plus units reduce rack movement and remaining watertight. PowerGrip Plus units are easy to install, saving both time and labor when compared to alternative options. A wide membrane skirt promotes easy welding in place, and the 15/8 diameter and 1/2 inch tall mount provides an optimal perch for securing brackets or struts. The exposed 1 inch tall and 3/8 inch diameter bolt and mounting stand are made from corrosion-resistant stainless steel and aluminum alloy for superior long-term performance.
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OutBack inverter/chargers are the next generation in advanced power management. Each is a DC to AC sinewave inverter, battery charger and AC transfer switch housed within a tough die-cast aluminum chassis.