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The Next Big Disruption? How Advanced Seismic Imaging Could Impact the Energy Market

Advanced seismic imaging is revolutionizing the energy sector by enabling precise resource identification and optimizing extraction processes. This technology not only enhances efficiency but also paves the way for sustainable energy practices.

Planning, Designing and Operating Microgrids

Just putting solar PV panels, batteries, chargers and generators out there and saying this is the size you need because this is how much you consume, isn't going to get you what you want. You have to be mindful of how these systems are going to get orchestrated together.

Due Diligence 101-Part 4: Decoding Solar Farm System Design

This is the fourth in our series on important things to keep in mind when performing technical due diligence on a solar asset.

Due Diligence 101-Part 3: Performance Modeling for Existing Solar Arrays

This is the third in a series of blogs outlining important considerations when performing technical due diligence on a solar asset.

Due Diligence 101-Part 2: Choosing the Right Technology When Acquiring a Solar Farm

This is the second in a series of blogs outlining important considerations when performing technical due diligence on a solar asset.

Due Diligence 101-Part 1: Assessing the site of a solar array

This is the first in a series of blogs outlining important considerations when performing technical due diligence on a solar asset.

Solar + Sheep = Success! Renewable ways to live off the land

The success of “solar grazing” programs at Arnprior and other facilities across Canada and the U.S. has garnered attention from landowners, sheep farmers and solar developers alike.

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Energy Vault and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) Announce Exclusive Global Gravity Energy Storage Partnership to Integrate Energy Storage into Building Design

EVu is a superstructure tower design, which improves unit economics and enables GESS integration into tall buildings through the use of a hollowed structure with heights over 300 meters, and up to 1,000 meters tall.

Qcells Brings San Diego County's Largest Utility-Scale Solar Project Online

Qcells has commissioned the Ocotillo Wells Solar project in Borrego Springs, CA. The 50 MW solar and 200 MWh energy storage project is monumental as San Diego County's largest utility-scale renewable project and an economic growth opportunity for the community.

Microgrids are the future of green energy - Self-sufficient grids reduce strain on traditional energy networks

Having an independent, self-sufficient grid in proximity to the area it serves mitigates the loss of the around eight to fifteen per cent of electricity that dissipates when it is transported from a central power station via a distribution network in a traditional grid.

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E-mobility News: TRUMPF lasers enable the recycling of electric car batteries on an industrial scale

TRUMPF today announced that carmakers and battery manufacturers can now recycle used or defective batteries from electric cars on an industrial scale using laser technology for the first time. The high-tech company develops laser systems that cut used batteries safely and remove the valuable raw materials from the battery foil. "Laser technology has proven its ability to manufacture safer and higher performance batteries. Now we see additional opportunities for lasers in battery recycling -- a growing market in North America," says TRUMPF Inc. Automotive Industry Manager Pierson Cheng. "The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that electric vehicle (EV) sales have quadrupled and predicts a rising demand for EVs will increase the lithium battery market by five- to ten-fold by 2030. Considering these statistics, new technologies, such as laser systems from TRUMPF, will be of critical importance to recycling the materials from these batteries at the end of their lifecycles." TRUMPF will present the new laser processes for the first time at the leading trade fair for battery technology, the Battery Show Europe 2024, in Stuttgart, Germany. In North America, manufacturers interested in discussing how TRUMPF laser systems are improving battery production and recycling can visit the TRUMPF booth (1811) at this year's U.S. Battery Show in Detroit, Michigan on October 7-10, 2024.

Brenmiller and Proactive Planet Partner to Distribute bGen™ Zero Thermal Energy Storage Systems in Canada

Sign Non-Binding Memorandum of Understanding to advance potential $6 million worth of projects and scale access to low-carbon thermal energy in the province of Alberta, Canada

EnergyHub Receives CEC Grant to Support Expansion of Virtual Power Plants in California

The initiative will play a key role in proving the importance of multi-DER control and optimization.

ElectricFish Opens First Intelligent Grid EV Infrastructure Manufacturing Facility in California

New San Carlos facility showcases climate tech industry advancing state and federal goals for domestic clean energy supply chains

SolaREIT Surpasses 2000 Acres of Community Solar Land Financing

Leading Clean Energy Real Estate Investment Company Has Closed on the Real Estate for more than $1B of Community Solar Projects

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