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8minute Solar Energy and Capital Dynamics Celebrate Landmark 450 Megawatt Springbok Solar Cluster

The Springbok Cluster is the first place in the country where solar beat the price of fossil fuels. This is where we helped prove to the world that the future of energy belongs to solar--we’re so happy to be back to celebrate with our many partners and supporters.

How The Energy As A Service (EaaS) Business Model Works

When you partner with an energy as a service company, its expertise is applied to your business specifically. Your EaaS partner delves into all aspects of your current energy supply and management practices and, combining that information with their knowledge of the industry

Blade for World’s Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine Arrives in Boston for Testing

More powerful wind turbines are driving down cost of offshore wind power and helping to drive strong growth in US and globally, creating up to $70 billion in economic development activity in US. Blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine to be tested at Wind Techn

How to Protect Solar Panels from Environmental Damage

Solar PV systems spend all their time outside, so it's natural for them to encounter the occasional animal droppings or falling acorns. You may wonder how to keep them intact when more prominent issues like thunderstorms and hurricanes roll around, though.

How Can We Improve Hydropower Technologies?

Innovation is inevitable, and technologies, digital or not, will progress as time goes on because it has too. Sustainable clean energy sources are vital to the future of our planet and with a little bit of commitment to innovation, we can get there sooner than we think.

Morningstar and TÜV Rheinland

In the solar industry, standards and regulations change quickly, with new standards emerging at a rapid pace. Morningstar has been using multiple compliance service providers, but struggled to find one that aligned with all their specific needs.

Solar Light Systems Provide Crucial Light Sources in Remote Oil Fields

EcoSol Energy Systems a leading energy, water and sustainability consulting headquartered Dubai, United Arab Emirates was tapped to develop a lighting system to keep the oil fields running safely and efficiently.

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Microgrid Peer-to-Peer Energy Startups Democratize Power Choices.

Exergy is a microgrid platform located in Brooklyn, supporting peer-to-peer energy contracts between users through blockchain transactions. This type of peer-to-peer economy with blockchain transactions has several advantages over previous solar models.

Five Companies Selected to Join GCxN Cleantech Accelerator

The five participating companies were selected through a multistage competitive evaluation and are focused on advancing novel utility grid or electric vehicle charging technologies – the areas of focus identified for this cohort.

SunPower To Create Two Independent, Industry-Leading, Publicly-Traded Companies

-SunPower will continue as the leading North American distributed generation, storage and energy services company. -Newly-formed Maxeon Solar will be the leading global technology innovator, manufacturer and marketer of premium solar panels.

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AWEA applauds offshore wind farm developers for their commitment to working with Massachusetts and Rhode Island stakeholders and federal regulators

Five companies propose to coordinate uniform spacing of turbines to meet concerns of fishermen and maritime users

AFC Cable Systems Announces MC Plus Cables

Eliminates shared neutrals

Saft to Build the Largest Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System in the Nordic Countries

The Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) energy storage system (ESS) will support frequency regulation at a 21 megawatt (MW) wind farm in northwestern Finland. It will also optimize the wind power, as well as provide backup and black start capabilities.

Granting communities ACCESS to low-carbon smart energy systems

European cities face the daunting task of coordinating the local transition of renewable energy generation and storage while maintaining grid stability. The Interreg NSR-funded ACCESS project helps cities address these challenges to developing and upscaling low-carbon solutions. The project connects actors, organisations, and cities together to work towards shared energy ambitions.

Silicon Based Battery Technology Gains Momentum as Gridtential Energy and Hoppecke Battery Enter Evaluation Agreement

Under the agreement, over the next few months, Hoppecke Battery and Gridtential Energy will collaborate on assembly and testing of Silicon Joule™ bipolar reference batteries using metrics for cycle life, energy density, battery efficiency, charging rates and manufacturability.

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SolarEdge Technologies - EV Charging Single Phase Inverter

SolarEdge Technologies - EV Charging Single Phase Inverter

The SolarEdge PV inverter combines sophisticated digital control technology with efficient power SolarEdge's EV charging single phase inverter offers homeowners the ability to charge electric vehicles up to six times faster than a standard Level 1 charger through an innovative solar boost mode that utilizes grid and PV charging simultaneously. This product is the world's first EV charger with an integrated PV inverter. Reducing the hassle of installing separately a standalone EV charger and a PV inverter, the EV charging inverter eliminates the need for additional wiring, conduit and a breaker installation. By installing an EV charger that is integrated with an inverter, no additional dedicated circuit breaker is needed, saving space and ruling out a potential upgrade to the main distribution panel. Whether you own an EV now or just want to be EV-ready, future-proof your home with SolarEdge.

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Panasonic Solar

Panasonic Solar

Panasonic has been pioneering solar power since the green revolution began. Starting with production of amorphous cell technology in 1975, no one has spent more time on solar R&D. In 1997, our HIT® modules introduced high-efficiency solar panels to the world. Panasonic HIT® offers one of the most efficient solar modules available today, providing homeowners with decades of reliable sustainable power. Add our intelligent battery storage solutions and deliver the most complete solar + storage system under the sun. Help homeowners improve grid independence and save money with a fully integrated energy ecosystem that keeps their family powered up during outages and peak rate periods. With full support from one of America's most trusted brands, Panasonic installers stand by their work and product with confidence. Our industry-leading warranty on HIT® solar panels covers product, performance, parts and labor for 25 years.