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The Future of Organic Photovoltaics

At this time, OPVs are applicable only in limited markets that require lightweight, flexibility, and variable angle performance.

Best Practices: Installing PV on Tile Roof

The use of either hanger bolt assemblies or standoffs mean that you’ll need to drill, grind or cut the tile when installing, which is not an ideal solution, and will make the time you spend on the roof more time consuming as well as more frustrating.

Wind powers forward to reach 30 percent in four states

Wind power, the largest source of U.S. renewable electricity generating capacity, now supplies more than 30 percent of the electricity in four states, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota, after strong growth in 2017.

The Energy Transformation Has Arrived

Decentralized energy resources like solar PV, batteries and electric vehicles are transforming how we trade and transfer energy.

DVO Commissions First Anaerobic Digester Installation in Pennsylvania

The dairy is utilizing the separated digested solids for bedding, having previously bedded with sand. The digested liquid is stored in a lagoon to be applied as fertilizer on to growing crops, increasing crop yield and reducing the likelihood of nutrient runoff.

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Engineers pioneer greener and cheaper technique for biofuel production

This is a major breakthrough in metabolic engineering and exhibits a foundational milestone in sustainable and cost-effective production of renewable biofuels and chemicals.

EnergySage Releases Its Latest Solar Marketplace Intel Report™ at Bloomberg's Future of Energy Summit

According to new report, consumer interest in energy storage has never been higher, and solar quotes with high-quality panels are the most likely to be selected

The Next Stage of the Lithium Boom has Begun

FN Media Group Presents OilPrice.com News Commentary: The rock is pegmatite… And some pegmatite contain abundant lithium that have already been discovered in huge quantities in Ontario, Canada.

Federal study sees PACE driving solar growth

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory analysis offers evidence that innovative financing mechanism prompted thousands of California homeowners to go solar

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Renewable Energy Company Solar Bankers Uses Blockchain for Solutions in Sustainable Development

Rural electrification has become a policy priority for governments in developing countries yet they often face high cost barriers to expanding the central electricity grid due to rough terrain and low population densities. Especially in Africa, population growth is outpacing the expansion of electricity supply.

Leading Lights: New Report Shows Local Authorities Light the Way on Solar

-Council solar farms & most council rooftop schemes no longer need to depend on national support -Councils urged to boost renewables on new homes & offices -Top 10 solar investor authorities combined investment tops £80 million -Councils developing 'subsidy-free' solar farms today

ULVAC Announces the LS High-speed Series of Dry Vacuum Pump

A new series combining high pumping speed with signature low power consumption

Low carbon heat: levelling the playing field

Natural Power's Senior Renewable Heat Manager, Andy Yuill, will be joining speakers at Scottish Renewables' Low Carbon Heat Conference on 24th April 2018 at The Studio in Glasgow.

SEPA CEO JULIA HAMM: Blackouts underline fragility of Puerto Rican grid -- and urgent need to 'build back better'

Hamm will be presenting on the importance of having a transparent roadmap for transformation at the Puerto Rico Grid Revitalization and Investment Summit, May 8-9, in San Juan.

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SolarEdge Technologies - Solar Inverters, Power Optimizers and PV Monitoring

SolarEdge Technologies - Solar Inverters, Power Optimizers and PV Monitoring

The SolarEdge PV inverter combines sophisticated digital control technology with efficient power conversion architecture to achieve superior solar power harvesting and best-in-class reliability. The fixed-voltage technology ensures the solar inverter is always working at its optimal input voltage over a wider range of string lengths and regardless of environmental conditions. A proprietary data monitoring receiver has been integrated into the inverter and aggregates the power optimizer performance data from each PV module. This data can be transmitted to the web and accessed via the SolarEdge Monitoring Portal for performance analysis, fault detection and troubleshooting of PV systems.

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Quick Mount PV

Quick Mount PV

The industry standard for 100% code-compliant, waterproof solar roof mounts. Quick Mount PV pioneered solar roofing best practices and provides training to designers, inspectors, distributors and installers. The Classic Composition and Shake Mounts are ICC-certified, and the QBase Comp, QBase Universal Tile, and QBase Low Slope Mounts feature the strongest roof attachment available. The highly adaptable Quick Hook® is the industry's first flashed tile hook mount. Made in the USA.