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D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments Upgrades Solar Fleet with Nextracker's TrueCapture Smart Control System and NX Navigator

Machine Learning Software Optimizes Solar Plants for Proven Financial, Performance Gains

GivePower Deploys Solar Water Farms in Kenya and Haiti

Powered entirely by solar energy and battery storage, GivePower's desalination systems are housed in 20 foot shipping containers and capable of transforming 70,000 liters of brackish and/or seawater into clean, healthy drinking water every day.

Metal Roofing—The Perfect Platform for Solar PV

Metal roofs are known for their durability, sustainability and versatility and are increasing in popularity in the solar marketplace.

To Hit Climate Goals, We Need Climate-friendly Solar Trackers

The infrastructure we build in response to climate change, the #1 environmental issue of our time, should not come at the cost of having to flatten hills, fill in valleys, and raze natural structures occupying parts of a project site.

Upgrading the Grid to Accommodate Renewable Energy

Despite efforts to lower energy use, the rising population and economic growth are driving global energy demand. To balance global demand with clean energy use, we must invest in projects that enable increased use of energy from renewable resources

Power-to-Molecules, a multistage rocket to a new energy area

The idea behind ‘Power-to-X’ is to convert water and carbon dioxide to renewable fuels and chemical building blocks. To get this done, we need to develop and upscale new technology.

Community Monitoring at Ground Zero Nuclear Test Sites

The program currently encompasses twenty-four monitoring stations placed in publicly-accessible areas of communities surrounding the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). To keep these systems running full-time, the DRI turned to Morningstar solar charge controllers.

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July Car Sales Offer Hope and Electric Vehicles Star of the Show

Battery electric cars catered for 4.7 per cent of all new car sales in July, something industry experts expect to continue well into the remainder of 2020.

Why UK utilities should adopt remote operations

Software helped companies keep employees safe and operations running during the pandemic – now, digital operational technologies can also make utilities companies more resilient on a long-term basis.

Solar Panel Cleaning Market size is estimated to achieve over 11% CAGR through 2026.

Operation of solar panels completely depends upon exposure to the sunlight; more light hits the panel, more power it will generate. Solar panels are placed in upward angle, which makes them prone to bird droppings, general dust and dirt that cannot be washed off by rain alon

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Heat network webinars available free on-demand

Switch2 Energy releases 'Lockdown Learning' webinar series for heat network designers, developers and operators.

American Wind Power Moves Forward Despite Second Quarter Challenges

The American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) report reveals that many U.S. wind developers managed to get their projects over the finish line during the three-month period, despite the significant challenges associated with COVID-19.

Axiom Energy Group Announces Deal to Distribute mCHP Systems Throughout North America

MOU signed to launch innovative mCHP cogeneration systems that promote energy efficiency and resiliency

Masdar and EDF Renewables Agree to Partner in Eight Renewable Energy Projects in United States

-Landmark agreement with EDF Renewables North America will see Masdar expand its footprint in the US to California and Nebraska, and grow presence in Texas -The clean energy assets include wind, solar PV, and battery storage projects with a total combined capacity of 1.6 GW

New Study Finds Colorado Energy Policy Discourages All-Electric Buildings Despite Lower Upfront Costs

The state is constructing tens of thousands of new buildings that cost more to build and lock in higher CO2 emissions all amid growing efforts to accelerate emission reductions

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Tigo® is a global company founded in Silicon Valley in 2007 that combines a unique systems-level approach with expertise in semiconductors, power electronics, and solar energy. By partnering with tier 1 module and inverter manufacturers in the industry, Tigo is able to provide innovation to cost-effective multivendor PV systems with integrated and retrofitted Flex MLPE as well as communications technology to drive the cost of solar electricity down. After years of research, development, testing, and certification, Tigo brought the revolutionary TS4 Platform to market. Tigo's modular TS4 Platform can be selectively deployed with different functionalities per module at different price points utilizing Predictive IV (PIV) technology to maximize energy harvest at a minimal cost. Tigo offers PV installers, designers, OEMs, EPCs, and system owners the solution that improves return on investment at each level to reduce the O&M cost over the lifetime of any project. Today, Tigo remains the only UL-certified, multivendor MLPE rapid shutdown for residential and C&I. Tigo has operations in the USA, Central & South America, Caribbean, Europe, Japan, China, Australia, South Pacific, and the Middle East.