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Google Announces Plans for Clean Data Center Solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic, upon initial lockdowns and social distancing orders, showed that fast change is possible with the right tools. While pollution drops haven’t lasted, a way forward is clear.

How Optimized Energy Management Delivers Reliability, Efficiency and Sustainability at the Fekola Gold Mine

The addition of a 35MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) plant and 17MW/15MWh of energy storage to the existing 64MW thermal engine plant was decided. This new energy mix is anticipated to save over 13 million litres of fuel

Solar Wind Could Replace Solar Energy

As the solar wind streams toward Earth, it carries the Sun’s magnetic field. Moving very fast, it hits into the Earth’s magnetic field, causing a shock to our magnetic protection, which results in turbulence.

S-5-PVKIT®2.0 & S-5-S Mini - KC Bailey Orchards Case Study

The Bailey’s goal is to integrate a vertically holistic approach to fruit growing and operating their orchard utilizing sustainable materials and renewable energy sources, thereby reducing their carbon footprint and working towards their goal of running a net-zero farm.

The Road to Greener Hydrogen - Hydrogen Now Isn’t Everything That Hydrogen Could Be

Whether hydrogen fuel holds the key to delivering widespread renewable power remains under heavy debate. What cannot be argued is the shear investment that backers are putting into the energy source — as much as 470 billion euros by 2050.

Panasonic Expands EverVolt™ Portfolio with New High Power, High Efficiency Solar Modules

EverVolt modules are more resistant to the effects of shade than conventional panels as the cells’ connections are split in parallel, so even if one part is shaded, another parallel connected part can generate the electricity.

Readers Choice 2020: How to Prevent Industrial Air Pollution in Manufacturing

With the constant growth in demand for manufactured goods and environmental protections under coordinated assault, there’s never been a more important time for manufacturers to take their part in air pollution seriously.

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Intersolar North America and Energy Storage North America Announce Launch of Solar + Storage Webinar Series

Today’s Progress, Tomorrow’s Promise, a free webinar series designed to educate and energize solar + storage professionals ahead of its inaugural collaborative conference and tradeshow set for July 14-16.

The Benefits of Pairing Geothermal With PV Systems

There are many advantages to enjoy when you use renewable energy. Did you know that you can incorporate more than one source to reap even more benefits? Take a look at why you might combine geothermal with photovoltaic or PV systems for maximum results.

An electrifying history - The developments that steered electric vehicles from past to present day

With sales of electric vehicles (EVs) already rising by 144 per cent in 2019, the popularity of EVs will only continue to increase ― but they haven’t always been racing ahead.

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Entegrity Flips the Switch on Solar with Team of Independence County School Districts

The array, a 1.36 MW DC single axis tracking system provided by Entegrity, was inaugurated during a "Flip the Switch" ceremony with students, staff, solar implementation team, policymakers, and the sheep that maintain the solar grounds.

Natural Power launches DARC bat curtailment: creating harmony between wind energy and bats

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has launched DARC (Detection and Active Response Curtailment) - the first ever bat smart curtailment technology to simultaneously reduce bat fatalities AND energy losses at wind farms.

STI Norland leads Spain's business growth, according to CEPYME

For the last four years, the Spanish Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises points the country's fastest growing companies

e-Zinc raises $2.3 million from BDC Capital to accelerate commercialization of its breakthrough energy storage technology

e-Zinc, a Toronto-based energy storage innovator, announced today it has raised $2.3 million in a closed round led by BDC Capital's Cleantech Practice.

Boston Solar Appoints New Director of Sales

Boston Solar, an award-winning solar installer based in Woburn, MA, has recently appointed Elijah Garrison as Director of Sales.

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Tigo’s New TS4-A-M (Monitoring) & TS4-A-S (Safety)

Tigo's New TS4-A-M (Monitoring) & TS4-A-S (Safety)

Tigo will announce the new product launch of the patented UHD-Core TS4-A (Advanced Retrofit/Add-on) Platform at SPI 2019. The new TS4-A-M (Monitoring) & TS4-A-S (Safety) units have improved lightweight hardware and lower labor costs to address a range of functions and budgets. The TS4-A-M allows module-level monitoring via Tigo's SMART Website & App. The TS4-A-S is UL-certified as a rapid shutdown solution for residential and C&I PV system. Both units join the Tigo's multivendor solution that works with almost any inverter and smart module in the global PV market. Contact sales@tigoenergy.com for pricing, shipping, and availability in Q4'19.

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