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Will Renewable Energy Transform Health Care?

Renewables can benefit any industry, but their impact on the medical sector could be transformative. The efficiency and flexibility of renewable energy could make healthcare more affordable and accessible on top of the usual sustainability improvements.

Artificial Photosynthesis as a Renewable Energy Source

There is a growing effort toward establishing a high-tech energy-generating system that is fundamentally inspired by nature itself: artificial photosynthesis.

COVID-19 & Looking Ahead to 2021 and Beyond, Insights from Soltec

Soltec Power Holdings is continuously studying and investing in innovation to offer the best products to the market. In 2020 we introduced our new SF8 tracker, under the slogan "designed for greatness".

Solar Asset Management Predictions for 2021

We believe that changes that were long in the making will be implemented in very short time frames and that 2021 will stand out as an acceleration year towards industry maturity.

Case Study: Delivering a better customer experience with EagleView

Lengthy project timelines, dealing with mistakes in plan design and keeping customers satisfied are all problems that can make it difficult to scale. Unfortunately, the process used by most solar companies will lead to all of the above.

Why New Production Sources of Tungsten Are Critical for Increased Global Supply

The issue at hand is that China has limited the amount of tungsten exports that can be shipped to the U.S., and this has caused a great deal of concern about the overall supply chain of tungsten.

COVID-19 & Looking Ahead to 2021 and Beyond, Insights from Roof Tech

Roof Tech growth has been within the yearly target despite the pandemic. We continue to introduce newer products and also adding additional manufacturing capabilities. We hit record-breaking numbers in the third and fourth quarter of the year despite COVID-19 shut-downs.

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Getting green jobs back on the grid in a post-pandemic economy

At the start of 2020, the industry had been growing for five straight years, and more than 3.3 million Americans were employed in solar, wind, energy efficiency, clean vehicles and other areas, according to Clean Jobs America 2020.

Palari Group and Mighty Buildings Announce World's First Community of 3D Printed Zero Net Energy Homes in Rancho Mirage, California

Palari plans to develop the 5-acre parcel into a planned community of 15 eco-friendly homes, built utilizing the 3D-printed panelized Mighty Kit system by Mighty Buildings.

Can Fuel-Cell Technology Clean the Air?

New vehicle models from Hyundai and Toyota show promising signs of cleaning the air without giving off any harmful emissions. If this technology becomes the norm, then massive environmental change can finally kick into gear.

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Fugro wins marine site characterisation contract for world's first Energy Island Hub

Energinet has awarded Fugro a marine site characterisation contract for the Danish Energy Island project in the North Sea. The contract is part of Energinet's preliminary studies to build the world's first 'hub and spoke' energy scheme: an energy island 80 km off the Danish coast that will act as a transmission centre for hundreds of surrounding wind turbines. Fugro will perform geophysical and unexploded ordnance (UXO) magnetometry surveys, which will be used to prepare an integrated geological and geotechnical soil model on which wind farm developers will base future tenders.

GEV Wind Power and Wind Power Lab combine forces to offer multi-brand blade services across the value chain

There remains a continued focus on producing more energy from renewable sources to drive down global carbon emissions in the coming years.

VINEYARD WIND ANNOUNCES US BASED SOUTHWIRE AS KEY SUPPLIER FOR NATION'S FIRST COMMERCIAL SCALE OFFSHORE WIND PROJECT

Southwire will Lead the Design, Manufacturing and Installation of Onshore Cables for the Vineyard Wind 1 Project

Solar Tracker Estimated to be Pushed by way of Innovation & Industrialization

Solar Tracker is an electromechanical assembly used for tracking the movement of the Sun during the course of day in order to improve the efficiency of the solar power generation system.

Q CELLS Secures Tax Equity Commitment for 81MWp Solar Project in Texas

The Kellam Project has a rated capacity of 81MWp and is fully contracted to its offtaker under a 15-year busbar power purchase agreement for all energy and environmental attributes. Construction of the solar farm commenced in April 2020 and full commissioning with commercial operation under its power purchase agreement was achieved in December 2020.

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Rolls Battery - Maintenance-Free AGM & GEL Batteries

With a full range of capacity options (85AH-3300AH) and voltage configurations to choose from, Rolls Battery maintenance-free 2V, 6V & 12V AGM and broad range of 2V GEL models offer a valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) battery option with the same dependable energy storage and heavy-duty construction customers have grown to expect from the Rolls brand for over sixty years. Installed in off-grid, grid-tied or backup float applications, these sealed batteries require minimal ongoing maintenance and provide a versatile energy storage solution for remote or confined installations. Rolls Battery AGM and GEL battery lines deliver superior cycle life and are backed by an industry-leading warranty.

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SolarEdge Technologies

SolarEdge Technologies

SolarEdge Technologies provides end-to-end distributed solar power harvesting and PV monitoring solutions, allowing maximum energy production for faster return on investment. The SolarEdge power optimizers perform MPPT per individual module while monitoring performance of each module. The highly efficient solar inverter is tailor-made to work with power optimizers. SolarEdge enables more power from any PV system, optimal roof utilization, a complete panel-level monitoring, and enhanced safety.