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Green Software – A New Trend for a Better Planet

How to call the wider group of companies which bring to market innovations that could replace existing technologies with more environmental-friendly ones, even if their primary goal doesn’t strictly align with the definition of Green Tech?

Why Are Environmental Tests Crucial for Solar Power Success?

Many leading solar panel manufacturers guarantee their products for 25 years. However, investigations show that the equipment often fails much sooner than that. Researchers sought to find out why.

First Ward Park Combines Air and Sun with Smartflower

The Smartflower is connected to First Ward Park’s general electrical system, meaning that the energy it produces will offset park lighting, restrooms, its upcoming Air Quality Learning Station (AQLS), and all other electrical uses.

3 Best-Practice Initiatives to Mitigate Risks of Cyber Attacks

Cybersecurity risks have become a major headache for utilities. Attacks have been escalating in intensity, as well as frequency. Leaders must prioritize these key areas if they are to mitigate the risks of cyberattacks that will surely keep coming.

The Top 10 Most Common Myths about Traditional DC Power Optimizers: Part 2

In part one of this blog post series we talked about how MLPE technologies impact performance and shared five common myths about power optimizers. In this second post, SMA expert Blair Reynolds continues providing clarification on five more of the most common misconceptions.

What You Need to Know About Energy Storage System Fire Protection

When dealing with any form of energy and its storage, there is always some degree of risk with an associated hazard involved. With PSH, there is a risk that the containment could fail producing the hazard of cascading water rushing through the surrounding area.

Funding Biopolymer Research Is Better Than Fracking

If companies are to take responsibility for their huge plastic waste footprints, they need to start investing in the search for cheaper, durable and truly sustainable alternatives. But how can this be achieved?

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Rising Demand for EVs Will Disrupt Auto Manufacturing

The most significant transformations are likely to happen in factories, where the differences between EV and ICE vehicles could reshape workflows and drastically reduce labor hours.

DRINKing It in: Five Teams and Their Desalination Designs Earn a Spot in Final Stage of Waves to Water Prize Competition

This month, DOE and NREL officially announced the five teams that earned a spot in the fifth and final competition stage, DRINK. Now, these five have 180 days to prepare their devices for an open-ocean trial at the Coastal Studies Institute in North Carolina in April 2022.

How photovoltaic glass can be used to cut harmful emissions

This versatility means that PV glass can be used for several different applications to help individuals and businesses reduce their energy costs by replacing conventional glass in buildings, vehicles and other structures.

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Statement: Signed Bill Opens California Doors to Offshore Wind

State Legislation Calls for State Offshore Wind Goals, Follows BOEM Advancing Two Areas for Lease

Tigo Energy Launches Residential Inverter and Battery Storage Solution Under the Energy Intelligence Brand

MLPE leader builds on Tigo Enhanced partnerships to deliver a comprehensive, installer-friendly residential solar-plus-storage solution for the U.S. market.

Energy Toolbase Integrates with Socomec to Provide Seamless Solution for Modeling and Deploying Energy Storage Projects

Socomec's energy storage solutions have been added to Energy Toolbase's ETB Developer sales and modeling platform which allows users to run energy storage dispatch simulations and savings analysis that are representative of how Socomec's Energy Storage Systems (ESS), controlled by Energy Toolbase's Acumen EMS™ controller would operate in the field.

New Roll-A-Rack System Enables Solar Panels On Ballasted Roofs Without Additional Weight

New system uses existing roof ballast to secure solar panels on nearly all ballasted roofs

Solarwatt opens three new production facilities for energy storage and solar modules

• Official opening ceremony with Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer and other guests of honour • State-of-the-art module production line with a production capacity of 300 megawatt peak • Inauguration of two new energy storage production lines • Solarwatt to invest around 100 million euros in further development of the company by 2023

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Stäubli Electrical Connectors are used on more than 300 GW, over 50% of the PV capacity worldwide. The MC4 family of UL and TUV listed products include connectors, in-line fuses, branch connectors, cable assembly and more.