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Is the Era of Solid-State EV Batteries on the Horizon?

Not only are solid-state batteries becoming more advanced, but they must keep EV momentum alive around the world. They are projected to become a reality by the end of the 2020s. More makers will attempt to create models to scale production and cut costs.

Can Traditional Maximum Demand Keep Up in a Smart Meter World?

Smart meters are changing everything for utilities and their customers! These meters let you see how much energy you're using almost in real-time. But many power companies still use old-fashioned maximum demand surcharge rate plans based only on the monthly peak usage.

Wind Energy v. Solar Energy: Which is a Better Renewable for Your Commercial Farm?

While both technologies offer their own advantages, specific factors like your budget, land availability, and available financial incentives, will determine which solution is more advantageous to you.

Ensuring Solar Connector Safety & Performance Through High Quality Equipment & Proper Installation

There are countless decisions one needs to make when installing a new solar power system, many of which revolve around crucial cost and quality outcomes. The end user wants to save money where they can, but also wants to be sure they’re getting the highest quality.

Planning, Designing and Operating Microgrids

Just putting solar PV panels, batteries, chargers and generators out there and saying this is the size you need because this is how much you consume, isn't going to get you what you want. You have to be mindful of how these systems are going to get orchestrated together.

Due Diligence 101-Part 4: Decoding Solar Farm System Design

This is the fourth in our series on important things to keep in mind when performing technical due diligence on a solar asset.

Due Diligence 101-Part 3: Performance Modeling for Existing Solar Arrays

This is the third in a series of blogs outlining important considerations when performing technical due diligence on a solar asset.

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How To Power the South Pole With Renewable Energy Technologies

The idea to shift away from diesel fuel specially formulated to withstand the extreme cold comes as scientists look toward future experiments.

NREL Biomass Technology a Cornerstone of SAFFiRE Renewables Biofuel Pilot Plant Going Up in Kansas

Working With Southwest Airlines, Conestoga Energy, and Others, SAFFiRE Renewables Plans To Use NREL Technology To Help Turn Corn Stover Into Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Sungrow Shares 10 Major Technological Trends in Renewable Energy Industry

With an investment of 2.45 billion yuan (approximately 347 million) in R&D throughout 2023, the company stands at the forefront of technological innovation. Embracing their brand-new tagline "Bridge to a Sustainable Future".

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DeTect, Inc announces deployment of the MERLIN True3D Radar for Offshore Wind Energy Research

DeTect's cutting edge MERLIN True3D radar system has been modified to work in an offshore environment to collect valuable data on bird and bat movements offshore. DeTect is excited to be part of the Wind Forecast Improvement Project, collecting biological data that can help guide offshore wind development in an environmentally sustainable way.

Sungrow Unveils EMS3000 and iSolarBPS for ESS at Intersolar Europe 2024

Sungrow, the global leading PV inverter and energy storage system provider, unveiled its EMS3000 energy management system and iSolarBPS battery pre-diagnosis system, attracting significant attention from industry professionals and attendees.

Harnessing Waste for Energy: Advancing Europe's Waste-to-Energy Initiatives

Waste is delivered to a WtE facility where it goes through a rigorous sorting process to remove recyclables and hazardous materials. The remaining waste is then incinerated in a controlled environment, generating heat. This heat is used to create steam, which powers turbines to generate electricity. The remaining ash from the combustion process can also be used for further energy production or landfilling,

NXTGEN Energy Ltd. Launches new eBook A Consumers Guide to Solar Panel Installation

NXTGEN Energy Ltd., a leading provider of renewable energy solutions, is excited to announce the release of their new eBook, A Consumer's Guide to Solar Panel Installation.


The smarter E Europe returns to Munich from May 7-9, 2025. The alliance of exhibitions brings together Intersolar Europe, ees Europe, Power2Drive Europe and EM-Power Europe.

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Terrasmart, the renewable energy portfolio of Gibraltar (NASDAQ: ROCK), is a leading provider of solar racking technologies, electrical balance-of-system products, installation services, and project optimization software. Harnessing the combined strengths, technical expertise, and heritage of its four brands, the new Terrasmart delivers a holistic project experience and best-in-class solutions across markets, providing leading solar technologies and smart solutions across the project lifecycle to mitigate risks and amplify returns for solar projects of any size, type, and location. Serving the commercial and utility sectors across North America, Terrasmart integrates products and solutions across the PV lifecycle to minimize risks and maximize returns. With over 19 GWs of solar deployed across 4600 PV systems, Terrasmart creates unique value for more profitable solar on any terrain, anywhere in the U.S.