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PV Evolution Labs Issues New PV Module Rankings Based on Independent Test Results

The 2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard highlights major advancements in PV module technology while noting concerning safety and performance failures

How Silicon Carbide is Changing Solar Power Systems

Silicon carbide enables solar inverters to be lighter, smaller and more efficient. Using silicon carbide power components instead of silicon for solar inverters can save 10 megawatts for each gigawatt and 500 watts/sec in operations, representing significant energy savings.

Maintaining Solar Deep-Cycle Batteries During Self Quarantine and Stay-At-Home Orders

With stay-at-home orders in place in many states, homes utilizing deep-cycle batteries for power could be increasingly straining their systems. As more people stay home, more appliances and electrical accessories that would typically be off during the day will be used.

The Evolution of Solar Technology - How Photovoltaic Technology Has Developed and Why Nanotechnology May Influence the Future

Here, Dr Franky So, chief technology officer of nanotechnology research company Nextgen Nano, explains the historical developments of photovoltaic technology and looks to the innovations shaping the years ahead.

How Solar and Wind Energy Are Now Cheaper than Fossil Fuels

In two-thirds of the world, renewable sources of power are more affordable than carbon-based electricity. This shift represents a substantial victory for green energy, as it may offer the push the industry needs to become the new norm. Here's how this monumental shift happen

Disadvantages to Using Renewables Over Traditional Fuel Sources

There are advantages and disadvantages to any type of energy source. In this article, I will discuss the disadvantages of renewable energy. Wind energy is one universally used type of renewable energy. It is also one of the fastest spreading resources for electricity. But .

Improving Deep-Cycle Batteries Through Additives

Battery manufacturers have improved deep cycle battery performance through the use of additives, but not all of them result in the same benefit to customers.

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Lead Acid Battery Install and Maintenance Tips

Steve Higgins, Technical Services Manager at Rolls Battery highlights some of the frequently asked questions when it comes to proper maintenance and service of lead acid batteries.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE SALES TO FALL 18% IN 2020 BUT LONG-TERM PROSPECTS REMAIN UNDIMMED

Sales of electric passenger vehicles are forecast to fall 18% in 2020, to 1.7 million worldwide – with the coronavirus crisis interrupting ten successive years of strong growth.

COVID-19 Erases Five Years of Solar Job Growth

All 50 states show solar jobs losses, with 36 states suffering job losses above 30%. Seven states and Washington, DC— including large solar states like New York and New Jersey— have seen solar job losses exceed 60%.

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Russelectric, A Siemens Business, Offers Customized SCADA Systems

Enables remote monitoring of all power system functions

CIRCOR Announces RTK® Bottom Blowdown Valve

Ideal for high-efficiency cleaning of high-pressure boilers

SAKOR TECHNOLOGIES AND SAJ SUPPLYING HYBRID AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE TESTING EQUIPMENT TO INDIAN AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURERS

COMPANIES JOIN FORCES TO OFFER EQUIPMENT REQUIRED TO MEET GOVERNMENT ELECTRIFICATION MANDATES

Excelsior Energy Capital and Unico Solar Investors Form Long-Term Partnership to Build, Own and Operate 250 MW of Commercial and Industrial Sector Solar Projects

Excelsior, through its North American Renewable Energy Fund, will acquire the projects into its portfolio upon start of construction, with Unico Solar overseeing construction and asset management while maintaining a minority equity position.

Tiling Ribbon Technology: The Key Feature Behind JinkoSolar Record High Power 580wp Tiger Pro Panel

Tiling ribbon could play a role to extend the power class beyond 500Wp. Compared to the conventional interconnection method, tiling ribbon process has a seamless welding and much larger effective inner space, which translates into more performance and drive current.

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SolarEdge Technologies - EV Charging Single Phase Inverter

SolarEdge Technologies - EV Charging Single Phase Inverter

The SolarEdge PV inverter combines sophisticated digital control technology with efficient power SolarEdge's EV charging single phase inverter offers homeowners the ability to charge electric vehicles up to six times faster than a standard Level 1 charger through an innovative solar boost mode that utilizes grid and PV charging simultaneously. This product is the world's first EV charger with an integrated PV inverter. Reducing the hassle of installing separately a standalone EV charger and a PV inverter, the EV charging inverter eliminates the need for additional wiring, conduit and a breaker installation. By installing an EV charger that is integrated with an inverter, no additional dedicated circuit breaker is needed, saving space and ruling out a potential upgrade to the main distribution panel. Whether you own an EV now or just want to be EV-ready, future-proof your home with SolarEdge.

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Rolls Battery

Rolls Battery

Surrette Battery Company, the exclusive manufacturer of Rolls Battery, is one of North America's leading lead-acid battery manufacturers. Established in 1935, with a production facility in Salem, Massachusetts, Surrette Battery Company relocated to Canada in 1959 and is the Nation's only remaining independent battery manufacturer.