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Software Is Changing The Solar Power Industry: Here’s 5 Reasons Why

With advanced technology, companies have embarked on an energy software development process that has enabled companies and individuals to control how energy is produced, circulated, and used.

Laws Helping to Tackle Carbon Emissions

As of June 27th, 2019, the UK government became the first major economy in the world to draft legislation pinpointing an end date to carbon emissions.

Solar Energy Storage Market is Expected to Cross An Annual Installation of 3 GW by 2025

Industrial inclination favoring the installation of energy storage solutions coupled with the lowering cost related to implementations will foster solar energy storage industry share over the projected time period.

Energy to Go

No matter if it’s a flashlight or a Tesla: They don’t work without a battery. But what is the battery technology of the future? Researchers all over the world are looking for new solutions.

Is Nuclear Energy Still Viable?

Our aging nuclear plants need to be replaced but the new ones fail to compete on price with natural gas and renewable sources such as wind and solar energy.

Wind Turbines - Safe Operation After Expired Service Life

As wind farms age, an increasing number of turbine operators are confronted with crucial business decisions. Should the turbines be decommissioned? Will replacement bring a benefit?

Providing Clean Energy to 7.7 Billion People in <30 Years

On the supply side we need to look at the notion of generate local, consume local. We can begin building micro-grids, or smaller fractal, self-similar grids that are composed into a larger grid infrastructure in economic industrial centers.

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USTR Rushes to Judgment on Bifacial Exemption

Following is a statement from SEIA's President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper regarding the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s decision to impose tariffs on bifacial solar panels:

Energy Trading: Blockchain Energy Market

The growth of the blockchain in energy market is mainly driven by the rising security concerns across the globe, need to manage infrastructure and other business functions through high transaction speeds and immutability, and increasing popularity in the energy sector.

Diversity & Inclusion Cuts Through Noise of North America's Largest Solar Trade Show

As part of the solar industry’s commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, customer base and supply chain, SPI and NASEW 2019 featured an array of new programming to address and discuss diversity & inclusion challenges.

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Solar Energy World Changes Floridians' Misperceptions About Solar, Hires Locally to Fulfill Increasing Demand

Although Florida is the "Sunshine State" some residents still don't know all of the benefits of going solar. Solar Energy World (SEW) is investing in Florida's clean energy future by educating ratepayers about the value of solar power. Headquartered in Maryland, Solar Energy World opened in Tampa in June 2019. Its rapid growth there has led to expansion into Orlando. The company is currently hiring more local installers, engineers and customer service representatives to keep up with demand. SEW attributes this growth to its proven experience helping homeowners across the region save substantially on energy costs and its goal to defeat common misconceptions area residents have about solar power.

Siemens Gamesa CEO calls on students to choose science to halt climate change as new report highlights social benefits of wind energy

• Call to action to society comes at launch of new wind energy report highlighting significant social, health and economic benefits of accelerated drive to renewable energy • Markus Tacke identifies students' lack of interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) as a potential obstacle to fighting climate change in the near future

Hanergy's Renewable Energy Center Becomes the World's First Certified LEED Zero Carbon Building

As one of the most influential green building organizations in the world, USGBC (United States Green Building Council) has been committed to promoting the "greening" process of the global construction industry, with its LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification system considered the most authoritative and most widely used green building certification system in the world.

Vietnam Wind Expo 2020

Co-located with 2nd Vietnam Wind Energy Summit 2020 10-11 March, 2020 | Melia Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam Website: www.neoventurecorp.com/vietnam-wind- -expo-2020

Hammond Power Solutions Launches New Website

The new website has been designed to reflect the needs of our diverse customer base and provides a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality.

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OMG Roofing Products  - PowerGrip Universal

OMG Roofing Products - PowerGrip Universal

Eliminate Solar Rack Ballast and Reduce Rooftop Material Handling. PowerGrip™ Universal (PGU) is a commercial roof mount system designed to secure solar racks and other equipment to any type of commercial roofing system. PGU provides a secure connection directly to the roof deck or structural members and is designed to reduce or eliminate ballast in solar racking systems, so there's less weight on the roof and less material handling. Made of heavy-duty cast aluminum, PGU units include a base ring which is secured through the roofing cover and into the structural roof deck, and a waterproof top plate.

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Tigo Energy

Tigo Energy

Tigo® is a global company founded in Silicon Valley in 2007 that combines a unique systems-level approach with expertise in semiconductors, power electronics, and solar energy. By partnering with tier 1 module and inverter manufacturers in the industry, Tigo is able to provide innovation to cost-effective multivendor PV systems with integrated and retrofitted Flex MLPE as well as communications technology to drive the cost of solar electricity down. After years of research, development, testing, and certification, Tigo brought the revolutionary TS4 Platform to market. Tigo's modular TS4 Platform can be selectively deployed with different functionalities per module at different price points utilizing Predictive IV (PIV) technology to maximize energy harvest at a minimal cost. Tigo offers PV installers, designers, OEMs, EPCs, and system owners the solution that improves return on investment at each level to reduce the O&M cost over the lifetime of any project. Today, Tigo remains the only UL-certified, multivendor MLPE rapid shutdown for residential and C&I. Tigo has operations in the USA, Central & South America, Caribbean, Europe, Japan, China, Australia, South Pacific, and the Middle East.