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World's largest building integrated 'organic' solar power installation completed

John Fitzgerald Weaver for Electrek: The ultra-environmentalist solar installation is seemingly 7-8% efficient, weighs 1/10th the weight of a standard solar panel and is held to the roof via an adhesive sticker on the backside of the panel.

Case Study: Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS)

AACPS is the fifth largest public school district in Maryland. At any one time, it is educating approximately 82,000 students in its 125 schools, shepherded by its administrative staff spread over nine buildings.

What Does a Dual-Axis Solar System Installation Require?

From roof-mount to ground-mount to trackers, there is an optimal solar solution for every customer and every site. By adding the option of dual-axis trackers to your product offerings, you can provide the full range of solar solutions and meet the needs of more customers wi

Fisker Inc.’s Scientists File Patents on Superior Energy Density Tech, Shattering Conventional Thought on EV Range and Charge Times

Fisker’s scientists have reached an early breakthrough in solid-state technology. The wider team includes the co-founder of solid-state battery technology pioneer, Sakti3 – a first inventor of the seminal patents. Implications for Fisker’s vehicles beyond 2023 – as w

Hybrid vs Traditional Hydraulic Actuator Systems

With HAS we have combined the controllability of electromechanical actuators with the power density, longer life and resistive force capabilities of traditional hydraulic systems. The resulting hybrid offers robust, long-life tracking solutions for solar power and actuation

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Nebraska to Build Wind Farm to Power Facebook Data Center

AP via US News: Utility officials say a new wind farm being built in northeastern Nebraska will provide 200 megawatts of power a planned Facebook data center.

Meet Zero Mass Water, Whose Solar Panels Pull Drinking Water From The Air

Miguel Helft for Forbes: Each looks like solar panel mounted atop a metal box. The system extracts moisture out of the air at a rate of as much as five liters per day.

The largest solar power plant in the UK is to be developed without subsidy

Climate Action: The mega project will cover approximately 890 acres (365 hectares) - an area equivalent to more than 400 football pitches.

Meet the startups changing the future of energy

Bonnie Christian for Wired: At this year’s WIRED Energy conference, some of the sector's most innovative early-stage companies pitched their ideas.

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Ministries, Biomass & Renewable Energy Producers Lead Discussions at Asia Renewables 2018

CMT's Asia Renewables 2018 - incorporating 2 tracks - 4th Biomass & Bioenergy Asia and Vietnam Renewable Power opens on 17-19 Jan in Ho Chi Minh City. The summit focuses on SE Asia's renewable energy projects, success stories, Vietnam's renewable power targets as well as the region's wood pellet production and supplies.

iSpin installed on entire ERG Power Generation 30 MW windfarm

ROMO Wind installed its patented wind measurement technology iSpin on 15 Vestas V80 2MW in Poggio Imperiale wind farm (Italy), owned by ERGPower Generation. The results of the measurements: an average yaw misalignment of over 8 degrees

"Refueling" of electric vehicles in "no time". Powerswap reveals news of their radical solution for charging electric vehicles.

Powerswap AB, a Swedish start-up, has revealed news of their radical solution for charging electric vehicles. Instead of connecting the cord and waiting for the car to be charged, the battery is replaced with the help of a robotic device in three minutes.

FutureLearn and InnoEnergy team up to educate the world about sustainable energy and the potential of blockchain

InnoEnergy partners with FutureLearn to offer insight around the hype on blockchain and its role in the energy sector, as well as courses on smart grids and solar energy.

Navigant Research's Energy Storage Tracker Identifies More Than 1,700 Projects in Latest Update

Improvements in technologies, new business models, regulatory and market conditions are expected to drive the energy storage market forward, report finds

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LG Solar Unveils NeON R with Enhanced Aesthetics and Energy Savings

LG Solar Unveils NeON R with Enhanced Aesthetics and Energy Savings

The NeON R module features "Back Contact" cell technology delivering an entirely black panel that is aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient. The cell's seamless, surface blends perfectly into nearly all rooftop designs while the module's electrodes are positioned on the rear of the cell. Using LG's N-type cell structure, the panels produce 365W of energy, up to 7.3kWp, compared to 5.8kWp of the p-type cell. The module's new design minimizes LID, thereby delivering a longer lifespan and increased energy output.

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