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SolarRoofHook is now QuickBOLT

Today, Quickscrews International Corporation is proud to announce that we are changing the name of our Solar Division from SolarRoofHook to QuickBOLT.

How Geothermal Systems Work and Where They Fit in the Energy Industry

Below the earth's surface, there's a source of power with impressive potential — geothermal energy. This source of power revolves around using the natural temperature of the earth to produce power and provide heating and cooling for buildings.

Solar Energy for Universities and Colleges

One of the largest challenges for managing energy use in a university setting is the inconsistent usage patterns throughout the year.

What Laws and Bans Are Helping to Protect the Planet?

There are still huge strides to make to combat climate change, but we are definitely making progress. Leaders from across the globe are stepping up efforts to ensure marked changes are being made to dramatically reduce emissions and change behaviours – and fast.

The Connection Between Alternative Energy Technology and Building Trends in the Intermountain West

Nevada led the renewable energy pack by voting in favor of Question 6, with 59 percent of voters approving the measure. Known as the Renewable Energy Standards Initiative, it will require Nevada to source at least 50 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030

Solar and Renewable Energy Trends in 2019

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. Sven Lindström, CEO of Swedish solar energy technology leader Midsummer, gives us his insights as to what developments we can we expect from the solar and renewable energy sectors in 2019

The Most Common Solar Circuitry Schemes

Apart from the solar panel itself, virtually any circuit consists of a solar regulator, inverter and, most commonly, a battery. Let’s briefly go through their functions.

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DC Passed Bill To Move to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

In addition to renewable energy, this new bill also includes an aim to boost solar power’s influence by 2041. Despite the attention and positive support, we should note that the bill hasn’t yet been signed and will be reviewed by Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Highview Power Partners with Citec to Modularize its Gigawatt-Hour Scale Cryogenic Energy Storage Systems

With a simplified design and streamlined engineering from Citec, a standard plant configuration of 50 MW/500 MWh can be easily and cost-effectively scaled up to multiple gigawatt hours, or down, without limitation.

NREL Details Great Potential for Floating PV Systems

While the United States was the first to demonstrate floating PV panels—with the first installation occurring 10 years ago on pontoons on an irrigation pond in Napa Valley, California—the idea has not received widespread national acceptance.

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Natural Power appointed to Decentralised Energy Network Frameworks

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power has been appointed by Stoke-on-Trent City Council as a supplier on the four-year Decentralised Energy Network Frameworks.

Parker Hannifin to Feature High-Precision Electromechanical Solutions at Photonics West 2019

Parker is excited to share its high-precision electromechanical solutions with attendees.

SEIA Expands Leadership Team, Adding Vice President of Congressional Affairs and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

Duncan has extensive experience in Washington D.C. She joins SEIA after more than 11 years as a federal lobbyist for the National Education Association. Prior to that, she spent eight years working on Capitol Hill, including six years as legislative director for Rep. Tom Osborne, (R-Nebraska).

POWER ON: EXPANDING THE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE DRIVES ELECTROMOBILITY

Visitors of Power2Drive Europe will gain exclusive insights into how these and other challenges for a successful transportation transition can be met.

GBF ASIA 2019 and Dongguan Lithium Battery Association Declared Partnership

As one of the fastest-growing trade shows of its line in China, GBF ASIA has captured the government's close attention. In 2018, it was honored by the presence of Mr. Ma Zuiliang, Director General of National Development and Reform Commission. By expanding its show floor to 40,000 Sq.m to receive an estimated 800+ Exhibitors, GBF ASIA will literally become China's BIGGEST battery fair in 2019!

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Solar FlexRack - TDP 2.0 Solar Tracker with BalanceTrac

Solar FlexRack - TDP 2.0 Solar Tracker with BalanceTrac

Solar FlexRack's latest solar tracker technology bundles an advanced tracker design with a full team of seasoned engineering and installation experts at your service. The next-generation solar tracker delivers a package of features that both enable increased energy yields for commercial and utility-scale solar installations, and significantly reduce project risks. That translates to smart installation cost-savings across your project budget.

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Sierra Instruments, Inc.

Sierra Instruments, Inc.

Sierra manufacturers high performance mass flow meters and controllers for nearly any gas, liquid, or steam. Customers choose Sierra when they need an accurate and repeatable flow measurement, short delivery lead times, expert flow advice, and long term support.