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Latest Technical Breakthroughs in Wind Energy

This paper will review recent advancements in wind energy over the last two to three years, with specific focuses on improving wind energy harvesting, offshore wind turbine foundation designs, and decreasing turbine fatigue.

3 Pros and Cons of Tidal Power Plants

Tidal power plants display promising potential for climate change prevention. When the U.S. expands the quantity and diversity of energy sources in the industry, it may significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

New Columbia Solar Puts $30,000 Per Year on Scoreboard for D.C. United’s Audi Field

To save money, and operate sustainably while doing so, a growing number of stadiums around the world are turning to solar to power their massive banks of floodlights, sound systems, luxury boxes and flashing video screens.

Fieldnotes from Corporations’ Different Paths to Decarbonization

From technology and manufacturing companies to real estate and big-box retailers, companies are committing to decarbonization; there are a variety of approaches these companies are taking to meet commitments, while also weighing the balance of economics.

Storage Boosts Hydro Usage for Alaskan Microgrid

Jim McDowall, Saft Senior Technical Advisor, explains how a small salmon fishing town in Alaska has implemented a grid-scale 1MW energy storage system (ESS) to reduce its reliance on diesel generators.

The Future of Energy Storage & Microgrids

As electric utility companies look to drastically reduce their CO2 emissions over the next several decades, significant steps are already being taken to begin modernizing the grid. Microgrids represent a key component of that modernization.

LiquidPiston Successfully Runs Hybrid-Electric X-Engine on Hydrogen, Proves Zero Emission Engine Technology Is a Reality

The company replaced a traditional go-kart engine with its hybrid-electric X-Engine powered by hydrogen.

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Top Trending Technologies to Redefine Solar Power in the Near Future

The solar energy industry is supposed to introduce many exciting solar panel technologies to refurbish the growth chart post the pandemic.

Can Perovskite Make Solar Power More Efficient?

The vast majority of solar panel semiconductors today consist mostly of silicon, which has limited efficiency. But in the past few years, a potential alternative has emerged. Perovskite.

Preventative Maintenance for Renewable Energy

Engineers and scientists developed renewable energy systems to reduce society’s adverse environmental impacts. We can align clean power devices with the systematic purpose by extending their life span and increasing their production.

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Battery innovations take centre stage at HIMSS

Medical battery manufacturer Ultralife Corporation is redefining portable power for the global healthcare IT industry at this year's HIMSS exhibition at the Venetian-Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas from August 9-13, 2021. From stand 3856, the medical technology power specialist will be showcasing two brand new products publicly for the first time. Interested parties can let Ultralife know which day they are attending by completing an online form.

Application of slewing drive in solar tracking system

In solar photovoltaic power generation, in order to maintain a certain angle between the photovoltaic panel and the sun's rays and maximize the absorption of solar radiation, a slewing drive/slew drive is needed to adjust the horizontal rotation and pitch angle of the photovoltaic panel.

Application Analysis Of Slewing Bearing In Tower Photothermal Power Generation

The pitch angle of the heliostat is adjusted with a linear actuator, the slewing bearing is used to support the entire heliostat rotating unit, at the same time is also responsible for adjusting the azimuth angle.

SolarEdge Launches Next Generation Inverters up to 120kW in North America

Reaching up to 120kW, SolarEdge's Three Phase Inverters with Synergy Technology are designed to provide more power and higher profitability in large-scale commercial and industrial (C&I) PV installations.

7MW of Community Solar is Now Online in Belfast, Maine

A 7MW community solar project in Belfast, Maine is now operational and providing clean energy to the utility grid.

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