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5 Virtual Renewable Energy Summits and Events to Watch This Fall

Renewable energy summits are going to look very different this year. However, the pandemic isn't stopping these events from happening — they're simply transitioning to the digital world.

How to Obtain the Extra Energy Gain Promised by Bifacial Technology

The solar generation gain in the change from monofacial to bifacial is currently around 6-8%, a percentage known as bifacial gain, which is conditioned by multiple factors.

Solar Power International Trade Show 2020

The virtual micro-conferences will be live and on-demand. They will cover Regulatory Innovation and Policy Drivers, Renewable Energy Finance and Development, Asset Management and Managing Growth, Deploying Energy Storage, Grid Integration, and the EV Connection.

MT Solar Overcomes Labor Shortages, Boosts Quality and Improves Productivity with the Universal Robots-powered Vectis Cobot Welding Tool

A Vectis Cobot Welding Tool now handles a wide range of welds, enabling quick change-overs and optimized production. MT Solar overcame labor shortages and freed current staff from repetitive welding tasks while successfully handling a 300% surge in demand.

What Is Preventing Some Countries From Making the Switch to 100% Renewables?

The most stubborn barrier is the cost of installation. Renewables are designed for simplicity, meaning solar panels and wind turbines are relatively easy and inexpensive to maintain, the initial price of the equipment to power companies and homeowners is not insurmountable.

Solar Energy Powers ‘Home of the Future’

Located in Memphis on the banks of the Mississippi River, the civitas home project is a 2,800-square-foot residence that aims to be one of the first homes in America to be certified Zero Emissions, Zero Energy, and Reveal, along with attaining LEED Platinum certification.

NREL, ExxonMobil Teams Imagine, Research New Solutions for Tomorrow’s Energy Challenges

Through a research partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the corporate giant that once urged motorists to “Put a tiger in your tank,” may one day suggest they fuel up with some algae.

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Octillion partners with Orison to create an energy storage system that can be installed at home

New energy storage system estimated to be less than a quarter of the cost of most battery storage units and weighs nearly 70 percent less.

Nearly 500K Clean Energy Workers Remain Out of Work After Only 13K Jobs Returned in August

• 14% of clean energy workforce still jobless as industry nears slow season • August growth rate far below 2020 projections made before COVID-19

Utility Solar Market Drives Q2 Growth as Pandemic Causes Drop in Rooftop Solar Installations

The U.S. solar market installed 3.5 GW of new solar photovoltaic capacity in Q2 2020, a drop of 6% from Q1 installations. At the same time, utility-scale solar remained resilient despite the Covid-19 pandemic, representing 71% of all new solar capacity brought online in Q2.

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Joules Accelator Program Announces Next Class of Cleantech Entrepreneurs for NC

Game changing innovation includes environmental credit card scores, flood mapping, and solar storage panels

Solar Energy World Helps Homeowners Combat Power Outages with Tesla Powerwall

Solar Energy World announced today the company has been chosen to be a certified installer of the Tesla Powerwall home battery backup system. Tesla's storage system is a new addition to other best-in-class energy storage products that Solar Energy World offers including Enphase and SolarEdge.

SEIA Continues Fight Against Unlawful PURPA Rules

National trade group challenges FERC changes to PURPA implementation rules

Save the date! Don't miss Global Offshore Wind 2020 virtual conference and exhibition

Many events and activities have been disrupted this year, but Renewable UK is delighted to confirm that Global Offshore Wind 2020 is going ahead - it's just going online.

Antaisolar signed strategic cooperation agreement with GS global in Korea

On September 16th, Antaisolar signed the strategic cooperation agreement with South Korea GS global in Xiamen headquarters successfully. Mr. Kim Kwangho, acting vice president of South Korea GS global, and Ms. Jasmine Huang, president of Antaisolar, reached a strategic partnership in South Korean solar racking market and held in-depth exchange after the meeting.

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