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As with any investment, the two main ways to improve the ROI of a commercial PV system is to increase energy production (and therefore annual revenue) and decrease lifetime costs. Let’s take a deeper look at how this can be done in commercial PV installations.
The need for green aviation becomes increasingly critical as climate concerns grow more severe. Where does the industry fall today with this technology, and what does it need to improve?
Public airports across the U.S. face a similar challenge: a fixed revenue model with limited opportunity for growth. Fortunately, many have an untapped resource that they can turn into a source of predictable, long-term income – the open space around their runways.
To mitigate the increasing cost of running a utility-scale solar project, many owners and operators have switched their focus from CapEx to operations and maintenance (O&M).
In the most-likely scenario, the experts predicted that hub height for newly installed onshore wind turbines will reach 130 meters in 2035, rather than the 115-meter forecast offered in a 2015 survey.
On March 3, 2022, a serious power outage in Taiwan, happened. More than five million households and 500 industrial businesses were affected. Thanks to the SMA battery inverter, however, they were quickly back on the grid and supplied with power.
GEL, AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat), and Flooded batteries are all lead-acid batteries. The primary difference is how the electrolyte is handled. Each type of battery has its own optimal charging characteristics.
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Scientists at NREL have demonstrated a tin-lead perovskite cell that overcomes problems with stability and improves efficiency. The new cell, a tandem design with two layers of perovskites, measured a 25.5% efficiency.
Solar shingles look nearly identical to traditional asphalt shingles. They have rectangular shapes that lay across a roofing structure, covering it with the same cornered edges that people can recognize from the street.
Sustainable roads of the future--Canada is home to world's first sound absorptive solar highway noise barrier
Mitrex is the world's largest designer and manufacturer of integrated solar products that produce sustainable and renewable electricity to transform any exterior surface into an energy-generating power plant.
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Solar FlexRack system supports new clean energy resource for local community
Provider of long-duration energy storage completes convertible funding round co-led by CDP Venture Capital Sgr and Barclays and joined by Novum Capital Partners, ahead of planned Series B round.
Leclanche achieves significant breakthrough in safety of its lithium-ion battery technology with no compromise to cell performance
• Company achieves close to 80% reduction of risk of fire with no impact on cell performance • Independent nail penetration tests confirm significantly lowered risk of thermal events with fire • Non-flammable electrolyte additive provides enhanced cell safety option for rail, truck and bus markets
Qcells triumphs as a nine-time and seven-time Top Brand PV winner in Europe and Australia, respectively. On top of receiving the honor multiple years in succession for those regions, Qcells was awarded the same seal in the US for the first time, further solidifying Qcells' brand leadership globally.
Dominic Walters, a marketing and communications expert, has joined the Highview Power team as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
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Morningstar's TriStar MPPT 600V charge controller leverages Morningstar's innovative TrakStar™ MPPT technology and our more than twenty-five years of power electronics engineering excellence, to enable the widest input operating voltage range available from a solar array, wind turbine or hydro input. This controller's standard and DB versions are for off-grid applications, and the TR versions were developed to enable retrofitting grid-tied systems with battery backup.
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Morningstar Corporation is the world's leading supplier of solar controllers and inverters. Proven on all seven continents and in a myriad of off-grid solar electric powering applications, Morningstar's products have been delivering the industry's best overall customer value for more than twenty-five years. Setting new standards in performance, innovative features, quality and reliability Morningstar's products are an integral power electronic component in more than two million PV power installations.