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When Will Electric Cars Take Over the Roads

According to Bloomberg, by 2040, 54 percent of all new car sales will be for EVs. Millions of new EVs will take a big bite out of oil demand and displace 8 million barrels of transport fuel (gasoline and diesel) every day.

Talking Intersolar & EES with Rolls Battery

Rolls Battery will be exhibiting at EES North America booth #8029. Teaming up with Stationary Power Systems offers attendees added assistance with system sizing and design, as well as pricing and availability for the full range of Rolls batteries.

Talking Intersolar with Baja Construction

Our booth [#9511] exhibit will feature Baja’s Brace Single Post Solar Support System. Having an actual Baja Carport that people can touch and walk under, look up to see its features - gives people a sense of what we do and achieve every day for our customers.

Solar Energy Storage Problem May be Solved in New Single-System Technology

Generating power from the sun isn’t the problem. The technology has been there for decades. Storing that power efficiently, however, has been a challenge. Until now.

Talking Intersolar 2018 with Morningstar Corporation

Morningstar is involved in the largest rural electrification project in the world, in Peru, where the government is bringing solar electricity to over 175,000 homes plus community centers. Morningstar will be exhibiting at Intersolar Europe booth #B3.160

Quantum Dot Solar Cells Are Coming

A quantum dot solar cell (QDSC) is a solar cell that uses quantum dots as the captivating photovoltaic material. It is used to replace bulky materials such as silicon, or copper indium gallium selenide.

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Seabased to Bring Wave Energy to the Caribbean

Bermuda General Agency has purchased two 20 MW wave parks from Seabased AB of Sweden. The company hopes to pivot the power source of the Caribbean islands from fossil fuels to renewable, sustainable energy from the ocean waves to the grid.

Globally unique electrified road enables fossil-free road transport

The electrified road works by transferring energy to the vehicle from a rail in the road through a movable arm. The arm detects the location of the rail in the road and as long as the vehicle is above the rail, the contact will be in a lowered position.

Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10.3 Million Worldwide in 2017

China, Brazil, the United States, India, Germany and Japan remain the world’s largest renewable energy employers, representing more than 70 per cent of all industry jobs globally.

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Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Growing, Taking Place in 75 Countries

IRENA study shows world market for corporate sourcing of renewable electricity reached 465 terawatt hours in 2017 - enough to power a country the size of France

Historic Step Forward for Offshore Wind Power in New England

Developers Selected to Build America's Two Largest Offshore Wind Projects

Bold action places New Jersey in pole position on clean energy

New energy bill creates 50 percent renewable standard by 2030 and commits to 3,500 MW of offshore wind power

Michigan State University Migrates to Next Generation Aircuity Platform

Aircuity 2.0 immediately provided insight for Industrial Hygiene Department

Aircuity to Begin Installation at Virginia Commonwealth University

Aircuity will improve airside efficiency in three laboratory research buildings and address deferred maintenance projects

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With Baja Carports 35 plus years in the industry installing our Solar Support Systems nationwide and whose founder Bob Hayworth was one of the first to use solar panels as the rooftops on commercial carports ~ is assurance that you will receive Baja expertise in all phases of installation. Our team's diligence makes the design-build process easy for customers. You don't need a set of architecture plans to begin talking to us about your project. Baja's in-house design engineers will work closely with you to meet your project specifications and city's criteria. You'll have our design team's years of experience applied to your plans. Our engineers will deliver a set of stamped plans, which maximize canopy coverage and details the most-effective layout for your business' parking lot.

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Emily Folk - Contributing Author

Emily Folk - Contributing Author

Emily is an environmental writer, covering topics in renewable energy and sustainability. She is also the editor of Conservation Folks.