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Cemex Ventures invests in Energy Vault to support rapid deployment of energy store technology using concrete blocks

Energy Vault’s breakthrough technology was inspired by pumped hydro plants that rely on the power of gravity and the movement of water to store and discharge electricity.

Renewable Energy in United States Has Exceeded Coal for the First Month Ever

The clean energy revolution of America is at a tilting point. A recent Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis report stated that the renewable energy sector in United States generated more clean energy in April than power plants using coal.

Pointers for Successful Inclusion of Solar Home Systems as Power Backup Support in Rural and Small Towns of India

Enhancing access to reliable power would mean improving transmission infrastructure and electricity production capacities. Both these initiative would demand investments and a considerable timeline.

How to Design a Solar Power System

Designing a solar power system isn't as easy as just slapping a few panels on the roof and calling it a day. What do you need to take into account when designing a solar power system?

Talking Single-axis Tracker with Kevin Ward, RBI Solar

RBI’s Sunflower single-axis tracker is designed and engineered to meet the project development challenges of topography and maximized PV density. The system has an articulating table design, which accommodates undulating North/South slope tolerances up +/- 10%

Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Takeaways

Being a juror is an amazing experience. It is heartening to see how thoughtful the teams were in their designs. The students included innovative approaches to achieve the design goals and some created models to show off their design.

Top Mobile Apps for Solar Installers

Mobile technology has shown its prominence in the solar industry, where inverter manufacturers develop their own digital user experiences for PV owners eager to monitor the health of their systems.

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The smarter E AWARD, Intersolar AWARD and ees AWARD winners were chosen

• The smarter E AWARD 2019: Recognizing groundbreaking projects for the new energy world • Intersolar AWARD 2019: Honoring innovations in solar technology • ees AWARD 2019: Innovative products and solutions win prestigious industry prize

Stainless steel lends long life to Merkur wind farm structure

With offshore wind farms like Merkur expected to generate energy over an operating life of 25 years, operation and maintenance typically accounts for 15-25 percent of their total lifecycle cost.

Electric Vehicles: IDTechEx Research Forecasts $2.6 Trillion Market, Many New Sectors

olor changing cars, ones with energy storage bodywork, light-emitting glass that darkens at a touch? All have been demonstrated. Supercapacitor buses charging in 10 seconds?

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THE SMARTER E EUROPE SECURES ITS STATUS AS THE CONTINENT'S LARGEST PLATFORM FOR THE ENERGY INDUSTRY

This year's event focused on the core issues of a future-oriented energy industry, from renewable energies to decentralization and digitalization to sector coupling. Particular attention was paid to smart and interconnected energy systems while a wide range of innovative technologies, new business models and pioneering projects were explored at the accompanying conferences and forums.

Solar-Log Base, Premier Monitoring Unveiled at Intersolar

New products: Solar-Log Base & Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ 4.0 A new generation of solar plant monitoring hardware was unveiled by Solar-Log® this week at Intersolar in Munich - the Solar-Log Base. When combined with the new Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ 4.0, which is coming later this year, these products will mean easier and more powerful solar monitoring and energy management. The Solar-Log Base provides a faster and more intuitive user experience, greater flexibility, and reliable control over self-produced energy. This is the biggest and most-advanced product release from the global market leader since the launch of Solar-Log WEB Enerest™. "The new Solar-Log® product generation was designed based on feedback from installers and fleet managers. Product development focused on where the pain-points are when it comes to monitoring and set out to soothe them," said Silvia Blumenschein, CEO of Solar Data Systems, Inc. (Solar-Log® USA). "We are beyond pleased to bring phase one of our solution, the Solar-Log Base, to the U.S. this summer."

JinkoSolar Wins Intersolar Award 2019 for its Swan Bifacial Module

The Intersolar Award is presented annually to companies making a substantial contribution to the success of the industry, honoring technological innovations and groundbreaking solutions using photovoltaic-related technologies.

REC Group Unveils the Alpha Series at Intersolar Europe - The World's Highest Power 60-cell Solar Panel

The REC Alpha Series delivers industry-beating power of up to 380 watt-peak (Wp), making this the world's most powerful 60-cell solar panel. Based on proprietary panel design with revolutionary cell technology, the new product is already acknowledged by a granted design patent.

Insight Solar Teams up with CertainTeed Saint-Gobain to Expand Photovoltaic Solar Solutions

Partnership Puts the Power Back into Consumers' Hands by Offering an Industry-Leading Solar Warranty Product

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Sun Xtender® Deep Cycle AGM Batteries

Sun Xtender® Deep Cycle AGM Batteries

Sun Xtender® Deep Cycle AGM Batteries for renewable energy storage are manufactured in the USA by Concorde Battery Corporation and are built to the same demanding standards crucial to supporting the aircraft industry. To facilitate maximum conductivity & charge acceptance Sun Xtender® batteries are constructed with copper alloy corrosion free terminals & robust intercell connections. Endurance and optimal float life are achieved through plates thicker than the industry standard. Sun Xtender® Batteries' AGM maintenance free design is an ideal solution for off grid and grid tied systems.

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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.