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How Can We Improve Hydropower Technologies?

Innovation is inevitable, and technologies, digital or not, will progress as time goes on because it has too. Sustainable clean energy sources are vital to the future of our planet and with a little bit of commitment to innovation, we can get there sooner than we think.

Five Companies Selected to Join GCxN Cleantech Accelerator

The five participating companies were selected through a multistage competitive evaluation and are focused on advancing novel utility grid or electric vehicle charging technologies – the areas of focus identified for this cohort.

Morningstar and TÃœV Rheinland

In the solar industry, standards and regulations change quickly, with new standards emerging at a rapid pace. Morningstar has been using multiple compliance service providers, but struggled to find one that aligned with all their specific needs.

Solar Light Systems Provide Crucial Light Sources in Remote Oil Fields

EcoSol Energy Systems a leading energy, water and sustainability consulting headquartered Dubai, United Arab Emirates was tapped to develop a lighting system to keep the oil fields running safely and efficiently.

How Did Wind and Solar Become Cheaper Than Coal?

The IEA predicts the world's renewable energy capacity will increase by 50% between now and 2024. This rise in renewable energy usage is mostly due to solar PV, which is becoming favorable in a wide range of industries.

Babcock Ranch: Learning From the World’s First Solar-powered Town

Real estate developers, Kitson & Partners, have set a new standard for sustainable living. Their groundbreaking model of a 100 percent solar-powered town in South Florida called Babcock Ranch, is touted to be the largest self-sustaining community in the country.

Superfund Project Restores an Ecosystem

The Superfund Redevelopment Initiative helps communities reclaim and reuse contaminated land for a wide range of purposes including the generation of sustainable renewable energy. That is the case with the Elizabeth Mine Superfund Project.

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SunPower To Create Two Independent, Industry-Leading, Publicly-Traded Companies

-SunPower will continue as the leading North American distributed generation, storage and energy services company. -Newly-formed Maxeon Solar will be the leading global technology innovator, manufacturer and marketer of premium solar panels.

Energy Storage North America Announces Winners of 2019 ESNA Innovation and Champion Awards

The ESNA Innovation Award winners were selected from the most geographically and technologically diverse group of Innovation Project Award nominates to date through a public, online voting process that received over 2,500 votes across three categories.

ABB uses AI to revolutionize energy management

ABB and Verdigris Technologies have developed machine-learning algorithms to predict unplanned peaks in power consumption - and identify strategies to prevent them

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C2 Energy Capital's Walmart New Jersey Solar Project Wins Solar Builder Large-Scale Project of the Year

C2 Energy Capital is awarded Large-Scale Project of the Year for its Walmart Phase IV solar portfolio in New Jersey. The award features the solar power generation system crowning Walmart Bayonne Supercenter.

Wells Solar Recognized As A Top Solar Company In Texas

Coming off their biggest year ever for solar panel installations, Austin-based Wells Solar is proud to be named one of the top solar contractors in the United States by Solar Power World Magazine. Wells Solar achieved a rank of 81 out of 243 residential solar companies!

Leading Solar Manufacturer Joins SEIA's Board of Directors

JinkoSolar is one of the world's largest PV module manufacturers and is a leader in the United States, supplying many of the panels currently installed across the country.

Ørsted to build landmark solar and storage project

Upon completion of the Permian Energy Center, Ørsted will become the first energy company to operate the full spectrum of on- and offshore wind, solar PV and storage solutions in the US market.

Sunverge Distributed Energy Resource Control and Aggregation Platform Supports LG's Home Energy Storage Solution

Sunverge's advanced platform integrated with LG's Energy Storage System provides customers and utilities with advanced consumer and grid services

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Shoals Technologies Group -  Inventing Simple® - From the Back of the Glass to the Inverter

Shoals Technologies Group - Inventing Simple® - From the Back of the Glass to the Inverter

Inventing Simple® isn't just a slogan to us, it's a way of life. Using simple plug-and-play ideology, we revolutionized solar installations in 2003 with our Interconnect Systemâ„¢. Our harnessing system is now the gold standard EPC's use around the world. By using simple ideas, we are making solar energy a more affordable and clean power source for future generations.

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Tigo Energy

Tigo Energy

Tigo® is a global company founded in Silicon Valley in 2007 that combines a unique systems-level approach with expertise in semiconductors, power electronics, and solar energy. By partnering with tier 1 module and inverter manufacturers in the industry, Tigo is able to provide innovation to cost-effective multivendor PV systems with integrated and retrofitted Flex MLPE as well as communications technology to drive the cost of solar electricity down. After years of research, development, testing, and certification, Tigo brought the revolutionary TS4 Platform to market. Tigo's modular TS4 Platform can be selectively deployed with different functionalities per module at different price points utilizing Predictive IV (PIV) technology to maximize energy harvest at a minimal cost. Tigo offers PV installers, designers, OEMs, EPCs, and system owners the solution that improves return on investment at each level to reduce the O&M cost over the lifetime of any project. Today, Tigo remains the only UL-certified, multivendor MLPE rapid shutdown for residential and C&I. Tigo has operations in the USA, Central & South America, Caribbean, Europe, Japan, China, Australia, South Pacific, and the Middle East.