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Panasonic and Pika Energy Upgrade Industry's Most Powerful and Efficient Smart Battery for Solar Storage

Harbor Plus™ Smart Battery packs power and energy capacity for whole-home back-up and smart energy management

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.

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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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.

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.

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HDR, PACO Steel Win Innovation Award for Industry-Changing Solar Idea

Subtract one pound of steel per foot length from every pile used to support a solar photovoltaic panel, and you may save millions of pounds - and a lot of money.

Natural Power invests £540k in state-of-the-art ControlCentre

Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse officially opens Natural Power's new ControlCentre and Brockloch Rig Wind Farm

Power trading among neighbours per Blockchain: innogy and Conjoule make it possible

Conjoule.de : We are the peer-to-peer market place for locally produced energy.

Hukseflux pyranometer calibration services for all major brands

Hukseflux is a leading manufacturer of solar radiation sensors. Our worldwide calibration and servicing organisation is at your disposal; not only for pyranometers of the Hukseflux brand. We calibrate pyranometers of all major brands according to established standards.

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

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Dynapower - MAXIMIZE PRODUCTION AND REVENUES WITH SOLAR PLUS STORAGE

Dynapower - MAXIMIZE PRODUCTION AND REVENUES WITH SOLAR PLUS STORAGE

The addition of energy storage to an existing or new utility-scale PV installation allows system owners and operators the opportunity to capture additional revenues. Traditional storage plus solar applications have involved the coupling of independent storage and PV inverters at an AC bus or the use of multi-input hybrid inverters. An alternative approach - coupling energy storage to PV arrays with a DC-to-DC converter - can help maximize production and profits for existing and new utility-scale installations. DC-Coupled Utility-Scale Solar Plus Storage leads to higher round-trip efficiencies and lower cost of integration with existing PV arrays and at the same time, opens up new revenue streams not possible with traditional AC-coupled storage, including clipping recapture and low voltage harvesting, while being eligible for valuable tax incentives.

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Dynapower

Dynapower

With over 400MWs of energy storage deployed worldwide, Dynapower is the leading independent manufacturer of inverters, DC Converters and fully integrated energy storage systems.