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There have been debates regarding the pollution caused during the manufacturing of batteries for Electric Vehicles. For instance, some studies seem to suggest that the life-cycle emissions (including battery manufacturing) of an electric vehicle barely helps in reducing carb
The solar tracker market is increasingly more focused on the role of wind as a decisive factor leading to reduced solar project power generation.
The farmer realized it would be more cost-effective and environmentally sound to begin sourcing their electricity from the sun. Impressively, the new solar system provides enough energy to irrigate 450 hectares (1,112 acres) of corn, oat and pastures for cattle ranching.
Recently, a report from industry analysts stated that by the end of this year - 2020 - China alone will generate approximately 500,000 metric tons of used lithium-ion batteries and that by 2030.
The distribution of renewable energy throughout the electric grid requires a new take on transformers, and the solution is here. How can eco-friendly versions improve our clean energy efforts?
The waves are converted into energy through turbines that are either placed on the surface or under the ocean. These turbines are activated by the force of water. They spin and produce energy, which is transmitted to the grid.
Recently the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, working in tandem with the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center, released its summary of Lessons Learned from its fifth biennial electrical power grid and emergency response exercise, GridEx V.
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Various federal bodies across the world have started to shift their focus towards adopting clean energy technologies as a primary source of energy.
Floating solar plants are emerging as alternatives to conventional ground mounted photovoltaic systems. Majority of the countries are shifting to offshore-based solar power generation owing to shortage of land area.
Generac's simplified PWRzone system solves several problems faced by solar installers using traditional equipment: high failure rates, low efficiency and complex installations.
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RPCS to provide mechanical installation services for Today's Power, Inc. Project
Energy Toolbase, an industry-leading software platform providing solar + storage modeling, energy storage system control, and asset monitoring products, has integrated Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions onto its sales and modeling software platform. This integration will empower renewable energy developers to objectively analyze and propose the economic value proposition of Delta's energy storage solutions.
eSmart Systems, Xcel Energy, and EDM International Announce the Successful Completion of Phase One of Xcel Energy's Transmission Grid Virtual Inspection Project
The first phase, launched in December 2019, was successful in deploying Collaborative Intelligence to inspect and document 2,897 miles of Xcel Energy's transmission assets and finished ahead of schedule in March. The multi-year initiative will be expanded into Phase Two to continue to update asset records, reduce operational costs, decrease failure rates, and extend asset life.
The investment also reinforces Q CELLS' position that long-term investments in innovation and highly qualified jobs in the solar industry must remain protected by patents.
MI.RA/Thermography verifies the electrical and mechanical performance of joints, prevents waste and optimizes processes
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What if you could maximize the Ground Coverage Ratio (GCR) on your next project and not have to worry about the complicated variables that come with a tracker system? With a low tilt and clearance design, Dahlia® has the highest GCR of any fixed-tilt system in the marketplace. The system is available in three tilt options (7.5, 10 and 12.5 degrees) and designed to accommodate any sized PV module. The lightweight system is engineered with fewer components, several of which are shipped to job sites pre-assembled. This design feature reduces freight costs and rapidly trims the amount of on-site installation time required to complete construction. Maximizing PV coverage on a site can lead to an increase of production, which creates greater financial return for project owners. Over 100 MW of Dahlia® projects have been deployed across the United States, in regions of variable snow and wind loads. How much can Dahlia® cover and save you on your next project?
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Surrette Battery Company, the exclusive manufacturer of Rolls Battery, is one of North America's leading lead-acid battery manufacturers. Established in 1935, with a production facility in Salem, Massachusetts, Surrette Battery Company relocated to Canada in 1959 and is the Nation's only remaining independent battery manufacturer.