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REPORT: Clean Energy Jobs Pay 25% More Than National Median

First-of-its-kind report shows clean energy jobs more likely to include health care, retirement benefits. Median wages in solar, wind, grid modernization higher than jobs in coal, natural gas and petroleum fuels.

Calculating Battery Backup & Storage in Residential Solar

Using software for PV system design will reduce time spent and costs for each project. What sets Aurora apart from other software tools are our accuracy, pioneering technology, experience, and our awesome customer success team.

NASA and HeroX Seek Innovative Energy Solutions to Power Lunar Activities

The first phase of the challenge presents a mission scenario with three mission activities. Teams will choose one or more activities to address by proposing an energy distribution, management, and/or storage solution.

Why This Overlooked Li-Ion Battery Component is So Crucial

Nickel’s major advantage in battery applications is that it delivers a higher energy density and greater storage capacity at a lower cost than other metals. In li-ion battery production, there are two types of cathode chemistries dependent on this material.

Argentinian Company Unearths Clean, Renewable Technology

In Cerro Negro Córdoba, Argentina, sits the Fluorita Cerro Negro hybrid PV-diesel plant. It powers a mining operation that specializes in fluorite extraction and processing, without any grid service to power its operations.

Nobel Prize Winning Inventor of the Lithium-ion Battery Has His Eyes Set on the Next Big Breakthrough in Energy Storage

While heading the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory at Oxford University nearly 40 years ago, he discovered the feasibility of lithium cobalt oxide as a cathode material, which enabled the commercialization of the first rechargeable lithium-ion battery by the Sony Corporation.

The First Koolbridge Solar™ Smart Load Center™ (SLC) Built Finds a Home in an Off-Grid Cabin.

Other major components for the solar setup included four 310-Watt PV panels, a DC-to-AC inverter, charge controller and eight 12 Volt deep-cycle marine batteries.

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Explore a virtual world of Q CELLS products and services with new digital platform, Q CELLS SMART CITY

Newly-launched virtual platform, Q CELLS SMART CITY, invites customers to take an online tour of a sleek Q CELLS-themed world to discover the company’s latest products and services and learn more about its solar-powered energy transition.

Colorful Perovskites: NREL Advances Thermochromic Window Technologies

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) report a breakthrough in developing a next-generation thermochromic window that not only reduces the need for air conditioning but simultaneously generates electricity.

Barrette Outdoor Living Generates Massive Power with Newly Installed Solar Panels

The array is comprised of 27 invertors, 6,354 solar panels and is capable of producing more than 2,352,489 watts DC of power output which will offset approximately 81 percent of the facility's electricity consumption.

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Lithium ion Battery Market is Estimated to Reach USD 76.80 Billion in 2024 | At a CAGR of 15.4%

As per a Forencis Research latest report, the The global lithium ion battery market is estimated to reach USD 76.80 Billion in 2024 at a CAGR of 15.4%.

Residents of Shelby, OH Enjoying Benefits of Utility-Scale Solar Array

Small town solar is a growing trend with financial and environmental advantages for ratepayers.

Eco Wave Power Develops a Game-Changing Wave Energy Power Plant Verification and Maintenance Software

Swedish wave energy company, Eco Wave Power (EWPG Holding AB; ECOWVE) , develops a new software for real-time production verification. In addition to guaranteeing production efficiency, it also allows for the timely maintenance of the wave energy power plants.

Competition for flexible asset PPA deals on the rise

The capacity of non-traditional flexible generation technologies is increasing substantially in GB, and in parallel, the market for trading and optimising such assets continues to develop. Cornwall Insight's latest research shows there is ~10.8GW* of operational flexible capacity across front-of-the-meter gas and diesel engines, battery storage, Open Cycle Gas Turbines (OCGTs) and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technologies.

Halliburton & Baker Hughes CEO's join Reuters Events: Energy Transition 2020

Reuters Events - announced that CEO's of two of the world's leading energy service companies, Halliburton and Baker Hughes, will join the speaker faculties for their flagship Energy Transition Summit.

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Soltec Solar Trackers -  SF7 Bifacial

Soltec Solar Trackers - SF7 Bifacial

Soltec manufactures and supplies solar trackers designed and proven for extreme climate conditions, which is an ideal solution for any region's environment. Soltec's trackers are self-powered, requiring no additional PV module or grid-powered connection. Bifacial modules collect energy on both the front and rear sides, capturing reflected irradiance from the ground surface under and around the tracker and from other modules. Depending on site conditions, bifacial yield-gain can reach +30 percent.

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Shoals Technologies Group

Shoals Technologies Group

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 System™. 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.