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Thin, Lightweight Layer Provides Radiation Barrier for Perovskites in Space, Protection From Elements on Earth

An ultrathin protective coating proves sufficient to protect a perovskite solar cell from the harmful effects of space and harden it against environmental factors on Earth.

Nuclear Fusion : Could This Be the Next Thing?

Although weaning off fossil fuels in favor of nuclear fusion will take massive amounts of time and money, this incredible feat for man will be a giant leap for all of mankind.

Huawei Unveils Top 10 Trends of Smart PV for a Greener Future

At the conference, Chen Guoguang, President of Huawei Smart PV+ESS Business, shared Huawei's insights on the 10 trends of Smart PV from the perspectives of multi-scenario collaboration, digital transformation, and enhanced safety.

The Keys to Clean Energy Resilience

One specific challenge presented to engineers, developers and operators is how to balance a project’s financing while prioritizing resiliency as a result of increasing extreme weather events and climate change.

Aerial Thermography Findings from the Field: The Lesser-Known Impact of Shading on Power Production

While each instance of shading is unique and can affect power production to varying degrees, there has been little investigation into whether shading of a single string happens in isolation, or whether it also affects neighboring, non-shaded strings and modules.

The Hydrogen Future of the Automotive Market - Could Hydrogen Decarbonise Transport?

Despite the growing maturity of the sector, hydrogen technologies still need considerable development in order to reach net zero targets and to become a viable fuel source for automotive applications.

Advancements in Nuclear Energy Technology (Small Modular Reactors)

SMRs are used to decrease capital costs and help economies with series production and short construction times. They are designed with module factory fabrication and generally use less than 300 MWe.

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AlphaStruxure to Design, Construct, and Operate JFK's New Terminal One Microgrid, Creating the Largest Rooftop Terminal Solar Array in the U.S.

The 11.34 megawatt microgrid will transform the New Terminal One into the first fully resilient airport transit hub in the New York region that can function off-grid during power disruptions.

A new frontier for Agrivoltaics: the launch of the SYMBIOSYST project

The project will develop technological solutions and strategies to increase the competitiveness of agri-PV solutions across Europe minimizing the impact on landscape and surrounding environments.

EtherCAT measurement terminals in wind farm monitoring

By continuously monitoring the turbine, blades, and foundation performance, you can support decision making on planned maintenance and design validations, which in turn can help to avoid unplanned shut down periods or making costly repairs in the event of failure.

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BIOFUELS CONFERENCE

Curtis & Wyss Group is pleased to invite you to the Biofuels Conference scheduled on April 27th-28th, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. Do not miss the opportunity to join a range of topical sessions relating to the biofuels and bioenergy sector, emerging trends, biomass into biofuels and bioenergy, feedstock supply and conversion technologies for advanced biofuels, microalgae as a source of biofuels and bioenergy, techno-economic analysis and life cycle assessment and other! We will be glad to welcome you to the Biofuels Conference scheduled on April 27th-28th, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain!

2nd PV Module Price Index by EnergyBin reveals opportunities for PV module repair and resale

Today EnergyBin announced the release of their second annual (2022) PV Module Price Index for the Secondary Solar Market report. The PV module price index tracks wholesale pricing and supply of crystalline-silicon modules that have fallen out of traditional distribution channels, and as a result are listed for resale on the EnergyBin exchange.

Nearly half of UK SMEs have expressed a new interest in renewable energy sources, a GetApp report reveals.

The results from GetApp's study reveal the detrimental impact the global energy crisis is having on small businesses whilst highlighting the ways companies are adapting through the use of renewable energy.

Iron Edison Launches the REVOLT4, a New UL1973 Listed Solar Battery

Iron Edison Battery Company has a new solar battery called the REVOLT4. This new solar battery is UL 1973 listed for performance, safety and ease of installation through the electrical permitting process.

InterSolution 2023: Sungrow Debuts the Latest Residential Solar-Storage-EV Charging Solution for Benelux

Sungrow, the global leading inverter and energy storage system solution supplier, made high-profile participation in InterSolution 2023 by debuting its latest residential solar-storage-EV charging integrated solution and showcasing the new commercial inverter SG125CX together with the Company's utility solution 1500V string inverter SG350HX, which help Benelux region achieve further economic decarbonization and reducing the dependence on the import of fossil fuels.

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Alencon Systems - High Power, High Voltage DC:DC Optimizers

Alencon Systems - High Power, High Voltage DC:DC Optimizers

Alencon Systems is the premier manufacturer of high power, high voltage DC:DC optimizers for alternative energy applications including solar, battery energy storage, Microgrids, Fuel Cells and Electric Vehicle charging. Alencon's DC:DC converter offerings include the SPOT, BOSS and CUBE series DC:DC converters. The SPOT is a modular, uni-directional DC:DC solution ideal for solar applications. The BOSS is a modular, bi-directional unit for use with battery energy storage. The CUBE is a monolithic DC:DC converter which is available in both uni-directional and bi-directional modalities. Pictured above, is the Alencon SPOT.

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Alencon Systems, Inc.

Alencon Systems is the premier manufacturer of high power, high voltage DC:DC optimizers for alternative energy applications including solar, battery energy storage, Microgrids, Fuel Cells and Electric Vehicle charging. Alencon's DC:DC converter offerings include the SPOT, BOSS and CUBE series DC:DC converters.