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Frost Heave and Solar Arrays

For continuous racks, the vertical deformation results in additional stresses on the racking system and can cause a variety of issues such as cracked modules; solar panel distortion; damage to conductor; connection failures; and more.

2019 State Solar Power Rankings Report

Given how well the industry has weathered the solar tariffs enacted by the Trump administration in early 2018, and how the costs to install just keep falling, it seems certain that solar is ready for its moment in the spotlight.

How Geothermal Systems Work and Where They Fit in the Energy Industry

Below the earth's surface, there's a source of power with impressive potential — geothermal energy. This source of power revolves around using the natural temperature of the earth to produce power and provide heating and cooling for buildings.

Solar Energy for Universities and Colleges

One of the largest challenges for managing energy use in a university setting is the inconsistent usage patterns throughout the year.

What Laws and Bans Are Helping to Protect the Planet?

There are still huge strides to make to combat climate change, but we are definitely making progress. Leaders from across the globe are stepping up efforts to ensure marked changes are being made to dramatically reduce emissions and change behaviours – and fast.

The Most Common Solar Circuitry Schemes

Apart from the solar panel itself, virtually any circuit consists of a solar regulator, inverter and, most commonly, a battery. Let’s briefly go through their functions.

DLS Converts 2 Million Pounds of Label Waste into Clean Energy

DLS, a national label converter, finds a cost-effective waste management solution that saves 2 million pounds of label matrix annually from reaching landfills while providing a clean burning fuel source for energy companies.

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American Wind Week 2018 kicks off

Wind power supporters organize nearly 30 events nationwide in recognition of U.S. leadership in wind power and its benefits

REC Launches World's First n-Type Mono Solar Panel with Twin Design

The new panel breaks fresh ground for REC and the industry: this is the first solar panel to combine n-type mono half-cut cells with a twin-panel design, and promises excellent power output of up to 330 watt peak allied to lasting performance.

Engineers pioneer greener and cheaper technique for biofuel production

This is a major breakthrough in metabolic engineering and exhibits a foundational milestone in sustainable and cost-effective production of renewable biofuels and chemicals.

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Natural Power advises NTR on 200MW Nordic wind portfolio acquisition

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power has advised NTR on the 200MW acquisition of operational and pre-construction onshore wind projects in Sweden and Finland that has been added to the NTR Renewable Energy Income Fund II.

GRID Alternatives Announces Renewed Funding Through AmeriCorps for SolarCorps Fellowship Program

Ahead of the annual MLK Day of Service, GRID Alternatives announces renewed support for its SolarCorps Fellowship Program through the Corporation for National and Community Service. This support will help deploy renewable energy technology and job training in low-income communities across the United States. Over three years, the more than $1.6 million commitment will support 120 AmeriCorps members as they gain hands-on training and technical skills in the solar industry through service at GRID Alternatives' affiliates and offices across the country.

Natural Power appointed to Decentralised Energy Network Frameworks

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power has been appointed by Stoke-on-Trent City Council as a supplier on the four-year Decentralised Energy Network Frameworks.

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Emily Folk - Contributing Author

Emily is an environmental writer, covering topics in renewable energy and sustainability. She is also the editor of Conservation Folks.