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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.

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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- Featured Stories

NASA is testing solar panels that unfurl like Fruit Roll-Ups in space

Sarah Fecht for Popular Science: The experiment is set to fly to the space station this week

Tesla's Solar Roof Is Finally Ready For You to Buy

Tom Randall for Bloomberg: Elon Musk says orders will begin today. Pricing details have yet to be revealed.

Gigantic Wind Turbines Signal Era of Subsidy-Free Green Power

Jess Shankleman , Brian Parkin , and Anna Hirtenstein for Bloomberg: Offshore wind turbines are about to become higher than the Eiffel Tower, allowing the industry to supply subsidy-free clean power to the grid on a massive scale for the first time.

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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

Michigan State University Migrates to Next Generation Aircuity Platform

Aircuity 2.0 immediately provided insight for Industrial Hygiene Department

Aircuity to Begin Installation at Virginia Commonwealth University

Aircuity will improve airside efficiency in three laboratory research buildings and address deferred maintenance projects

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Omg Roofing Products  - Powergrip Plus Roof Mount System

Omg Roofing Products - Powergrip Plus Roof Mount System

PowerGrip Plus Roof Mount System, a watertight structural attachment system used to secure ballasted solar racks and other equipment to roofs covered with thermoplastic (TPO and PVC) membranes. PowerGrip Plus is designed with wind performance in mind and offers ultimate tensile strength of 2,000 lbf. and ultimate shear strength of 1,075 lbf. Properly installed PowerGrip Plus units reduce rack movement and remaining watertight. PowerGrip Plus units are easy to install, saving both time and labor when compared to alternative options. A wide membrane skirt promotes easy welding in place, and the 15/8 diameter and 1/2 inch tall mount provides an optimal perch for securing brackets or struts. The exposed 1 inch tall and 3/8 inch diameter bolt and mounting stand are made from corrosion-resistant stainless steel and aluminum alloy for superior long-term performance.

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Emily Folk - Contributing Author

Emily Folk - Contributing Author

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