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Landmark Demonstration Shows How Common Wind Turbine Can Provide Fundamental Grid Stability

NREL Uses Advanced Grid Research Environment for First-Ever Example of Type-3 Turbines Using Grid-Forming Controls

Winter-ready SolarEdge PV System Set to Produce Over 80% of Wisconsin Manufacturer’s Energy Needs

The rooftop array is comprised of 1,037 solar modules, each paired with SolarEdge Power Optimizers for maximum energy production at the site – despite challenging cold weather conditions typical to Wisconsin.

Solar-powered Solutions on the Farm: Purdue-affiliated Company Completes Microgrid for Crop Production Facility

Adding solar power with energy storage was the first step in the company's long-term vision of lowering its carbon footprint and using clean energy to power its operation.

From Fuel to Photovoltaics - How Photovoltaic Technology Can Be Used in Transport

In their current state, photovoltaics cannot generate the amount of energy needed to fully power electric vehicles like cars and buses. However, they will augment power needs, making batteries last longer and generating power for features such as air-conditioning.

Intersolar & Energy Storage North America Product Preview

Intersolar and Energy Storage North America takes place January 13th - 15th in Long Beach, California. The Exhibit hall floor will be loaded with new products and services. Here is a preview of some things to look forward to at this years event.

2021 Top Article - Best Practices for Installing a Solar-Ready Low Slope Roof

When installing a solar array, having a coverboard as part of the roofing assembly is a best practice. As such, most manufacturers of solar mounts test and evaluate their mechanical attachment products with a coverboard over polyisocyanurate (polyiso) insulation.

2021 Top Article - Solar Wind Could Replace Solar Energy

As the solar wind streams toward Earth, it carries the Sun’s magnetic field. Moving very fast, it hits into the Earth’s magnetic field, causing a shock to our magnetic protection, which results in turbulence.

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Aigen raises a $4M seed led by NEA

From Gigafactory to the Farm: Solar-powered robotics company founded by engineering and business leadership from Tesla and MIT

NREL Launches New International Consortium To Advance High-Tech Mirrors Used in Solar Plants

Researchers Seek To Lower Cost of Heliostats 50% and Jump-Start Manufacturing in the United States

Heliogen Demonstrates AI-Powered Autonomous Robot Designed to Lower Installation and Maintenance Costs of Full-Scale Concentrated Solar Plants

ICARUS, Heliogen’s Installation & Cleaning Autonomous Robot & Utility Solution, is Expected to be Enhanced and Deployed Across Heliogen’s Full-Scale Facilities by 2023

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Growatt unveils AXE LV battery system to empower off-grid solar energy storage

Global leading PV inverter and energy storage system provider Growatt adds AXE LV battery system to its smart energy product portfolios, expanding market reach to meet the growing demand for residential off-grid lithium battery storage systems.

TÜV SÜD to assess wind turbines for the Korean market

TÜV SÜD can now offer design examination of wind turbine generators (WTGs) to be placed on the market in South Korea. The international testing and certification company has recently been approved by the Korean Energy Agency (KEA) for this task. Design examinations are a prerequisite for KEA certification and thus market access.

Offshore Wind to Generate Billions for North Carolina Economy

The state must actively pursue development of offshore wind projects to capture the maximum economic opportunity

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SolarEdge Technologies - EV Charging Single Phase Inverter
SolarEdge Technologies - EV Charging Single Phase Inverter

SolarEdge Technologies - EV Charging Single Phase Inverter

The SolarEdge PV inverter combines sophisticated digital control technology with efficient power SolarEdge's EV charging single phase inverter offers homeowners the ability to charge electric vehicles up to six times faster than a standard Level 1 charger through an innovative solar boost mode that utilizes grid and PV charging simultaneously. This product is the world's first EV charger with an integrated PV inverter. Reducing the hassle of installing separately a standalone EV charger and a PV inverter, the EV charging inverter eliminates the need for additional wiring, conduit and a breaker installation. By installing an EV charger that is integrated with an inverter, no additional dedicated circuit breaker is needed, saving space and ruling out a potential upgrade to the main distribution panel. Whether you own an EV now or just want to be EV-ready, future-proof your home with SolarEdge.

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STI Norland

STI Norland is an international manufacturer of solar trackers and fixed structures for large-scale PV projects. Headquartered in Spain, where it was founded in 1996, it has subsidiaries in Brazil, Chile, India, Israel, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States.