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Community Monitoring at Ground Zero Nuclear Test Sites

The program currently encompasses twenty-four monitoring stations placed in publicly-accessible areas of communities surrounding the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). To keep these systems running full-time, the DRI turned to Morningstar solar charge controllers.

NREL Research Points to Strategies for Recycling of Solar Panels

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have conducted the first global assessment into the most promising approaches to end-of-life management for solar photovoltaic (PV) modules

C2 Energy Capital Works with Solar Partners to Guide a School Solar Project to Successful Completion

C2 Energy Capital supported Solar Power & Light working alongside First Solar to complete a solar power generation plant for the Otsego School District

Transparent and Double-Sided Sun-Tracking Solar Panels Could Be the Future

Becoming more affordable or practical are essential steps in driving the switch to renewables. Still, more innovation needs to happen. The solar panel industry needs to see substantial changes, and thankfully, it looks like there are some on the horizon.

Engineering a Bright Future

While the solar panels will provide around 12 per cent of the school’s annual electricity needs, the panels themselves act as a bonus. The main driver for the project is education.

Silicon Ranch Launches Regenerative Energy at Tennessee’s Largest Operating Solar Farm

In the case of the Millington Solar Farm, Silicon Ranch has partnered with Cabriejo Ranch to release over 1,000 ewes to graze on the site. Along with other regenerative practices in place, the grazing of these ewes is a critical component of Regenerative Energy™.

Solar Tracker Configuration, The Key to Reducing the LCOE

The solar tracker market is increasingly more focused on the role of wind as a decisive factor leading to reduced solar project power generation.

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Offshore Wind Turbine Market to witness steady growth of 18% during 2020-2026

The offshore wind turbine market is anticipated to witness a lucrative growth over the forthcoming years owing to the global shift towards renewable energy and increasing R&D by key market players.

Rock Star of Photovoltaics is CIGS says IDTechEx

It is copper-indium-gallium-diselenide CIGS up fifty-fold in sales in only ten years. From joke level, leader Solar Frontier of Japan now has 1% of global PV output and CIGS overall has passed 2% by "redefining the battleground".

New Analysis: The $1T 2030 American Renewable Investment Goal Remains Within Reach, but Pandemic Presents Challenges

A new analysis released today finds that investors remain optimistic about long-term renewable energy growth, even as companies experience significant near-term headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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JinkoSolar releases its RE100 roadmap committing to be 100% renewable powered by 2025

"We're proud of our ambitious roadmap we have set for the coming ten years," said Dany Qian, vice president of JinkoSolar. "As the world's largest solar module manufacturer, it doesn't make sense that we produce renewable equipment but not use renewable energy ourselves. We are well positioned to lead the industry in the pursuit of giving the next generation a livable planet, an affordable and sustainable energy solution."

AWEA's September conferences go virtual

The Wind Resource & Project Energy Assessment and Wind Project Siting and Environmental events have moved online

Q CELLS to acquire Geli, expanding its offerings in integrated energy storage solutions

' Q CELLS has signed an agreement to purchase a 100% stake in Geli, a leading energy storage solutions and software provider ' Combined capabilities provide smart energy solutions to customers ' Acquisition marks Q CELLS' expansion into the U.S. solar + storage market beyond existing solutions in Europe and Australia

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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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RBI Solar Inc

RBI solar is the leading manufacturer and installer of solar mounting systems in North America. RBI's mission is to provide low maintenance solar mounting solutions to developers and EPCs. With in-house design and engineering capabilities, state of the art manufacturing faculty and high tech post driving equipment- RBI Solar offers turnkey solutions to your solar racking needs.