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Understanding Wind Turbine Fire Protection

A whopping 90% or more of wind turbine fires originate in the nacelle. The nacelle contains the gear box, the generator, the controller, the low- and high-speed shafts, and the brake—and it (the nacelle) sits atop the tower.

CAREFUL POLICY DESIGN COULD UNLOCK MASSIVE ROOFTOP SOLAR MARKET AROUND THE WORLD

New BloombergNEF and Schneider Electric report finds rooftop solar market still largely untapped with potential to exceed 2,000 gigawatts of solar and 1,000 gigawatt-hours of energy storage by 2050

First Ward Park Combines Air and Sun with Smartflower

The Smartflower is connected to First Ward Park’s general electrical system, meaning that the energy it produces will offset park lighting, restrooms, its upcoming Air Quality Learning Station (AQLS), and all other electrical uses.

The Top 10 Most Common Myths about Traditional DC Power Optimizers: Part 2

In part one of this blog post series we talked about how MLPE technologies impact performance and shared five common myths about power optimizers. In this second post, SMA expert Blair Reynolds continues providing clarification on five more of the most common misconceptions.

Drone Powered by Solar Energy

Just like a satellite, SolarXOne is packed with technologies. Half airplane, half drone, this UAV weighs 25 kg, has a 4.50 m wingspan, and is innovative in several ways.

Q&A - Whats New With QuickBOLT

Another new product we’re excited about is our EPDM Conduit Mount for Asphalt Shingle, EPDM & TPO roofs. This mount offers great flexibility in bundling cables and wires. It is also a deck mounted product, so skip the rafters and install anywhere on the roof.

The Top 10 Most Common Myths about Traditional DC Power Optimizers: Part 1

In this series, we’ll debunk common misconceptions and shed some light on how performance is impacted by MLPE technologies.

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Why Are Environmental Tests Crucial for Solar Power Success?

Many leading solar panel manufacturers guarantee their products for 25 years. However, investigations show that the equipment often fails much sooner than that. Researchers sought to find out why.

How photovoltaic glass can be used to cut harmful emissions

This versatility means that PV glass can be used for several different applications to help individuals and businesses reduce their energy costs by replacing conventional glass in buildings, vehicles and other structures.

Wind Catching Systems launches floating offshore wind technology

The technology increases efficiency, cuts acreage use by 80% and reduces production costs, which will enable floating offshore wind to produce electricity at bottom fixed prices.

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GAF ENERGY COMPLETES BUILD OUT OF FIRST U.S. SOLAR R&D AND MANUFACTURING FACILITY

Leading Solar Roofing Company Moves into New 112,000 Sq. Foot Facility

Panasonic Promotes Elite and Premium Solar Installers in California, Florida, New Mexico and Texas

Newly Promoted Installers Will Extend Program Benefits to Homeowners in the Southern and Western United States

Tigo Energy to Reveal New Solutions for Solar Fleet Management and Fire Safety at Intersolar Europe

The Tigo Energy Intelligence monitoring platform and Tigo TS4-A-2F for rapid shutdown on commercial installations will be showcased at Intersolar Europe, 2021.

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Solar FlexRack - TDP 2.0 Solar Tracker with BalanceTrac
Solar FlexRack - TDP 2.0 Solar Tracker with BalanceTrac

Solar FlexRack - TDP 2.0 Solar Tracker with BalanceTrac

Solar FlexRack's latest solar tracker technology bundles an advanced tracker design with a full team of seasoned engineering and installation experts at your service. The next-generation solar tracker delivers a package of features that both enable increased energy yields for commercial and utility-scale solar installations, and significantly reduce project risks. That translates to smart installation cost-savings across your project budget.

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Hammond Power Solutions

Hammond Power Solutions (TSX: HPS.A) is a North American leader for the design and manufacture of dry-type standard and custom electrical engineered magnetics, electrical dry-type and cast resin transformers. Leading edge engineering capabilities, high quality products, and responsive service to customers' needs have all served to establish HPS as a technical and innovative leader in the electrical and electronic industries. HPS has operations in Canada, the United States, Mexico & India.