Energy-efficient building codes are a cost-effective foundation for rooftop solar

With the US building stock estimated to add a net average of 1.4 million homes each year, states will need to minimize their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by focusing on effective building codes and standards.

How Civil Work Erodes Project Economics

Both on paper and in the field, civil engineering can quickly drain your project's margins. From the intricacies of installation logistics to the added costs of non-standard products, margins become slimmer as development becomes more and more complex.

California Leads Nation in Residential Solar Installation Rates, Overall Homes and Total Capacity

Gavop's analysis of latest solar installation data from SEIA and census data shows that California leads the nation at 44.92% of all homes installed with solar home. California also leads the nation with total homes installed with solar power at 6.3M total homes ...

A Multi-trillion-dollar Energy Marketplace Is Emerging

Billions of individual devices and population growth have increased demand exponentially. Technology advances with the potential to lower costs and ward off cyber dangers are critically needed. And, commitments to clean and renewable energy sources have become mandates.

When Augers, Ground Screws Make Economic Sense for Solar Contractors?

The use of augers and ground screws have been of interest in solar ground mount systems for some time, and for the right sized job, they offer solar contractors an opportunity to grow their business.

What Can a Solar Integrator do to Maintain and Grow Business

Whether an integrator is just trying to make it day to day or looking for ways to expand, the key is customer satisfaction. This starts with sales. There is a two-way relationship between sales and operations, which is essential to creating satisfied customers.

U.S. Power in 2018: The Good, The Better, and The Gassy

The first numbers on last year's energy trends are in and there are two pieces of great news and one that should worry us: Solar and wind energy are thriving, coal-fired generation sunk to a four-decade low - but natural gas infrastructure is expanding.

Going Green: Homes with Solar Panels Sell for 4.1% More

A new Zillow® analysis shows homes with solar-energy systems sold for 4.1 percent more on average than others nationwide in the past year[ii]. The sale premium varies by market - 5.4 percent in New York, 4.4 percent in San Francisco and 3.6 percent in Los Angeles.

LiDAR Technology Guides Measure's Automated, High Definition Wind Turbine Inspections

The LiDAR system that is mounted on the drone is used not only to navigate close to the blade but also to obtain spatial information about the blade. After a mission is completed, the data import process associates each image with the corresponding spatial information...

Deep Electrification Powered by Renewables Key for a Climate-Safe Future

New report by IRENA charts pathways to further accelerate energy transformation which meets climate objectives while creating jobs and fostering economic growth.

Majority of Consumers Zeroing in on Exactly How They Want to Use an Electric Car, New Survey from MINI USA Finds

When consumers were asked to choose an acceptable amount of time it should take to charge an EV, the most common answer (28 percent) was ''I don't know" followed by "30 minutes" (25 percent).

Fuel-Efficiency Vehicles: Where Are We Now?

Although sales growth in the U.S. has been slow, global sales of more energy efficient vehicles has taken off. This is leading to a great need for infrastructure investments that can support these types of vehicles, leading to many potential opportunities ...

NEC 2017 and Rapid Shutdown

Solar professionals can best prepare for NEC 2017 rapid shutdown regulations by educating themselves about the differences between NEC 2014 & 2017, options for multivendor solutions like Tigo, and relying on certified products that compliant.

Battery Streak Batteries Achieves 80% State-of-Charge in 10 Minutes

The new technology that we are using is called nano-structured materials. This is not nano-particles, but nano-structures. The distinction is that we make the electrode materials into tiny sponges, with the pores on the order of 10 to 50 nanometers.

US wind power grew 8 percent in 2018 amid record demand

Annual market report shows a healthy wind industry delivered record US jobs, $1 billion in rural community and state payments last year

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