A Daunting Expedition Through The Energy Harvesting Countryside - Part 1

I live in the middle of the woods out in the country in Ohio; far enough out where there is no cable service, no gas, no piped-in water, no sewers, cell phones don't work, the grid provides reasonable power most of the time, and the one analog-POTs telephone line works if there is not too much water in the crick.

Battery Backup: Power When it's Needed Most

Many homeowners want security and protection in case the grid goes down, and battery backup systems are a great solution to bring this peace of mind.

A Daunting Expedition Through The Energy Harvesting Countryside.- Part 2

In Part 1 we examined the energy bank, and the loads upon it. Next, we will explore some of the energy harvesting needs and capabilities.

New solar cell technology improves efficiency by 15%

Three months of experimental validation allowed us to refine the technique to the point we could pursue grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and submit a provisional patent application.

The Future of Distributed Wind Power

Over the past few years we've seen a real interest from schools, commercial sites, and homeowners. Local and federal governments are also seeing the benefit in on-site energy generation.

Engaging with Consumers

The platform uses unique social media, gamification and other features to drive engagement, uses automatic rebate submissions, vendor marketplaces and other features to make taking action easy, and has functionality to cover the full breadth of utility engagement programs (web portals, out-bound messaging, field staff ops., reporting, etc.).

Taking Global Risks by Storm

Unique, global risks—whether a disastrous tsunami, puzzling regulations or unpredictable foreign travel mishaps—are a formidable reality as the clean tech industry continues to expand. Awareness of these risks and working with partners that can offer proactive guidance and cost-effective risk transfer solutions can help ensure the industry's continued success.

Tripled Manufacturing Capacity Leads to 100 MW Supply Agreement

Schletter and Strata Solar reach agreement for 100 MW (installed PV capacity) of solar mounting systems for 2013

The Future of Fenestration and Facade Industry at fensterbau/frontale India

Envelope for Green Buildings • Participation from more than 70 exhibitors and around 5,000 visitors • Special session by Prof Dr. Werner Lang, Technical University of Munich • Construction industry expected to grow by 20 per cent annually

Wind Energy Update: United Kingdom Powerhouse for Offshore Wind

The United Kingdom (UK) has set high targets for the development of offshore wind farms. Sceptics have claimed that such targets are unobtainable, but with the current investments being made and deals being signed within the UK, the future looks to be brighter than previously thought.

Solar Site Design Currently Developing a Mobile Platform to Streamline Solar Project Development

Features included in the Solar Site Design app facilitate and streamline the sales and business development process for experienced solar professionals.

8minutenergy Renewables Marks 266MW Mount Signal Solar Development Milestone, First Phase of World's Largest Solar PV Farm

– Project Approved in April, Financed in November and Construction Begun by 8minutenergy's Partner the Same Month –

Solar Energy International (SEI) Endorses Solar Industry Certifications and Becomes UL PV Installer Certification Testing Center

SEI has released their formal endorsement of solar industry certification programs from UL, RISE, and NABCEP. SEI's technical training program is actively preparing students for careers in the solar industry.

Factory-Built AC Modules Coming to Australian Solar Market

SolarBridge Technologies Announces Australian Certification and Availability of SolarBridge Microinverters

Europe Lagging Behind US in Support for Renewable Energy, Says Energy Expert

Federal support for renewable energy in the US makes the system of lumping subsidies on consumer energy bills, common across Europe, look "perverse", argues a top GlobalData energy consultant in a new insight.

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IMO Precision Controls - Keeping Solar Safe

The IMO FireRaptor provides three forms of Solar Panel Rapid Shutdown to ZERO VOLTS in case of fire or other emergency: Manual Panel Shutdown to 0V Operated from Ground Level, Automatic Panel Shutdown to 0V at >85°C (185°F) Temperature, and an automatic Panel Shutdown to 0V on External Power Loss. The FireRaptor can be installed without any set-up and with any string inverter as its functionality is completely independent. "Plug & Play" style installation using industry standard connectors is easy, whether fitted to new installs or retrofitted to existing projects to upgrade fire safety functionality. Meeting NEC2017's regulation to switch DC current at the PV panel in under 30 seconds, FireRaptor is remains one of the safest and most effective means of isolating DC current at the source, and the only rapid shutdown with a 20 year warranty.