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Featured White Papers

FLOW ENERGY GUIDE - WRITTEN BY ENGINEERS FOR ENGINEERS.
Published by Sierra Instruments, Inc.
PV, WIND AND BATTERY STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS TO MAXIMIZE PROFITS
Published by New Energy Update
LEARN HOW 3 SOLAR PROJECTS CUT COSTS AND SAFEGUARDED THEIR SOLAR INVESTMENT WITH SOLAR FLEXRACK
Published by Solar FlexRack
QUADRUPOLE MASS SPECTROMETERS IN THE PAST 30 YEARS
Published by Pfeiffer Vacuum
PARALLEL CHARGING USING MULTIPLE CONTROLLERS WITH SEPARATE PV ARRAYS
Published by Morningstar Corporation
SELECTING THE PROPER LEAD-ACID TECHNOLOGY
Published by Trojan Battery
ESNA 2018 - GLOBAL GRID TRANSFORMATION
Published by Energy Storage North America

All White Papers

2019 GLOBAL PHOTOVOLTAIC RELIABILITY STUDY

This program is one of the most thorough of its kind, guided by a multistep inspection protocol at sites in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and staffed with some of the most experienced scientists in the solar industry. This team of experts has compiled global data from 6.5M modules, 355 Installations and 1.8GW of Total Power

FLOW ENERGY GUIDE - WRITTEN BY ENGINEERS FOR ENGINEERS.

Learn how to save on energy costs by optimizing your facility flows that impact costs like compressed air, natural gas, steam, and hot or chilled water.

PV, WIND AND BATTERY STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS TO MAXIMIZE PROFITS

In recent years energy storage has emerged as a key ally for the renewables industry, allowing excess production to be stored and sold when market conditions are favorable. And while the addition of batteries to renewable projects was originally a costly exercise, a rapid fall in the price of lithium-ion battery technologies now means solar and wind plants can be equipped with significant levels of energy storage and still remain competitive.

LEARN HOW 3 SOLAR PROJECTS CUT COSTS AND SAFEGUARDED THEIR SOLAR INVESTMENT WITH SOLAR FLEXRACK

The robust design fully supports the array weight ensuring that all loads flow from the modules down through the racking system and into the ground – without placing secondary stresses into the modules or depending on the modules to brace the system. By protecting the most important component of your solar system, the solar power modules, Solar FlexRack safeguards solar project budgets.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING FOR OPTIMIZING SOLAR POWER GENERATION EFFICIENCY

Environmental monitoring is critical to optimizing the efficiency of solar power generation. Beginning with site assessment, on-site meteorological monitoring factors into overall project performance and ROI. Weather stations provide reliable data on parameters such as solar radiation, wind speed and direction, temperature, and precipitation that influence location and efficiency of solar panels.

QUADRUPOLE MASS SPECTROMETERS IN THE PAST 30 YEARS

Design, equipment, fields of application: Many things have changed with quadrupole mass spectrometers (QMS) over the last 30 years. They have become more compact, durable, versatile and digital. Initially used primarily in research, QMS are nowadays utilized in the semiconductor industry, freeze-drying or leak detection, for example.

PARALLEL CHARGING USING MULTIPLE CONTROLLERS WITH SEPARATE PV ARRAYS

Large off-grid and battery backup PV systems, often require greater charging than a single controller can provide. To meet the charging requirements of these large systems, several TriStar™ or TriStar MPPT™ controllers can be connected in parallel to a battery bank. Each controller is connected to its own separate PV array. This document provides answers to frequently asked questions, and tips concerning the operation and setup of these large multiple TriStar and TriStar MPPT controller systems.

SELECTING THE PROPER LEAD-ACID TECHNOLOGY

With so many different battery technologies on the market today, it can be difficult to make sure you’re selecting the right battery for your application. This document will describe the basic types of lead-acid batteries available, and help you understand which one will provide the best performance and value for your needs.

BARRIERS TO MAXIMIZING THE VALUE OF BEHIND-THE-METER DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES

The white paper describes opportunities for distributed resources to provide value to the electric grid and the environment, along with program improvements that are needed to encourage customer investment.

ESNA 2018 - GLOBAL GRID TRANSFORMATION

This is a report from the Global Grid Transformation (GGT) conference track at Energy Storage North America (ESNA) 2018, which took place in early November in Pasadena, California. The event brought together key stakeholders from Australia, Europe, and the Americas to exchange ideas, share success stories, and brainstorm on key challenges, with a focus on promoting a low-emission, resilient, and affordable power grid. IHS Markit worked together with ESNA to prepare this white paper, providing a recap of the most important points faced today by the energy storage industry, including how various markets are developing and how stakeholders can identify and target growth opportunities for energy storage.

100 PERCENT CLEAN ENERGY GOALS: WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO GET THERE?

More than 90 U.S. cities and 140 large corporations have established 100% clean, carbon-free and/or renewable energy goals in recent years. California, with its new mandate that 100% of its energy power must come from non-carbon sources such as solar and wind by 2045, joins Hawaii, which previously established a similar goal. In several other states, newly seated governors campaigned in 2018 on goals of 100% renewable energy, and congressional representatives were sent to Washington positioning for a like-minded national proposal. Setting 100% clean energy or renewable goals is a significant step, but the question remains: what really has to happen to get from here to there, and what are the benefits such a transition will bring?

UNDERSTANDING AND EVALUATING POTENTIAL MODELS FOR THE FUTURE ELECTRIC POWER UTILITY

The frameworks in this slide deck can help those in the power sector understand and analyze key power system design criteria, different constructs for future utility business models, and evaluation criteria for the different utility business model constructs. SEPA developed a set of frameworks to help synthesize the collective insights gathered from Phase III of the 51st State Initiative

A JOURNEY ACROSS THE 51ST STATE: HIGHLIGHTS AND INSIGHTS FROM SEPA’S INITIATIVE ON THE FUTURE OF THE ELECTRIC POWER SECTOR

Dive into the three phases of the 51st State Initiative that initiated the creation of novel ideas for a better energy future. As a capstone to the 51st State Initiative, this paper captures the evolution of thinking through the initiative’s phases.

THE CLIMATE CHANGE CRISIS - A HIVE MIND WHITE PAPER

HiveMind sequestered 135 metric tons of CO2e in four inches of soil on a 500 square feet green roof at Cummin’s Huddersfield diesel plant. Our data from over a dozen sites in the US give an average of 100 tons CO2E sequestered per 1,000 square feet on a standard sedum roof of four inches. There are 43,560 square feet in an acre, so it’s possible to sequester 4,300 tons of CO2e over ten years on acres of land. Central Park is 840 acres so it’s possible to sequester 3.6 million tons of CO2e in a space the park’s size. That’s the carbon footprint of 180,600 Americans. We believe that’s a better solution than a park full of giant air sucking fans.

INSTALLATION BEST PRACTICES - RESIDENTIAL PORTFOLIOS

Developed by the SEIA Quality Assurance Working Group, this document was designed to update installation best practices originally developed by the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group organized by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and is intended to be updated as proper protocol dictates. The primary intention of this document is to provide recommended best practices to facilitate high-quality and consistent residential solar projects. The broader objective in developing and maintaining this document is to build confidence among potential solar customers, regulators, investors, rating agencies, and other stakeholders in the concept that residential solar systems are a valuable home improvement, a consistent and long-term electric generating resource, and credit-worthy investment asset class.

3M LIGHT REDIRECTING FILM (LRF) - DURABLE LIGHT MANAGEMENT SOLUTION FOR SOLAR MODULE EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT

Key data highlighted in the white paper includes more than five years of outdoor weathering at 3M’s state-of-the-art, geographically diverse test locations (3 outdoor sites representing 3 distinct climates). The data shows virtually no film degradation and most importantly, consistent optical performance of the film and electrical output of the test modules.

EMPOWER THE FUTURE OF VEHICLE ELECTRIFICATION TECHNOLOGY.

Find solutions to enhance energy efficiency of smart grids, HEV/EV, e-mobility, and more. Sustainable energy technology is driving our future lifestyle, from vehicle electrification to home energy management systems. See how Keysight solutions can help with solar grid energy efficiency, emulate high-power, high-voltage electric vehicle battery testing, cell self-discharge characterization, and power device modeling.

RENEWABLE ENERGY STORAGE

Global energy demand is expected to increase by 30 percent between 2018 and 2040, the equivalent of adding another China and India to our planet.1 Renewable energy sources will help meet that demand and will require not one, but a robust mix of energy storage technologies to lower the planet’s carbon footprint, create efficient energy models and stabilize the grid.