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Creating Sustainable Renewable Energy Projects and Solar Farms

The concept of dual-purpose solar is relatively new and although renewable companies of all sizes have been exploring the benefits of co-managing solar power and agriculture, exciting research and development is still underway.

IREC Receives Donation of 1.2 MW Solar Installation from The Conti Group

The donation is the largest unrestricted charitable contribution that IREC has received. Through a long-term power purchase agreement, the system will generate revenue that will help support the organization’s programs for at least 13 years.

Managing Deep-Cycle Batteries Used For Energy Storage

Many homes that use deep-cycle batteries as part of their renewable energy or off-grid power system’s energy storage, are often strained to maximum capacity levels. The result is sets of batteries that don’t seem to last as long as they used to.

Our Journey Towards Energy Access Using Solar Domestic Systems in North-eastern India

The benefits go much beyond quality illumination. Eventually, the un-electrified households received grid connection. In spite of receiving grid connection, the SDS continued to have its benefits among the households.

SMA Feeds Power to the Grid so New Jersey Food Bank Can Feed Families in Need

Collectively, the solar installation donated to the pantry will relieve an annual electrical bill exceeding $10,500. Going forward, the new 33 KW system will mean those funds can instead be allocated to purchasing food for pantry clients—enough food to prepare 6,360 meals.

Google Announces Plans for Clean Data Center Solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic, upon initial lockdowns and social distancing orders, showed that fast change is possible with the right tools. While pollution drops haven’t lasted, a way forward is clear.

Solar Wind Could Replace Solar Energy

As the solar wind streams toward Earth, it carries the Sun’s magnetic field. Moving very fast, it hits into the Earth’s magnetic field, causing a shock to our magnetic protection, which results in turbulence.

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CORPORATE CLEAN ENERGY BUYING GREW 18% IN 2020, DESPITE MOUNTAIN OF ADVERSITY

Corporations purchased a record 23.7GW of clean power through long-term agreements, propelled by growth in new markets. The increase came despite a year devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic, a global recession and uncertainty about U.S. energy policy.

ENERGY TRANSITION INVESTMENT HIT $500 BILLION IN 2020 - FOR FIRST TIME

The world invested unprecedented amounts in low-carbon assets last year, from renewables to cleaner transport, energy storage to electric heat

How Optimized Energy Management Delivers Reliability, Efficiency and Sustainability at the Fekola Gold Mine

The addition of a 35MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) plant and 17MW/15MWh of energy storage to the existing 64MW thermal engine plant was decided. This new energy mix is anticipated to save over 13 million litres of fuel

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World Wind & Solar (WWS) Delivering Blade and Composite Repair Service Capabilities

As part of its long-term growth strategy, World Wind & Solar (WWS) announces a new capability to provide Blade and Composite Repair services to customers that own and operate wind power assets.

Wells Fargo and Ameresco to Install Solar Generation Assets at Nearly 100 Wells Fargo Properties in Seven States

New rooftop, carport and ground mount systems installed at Wells Fargo retail and corporate locations across the U.S. will generate about 45,000 megawatt hours annually

Leclanche introduces modular, all-in-one, high energy battery system for use in wide range of hybrid and fully electric trucks and buses

- INT-39 Energy HV pack features Leclanche's in-house European-manufactured battery cells and modules, fully integrated battery management system and a liquid cooling system - Designed for use in a wide range of new and retrofit commercial vehicles such as e-trucks, municipal service vehicles, construction & agricultural vehicles and e-buses - Optional IoT tool allows for remote data logging and real-time monitoring of battery system diagnostics - Certified according to ECE R-100.02 and rated to ingress protection level IP65 - INT-39 Energy HV has best-in-class cycle life of 8,000 cycles (to 80% DoD) to optimize the total cost of ownership of commercial vehicles

Arctech White Paper: AI Solar Tracking Solutions Give Energy Output a 7% Boost

Arctech Solar, a leading solar tracking, racking and BIPV systems provider, has recently released a white paper entitled "The Next Generation of Artificial Intelligence Solar Tracking Solutions" at an online global launch event. The white paper details major upgrades for its tracking solution that can improve power generation of solar power plants by up to 7%, thereby boosting returns for power plant owners and investors.

Electric Vehicles Market: Extensive demand for mid-priced vehicles is likely to flourish the EV segment

The global electric vehicles (EVs) market is witnessing substantial growth in the coming years owing to the swiftly escalating year-on-year adoption rate of electric vehicles across the globe; favorable policies, incentives, and subsidies introduced by several state governments; along with the quick establishment of infrastructure supporting EVs.

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MORNINGSTAR - TriStar MPPT 600V

Morningstar's TriStar MPPT 600V charge controller leverages Morningstar's innovative TrakStar? MPPT technology and our more than twenty-five years of power electronics engineering excellence, to enable the widest input operating voltage range available from a solar array, wind turbine or hydro input. This controller's standard and DB versions are for off-grid applications, and the TR versions were developed to enable retrofitting grid-tied systems with battery backup.

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