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Global Wind And Solar Costs To Fall Even Faster, While Coal Fades Even In China And India

This year's forecast from BNEF sees solar energy costs dropping a further 66% by 2040, and onshore wind by 47%, with renewables undercutting the majority of existing fossil power stations by 2030

Future trucks fueled by hydrogen created with solar power: Exhaust? Pure water vapor

Science Daily: Heavy-duty trucks will soon be driving around in Trondheim, Norway, fuelled by hydrogen created with solar power, and emitting only pure water vapour as "exhaust."

Why Design Matters for Solar O&M

When evaluating SATs, I want to consider whether the failure of any individual hardware component could threaten the system’s overall production. In the case of a decentralized SAT, for example, each row’s independent motor is powered by its own dedicated solar panel (wi

3 Ways to Prevent a Solavalanche

Because the face of solar panels are fabricated from glass, there’s no surface area/friction for snow to grip onto, and nothing to stop it from building up, eventually releasing in an avalanche manner, in the form of what we Alpine-ites like to refer to as a solavalanche.

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AltEnergyMag.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Intersolar & EES

Intersolar & EES North America run July 10th - 13th in San Francisco, California. This AltEnergyMag.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years events.

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Why rising temperatures don't make solar power rise

Isha Salian for San Francisco Chronicle: Sunny skies sound like a positive for energy production, but this week’s heatwave in California isn’t a boon for solar power.

Can Offshore Wind Power Revive U.S. Ports?

Benjamin Storrow for Scientific American: Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Maryland are all eyeing up manufacturing and maintenance businesses that would support wind energy

U.S. Reports a Major Milestone in Wind and Solar Power

Bobby Magill for Scientific American: 10 percent of electricity generated in the country in March came from these renewables

Pika Energy - The Harbor Smart Battery Series: Smart Power on Demand

The Harbor Smart Battery provides clean energy storage with revolutionary simplicity and automated performance.

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Ideal Power Delivers Hybrid Microgrid to Island Business

200 Kilowatt / 300 Kilowatt Hour Solar-Plus-Storage System Enables Off-Grid Building to Reduce Reliance on Diesel Fuel Through Cost-Effective Renewable Power.

Panasonic HIT® Solar Module Achieves World's Leading Output Temperature Coefficient1 at -0.258%/°C

The improved output of the temperature coefficient results in a nearly 50% reduction in necessary power generation during the hot summer months

GE and Solairedirect India Partner for the Next 25 Years

GE Will Provide Solairedirect India with 140 Megawatts of LV5 Solar Inverters and a Long-Term Service Agreement for 25 Years

Ohio Senate reforms onerous wind setback rule

Unlocking Ohio wind resources a multi-billion dollar opportunity for the state

Grid stability with renewables? Yes, Wind can!

A primary advantage that synchronous generators deliver is mechanical inertia which instantly resists speed changes in a grid shock, such as the failure of a large power plant or a transmission line. Generator speed determines grid frequency.

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