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Ranking Top 10 Solar Tracker Firms Worldwide

A solar tracker is a device deployed along with solar panels, directing the latter towards the sun. Trackers not only maximise the energy capture but also further boost the efficiency of the overall power generation process through minimising the angle of incidence – or the angle that a ray of light makes with a line […]

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Energy Transition May Cost Upstream Oil & Gas Sector $14 T: WoodMac

Even a rapidly transitioning world needs oil and gas supply for decades to come The energy transition represents US$14 trillion worth of uncertainty for upstream oil and gas, according to a new report by Wood Mackenzie. Oil and gas is a risky business. Over the years, those risks have been tempered by a single tenet […]

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BLM Approves $550 Million Crimson Solar Project in California Desert

The United States Interior Department has announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has given final approval to a Crimson solar energy project on public lands in the California desert. The Crimson Solar Project is capable of delivering enough power to energize approximately 87,500 homes, it has an estimated investment of USD 550 million. […]

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UL Collaborates With DoE’s NREL To Commercialize SolarAPP+ Software

US based global safety certification company UL has announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the US Department of Energy‘s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for developing and commercializing the Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus (SolarAPP+) software.  This software will automate the permitting process for residential solar systems. Using SolarAPP+ the local governments will […]

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Upgrading a Grid Connected PV System To An Energy Storage System

Even today, there is a widespread impression among many prospects that a solar system could mean grid independence. Unfortunately, by the time they actually understand the way most solar setups work, especially if you want the benefit of subsidies, they realise that the only way is a grid connected solar plant. However, that is changing. […]

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Solar O&M Gets Set For The Big League In India

As India’s solar footprint has grown, from a tentative 3.7 GW in 2015 to over 40 GW now, a little appreciated, but growing opportunity is finally getting its place in the sun too. The Solar Operations and Maintainance (O&M) business. A $4 billion business worldwide in 2019, it is set to be a $9 billion […]

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Noon Energy’s Breakthrough Renewable Energy Storage Technology Lands $3M Seed Investment

Noon Energy Inc., developer of a revolutionary ultra-low-cost battery technology for long-duration energy storage, closed a $3 million Seed stage investment. Prime Impact Fund led the round and was joined by At One Ventures, Collaborative Fund, and Xplorer Capital. “Long duration storage is the missing link to a fully renewable electric grid. This is a difficult challenge because storage times must be […]

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TG Hylift Develops A Robotic Cleaner For Floating Solar Modules

A German engineering manufacturer has developed a cleaning robot optimized for installed floating solar modules. It can also be used for solar modules installed on land. The robotic cleaner uses only water without any detergent and works with batteries, maikig it an optimum option for floating solar plants by avoiding any water pollution.  With floating […]

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