Daily Archives: September 11, 2015

U.S. DOE Report Lays Out Options for America’s Clean Energy Future

By U.S. DOE Today, the U.S. Energy Department released its second Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR), which examines the current status of clean energy technologies and identifies hundreds of clean energy research opportunities that could support the effort to modernize the power sector as a whole The post U.S. DOE Report Lays Out Read Full Article…

Canadian Solar to Supply Modules to Vivint Solar

By Tracey Smith This long term contract will give Canadian Solar greater access to the growing U.S. solar market. The post Canadian Solar to Supply Modules to Vivint Solar appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Related posts:TASC Kicks Off Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Thermal Magazine

Another Residential Solar Company Becomes Vertically Integrated

By ST Staff Writers With the closing of its first tax equity fund, Suncrest Solar, Inc. is a full-service provider of residential solar energy systems, the company announced today with Suncrest investors, including an affiliate of Tenaska and Sorenson Capital. The post Another Residential Solar Company Becomes Vertically Integrated appeared first on For more great…

Why Do Solar Panels Need to Be Cleaned?

Solar photovoltaic systems are often presented as independent power producers that require little or no maintenance by the owner. While technology is remarkable, there is a simple thing to do to keep the solar panels work with maximum efficiency: cleaning! Dirty solar panels (due to dirt, pollen, leaves, pine needles, smoke Read Full Article Here…

Tool tethering for safer up-tower maintenance and repairs

By Michelle Froese Proper tool tethers are a must for safe work at heights. By John Salentine | Vice PresidentHammerhead Industries (Gear Keeper) Wind turbine blades require year-round monitoring, maintenance, and repairs to ensure maximum production and efficiency. As of 2014, there were an estimated 700,000 blades in operation globally with an average of 3,800…

IPWatchdog Calls US The Top Electrified Vehicle Innovator

By Sarah Shelton United States-based auto companies are leading the industry in electrified vehicle patents, with second place going to Japan. After adding up the number of U.S. patents relating to electrified vehicles (EVs), IPWatchdog said that a third of all patents come from two of the largest auto manufacturers in the U.S. Read Full…

Burning Remaining Fossil Fuel Could Cause 60-Meter Sea Level Rise

By Press Release New work from an international team including Carnegie’s Ken Caldeira demonstrates that the planet’s remaining fossil fuel resources would be sufficient to melt nearly all of Antarctica if burned, leading to a 50- or 60-meter (160 to 200 foot) rise in sea level. The post Burning Remaining Fossil Read Full Article Here…

10 automakers commit to making automatic emergency braking standard in US

By mmillikin Ten major vehicle manufacturers have committed to making automatic emergency braking (AEB) a standard feature on all new vehicles built, the US Department of Transportation, its National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced today. The announcement, made at the dedication of IIHS’s Read Full Article…

Final Kingston Independence wind turbine report is released #MA

By National Wind Watch KINGSTON – The final report on the acoustical monitoring study of the Independence wind turbine has been released to the public after review by the state Department of Environmental Protection. According to DEP Assistant Commissioner Douglas E. Fine in a letter Thursday (Sept. 10) to Board of Health Chairman Bill Read…

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