Tagged Manufacturing

Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant to produce electric powertrains in the future

By mmillikin In the future, the Mercedes-Benz plant in Untertürkheim will manufacture and assemble parts of electric powertrains (eATS). The eATS consists essentially of three subsystems: an electric motor, its power electronics and the transmission. The power-transmission wheelset and other components such as the electrohydraulic control system will also be manufactured in Untertürkheim. The assembly…

PSE&G brings 15.2-MW brownfield project online in New Jersey

By Kelly Pickerel PSE&G has placed its largest solar farm to-date in-service on a brownfield site in Pennsauken, New Jersey. The 15.2-MW Pennsauken Solar Farm is part of PSE&G’s Solar 4 All program. A company that manufactured porcelain-enameled cast-iron bath fixtures first developed the 32-acre site in the 1920s. From 1973 on, the site was…

Array Technologies and EDF Renewables establish supplier partnership

By Billy Ludt Array Technologies, the manufacturers of single-axis solar trackers, and EDF Renewables North America, one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America, announced a new partnership between the two companies. This agreement provides EDF Renewables with nearly 2 GW of reliable single-axis solar tracking equipment supplied by Array Technologies to deploy…

Hormel Foods plant adds solar array to offset 15% of electricity

By Kelsey Misbrener Hormel Foods Corporation and IGS Solar have announced the completion of the solar energy project at the Hormel Foods Swiss American Sausage Company facility in Lathrop, California. The completion was celebrated at a Flip the Switch Event yesterday at the manufacturing facility, which produces a variety of pepperoni and salami for foodservice…

Why Is Wind + Storage Getting Short Shrift?

By [email protected] Chandu Visweswariah is founding president and CEO of Utopus Insights, a New York-based energy analytics company acquired last year by Vestas. *** Competitive markets are wonderful crucibles of innovation. With decades of accumulated manufacturing experience for use in portable electronics, lithium-ion battery prices have steadily dropped. As a result, larger battery products for…

HUBER+SUHNER releases thinner, lighter cabling for offshore industry use

By WPED Staff HUBER+SUHNER, a manufacturer of components and system solutions for electrical and optical connectivity, launched its fire-resistant RADOX OFL (Oil & Gas Flexible Lightweight) cable solution, providing the offshore industry with a safe way to reduce platform weight. Featuring a lightweight and compact design, the RADOX OFL cables reduce weight and space by…

We Can Clean the Air While Growing the Industrial Economy

By CEBN Contributor Originally published November 8, 2019 in the Corpus Christi Caller TimesThe industrial sector is an important and growing producer and end user of America’s vast energy supplies. As U.S. manufacturing, refining, and exports grow, so too do the energy demands on our nation’s industrial centers. From 2017 to 2018, industrial energy use…

Blue Planet Energy discounts its batteries for California residents

By Kelly Pickerel Lithium-iron phosphate battery manufacturer Blue Planet Energy has responded to California’s energy crisis, spurred by recent wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) events, with a sales incentive for battery backup systems for home and business owners. Fire-safe Blue Ion 2.0 batteries from Blue Planet Energy enable power from different generation sources,…

McElroy Metal installs solar on third manufacturing plant

By Kelly Pickerel After completing successful solar panel installations with roof recovers at plants in Peachtree City, Georgia, and Adelanto, California, McElroy Metal recently completed a third solar conversion with its plant in Clinton, Illinois. Inovateus Solar installed 1,116 Hanwha Q-Plus L-G42 350W panels on the facility in Clinton. The system is rated at 390.6…

Soltec publishes study on bifacial solar tracker yields

By Billy Ludt Soltec, a manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers and related services in large ground-mount PV projects, has prepared a white paper that presents the results obtained from a yearlong study at Soltec’s Bifacial Tracker Evaluation Center (BiTEC) in Livermore, California. BiTEC led a study from September 2018 to September 2019 on…

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