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First Giant Haliade-X 12MW Blade Rolls Out

By Nadja Skopljak LM Wind Power has rolled out the first blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine at its factory in Cherbourg, France. According to the company, the 107m long blade, the world’s largest, has… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

Quick Mount PV adds second shift at California manufacturing facility

By Billy Ludt Quick Mount PV, an American manufacturer of watertight solar roof mounting and racking systems, is doubling its manufacturing production. The company is adding a second shift for the first time at its Walnut Creek, California manufacturing facility — increasing the company’s annual production capacity to 1.2 GW, based on the average number…

Sunpreme hybrid solar cells get official silicon clarification from Dept. of Commerce

By Kelly Pickerel California-headquartered solar panel manufacturer Sunpreme recently popped up in federal court documents, bringing an end to court battles stretching back to 2015. Sunpreme makes bifacial, double-glass, frameless modules that use an innovative “hybrid cell technology (HCT)” that is a mixture of silicon and thin-film. Thin amorphous-silicon (a-Si) films are deposited on silicon…

U.S. Battery Manufacturing shares its outlook on the U.S. energy storage market

By Kelly Pickerel Solar Power World recently spoke with Zachary Cox, VP of operations at U.S. Battery Manufacturing, about the current state of the U.S. energy storage market. The deep-cycle, lead-acid battery manufacturer attributes the recent increase in energy storage system deployments to improved battery technology and utility flexibility, but Cox noted there’s still a…

GE ships tower sections for Haliade-X 12-MW prototype

By Michelle Froese GE Renewable Energy announced the shipment of the four tower sections that will be part of GE’s Haliade-X 12-MW prototype to be installed later this summer in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam (NL). The four segments at tower manufacturer GRI’s site in Seville, will be arriving in the Netherlands before the end of the month. This…

Renewable energy industry employed 11 million people in 2018

By Kyla Mandel At least 11 million people around the world held jobs across the renewables sector, from manufacturing and trading to installation. The post Renewable energy industry employed 11 million people in 2018 appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Renewable energy employs 11 million people, worldwide

By Michelle Froese Eleven million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018 according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This compares with 10.3 million in 2017. Employment in wind power supports 1.2 million jobs, fins IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency. As more and more countries manufacture, trade…

Each wind turbine is an industrial factory #NY

By National Wind Watch Last evening, my husband and I sat out under the stars at our home in rural Chenango County. We had enjoyed a glorious late-spring Sunday, riding the Goldwing through the countryside to church, then later to a picnic with friends. Warm, dry days are few and far between these days and…

Calyxo improves efficiency of CdTe thin-film module to 16.5%

By Kelly Pickerel German thin-film solar panel manufacturer Calyxo TS Solar GmBH has reached a module efficiency of 16.5% and panel output of 118 W with its latest solar panel generation. This is a small increase over the 15.4% efficiency and 111-W output reached in January this year. Calyxo said this new efficiency rating is…

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