Renewable Energy In-depth Technology

William Flanagan - September 22, 2014

Battery Storage with Solar PV: The Next Logical Step

Installed solar photovoltaics (PV) in the United States has grown by 418 percent between 2010 and 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s April 2014 Electricity...

Arnold Kravitz - August 13, 2014

New Micro-Parallel Inverters Aim to Reduce System Costs, Improve Performance

Traditionally, there have been two main options for solar installation designers and engineers to convert DC to AC power: string inverters or micro inverters. Both present significantly...

Darek Kominek - July 31, 2014

Case Study: Using OPC Software To Operate Wind Farms in Spain

Wind power is increasingly becoming an established source of energy. High oil prices, global warming concerns and the nuclear disaster in Fukushima have all contributed to more people...

Sarah Galbraith - July 30, 2014

From Grass in the Field to Fuel in the Hopper: On-Farm Grass Energy is an Opportunity for Farmers

Farmers and landowners want to lower fuel and feed costs, explore feed and fertilizer co-products, be more self-sufficient, and rely less of fossil fuels. Biomass grass crops can be...

Jim Lane - July 28, 2014

Solar Fuels: How Close, How Real?

There’s a class of fuels that don’t use an intervening biomass to make a fuel — so, though they use biology or waste carbon, they’ve bristled at being called “biofuels." Instead, the...

Aater Suleman - July 21, 2014

Get the Most Out of Solar: Cloud-Based Data Monitoring and Control Solutions

As the cost of implementing solar panels drops, more organizations are looking to deploy solar energy solutions. Experts predict a rise in solar investment in coming years. Monitoring...

Mark Schiller - July 16, 2014

Hydrogen Energy Storage: A New Solution To the Renewable Energy Intermittency Problem

The need for a complete energy storage solution is becoming more acute where fields of wind turbines are already generating gigawatts of electricity, often with a significant mismatch...

Iqbal Pittalwala - July 09, 2014

Solar Energy Efficiency Gets a Boost

A perspective article published last month by University of California, Riverside chemists in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters was selected as an Editors Choice — an honor...

Don Konantz - June 30, 2014

Pass the Mustard: Why Carinata is Taking Root as Biofuel

Navigant Research forecasts that the “global biofuels production will reach 61 billion gallons by 2023, replacing nearly 6 percent of global transportation fuel production from fossil...

Stephanie Hobby - June 16, 2014

Research Continues on Solar with Molten Salt Storage

A soaring structure on the south side of the Department of Energy’s National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) combines two cutting-edge technologies in concentrating solar energy:...

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