Storage advance may boost solar thermal energy potential

Advance based on thermochemical storage, in which chemical transformation is used in repeated cycles to hold heat, drive turbines, and then be re-heated to continue the cycle

Precise current shunt measurement

For power control systems including industrial motor drives and inverters

Compact HMI with advanced functionality

Display has the ability to display more than 65,000 colours, bringing new levels of realism to screen elements for enhanced usability

High performance edge connectors

Slimline PV-JB/BF junction box can be mounted on the edge of the panel without obscuring any solar cells

Co-ordinating virtual power plants intelligently

Virtual power plants combine different sources of renewable energy. To guarantee a stable energy network, the relevant sources will be combined automatically based on availability

Avoiding grid expansion costs from renewables

Low voltage 400V electricity supply grids that solves problems created by fluctuating renewable power feed-in. Nick Flaherty reports

Soak up the solar energy

Non-toxic thermal fluid makes solar energy more efficient; also boasts low flammability, making solar applications safer

Martifer Solar connects five plants ahead of Renewable Obligation deadline in UK

The plants, located in various counties throughout the UK, have a combined capacity of 57.8MW

Solar PV plant installed on rooftop

Plant has about 1,000 solar panels and capacity of 300kW; will lead to the reduction of the commercial facility’s energy bill by up to 18%

Arc fault detection device prevents smouldering fires

Arcing faults are a particularly high risk in solar power systems

Wave energy needs radical innovation if it is to be competitive

ETI publishes insights on the future competitiveness of tidal stream and wave energy

Solar pump makes most of water resources in Africa

Sun-Sub submersible pump system is located on the banks of the Mereb River in Eritrea

Quantification of pulsed solar simulators

The SR-1901PT is suitable for classifying pulsed solar simulators in PV manufacturing

New high current PV connector

Power losses minimised with new solution from Multi-Contact

Wind power beats nuclear and coal in record-breaking August

RenewableUK says new data shows that August was an exceptional month for wind energy, with new records set and generation levels exceeding both nuclear and coal, according to official UK's National Grid statistics

Underground monitoring system

Dragoncam checks the inside of cable ducts for ridges and damage

Solar-powered pumping

A new product launched by NOV Mono offers an effective solution for pumping water on small-scale farms and rural lifestyle properties



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