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Lightning Strikes

Albeit a sales rep, does this Names & Faces move indicate a trend? Dan Bennett, a well-known marketing specialist with a strong resume at Megger and Baker Instruments, announced this week he is moving on from the company to join Lightning Systems. While this might seem like a small blip on the radar, initially (look […]

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XCelerated Shutdown

Integrated plan calls for more than 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions with more renewables, carbon-free nuclear energy and cleaner natural gas Xcel Energy’s Minnesota unit announced plans Monday to retire its last two coal plants in the Upper Midwest a decade earlier than scheduled. The acceleration of the coal closures is another milestone in […]

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Live From AWEA 2019

Windpower 2019 in Houston is incorporating more than wind Electrical Apparatus is in Houston for the country’s premier wind power event this week, and there’s plenty to see. The show has expanded each year to cover more than just the wind industry; almost all sectors of renewable energy are being represented and/or discussed this year. […]

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Industrial Conversion

Repurposing old coal mines can yield both wondrous and sinister results Retired coal mines are becoming a source of renewal; take German industrial sites, converted to entertainment locales. Meanwhile, in Kentucky, the idea of repurposing complicates an already-tense battleground. In Germany, these sites often amicably double down on the goal of progress, due to being […]

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Wind Turbine Repairs

AWEA’s Windpower expo next week in Houston could be a great place to start If you’ve been skeptical of the potential for servicing wind turbines, look no further than this statistic for encouragement. Livonia, Michigan’s own PSI Repair Services, Inc., recently surpassed 40,000 repaired wind-turbine parts for the wind energy market, following a busy 2018. […]

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Siemens Spinoff: Energy, Divided

Conglomerate separates gas, power, renewables due to low demand for gas turbines Remember when the beloved show Cheers took one of its popular but niche-y characters and gave Frasier his own platform to operate? This is (kind of) like that! German conglomerate Siemens AG said it will spin off and give up its majority stake […]

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Lithium-Ion Questions

Battery storage enters its boom-or-bust phase A recent fire at an APS (Arizona Pubic Service) battery storage facility in Surprise, Arizona was unfortunately not the first such incident for the company. Eight firefighters were injured in the April 19 incident, which made national news, but the extreme dryness and heat of the state and region […]

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Floatovoltaics

Floating solar projects are coming to fruition in 2019 Floating solar panel technology is an intriguing innovation in the renewable energy sector these days. FPV (floating photovoltaic) refers to an array of solar panels on a structure that floats on a body of water, typically an artificial basin or a lake. The idea boasts rapid […]

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Greener Harbours

Seafaring airline pledges to convert entire fleet to electric The world’s largest floatplane-only airline, according to CleanTechnica, Harbour Air will be the first seafaring airline to convert its complete fleet of de Havilland Beaver, Otter, Twin Otter aircraft and lone Cessna Caravan to electricity. These 41 vintage aircraft will be converted to reach a longer […]

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