Alternative & Renewable Energy

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Alternative & Renewable Energy

Rapid Shutdown of PV Systems Using String Inverters, Micro Inverters, or Power Optimizers

One of the more notable changes to the 2014 National Electrical Code regarding solar installations is article 690.12... Read more

Alternative & Renewable Energy

Can Environmentalists Learn to Love – or Just Tolerate – Nuclear Power?

In June, California utility Pacific Gas and Electric announced plans for phasing out its Diablo Canyon nuclear power... Read more

Alternative & Renewable Energy

Don’t Write Off Biofuels yet, We Will Need Them to Get About in the Future

Bioenergy and biofuels have an important role to play in lowering the use of carbon-intensive fossil fuels –... Read more

Alternative & Renewable Energy; Earth & Environmental Science

What President Trump Means for the Future of Energy and Climate

President…Donald…Trump. For those on both sides of the aisle who vowed “Never Trump!,” that’s going to take some... Read more

Alternative & Renewable Energy

We Can’t Simply Bet on Renewable Energy to Stop Global Warming

The Paris climate agreement has now officially come into force. Although Donald Trump and other climate change deniers... Read more

Alternative & Renewable Energy

Magma Power: How Superheated Molten Rock Could Provide Renewable Energy

Iceland is about to tap into water as hot as lava. Several kilometres below ground, a drilling rig... Read more

Alternative & Renewable Energy

The Essential Differences of String Inverters, Microinverters, and Power Optimizers

Since a solar array generates Direct Current (DC), it needs to be converted to Alternating Current (AC) for... Read more

Alternative & Renewable Energy

Clinton Says the ‘Clean Energy Economy’ Will Create Millions of Jobs. Can it?

Job growth is a prime topic in the U.S. presidential race, but Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have... Read more

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