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Championing diversity in clean energy with lessons from home

Courtesy: Sungrow EMEA/UnsplashFollow @EngelsAngle Today, Chris Markwell is the director of asset management for NEXTracker — a leading solar tracking provider — where he works to make utility-scale solar arrays more productive every day. His journey as an engineer, leader, and person of color in clean energy began years ago with a critical decision to serve.Markwell, like millions…
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Can concentrated solar power get a do-over?

Parabolic trough collectors from a concentrated solar project (Courtesy: Abengoa)Follow @EngelsAngle To lean on old sports cliché, it’s not about how you start, it’s how you finish. In the U.S., concentrated solar power’s start can be summarized as a…
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Report highlights challenges for clean hydrogen future

(Source: Pixabay).Follow @KClark_News Clean hydrogen production and use must increase by 50 fold, from 10 million tons per year to more than 500 million tons per year by 2050, if U.S. decarbonization goals are to be met. That’s according to a report released February 14 by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The report, a…
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DERMS provider scores $16.6 M in Series A funding

Image by Credit Commerce from PixabayVirtual Peaker said it received a $16.6 million investment to expand beyond its distributed energy resource systems (DERMS) platform. The funding was led by Louis Bacon’s Moore Strategic Ventures (MSV), with participation from…
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How renewable energy operators can confront the SCADA and IT skills shortage

Renewable energy operators are considering their options to combat the SCADA skills shortage in the face of potential supply chain impacts.(Courtesy: NREL)Contributed by Woodrow Boles, Jr., Director of Renewables SCADA for EverLine The changes in renewable energies over the last ten years are palatable. The explosion of technologies is primarily attributed to falling costs. The economies of…
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Panel sides with Canada on solar import trade dispute

Heliene’s heterojunction solar cell module manufacturing facility in Riviera Beach, Florida (Courtesy: Heliene)Import tariffs that were put in place during the Trump administration to target solar photovoltaic (PV) modules made in Canada should be removed, according…
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40 MWh BTM battery system to support industrial complex

Imperial Oil’s petrochemical complex in Sarnia, Ontario (Courtesy: Enel X)Follow @EngelsAngle Construction is underway on a 20 MW/40 MWh behind-the-meter battery storage system at a petrochemical complex owned by Canadian oil giant Imperial. Enel X, a unit of Enel Group…
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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law gets to work on clean energy

President Joe Biden looks at a 2022 Corvette at the General Motors’ Factory ZERO Facility in Detroit with UAW President Ray Curry and CEO of GM Mary Barra, Wednesday, November 17, 2021. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)Follow @EngelsAngle Three months after President Joe Biden signed it in a White House ceremony, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is getting to work on clean…
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