Battery Storage: The key component for a sustainable future

What is battery storage? The electricity grid is a complex system in which power supply and demand must be equal at any given moment. Constant adjustments to the supply are needed for predictable changes in demand, such as the daily patterns of human activity, as well as unexpected changes from equipment overloads and storms. Energy storage plays…

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Agrivoltaics: What is it and how does it work?

You may have seen the word “Agrivoltaics” occasionally on the internet recently; or even if you haven’t, we’re here to explain what agrivoltaics are and how it can benefit the farming industry. What are Agrivoltaics? Agrivoltaics is a perfect combination of solar panels and plants on farmland. Agrivoltaics involves combining crops with photovoltaic panels, installed…

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November 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to our November Newsletter! Here we dish out all of the renewable energy industry news, and because we’re an EcoXpert, the latest news with Schneider Electric! Read on for the full article: Renewable Energy Industry – What’s Happening? Tesla Model 3 Breaks Records in Hot Market The European passenger plug-in vehicle market scored some…

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Top 10 Renewable Energy Questions for 2019

This week, we have all of your renewable energy questions, answered. Here are your top 10 questions about renewable energy! 1. What is renewable energy? Renewable energy, often referred to as clean energy, comes from natural sources or processes that are constantly replenished. For example, sunlight or wind keep shining and blowing, even if their…

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Renewables in Mining

The question facing many mining operators is whether the increasing global energy demand should be met with traditional generation or renewable sources. For an increasing number of companies, renewables are already winning on cost. Energy can account for around 15 percent of mining costs, according to a CCSI report. This level can rise to 40…

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September 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to our September Newsletter! Here we dish out all of the renewable energy industry news, and because we’re an EcoXpert, the latest news with Schneider Electric! Read on for the full article: Renewable Energy Industry – What’s Happening? Alberta Is Getting Serious Federal Funding To Ditch Coal For Clean Energy1 A news release earlier…

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Offshore Wind

What is Offshore Wind? Offshore wind farms are large quantities of wind turbines that are cited offshore, and the only difference between offshore farms and land farms are that these wind farms lie over bodies of water.1­ Offshore wind can deliver large amounts of clean, renewable energy to fulfill the electrical needs of cities along…

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August 2019 Newsletter

This month brings a lot of exciting industry and company news, and we have it all here for your convenience! Renewable Energy Industry – What’s Happening? Large-Scale Lithium Batteries are the Future of the Energy Grid As renewable energy demands soar, the need for efficient, low cost, large-scale energy storage systems is also rising. Lithium…

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The Importance of Renewables in the North

In every off-grid community in Nunavut, Nunavik, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Labrador, diesel generators are used to keep the lights on. Even in some larger communities such as Iqaluit, diesel is the main source of power.1 The Problem with Diesel The issue with diesel generated power is that it’s dirty. Not only does burning…

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Wind Power

What is Wind Power? Wind power or wind energy describes the process by which the wind is used to generate mechanical power or electricity. Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power. This mechanical power can be used for specific tasks (such as grinding grain or pumping water), or can be converted into electricity…

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