October 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to our October 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? Nissan unveils new urban electric car Another new electric vehicle has entered the market! Earlier this…

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Biomass Energy: The Other Renewable Energy

Besides wind, solar, and hydro energy; there are a few other forms of renewable energy. One of them is called biomass energy. Let’s explore how biomass energy can help reduce our carbon footprint. What is Biomass? According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), biomass is “organic material that comes from plants and animals, and…

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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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What is an Arc Flash Study?

An electrical arc could happen at any time — when no one is around, when someone is walking in proximity, or when someone is working on the equipment. The most hazardous situation is when someone is working on or near energized equipment. The equipment doors may be open, placing workers close to electrical components, conductors,…

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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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What is Tesla’s Megapack?

In today’s news post, we’re discussing Tesla’s new Megapack, a new utility-scale energy storage product modeled after a giant battery system that was deployed in South Australia. The Megapack was announced this past Monday, and is hoped to provide an alternative to natural gas “peaker” power plants. Tesla’s Megapack will provide 182.5 MW of the…

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July Newsletter

Welcome to the July Newsletter, bringing you industry updates and news from this past month! Ontario Renewables Solar company from Guelph signs Direct Energy as customer for Project Canadian Solar Inc. says it has signed on Direct Energy as a buyer for power from its Suffield solar project in Alberta. The company says the 23…

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