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Why PV Structures Collapse: Five contributing factors

Why PV Structures Collapse: Five contributing factors

It’s the destiny of structures to eventually decay or collapse. Take the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Once the most enduring structures known to mankind, all but one collapsed within hundreds of years and the Great Pyramid at Giza is a s ...

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Farewell to Traditional Compressor-Based Refrigeration?

Farewell to Traditional Compressor-Based Refrigeration?

Until recently, the healthcare industry relied on ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers with compressor-based cascade refrigeration systems. Cascade systems are simply two separate compressor-driven refrigeration cycles in a cascade arrangement that a ...

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Digital Solutions – Cybersecurity

On January 1st, 2018 DNV GL officially created a new division called Digital Solutions.  One of the departments within this new division is Cybersecurity.  Cybersecurity is nothing new to DNV GL, what is new is a dedicated team assigned to advancin ...

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Top 5 Ways ZNE Can Make Life More Comfortable During Global Weirding

Top 5 Ways ZNE Can Make Life More Comfortable During Global Weirding

2017 was a weird year as far as weather goes, hitting close to home for our DNV GL family. A colleague in Colorado evacuated due to flash flooding in July. A month later, our DNV GL Houston office employees were left without power for days after ...

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8 Reasons Electric Trucks will be better at off-roading

8 Reasons Electric Trucks will be better at off-roading

In 2013, I published a blog about electric vehicles from the motorhead perspective. Four years later, nearly every supercar brand uses a hybrid or full-electric as its halo car, electric cars have broken 0-60 marks that were never dreamed of by p ...

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2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Energy in Transition Blogs

2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Energy in Transition Blogs

As we find ourselves at the beginning of 2018, we’d like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the past year, which included hot topics around energy storage, wind, energy efficiency, cybersecurity and electric vehic ...

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Mainstream media sensationalism undermines low carbon future

Mainstream media sensationalism undermines low carbon future

Having started my career in wind energy 30 years ago, I have become weary of the many attempts to undermine the case for the development of this clean, renewable source of energy which I see as an essential part of our low carbon future. My fi ...

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Four steps to building a successful outreach team

So far in this blog series, we have described segmentation in the 9-Box Model, contractor/trade ally management using the 9-Box, and the role of market influencers in the 9-Box Model. The goal is to integrate outreach and marketing strategies to use ...

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2016 and 2017 Have Broken Size and Cost Records for Energy Storage

2016 and 2017 Have Broken Size and Cost Records for Energy Storage

As we close out the end of 2017, we can celebrate four consecutive records broken for the largest battery storage projects to ever be commissioned. Here is the timeline: January 2017 - Tesla Aliso Canyon 20 MW/80 MWh January 2017 - Greens ...

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The Quest of doing Laundry: Calculating cost, emissions, and values

The Quest of doing Laundry: Calculating cost, emissions, and values

Around this time last year, there were several exciting events concerning water usage. For one, LEED version 4  officially took over the LEED version 2009;  one of the changes is the inclusion of process water in the Indoor Water Use Reduc ...

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