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The stories of residents living near Duke Energy's Belews Creek coal-fired power plant in Stokes County, N.C., center on the resilience of a close-knit community — but they also reveal a toxic legacy of decades of coal pollution.

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With over 12 years'​ experience, Nclave, the merger of Grupo Clavijo and MFV Solar, is one of the world's leading companies in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of structures and trackers for the PV solar market. With offices and production facilities on all continents, Nclave is truly a global player.

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Is solar or wind a better way to power your home?

Article | February 25, 2020

A growing number of homeowners in the United States are turning to renewable energy sources to provide power for their homes. Solar power systems only need sunlight to power your home and vehicle, recharge large battery systems, and still allow you to sell extra energy to your utility company. Wind power can perform the same functions by producing energy from wind-powered turbines. Both depend on often volatile forces of nature, but overall, solar panels provide more consistent energy. Solar panels don't include moving components, as wind production units do. These and other differences play important roles in deciding which renewable energy option is best for you.

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Toyota used AI to supercharge EV battery development and saved years of effort

Article | February 25, 2020

Scientists and researchers around the world are increasingly turning to Artificial Intelligence (AI)and so called Robo-Scientists to help them discover everything from new anti-biotics and drugs, through to new spray-on solar panel materials and vaccines, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that AI is now being used to help develop new battery tech. “In battery testing, you have to try a massive number of things, because the performance you get will vary drastically,” said Ermon, an assistant professor of computer science at MIT, referring to how scientists traditionally hunt for new battery breakthroughs, and who led the new project to use AI to help them develop new promising batteries for Electric Vehicles.

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Everything You Need To Know About Solar Power For Businesses

Article | February 25, 2020

Having a small business, on-going expenses are obvious. However, as a business owner, you always look for steps to have a significant reduction in them. Solar Power for Small Businesses can perfectly serve your purpose. Of course, Power Bills take a sound part of the total regular monthly expense. Also, with the constant phenomenon of the economy are likely to hike up with time. In this scenario, a Solar Power Systems for Small Businesses can perfectly deal with it. Well, it supplies enough energy required to function the equipment in your commercial space. This is why constantly the number of businesses going for solar has been increasing tremendously.

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Recognizing and solving challenges in renewable energy land usage

Article | February 25, 2020

As anyone familiar with the saga of the Spotsylvania solar project knows, an inherent difficulty in developing renewable energy projects comes in finding the right project location, both in terms of size and siting. This is one of the topics analyzed in a new report released by The Brookings Institute: “Renewables, land use, and local opposition in the United States.” It’s a hard fact that renewable generation uses more land than fossil fuel systems, with solar having slightly lower median land use than both on- and offshore-wind, despite a large variance in total land density values. While this presents an issue for renewable developers, the silver lining is that renewable energy can be sustained indefinitely on the same land base, while mines and wells will eventually run out. As a solution, the study recommends greater development on brownfields, as well as floating PV, though the authors do recognize the capped potential of floating PV at around 10% of current U.S. electricity generation.

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With over 12 years'​ experience, Nclave, the merger of Grupo Clavijo and MFV Solar, is one of the world's leading companies in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of structures and trackers for the PV solar market. With offices and production facilities on all continents, Nclave is truly a global player.

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