Can this Solar House Survive a Hurricane? It SURE Can!

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Hurricane Sandy, known as Superstorm Sandy, was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. Almost 2.5 million people were left without power in the aftermath of the storm. Damages were estimated to be more than $75 billion—a number only surpassed by Hurricane Katrina as the most expensive hurricane in U.S. history.

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Solvest Inc

Solvest Inc. is a northern Canadian based solar company that specializes in remote energy generation. We work with a wide range of clients, designing custom solar solutions tailored to accommodate each client’s individual needs. With over 3.6 Megawatts of solar installed in northern Canada, Solvest's extensive northern experience ensures that clients receive solar technology suited to their unique needs regardless of their location or environmental conditions.

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COVID-19 and its initial impact on the energy sector

Article | March 26, 2020

As we continue to face an unprecedented global health crisis, our Head of Smart Generation Sales, Angus Widdowson looks at the initial impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the UK energy sector. With the UK on lockdown, many businesses closing and the majority of Britain’s workforce now working from home, COVID-19 is causing major economic disruption. It was covered in our Informer newsletter earlier this week that the growth in renewable generation in the UK gives us more resilience to tackle the challenges of COVID-19. Whilst the supply chain currently remains strong, as this pandemic continues, we are likely to see resource strain on operation and maintenance contractors. We expect naturally fuelled (wind, solar and hydro) plants to be more resilient than fuelled plant, given the lower risk to technical outages vs fuelled plant. Also, with renewable sites being dispersed across the country, we expect single point failures to have a lesser impact overall vs large thermal power generation. At this stage it’s unclear to see how COVID-19 will affect the development of new renewable projects but we are likely to see delays in the deployment of new wind and solar projects.

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These solar-charged electric vehicles could change the world

Article | March 26, 2020

With people working from home and generally staying in spring 2020, publications around the world have reported on a significant decrease in air pollution. Wouldn't it be great if we could keep emissions low, even after the threat of Covid-19 has dissipated? One company is trying to make that happen. Earlier this week, The New York Times reported that traffic and air pollution have plummeted as cities shut down due to the coronavirus. While there are no silver-linings to the COVID-19 pandemic, our response to this crisis shows that we are capable of abrupt changes when the situation necessitates them. Perhaps we can even reverse climate change. A key factor in bringing this change will be altering the way we commute. One company, Aptera Motors, is trying to make this happen with solar-charged electric vehicles.

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ClearVue Solar Glass Greenhouse Officially Opened

Article | March 26, 2020

A high-tech greenhouse comprised mainly of solar glass generating electricity to help run it was officially opened yesterday in Western Australia. ClearVue Technologies Limited’s solar glass involves a nanoparticle interlayer and spectral-selective coating on the rear external surface that enables 70% of natural light to pass through while redirecting infrared and UV light converted to infrared to the edge where it is harvested by solar cells. ClearVue says each 1m2 of its window product is currently rated to generate 30 watts-peak of electric power, but also mentions a new-generation product with the proven ability to generate 40 watts peak per m2 to be available sometime this year.

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A vision for renewable energy

Article | March 26, 2020

Right now, renewable energy makes up a very small part of the entire energy sector of Bangladesh. But as we move into the future, and concerns about the environment become too great to ignore, exploring cleaner and greener sources of energy becomes the need of the hour. Our economy is booming, and our population is growing, so it goes without saying that our energy requirements are immense. There is plenty of scientific evidence that burning fossil fuels indiscriminately is not sustainable in the long term, so we do need to up our game in looking at alternatives.

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Solvest Inc

Solvest Inc. is a northern Canadian based solar company that specializes in remote energy generation. We work with a wide range of clients, designing custom solar solutions tailored to accommodate each client’s individual needs. With over 3.6 Megawatts of solar installed in northern Canada, Solvest's extensive northern experience ensures that clients receive solar technology suited to their unique needs regardless of their location or environmental conditions.

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