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NREL research examines strategies for recycling solar panels

NREL research examines strategies for recycling solar panels

July 16, 2020 at 10:53 am 0 comments

PV modules have a 30-year lifespan. There is currently no plan for how to manage this at end of their lifespan. The volume of modules no longer needed could total 80 million metric tons by 2050. In addition to quantity, the nature of the waste also poses challenges. PV modulesRead More

Logansport Municipal Utility to replace 120-year-old coal plant with this sustainable solar project

Logansport Municipal Utility to replace 120-year-old coal plant with this sustainable solar project

June 30, 2020 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Inovateus Solar is developing a landmark solar project for the people of Logansport, Indiana. For over 120 years, the city has relied on a Logansport Municipal Utility (LMU) coal-fired power plant that was recently retired. With the support and vision of the City of Logansport, this will be the first-ever solarRead More

Power, plants: Seed mixes and ag innovation for PV solar

Power, plants: Seed mixes and ag innovation for PV solar

April 22, 2020 at 2:06 pm 1 comment

Driven by rapidly declining costs and 100 percent clean energy commitments from corporations and municipalities, demand for large-scale solar energy development is surging. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) forecasts farmers and other landowners will lease 2-3 million acres of land for ground-mounted solar arrays by 2030, a 10-fold increaseRead More

Details on three Inovateus Solar projects completed with zero construction waste for NIPSCO

Details on three Inovateus Solar projects completed with zero construction waste for NIPSCO

April 9, 2020 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Inovateus Solar has completed three solar projects for Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), which are the utility’s first solar installations. Consistent with NIPSCO’s steps toward a more sustainable energy future as well as Inovateus Solar’s commitment to sustainable solar, these projects were completed with zero-waste construction by recycling equipmentRead More

Solar Distancing, ep. 5: Basics of battery recycling

Solar Distancing, ep. 5: Basics of battery recycling

March 27, 2020 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Eric Hill, energy storage and systems manager at Outback Power, joins us again to discuss what to do with batteries when they have reached end of life. Can you recycle them? Which kinds? And how do you go about doing that? Solar Distancing archive Episode 4: Battery charging and monitoringRead More

Great idea: Inovateus Solar sums up its solar project sustainability goals in new report

Great idea: Inovateus Solar sums up its solar project sustainability goals in new report

March 12, 2020 at 8:05 am Comments are Disabled

Inovateus Solar’s sustainable roots began in 2006 with its mission of “Building a Brilliant Tomorrow.” Since then, the company has developed over 400 megawatts (MW) of municipal, commercial, industrial, educational, and utility solar projects, primarily in the Midwest. While their solar work has added to the U.S. clean energy transition,Read More