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One Of America’s Largest Solar Manufacturers Changes Direction

SunPower Corp, one of the largest manufacturers of solar panels has spun off its manufacturing business to focus on roof-top solar panel installation. The new manufacturing arm, named Maxeon Solar, will be headquartered in Singapore with manufacturing facilities in the Philippines, France, Malaysia, and Mexico. The CEO of SunPower's Technologies business unit Jeff Waters has been named Maxeon ...

Elon Musk Makes Big Claims For Tesla’s Solar Division

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla was able to turn around its solar company last quarter and the CEO, Elon Musk, says the company’s energy division, Tesla Energy, is on its way to becoming a distributed global utility that could eventually outgrow the company’s automotive business. Over the course of the past couple of months, Tesla has been trying to revamp its solar business. This ...

Researchers Utilize 3D Printing To Help Recycle Nuclear Waste

As time goes on and the technology becomes more sophisticated, people are finding numerous applications for 3D printing. From food production to home construction, it seems that there aren’t too many problems additive manufacturing cannot solve. The latest fascinating research has found a way to use technology to help recycle nuclear waste. Right here in the United States, researchers from ...

Take a look inside “the machine that builds the machine”

Designed from the ground up to reimagine everything about how a factory works and push the limits of the men and women who build it, Tesla’s Gigafactory, located in Sparks, Nevada has earned the nickname “the machine that builds the machine,” from Tesla founder Elon Musk. The roof of the factory alone is a marvel of green energy engineering. It’s the largest rooftop solar array on the ...

World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine Haliade-X from General Electric

Wind power is one of most attractive sources of renewable energy and General Electric Renewable Energy is one of the leading companies in the renewable energy sector, providing wind, solar, and hydro power generation services. GE Renewable Energy recently announced the launch of what it claims is the most powerful Wind Turbine in the world: Halidade-X with a capacity of 12 Megawatts. This ...

A Look at the West Islay Tidal Energy Park: Can Manufacturers Benefit?

Renewable energy hasn’t had an easy journey. From expensive projects and issues with storing the power generated from these clean resources, it’s faced tremendous challenges. However the benefits it can bring, especially to an energy intensive industry like manufacturing, have pushed the technology forward and it’s made incredible progress. Renewable energy has taking one more step forward ...

Europe’s Largest Wind Farm Open For Business: Impact on Manufacturing

Europe just opened the world’s second largest offshore wind farm. With more than 150 turbines and expected to produce about 2.6 TwH of electricity every year, this will be the Netherlands largest offshore wind farm. It’s located in the North Sea, 53 miles north of Groningen, it’s not viewable from shore and the location is particularly fruitful when it comes to producing energy from ...

UK Takes a Big Step Toward Commercial Fusion Energy

The newest fusion reactor in the UK just reached an impressive milestone, it achieved first plasma. This means that the machine was able to generate a molten mass of electrically charged energy, also known as plasma, in its core. Tokamak Energy, the company behind the reactor has plans to produce a plasma temperature of 100 million degrees fahrenheit by 2018. This is the temperature necessary to ...

Elon Musk’s Renewable Energy Initiative: Manufactures Stand To Gain

Elon Musk is well known for his work with electric vehicles, pioneering the first, truly practical and highly sought after electric car. Now he wants to take his sustainable efforts to new heights with the development of solar roof tiles. It may sound like a common idea, solar panels on a roof, but it goes far beyond conventional solar installations. Tesla recently acquired SolarCity and plans to ...