Renewable Energy

IoT Solutions Reduce Time and Cost for Solar Panel Inspection

Solar panels do more than provide a company with a source of renewable energy. They reduce utility costs, protect the environment and improve the company’s image as an environmentally responsible...
On August 16, 2017

New Coating Extends Cylinder Life Up to Eight Times Longer

Hydroelectric turbine systems operate in extremely harsh conditions. The corrosive conditions in challenging industrial and outdoor environments, especially in hydro market applications, greatly...
On August 9, 2017

New Hybrid Actuation System Ideal for Renewable Energy Applications

Actuation systems must be efficient, precise, and durable enough to withstand harsh power generation environments. Parker Hannifin has developed a hybrid actuation system (HAS) that is ideal...
On August 9, 2017

Solar Power Inverters Trend Toward Serviceability and Smart Features

Solar inverters come in different sizes and shapes, as they are used for many different scenarios for renewable energy and power generation, but one thing is common to all of them. Their main purpose...
On August 8, 2017

What O-Rings Do You Recommend for an E85 Rated Assembly?

With the desire for renewable energy sources, coupled with dependence on foreign oil, Americans are becoming increasingly interested in alcohol/fuel blends. There are nearly 20 million flex fuel...
On June 16, 2017

Reduce Combustion Turbine Downtime with Leak-Free Extreme Temperature Fittings

All around the world, the cost of gas turbine downtime is a critical issue in power generation applications. These tough environments that operate under constant stress can cause serious issues for...
On May 23, 2017

Beyond Stainless Steel: Corrosion Resistant Alloys in the Oil and Gas Industry

From surgical equipment to cooking pans to skyscrapers, stainless steel has transformed the world as we know it today. Stainless steel is present in our daily lives and has made a significant impact...
On May 10, 2017

Read This if Your Wind Turbines are Overheating

Rising temperatures - which lead to water evaporation and loss of coolants in critical wind turbine cooling systems – may cause 1.5 MW wind turbines to overheat. Fortunately, there's a solution...
On May 1, 2017

2016 Sustainability Report Demonstrates Local Impact of Global Commitment to Responsible Operations

Parker’s 2016 Sustainability Report is now available, showcasing team member-driven initiatives which are helping to strengthen communities, conserve resources and make a positive environmental impact...
On February 21, 2017

Improved EMI Shielding Consistency of Single Pellet Conductive Plastics

For designers of electronics enclosures, conductive plastics offer the benefit of lighter weight coupled with cost effective injection molding. But for years, using traditional blended plastic...
On February 8, 2017

Renewable Energy Generation: The Importance of Energy Storage

It has been reassuring to see the trend towards renewable energy developing over the past decade, proving that we are becoming more sustainable. Public opinion appears to have exerted...
On February 3, 2017

How to Provide Power to Remote Locations Through Differential Pressure

Providing uninterrupted power generation for monitoring and control equipment is essential in many oil and gas upstream, midstream and downstream applications, from a safety, economic and...
On December 6, 2016

IIoT Drives New Opportunities in Condition Monitoring

In the last decade or so, we’ve seen a fast-paced implementation of internet-driven technology into our daily lives. It can be overwhelming to think about. Remember the last time you made...
On October 24, 2016

Environmental Seal Enclosures: UL94 V-0

Material certifications play a vital role in determining whether a chosen seal material is suitable for your service. In a continuation of our series on environmental seals for enclosures, we will be...
On April 15, 2016

Rising Tide of Clean Power

Rising tide of clean power. Gearbox lubrication and thorough sealing of equipment in the Atlantis project. Turning on the lights is taken for granted by most, yet with a quarter of...
On April 12, 2016

Talented Engineering Students Build Race-Winning Solar Powered Car

When students from the Polytech Clermont-Ferrand engineering school in Auvergne, France were challenged to develop a prototype solar-powered electric car, they turned to Parker engineers for help. ...
On January 5, 2016

Ultra Efficient Technology Featured at Power-Gen Europe 2015

Faced with significant challenges within their power generation sectors, countries are looking for smarter energy systems and more creative renewable energy solutions at Power-Gen Europe. Systems that...
On June 2, 2015

Sustainability Report Illustrates Renewed Commitment to Responsible Operation

This year Parker formalized a sustainability framework focused on three key areas where the company has an opportunity to maximize the impact of its efforts: people, planet and products. “It...
On April 29, 2015

What Will It Take for Railway Tank Car Shippers to Eliminate Spills?

Crude by rail – increased shipments in 2015 Irrespective of falling oil prices and renewed pipeline development, crude by rail is expected to see further growth in 2015. Railways are dynamic and cost...
On April 10, 2015

Energy Storage Helps Grid Systems Bank on Renewable Energy

Energy storage used for power generation has shown remarkable growth over the past few years, and that’s likely to continue into the foreseeable future. Considering the benefits storage offers to grid...
On February 10, 2015