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Could Renewable Energy Inverters Become A Threat To US Grid Security?

America’s increasing reliance on intermittent power sources and batteries is creating novel risks, according to grid specialists who tested before Congress on July 18. Many of the greatest among them emanate from a key geopolitical rival, China. That’s partly because the new technologies frequently use inverters. When solar panels, wind …

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Hops for beer flourish under solar panels.

AU IN DER HALLERTAU, Germany (AP) — Bright green vines snake upwards 20 feet (six meters) toward an umbrella of solar panels at Josef Wimmer’s farm in Bavaria. He grows hops, used to make beer, and in recent years has also been generating electricity, with solar panels sprawled across 1.3 …

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