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September 20, 2021 | Tom Ballard

Qubit Engineering, RES announce new collaboration

RES, the world’s largest independent renewable energy company active in onshore and offshore wind, solar, energy storage and transmission and distribution, and Knoxville-based start-up Qubit Engineering Inc. have announced a new collaboration.

The two have started collaborating to optimize some wind farm layouts in RES’ development portfolio with support from quantum optimization technology developed by Qubit. The optimization technology, inspired by and deployed on quantum computers, will complement the expertise of RES’ technical team of over 50 renewable energy specialists. Together, Qubit and RES will design turbine layouts to produce the optimal energy output for wind farms in development.

“We are pleased to work with a leading developer such as RES,” said Marouane Salhi, Qubit’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Leveraging the power of quantum computing for complex tasks such as wind farm layout optimization requires an innovative and collaborative approach from developers, which are qualities that RES definitely has.”

We first spotlighted Salhi and the company in this August 2020 article in

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