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Lyn Corum

Lyn Corum is a technical writer specializing in water and energy topics.

Articles by Lyn Corum

Maintaining Storage Tanks

Water

Maintaining Storage Tanks

An integral ingredient in maintaining the health of a water supply tank is a good inspection according to tank manufacturers and consultants. In the words of George Mead, municipal sales director with Tank Connection in Parsons, KS, “Nothing fabricated and installed will continue to operate without inspections.”

Some states have created regulations

Financing Solar and Energy Storage in Schools

Energy

Financing Solar and Energy Storage in Schools

Jason Coughlin, a solar analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, was coauthor of a 2011 report, “Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project: Financing Options for Solar Installations on K–12 Schools.”

“Schools have continued to install solar using power purchase agreements (PPAs) and the trend is to continue seeing third-party installations,” says Coughlin.

Storage Tank Maintenance

Water

Storage Tank Maintenance

An integral ingredient in maintaining the health of a water supply tank is a good inspection according to tank manufacturers and consultants. In the words of George Mead, municipal sales director with Tank Connection in Parsons, KS, “Nothing fabricated and installed will continue to operate without inspections.”

Some states have created regulations

Report: Direct Potable Reuse

Water Efficiency Magazine

Report: Direct Potable Reuse

In a long-awaited report released in September, the California State Water Resources Board concludes that direct potable reuse (DPR) is technically feasible and promises to begin writing the criteria while research continues. The report stresses the fact that “Well-crafted objective criteria that are unambiguous and enable an objective determination of

The Microgrid Market: Growth and Opportunity

Energy

The Microgrid Market: Growth and Opportunity

Microgrids are becoming the transformative technology in today’s energy industry, and are putting many utilities on the defensive. A few utilities want to adopt or coopt the technology, depending on one’s perceptions, creating tensions among utility and industry stakeholders. The latter believe microgrid resources can best be delivered by private

Integrating Demand Reduction With Storage and Renewables

Weekly

Integrating Demand Reduction With Storage and Renewables

The energy storage business is hot these days. It has become the most talked-about trend in the retail energy business in the past three years with large companies offering new products, and startups introducing newly designed energy storage, software, and hardware packages.

The popularity of energy storage is driven by the rapid

Gas Turbine Design for Challenging Environments

Energy

Gas Turbine Design for Challenging Environments

Selecting a turbine to fit the environment it will operate in is really all about designing the right air filtration system to protect the gas turbine and compressor components. Filtration systems should be adapted to the specific site conditions to provide the best possible protection and optimized engine performance.

There is no “all-in-one” filter. There

Potable Reuse Project Case Studies

Water

Potable Reuse Project Case Studies

Potable Reuse Project Case Studies: Cloudcroft, NM, is a 110-year old mountain resort community in the southeast corner of New Mexico. Planning for direct potable reuse began immediately, says Powell, and initial construction began in 2005, but issues with contracting stalled the project by 2007. Now back on track, construction bids

Gas Turbine Design for Challenging Environments

Energy

Gas Turbine Design for Challenging Environments

Selecting a turbine to fit the environment it will operate in is really all about designing the right air filtration system to protect the gas turbine and compressor components. Filtration systems should be adapted to the specific site conditions to provide the best possible protection and optimized engine performance.

Net Zero Energy Buildings

Energy

Net Zero Energy Buildings

Imagine that your company management has told you they are planning to design and build a new headquarters, or retrofit the current building to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified Platinum and net zero energy . . . and they want you to make it happen.