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Sound Attenuation for Business Energy Applications

Sound Attenuation for Business Energy Applications

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Intrusive noise is a growing concern for both the public and private sector these days. If the power equipment rattles, clanks, and booms loudly, there will likely be complaints—or worse: fines and citations. Consider this: according to the Noise Pollution Clearinghouse (www.nonoise.org), 13 states have noise pollution laws, and five provide model  … Read More

Will Fuel Cells Power the Future?

Will Fuel Cells Power the Future?

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Fuel cells consist of an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte that allows positively charged hydrogen ions to move between the two sides of the cell. In doing so, these ions convert chemical energy into electricity. And the only bi-product is water.

Last week I was offered an up-close look  … Read More

Microturbine Manufacturers Outline the Benefits of Distributed Energy

Microturbine Manufacturers Outline the Benefits of Distributed Energy

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In the world of innovative power technology, turbines hold a unique position. They offer power solutions from as low as 250 kW, to hundreds of megawatts, and unlike reciprocal engines with hundreds of moving parts, a turbine is basically designed with one spinning shaft and a minimal parts count. Also,  … Read More

Energy Performance Contracting

Energy Performance Contracting

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Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the  July-August 2015 issue of Business Energy.

Energy efficiency is an integral part of sustainable energy strategies. Implementing a comprehensive energy efficiency reference project that pays for itself through the resulting energy savings can be a complex undertaking.

The idea of an energy savings business  … Read More

Foolhardy or Forward-Thinking?

Foolhardy or Forward-Thinking?

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As we look back on 2016, we’ve certainly had an interesting year.  Before we close the books on 2016, let’s revisit a few more of Distributed Energy’s  top posts for the year.

The following blog post touched a nerve in 2016 and inspired numerous comments.
Foolhardy or Forward-Thinking: What’s Elon Musk’s End-Game?
It’s  … Read More


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