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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

“Facing Economic Extinction”

“Facing Economic Extinction”

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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 Distributed Energy’s top posts for the year.

This blog post received more comments than any other blog post published in 2016.
Domino Effect: Diablo Canyon’s Decommissioning
 In May, at a US Department of Energy summit  … Read More

Advances in Gensets: Powering Diverse Configurations

Advances in Gensets: Powering Diverse Configurations

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Advances and technologies that improve performance ensure gensets are more reliable than ever before. Today, gensets run on diesel and natural gas. Tier 4 technology ensures cleaner air quality. They can run in parallel. Improved control systems are bringing “smart” technology to gensets. And systems are less noisy due to  … Read More

Gas Turbine Design for Challenging Environments

Gas Turbine Design for Challenging Environments

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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  … Read More


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