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The Energy Industry’s Power Word: Re.no.vable

The Energy Industry’s Power Word: Re.no.vable

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Latin America is amidst a renewable energy revolution. The influx in investment has changed the energy landscape from Mexico’s northern border to the southernmost tip of South America, supplying the grid with ever-increasing sources of energía renovable. 

According to a 2016 report by the International Renewable Energy Agency: since 2004, renewable  … Read More

Distributed Energy—Reader Favorites

Distributed Energy—Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Business Energy magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

Bookmark this page so you will always have quick access to Forester Media’s top Business Energy  … Read More

Industry Announcements

Industry Announcements

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Read the latest industry news in the field of energy management and controls, efficient lighting and HVAC systems, retrofits and upgrades, onsite power generation (both prime and standby), renewables, and energy storage.  … Read More

Solar Eclipse Essentials

Solar Eclipse Essentials

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Not only has the US become more energy dependent since the last total solar eclipse took place in 1979, its energy infrastructure has become increasingly reliant on solar energy. So what will happen on August 21st when the sun is temporarily obscured by the moon?

According to the Solar Energy  … Read More

Crafting a Successful Energy Management System Upgrade Strategy

Crafting a Successful Energy Management System Upgrade Strategy

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After more than 50 years of product development and operation in utilities, one might expect the implementation of an Energy Management System (EMS) to be “plug and play.” Unfortunately, the complexity of power and network applications and the uniqueness of each utility’s power system make an EMS deployment anything but  … Read More

Electrons, Engineers, and Economics

Electrons, Engineers, and Economics

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In a country increasingly reliant on electrons, today it seems more important than ever to understand the value and complexity of the electric power industry.

Not only does the energy industry form the backbone of our economy—powering businesses, factories, schools, and healthcare—it is the foundation of our communications platforms, as  … Read More

Three Key Challenges for Today’s Electricity Market

Three Key Challenges for Today’s Electricity Market

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As we continue to move through 2017, utility operators are anxiously waiting to see which energy regulations the new US administration will implement this year. While President Trump has repeatedly indicated that he plans to lend his support to the fossil fuels sector, interest remains high in the US and  … Read More

Inside Tesla’s Gigafactory

Inside Tesla’s Gigafactory

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Tesla’s battery factory, Gigafactory1, is an immense 1.9 million square-foot structure. Not only does it take up a large chunk of real estate in Nevada, its massive footprint is ever-expanding due to a project that has been largely kept under wraps. However, building permits made public last week offer some  … Read More

Cogeneration Utilizing Natural Gas-fired Reciprocating Engines

Cogeneration Utilizing Natural Gas-fired Reciprocating Engines

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Cogeneration systems, also known as combined heat and power, have traditionally been installed by larger industrial users with high steam and power demands and by smaller, institutional users such as universities and hospitals. Since the early 2000s, smaller industrial and commercial companies have discovered cogeneration utilizing natural gas-fired reciprocating engines,  … Read More

A Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Chicago: A Walgreens Project Profile

A Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Chicago: A Walgreens Project Profile

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An older Walgreens store in Evansville, IL, had been selected for replacement in 2012 when executives suddenly recognized that it would be the ideal location for the net zero project they’d been contemplating. Located just 15 miles from corporate headquarters, the outdated store offered ease of access for engineers and  … Read More

Exploring Microgrids with Dr. Peter Lilienthal, CEO of HOMER Energy

Exploring Microgrids with Dr. Peter Lilienthal, CEO of HOMER Energy

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Microgrids, localized power networks of distributed energy resources, are increasingly advantageous in today’s energy landscape. Their ability to operate connected to the power grid or autonomously makes them ultra-valuable.

Microgrid configurations can incorporate natural gas or diesel cogeneration (CHP), fuel cells, energy storage batteries, microturbines, and renewables such as solar, wind,  … 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



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