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Clean Energy—Spend It, Save It—When Nature Cooperates

Clean Energy—Spend It, Save It—When Nature Cooperates

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Hydroelectric power typically works by harnessing the energy of running or falling water to spin turbines to run generators that make electricity. Additionally, a powerful form of grid energy storage occurs when hydroelectric plants have reservoirs at different elevations. At times of low electricity demand, the excess electricity can be  … Read More

The Microgrid Market: Growth and Opportunity

The Microgrid Market: Growth and Opportunity

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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  … Read More

Gas Turbine Generators Bring Power Where It’s Needed

Gas Turbine Generators Bring Power Where It’s Needed

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Because of their small footprint and light weight, gas turbines are ideally suited for mobile and distributed power applications that bring power closer to the point of use, notes Claudette Carmine Harris, marketing communications for Solar Turbines.

Solar Turbines, Inc. manufactures gas turbine-driven generator sets from 1 to 22 MW for  … Read More

Variables for Energy-Efficient Roofs

Variables for Energy-Efficient Roofs

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Roof material choice is one area of building envelope design where significant efficiency can be found. Energy efficient roofs have come a long way in recent years. Cost savings can be realized, and service life can be greatly extended with careful selection of a modern energy efficient roof.

A white roof  … Read More

Microturbines for Increased Energy Efficiency

Microturbines for Increased Energy Efficiency

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The current market condition is favorable for onsite power generation, notes Jim Crouse, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Capstone Turbine Corporation.

“The focus today is on supplying the best quality energy, more steam projects, and microturbines for smaller- and medium-sized industrial customers,” he says. “There continue to be  … Read More

Lights Out!

Lights Out!

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Last week I spoke with the energy manager for one of southern Califoria’s long-running aerospace companies and learned of an energy efficiency strategy that is new to me: daytime cleaning. Even if energy costs are lower late at night, it is still more efficient if lights, HVAC, and elevators are  … Read More

ZBB Energy Changes Name to EnSync, Inc.

ZBB Energy Changes Name to EnSync, Inc.

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New Name Represents Vision to Enable the Future of Energy Networks, Synchronizing Utility, Distributed Generation and Storage Assets; Effective Monday, August 17, 2015, ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB) Will Now Trade as EnSync, Inc. on the NYSE MKT Under the Ticker Symbol “ESNC”

EnSync, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ESNC), a leading developer of  … Read More

Developments in HVAC: Chilled Beams and Energy Recovery

Developments in HVAC: Chilled Beams and Energy Recovery

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There has been a lot going on in recent years related to advancements in commercial HVAC.  A previous article examined variable refrigerant flow (VRF).  Today, we’re going to look at chilled beams and energy recovery. Some of the systems that are new to the US have been used successfully in Europe for decades, and others  … Read More

EMA’s Energy Management Professional Program Offered Online

EMA’s Energy Management Professional Program Offered Online

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(Washington, D.C. Aug 11, 2015) The Energy Management Association’s highly regarded Energy Management Professional (EMP) seminar program is now available through an online video study program. The package includes a seven-segment video series with more than 350 accompanying slides featuring case studies, sample questions and practice scenarios. The program is  … Read More

Highest Scores in Navigant Research’s Assessment of Microgrid Controls Developers and Integrators

Highest Scores in Navigant Research’s Assessment of Microgrid Controls Developers and Integrators

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Schneider Electric, Optimal Power Solutions, and Princeton Power Systems Score Highest – No single provider dominates the microgrid controls market, leaving room for healthy competition, report finds

Boulder, CO – A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 15 leading project developers/integrators of microgrid controls platforms, including  … Read More



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