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Shared Resources and Community Energy Storage

Shared Resources and Community Energy Storage

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In today’s sharing economy, the concept of communal energy resources, collective energy purchasing, and community microgrids, the emergence of community energy storage (CES) is only logical. I learned recently that the concept involves the modular use of batteries at the neighborhood level to help integrate distributed energy resources and manage  … 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

Building Design with Sea Rise in Mind

Building Design with Sea Rise in Mind

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There’s an unusual occupant in the penthouse suite of many Manhattan high-rise buildings today. It’s not America’s wealthy elite or mice with multi-million dollar views. The premium, top-floor space is increasingly occupied by emergency generators meant to sustain building residents when disaster strikes.

“Along coastlines and lake shores and riverfronts across  … Read More

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

Full Sail Ahead for Offshore Wind Power

Full Sail Ahead for Offshore Wind Power

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America’s coastlines are home to over half of the nation’s population. As people flock to seaside areas, where real estate is scarce and wind is abundant, interest has increased in adding offshore wind power to the generation mix. And as a result, last week the nation’s largest offshore wind farm  … Read More

Acoustic Insight: Owl Wings Inspire Turbine Blade Design

Acoustic Insight: Owl Wings Inspire Turbine Blade Design

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They glide silently through the night, a blur of noctilucent plumage. Unlike most birds, owls make virtually no noise when they fly, allowing them the element of surprise while hunting their prey. Several species, in fact, have developed specialized plumage to minimize aerodynamic noise from their wings.

According to a study published  … Read More

Cogen Case Study: Ronald McDonald House, New York City

Cogen Case Study: Ronald McDonald House, New York City

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What began in 1974 as a Shamrock Shake-driven fundraiser to help families with sick children is today a network of 322 Ronald McDonald Houses in 57 countries. The first Ronald McDonald House (RMH), in Philadelphia, PA, was meant to serve as a “home away from home” for families spending time  … 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

Pulling the Plug on Idle Energy Consumption

Pulling the Plug on Idle Energy Consumption

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What’s the energy difference between on and off? Not much, it seems, when it comes to electrical device power consumption. About 50 appliances in the typical American household are always drawing significant amounts of power, even when they appear to be off, Alan Meier of the Department of Energy’s Berkeley  … 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



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