Tag: battery storage

Battery storage was used in the early days of direct current electric power. Where AC grid power was not readily available, isolated lighting plants run by wind turbines or internal combustion engines provided lighting and power to small motors. The battery system could be used to run the load without starting the engine or when the wind was calm. A bank of lead-acid batteries in glass jars both supplied power to illuminate lamps, as well as to start an engine to recharge the batteries.

Cool Storage

Cool Storage

The smallest county in southern California, Orange County is the state’s third-most populous—and the second most densely populated, with slightly more than 3 million people squeezed into less than 950 mostly suburban square-miles.

An Encouraging Outlook

An Encouraging Outlook

There are now more than one million individual solar installations nationwide, with the residential solar market remaining strong, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. The US installed 1,665 megawatts (MW) of solar PV in the first quarter of 2016 to reach 29.3 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity, enough

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

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

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 Located just 15 miles from corporate headquarters, the outdated store offered ease of access for engineers and

What a Waste Industry Leader is Doing to Stay at the Top

What a Waste Industry Leader is Doing to Stay at the Top

Sometimes it can seem like the development of new technologies moves glacially slow. Then comes the day it actually arrives and the impatience of waiting suddenly falls away.

The idea of testing a prototype hybrid wheel loader at a landfill and transfer station in California came up two years ago when

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