Tag: energy resources

The world’s energy resources can be divided into fossil fuel, nuclear fuel and renewable resources. The estimates for the amount of energy in these resources is given in zettajoules (ZJ), which is 1021 joules. The 2C target in global warming means only a quarter of existing, exploitable fossil fuel reserves are burnable.

Electrons, Engineers, and Economics

Electrons, Engineers, and Economics

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

Three Key Challenges for Today’s Electricity Market

Three Key Challenges for Today’s Electricity Market

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

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

Editor’s Comments: Aligning Orbits

Editor’s Comments: Aligning Orbits

In a theory known as musica universalis, the “harmony of the spheres,” Pythagoras proposed in the 5th century that the Sun, Moon, and planets emitted their own vibrational hum based on their orbital revolution.

NYSERDA Announces Village of Churchville, Town of Batavia, and Town of Starkey Earn Clean Energy Community Designation

NYSERDA Announces Village of Churchville, Town of Batavia, and Town of Starkey Earn Clean Energy Community Designation

Investment Complements the Successful “Finger Lakes Forward” Initiative – The Region’s Blueprint to Grow the Economy and Create New Opportunities

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the Village of Churchville, Town of Batavia, and Town of Starkey have been designated Clean Energy Communities, recognizing

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

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

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,

Tracking Non-Revenue Water Loss with GIS

Tracking Non-Revenue Water Loss with GIS

The White House Utility District in Southern Tennessee embarked on a water loss reduction program in 2012 in collaboration with Esri, a geographic mapping and software development company. To date, the utility has saved roughly $500,000 through eliminating water loss and reducing manpower hours.

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