Tag: energy systems

A network of electrical components used to supply, transmit and use electric power. An example of an electric power system is the network that supplies a region’s homes and industry with power—for sizable regions, this power system is known as the grid and can be broadly divided into the generators that supply the power, the transmission system that carries the power from the generating centres to the load centres and the distribution system that feeds the power to nearby homes and industries.

Benefits of Community Microgrids

Benefits of Community Microgrids

However they are defined, everyone agrees community microgrids provide benefits. Centralized utility systems and aboveground distribution lines expose customers to regional and local outages, “and while they are highly reliable, centralized utility grids can’t ensure local resilience,” notes Peter Douglass, project manager for the Microgrid Institute, a collaborative organization supporting global development of microgrids and distributed energy

A Silver Lining After the Storm

A Silver Lining After the Storm

The images of Hurricane Maria’s aftermath in Puerto Rico are shocking—trees stripped of their foliage, splintered buildings, drowned cattle, and the twisted remnants of cars. The destruction is unfathomable.

When the hurricane’s winds and torrential rains hit the US territory on September 20, they not only destroyed buildings and flooded the

Five K-12 School Districts Go Solar to Save Energy & Money, Create Jobs

Five K-12 School Districts Go Solar to Save Energy & Money, Create Jobs

Every school district faces challenges with rising utility costs and growing demand for technology in the classroom. However, energy-efficiency measures offer a universally applicable and infinitely customizable solution to ensure districts can save significantly on electricity and water costs, enabling schools to apply critical financial resources elsewhere.

A number of opportunities

Great Things Come in Small Packages

Great Things Come in Small Packages

The famous saying “smaller is better” is not necessarily true. A more accurate statement would be that “appropriate scale is better.” This brings us to the use of microturbines and their appropriate applications. Micro turbines are not actually tiny; they are still relatively large and powerful machines. But compared to

Energy Efficiency for Wastewater Treatment Plants

Energy Efficiency for Wastewater Treatment Plants

Much has changed in recent years in the water and wastewater industries: evolving environmental regulations, increasing oper­ating costs, technology advancements, and improved opportunities for load management, according to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Exemplary Efficiencies

Exemplary Efficiencies

Much has changed in recent years in the water and wastewater industries: evolving environmental regulations, increasing oper­ating costs, technology advancements, and improved opportunities for load management, according to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Generate Capital and Sharp Pioneering to Integrate SmartStorage® “Solar-Plus-Storage” Systems to Serve Santa Rita Union School District

Generate Capital and Sharp Pioneering to Integrate SmartStorage® “Solar-Plus-Storage” Systems to Serve Santa Rita Union School District

Six schools will meet district goals of lower utility bills and grid outage protection

Generate Capital and Sharp Electronics Corporation’s Energy Systems and Services Group (Sharp) today announced the groundbreaking of a six-site solar PV and SmartStorage® energy storage installation with the Santa Rita Union School District (SRUSD) in Salinas, California.

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