Tag: future energy

The nature of what constitutes an alternative energy source has changed considerably over time, as have controversies regarding energy use. Today, because of the variety of energy choices and differing goals of their advocates, defining some energy types as “alternative” is highly controversial.

Nominations Open for Energy Storage North America Innovation Awards

Nominations Open for Energy Storage North America Innovation Awards

ESNA 2017 to recognize projects accelerating transition towards grid of the future

Energy Storage North America (ESNA) has issued a call for nominations for the 2017 ESNA Innovation Awards. The Innovation Awards are presented annually for excellence and impact in energy storage. This year, ESNA will honor projects that are

Money Talks

Money Talks

In the November/December 2016 edition, we summarized a few leading issues in solid waste financial planning. Due to the length of the article, we were unable to cover a few topics that have bubbled up to the surface during the course of some recent financial studies. Here are a few

Big Bucks for Batteries?

Big Bucks for Batteries?

When most people think of infrastructure repair, they think of roadways, water pipes, and airports. However, the US electrical system is representative of a less visible, but equally critical network in need of modernization. The Trump administration has indicated that it plans to make infrastructure renewal a priority and the

EVs and the Grid: Friend, Foe, or a Nonevent?

EVs and the Grid: Friend, Foe, or a Nonevent?

The impact of electric vehicles on urban infrastructure systems of the future is a hot topic today…nowhere more torrid than for the energy utilities. Assumptions as to the number of electrical vehicles will be on the road 5, 10, or 20 years hence, grow with each new forecast, particularly in

Fronius Installs Inverters in a Former Nuclear Power Plant

Fronius Installs Inverters in a Former Nuclear Power Plant

Fronius, the global quality leader for solar energy, has carried out a very special project in Zwentendorf, Austria: a photovoltaic system has been installed on the site of a former nuclear power plant (NPP). Where once nuclear energy was to be produced, today clean, safe energy is generated from natural

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