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Renewable energy technologies have made outstanding progress in the last decade. The cost of solar panels has plummeted. Wind turbines have become massively more efficient. In many places some forms of renewable energy are cost competitive. And yet…just as these exciting changes are taking place, the renewables movement seems to be shifting its focus to something that has little or no connection to the fundamental environmental goals: distributed generation, particularly at the residential level. In practice, this means rooftop solar PV.

A Growing Trend

A Growing Trend

Cogeneration systems, also known as combined heat and power, have traditionally been installed by larger industrial users with high steam and power demands and by smaller, institutional users such as universities and hospitals. Since the early 2000s, smaller industrial and commercial companies have discovered cogeneration utilizing natural gas-fired reciprocating engines,

Industry Announcements

Industry Announcements

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.

Onsite Solutions

Onsite Solutions

Hurricane Matthew, as it rolled into Florida and North Carolina, provided the owners of gas stations, convenience stores, and grocery stores with yet another reminder that even small businesses today need backup power in the form of onsite gensets.

Integrating CHP with Microgrids

Integrating CHP with Microgrids

While combined heat & power (CHP) may not be appropriate for integration into all microgrids, it definitely does have its place in a lot of them.

CHP systems output heat (or cooling), as well as electricity, primarily as a topping cycle. “The prime mover is typically a reci­procating engine or a turbine,”

Elements of Critical Power Systems and Their Management

Elements of Critical Power Systems and Their Management

A single power interruption can cripple a healthy company, says Bhavesh Patel, director of marketing of Emerson’s ASCO Power business. “Not having adequate onsite power can be the ‘Achilles heel’ of a business, but the controls for operating, monitoring, diagnosing, and producing a variety of mandatory reports on these power

Renewable Energy for Onsite Power Generation

Renewable Energy for Onsite Power Generation

Although every situation is unique, and it’s difficult to generalize, Barry Worthington, executive director of the US Energy Association (USEA) in Washington, DC, says progress in renewable energy over the last 10 years has been phenomenal as systems become more efficient. Nevertheless, use of renewable energy for onsite power generation

Project Profile: Ohio Recreational Center Boosts Bottom Line With CHP

Project Profile: Ohio Recreational Center Boosts Bottom Line With CHP

Combined heat and power (CHP) systems are one of today’s most efficient, reliable and cost-effective approaches to electricity and thermal energy generation. By simultaneously producing both from the same fuel source, CHP is a smart solution for businesses seeking to control heating, lighting, and cooling costs. In addition to cost-effectiveness,

Fuel Efficiency and Engine Options – Part 2

Fuel Efficiency and Engine Options – Part 2

“We can push our engine filters and extend their life by a factor of three to four times by using them as primary filtration on the engine and leaving the engine manufacturer’s filters as the ultimate protection on the engine,” says Campion. “The engine manufacturers design their filters to protect

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