Tag: renewable energy systems

Renewable energy is defined as “energy derived from resources that are regenerative or for all practical purposes can not be depleted.” Renewable energy, also called alternative energy, is generally thought of as an alternative to conventional energy usually supplied by the combustion of fossil fuel such as oil, coal or natural gas. The prime source of renewable energy is solar radiation, i.e. sunlight. The Earth-Atmosphere system receives approximately 5.4 x 10^24 joules per year in the solar radiation cycle (Sorensen, 2004). The solar irradiance at the top of the atmosphere is on average 1366 watts/meter-squared.

Community Microgrids

Community Microgrids

Now, with the increasing availability and cost effectiveness of distributed energy resources (DERs), more and more customers—industrial, commercial, governmental, and residential alike—are taking power generation, and even storage, into their own hands.

Community Microgrids

Community Microgrids

Now, with the increasing availability and cost effectiveness of distributed energy resources (DERs), more and more customers—industrial, commercial, governmental, and residential alike—are taking power generation, and even storage, into their own hands.

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,”

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

Sharp Enters New Mexico Energy Storage Market, Teams Up With Affordable Solar to Provide SmartStorage Behind-the-Meter Storage Solution

Albuquerque, NM – September 6, 2016 – Sharp Electronics Corporation’s Energy Systems and Services Group (Sharp) announces the installation of its SmartStorage® system at Roadrunner® Food Bank in a project with its channel ally and Albuquerque-based, Affordable Solar Installation, Inc. (ASI). This installation, which signals Sharp’s entry into the New

First Solar Wins 160 MW of Module Contracts in Turkey

TEMPE, Ariz./ISTANBUL, Turkey, August 11, 2016 – First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that it has booked 160 Megawatts (MW)DC of photovoltaic (PV) module sales in Turkey in the first half of 2016. The orders were placed by Basariarge Enerji A.S. and Zorlu Enerji.

Zorlu Enerji, a subsidiary of Zorlu

Energy Storage Canada Early Bird Extended to August 8! New Keynote Announced!

Registration is AVAILABLE HERE.

Michael Sterner, Regensburg University, “Realizing Our Clean Energy Future” A holistic view of energy storage and its role on the grid decarbonising transport and building energy.

Professor Dr.-Ing. Michael Sterner is a leading professor of energy storage and renewable energy systems at the Technical University in Regensburg, Germany.

First Solar Achieves Yet Another Cell Conversion Efficiency World Record

First Solar Achieves Yet Another Cell Conversion Efficiency World Record

TEMPE, Ariz., February 23, 2016 – First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced it has established yet another world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) research cell conversion efficiency, achieving 22.1 percent efficiency certified at the Newport Corporation’s Technology and Applications Center (TAC) PV Lab. The achievement confirms that First

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