Tag: renewable energy technologies

Most renewable energy comes either directly or indirectly from the sun. Sunlight, or solar energy, can be used directly for heating and lighting homes and other buildings, for generating electricity, and for hot water heating, solar cooling, and a variety of commercial and industrial uses.

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,”

Aquion Energy and Ideal Power Announce Technology Partnership

Aquion Energy and Ideal Power Announce Technology Partnership

AUSTIN, TX and PITTSBURG, PA-Ideal Power Inc. (NASDAQ: IPWR), a developer of innovative power conversion technologies, and Aquion Energy, the developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries, today announced that Ideal Power’s Power Conversion Systems (PCS), utilizing its patented Power Packet Switching Architecture (PPSA), have been tested and

Wounded Veteran Participates in New US DOE Program That Prepares Veterans, Students, and Others to Enter Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.-While 26-year-old wounded veteran Joseph Grabianowski has inspired Americans with his harrowing war story, someday he may be nationally known for building highly efficient exhaust systems for cars and trucks using 3D printing technology. Grabianowski is part of the Energy Department’s inaugural Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

From Waste to Resource Management

From Waste to Resource Management

One of the biggest opportunities facing the waste management industry today is that of making a transition from a traditional waste-disposal-oriented industry to a comprehensive resource-management industry. This will require solid waste managers to think of themselves as suppliers of raw material and energy resources rather than as managers or

Landfill Energy Farm

Oftentimes, energy consumption is analyzed on an individualized basis, such as energy use per capita or per household. Rarely does an energy analysis encompass vastly different industries unless they are a basic part of some larger assemblage—such as a community, region or state—in which case each person or entity within

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