Thermal energy is the energy that comes from heat. This heat is generated by the movement of tiny particles within an object. The faster these particles move, the more heat is generated.
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,”
By Ed Ritchie
In the world of innovative power technology, turbines hold a unique position. They offer power solutions from as low as 250 kW, to hundreds of megawatts, and unlike reciprocal engines with hundreds of moving parts, a turbine is basically designed with one spinning shaft and a minimal parts count. Also,
Itron, Inc., a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced today that, for the fourth consecutive year, it has been named to the leaders quadrant in Gartner Inc.’s Magic Quadrant for Meter Data Management (MDM) Products[i].
“Itron Enterprise Edition (IEE) MDM is evolving
By Don Talend
If owners of commercial office buildings can incorporate variable-frequency drives (VFDs) into their HVAC systems, more often than not they probably should, says Pete Miceli, vice president, regional engineering manager for real estate service, development, and investment management at Transwestern’s Midwest office. Recently, Transwestern installed VFDs for supply and return
Santa Barbara, Calif. – November 14, 2016 – Ice Energy, a leading provider of distributed thermal energy storage solutions, has launched the Ice Cub – a reimagined way to cool and heat the home, store energy and optimize solar PV. Building upon Ice Energy’s patented thermal energy storage and load
By Lori Lovely
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
Cogeneration, or combined heat and power (CHP), uses a heat engine or power station to generate electricity and heat for onsite uses. Trigeneration, or combined cooling, heat, and power (CCHP), is the simultaneous generation of electricity and useful heating and cooling as a result of the combustion of fuel or
AUSTIN, Texas – October 24, 2016 – Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Smart Grid, Battery Storage and Energy Efficiency sectors for the third quarter of 2016.
Smart Grid, Battery Storage and
What will the energy landscape of the future look like? We’ve asked energy industry leaders to offer their perspectives.
The energy industry is in the midst of a transformation as it reevaluates and reconfigures the way that it generates, stores, and distributes power. Energy demand worldwide increases by 2% each year