Tag: distributed energy

Distributed energy, also district or decentralized energy is generated or stored by a variety of small, grid-connected devices referred to as distributed energy resources (DER) or distributed energy resource systems. Conventional power stations, such as coal-fired, gas and nuclear powered plants, as well as hydroelectric dams and large-scale solar power stations, are centralized and often require electricity to be transmitted over long distances. By contrast, DER systems are decentralized, modular and more flexible technologies, that are located close to the load they serve, albeit having capacities of only 10 megawatts (MW) or less.

HOMER Pro Integrates Two Popular Solar System Software Design Tools

HOMER Pro Integrates Two Popular Solar System Software Design Tools

HOMER Pro Targets Rapidly Expanding Solar Plus Storage Market

The latest release of HOMERⓇ Pro, the leading software for modeling hybrid renewable energy systems, now integrates solar configuration data from HelioScope and PVsyst, two solar system design tools used widely in the solar industry. This important update to software produced by

The Future of Energy

The Future of Energy

The energy industry is in the midst of a dramatic transformation as it reevaluates and reconfigures the way that it generates, stores, and distributes electrons.

Energy demand worldwide increases by 2% each year as our culture becomes more energy-dependent. Meanwhile, mounting concern over CO2 emissions, fossil fuel usage, and sustainability have

Guest Commentary:  The New Era of CHP

Guest Commentary: The New Era of CHP

What do the Excelsior Hotel, Cathedral Village Retirement Home, Grand County High School, Statz Farms, Willard Apartments, and Supreme Sports Club have in common? They all represent the new face of the combined heat and power (CHP) market—relatively small commercial facilities that are installing CHP to save money on energy

2nd Energy Storage Global Innovation Forum

The need to increase the reliability of solar and wind power, integrate distributed energy resources, and drive system efficiencies are compelling energy providers to evaluate options for grid-scale and distributed energy storage. In addition, industrial and commercial customers are leveraging behind-the-meter storage to reduce demand charges, ensure power quality, and

Distributed Energy—Reader Favorites

Distributed Energy—Reader Favorites

Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Business Energy magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

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Benefits of Community Microgrids

Benefits of Community Microgrids

However they are defined, everyone agrees community microgrids provide benefits. Centralized utility systems and aboveground distribution lines expose customers to regional and local outages, “and while they are highly reliable, centralized utility grids can’t ensure local resilience,” notes Peter Douglass, project manager for the Microgrid Institute, a collaborative organization supporting global development of microgrids and distributed energy

4th Annual Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources World Forum

The 4th Annual Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources World Forum, October 11-12, 2017 in Costa Mesa, CA brings together stakeholders from across the DR / DER industry and internationally to examine the latest technology advances, case studies, and business strategies for optimizing demand response, energy efficiency, DER integration and

New Strategies for Noise Mitigation

New Strategies for Noise Mitigation

More stringent emission requirements, coupled with greater energy requirements at large facilities, where owners and operators seek more power density, have become a driving factor in current sound attenuation designs.

The Power Industry’s Patchwork Quilt

The Power Industry’s Patchwork Quilt

My great-grandmother was a quilter. She pieced together colorful fabric scraps to create mosaic patterns on each blanket. I remember her dismay one day after tacking a design together when she discovered an additional set of pieces that needed to be included. After a moment of reevaluation, she cut the

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

More stringent emission requirements, coupled with greater energy requirements at large facilities, where owners and operators seek more power density, have become a driving factor in current sound attenuation designs.

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