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  • Our new electrical design engineer joins us next week

    Helping us maintain our lead in incineration control systems technology If there is one phrase that sums up our determination to preserve our position as the global leader in waste incineration, pet cremation and ...


    By Todaysure Matthews

  • Microturbines, Gas Engines Link Biogas to the Grid

    OPPORTUNITIES to produce electricity from methane are being improved continuously as manufacturers introduce new and upgraded equipment to address market needs and varying characteristics of raw biogas. In the renewable energy from organics recycling arena, the two primary types of electricity generation equipment are microturbines and reciprocating gas engines. This article provides a brief ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Twelve principles for introducing sustainable energy storage to the electrical grid

    Researchers have provided a set of guidelines to help policymakers, designers and operators develop sustainable solutions for energy-storage systems for electricity grids. The guidelines cover a range of energy-storage technologies and grid-integration options. As societies move towards decarbonising the world’s energy supply and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, energy storage is ...

  • Generating Ecological Gains from Hydro-Electric Power - Case Study

    NCC has worked with Eskom to mitigate the environmental impacts of the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme on a sensitive wetland site in the Little Drakensberg/Escarpment, including creating and managing a new conservation area. South Africa’s energy demand is growing at rates of around 5% a year, placing enormous pressure on Eskom not only to create new generating capacity, but also to manage ...

  • Design and performance evaluation of a photovoltaic sun-tracking system driven by a three-freedom spherical motor

    In this study, a PV sun tracking system with the ability to move on two axes is designed. Its performance over a fixed tilted system is evaluated for the climatic condition of Denizli, Turkey. From the obtained results, it is seen that the sun tracking system improves the energy and exergy efficiency of the PV panel.Keywords: PV panels, spherical motors, sun tracking, energy efficiency, exergy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How Much Does A Solar Panel System Cost To Generate Home Electricity Consumption?

    The how much money does solar panels cost information will guide customers to mitigate their home energy bills? The research on solar panel system to generate solar energy in the form of electricity has been long and arduous. It is only recently that contemporary designs and materials coupled with innovative grid sharing concepts make it possible for everyone. The consumers across ...


    By Solarpanelsxpert

  • Series-parallel power system optimisation using a harmony search algorithm

    Today's important industrial companies seek maximum benefit with minimum investment. In order to achieve this goal, design engineers depend on cost optimisation techniques. This work uses a harmony search algorithm (HS) meta-heuristic optimisation method to solve the problem of power systems design optimisation. We consider the case where redundant electrical components are chosen to achieve a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Power circuit breaker using micro-mechanical switches

    The objective of this research is to investigate innovative power distribution components based on micro-electromechanical systems technologies integrated with advanced optimisation methods to improve the performance of electric power distribution systems. A novel medium voltage circuit breaker using two switching string assemblies has been developed. The building block is a switching unit, which ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case Study - 2.4 MW Geothermal Wellhead Power Plant

    Eburru, Kenya – 2012 Under a contract with Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), GDA designed, manufactured, tested, and shipped all of the major equipment for a 2.4 MW wellhead power plant at Eburru, Kenya. GDA also provided supervision and technical support during installation and commissioning of the plant. At the heart of the plant is an Elliott 8-stage GYR turbine. This ...

  • Volkswagen’s visionaries

    At Volkswagen’s “future research department” in Wolfsburg, they dream about the car of the future. Only it may not be a car at all. Wolfgang Müller-Pietralla, the 48-year-old head of Volkswagen future research department, flicks through a large folder with images of cars that look like they’re straight out of a science fiction movie. Some are small, others large, some drive on two, others on ...

  • Case Study - 30MW Single Flash Power Plant and 20 MW Expansion

    Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea – 2005 In December 2003, Lihir Management Company awarded GDA a contract for supply and site supervision for a 30MW (net) geothermal power plant. In 2005, Lihir contracted with GDA for an additional 20 MW of plant equipment. The picture at the right shows the main power house and annex under construction. The power house is the larger open section which ...

  • Grid integration of renewables in Egypt

    Integration of large Amounts of Renewable Electricity in the Egyptian Energy Grid - Capacity Building for Management and Engineer-Technical Level (Egypt-RE-Grid). The electricity sector of the Arab Republic of Egypt produces large amounts of electricity through thermal and hydroelectric power stations. Egypt has diminishing proven oil reserves and declining production. Natural gas production is ...

  • Solar Energy Cyprus – PV System in Archaggelos case study

    Location: Archaggelos, Nicosia Size: 2.97 kWp Annual generation: 5323 kWh CO2 savings per year : 4.8 tonnes The Problem Mr Panayi is a hardworking fellow wanted to reduce his high annual electricity costs for his 4-family house in Nicosia. In search for a consultancy company that will guide him through the most appropriate solution according to his annual ...


    By C.A.S. Energy Ltd

  • Varian Semiconductor Equipment Assoc. Inc. – Gloucester, MA - Case Study

    Producing the heavy equipment that makes semiconductors and other chips demands a tremendous amount of electricity, so this publicly-traded company sought ways to cut massive utility bills and pursue renewable power sources. Varian Semiconductor Equipment, a division of Applied Materials Inc., is located in an industrial park in Gloucester, MA. The Cape Ann hilltop location offered prospects for ...

  • The VGOT Darrieus wind turbine

    We present the actual state of development of a non-conventional new vertical-axis wind turbine. The concepts introduced here involve the constructive aspects of variable-geometry oval-trajectory (VGOT) Darrieus wind turbines. The key feature of a VGOT machine is that each blade slides over rails mounted on a wagon instead of rotating around a central vertical axis. Each wagon contains its own ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solutions for Testing Hybrid Powertrains

    The rapid increase in development activities on hybrid powertrains is creating unique challenges for the management of powertrain development facilities and the test equipment suppliers to these facilities. In this article, the integration of the powertrain engineering design phase, the control and electric power management activities and the test facility, and vehicle based powertrain ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Micropower system modeling with Homer

    The HOMER Micropower Optimization Model is a computer model developed by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to assist in the design of micropower systems and to facilitate the comparison of power generation technologies across a wide range of applications. HOMER models a power system's physical behavior and its life-cycle cost, which is the total cost of installing and operating ...


    By HOMER Energy LLC

  • Eco-Brella: prototype development of the umbrella as harvester of solar and wind energies

    The familiar umbrella has been redesigned for power harvesting from renewable energy sources resulting in the Eco-Brella . Several engineering technologies are utilised: aerodynamics for fin design, mechatronics for power management, materials for thermoelectric and solar film, CAD for the layout, and heat transfer for human comfort. The result is a sustainable design capable of harvesting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bath Michigan Solar Installation Case Study

    Project Overview Patriot worked with Peninsula Solar to design a racking system that would work with limited space and not penetrate the ground surface. The ground mount array utilized a non-penetrating ballasted design to work with the existing terrain on top of an underground house. To save space in the yard, the North row utilized a longer post to allow closer ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Solar Photovoltaic System in Lakatameia case study

    Location: Lakatameia, Nicosia Size: 3.00 kWp Annual generation: 5124 kWh CO2 savings per year : 4.6 tonnes The Problem Mrs Charalambous is a hardworking woman wanted to reduce her annual electricity costs for her 4-family house in Nicosia. Since Mrs Charalambous was eligible for a government grant of 2,700€ for a  3kWp Photovoltaic Installation, she ...


    By C.A.S. Energy Ltd

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