Distributed Energy Articles

  • New Solar Cell Technology to Help lower prices for the consumer

    Inkjet Perovskite solar cells may help shape the future of energy production by lowering costs, and transparency Solar panels used to be costly and time-consuming to produce—and quite expensive on the consumer side. New technologies have driven costs as well as production time down, to the benefit of consumers. See what's new with solar panels and where the solar cell technology is ...

  • Scherer Construction Power Production Management Project - Case Study

    Challenge Scherer Construction was experiencing peak demand energy charges that was shrinking its profit margin. Solution Solar energy system ...

  • American Electric Power preserves institutional knowledge while assuring compliance - Case Study

    AEP wanted a system to better manage processes, tasks, deadlines and record-keeping related to their compliance efforts. Owning and operating tens of thousands of megawatts of generation capacity in the United States, AEP is the ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Trophi - Trainings on Rooftop Photovoltaics Systems in India - Case Study

    TROPHI 2018 - 2019 INDIA TROPHI - Supporting India’s Ambitious Targets for Rooftop PV India has seen tremendous growth in installation of solar PV systems. India is on track to reach its ambitious goals defined in the National Action Plan for Climate Change (NAPCC) and Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). However, the sector of grid-connected rooftop systems (GRTPV) ...

  • Clarke Energy Supplies Jenbacher Gas Engines to Power New Algerian ‘Mega Mosque’

    Clarke Energy to Deliver Four of GE’s Jenbacher J320 Gas Engines to Power Trigeneration Plant at Djamaâ el Djazaïr Mosque being Built in Mohammadia, Near Algiers Jenbacher Trigeneration Units to Supply Reliable, Lower Emission Power, Heating and Cooling Project Highlights Growing Industrial Demand for Advanced Trigeneration Technologies ALGIERS, ALGERIA ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Knowledge is Power: It Takes more than software…

    In the time it takes the average person to read this sentence, 36 petabytes of IoT data, (an amount roughly equivalent to 720 million four-drawer filing cabinets filled with text) will be created. That number will double by the end of 2019. During lunch today (for those fortunate enough to take lunch), GE Power Digital’s ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • The gas upgrading plant in Kockte (Germany) - Case Study

    Location: Köckte (Germany) Capacity: 350 Nm³/h biomethane Self-consumption: 0,23 kWel/Nm³ crude gas Features: First fully integrated biogas upgrading plant using membrane technology in a three-stage process. Overview of the gas upgrading plant in Köckte The EnviThan gas ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Offshore Wind Versus Solar in the Eastern US: An Unexpected Rivalry

    Less than a decade ago, offshore wind energy and solar PV were similarly priced energy sources. Unsubsidized installed costs for both exceeded $5 per watt, or more than double that for land-based wind. Despite their cost, both technologies were seen as the best hopes for supplying urban centers with green power, especially in the BOSNYWASH (Boston-New York-Washington, DC) corridor of the eastern ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • How Do Relays Function in Industrial Power Distribution Systems?

    How Do Relays Function in Industrial Power Distribution Systems? Power distribution systems that manage large currents come with components that protect the system from abnormal conditions, which can damage the unit. One of these components is a relay, which is used to isolate, limit or control electrical loads. Relays, or simple switches that are ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • How Energy Storage Can Pave the Way for Renewable Energy Adoption

    Introduction Renewable energy offers a hopeful promise to reduce the energy sector’s carbon footprint, but many challenges must be addressed before it can be more extensively integrated into our society. One of the greatest barriers to widespread adoption is quite simply that due to the nature of renewable energy – the fact that it is produced only when solar rays, wind, etc. ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Lighting Considerations for Indoor and Outdoor Sets

    Movie sets have meticulous lighting requirements. Optimal lighting conditions can enhance filming by contributing to the mood of the scene and illuminating dark spots in the shot. Bright lighting systems may also help promote safety for crew members setting up electrical wirings and installing fixtures on the set. Read on to learn about unique lighting considerations for indoor and outdoor sets. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • 10 Energy Hacks to Save Your Office Money This Winter

    Did you know that more than half of senior business managers have no idea how their companies buy energy? Ouch. And nearly 50% also confess to a “limited understanding” of how much energy costs their business, according to a recent YouGov survey ...


    By DEXMA

  • White Paper: Energy Superhighway Will Be Crucial to Successful Delivery and Management of Energy Services

    Rrecent white paper from Navigant Research provides a far-reaching view of the connectivity needs of electric utilities, exploring approaches and technologies, with case studies of projects designed to develop an Energy Superhighway. Over the last decade, with the advent of smart grid technology, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • The three S approach to uncertainty

    Life seems to be getting more and more uncertain. We are being warned about a Brexit rollercoaster and the oil price, at least in percentage terms, seems to be doing a good impersonation of an elevator; up one minute, down the next. All this uncertainty makes decision-making complex , especially when they concern long-life assets. Against this background I have been thinking about the question of ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Why smart utilities are embracing distributed electricity

    Power companies that take initiative now can position themselves for a bright future in tomorrow’s clean energy economy The growth of distributed energy generation, particularly in the form of solar energy, leaves the aging, monopolistic electric utility system a daunting choice: Come out swinging in defense of the status quo or boldly jump into the cockpit, put on the ...


    By Ensia

  • Customer case: Telenor reaps the benefits of remote power

    The Norwegian telco operator Telenor applies Eltek's "remote power" concept in their mobile network, distributing 380 V DC to Remote Radio Units (RRUs) - with significant documented savings as a result. In collaboration with Eltek, the Telenor Technology Centre has developed a solution for High Voltage Distribution which offers completely new opportunities and savings for the development of the ...


    By Eltek AS

  • Field Hospitals

    Combat and disaster zones require complete medical support for everything from simple illnesses and scrapes, to intensive care, surgery, and even isolation capacity in the event of the outbreak of a disease or virus such as Ebola. Portable field hospitals provide the rapid deployment, ...


    By Blu-Med Response Systems

  • South Africa innovates to support soaring renewables growth

    South Africa's 2010 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) targeted 8.4 GW of wind and 8.4 GW solar capacity by 2030 and in 2011 the government launched its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) to accelerate development.  The REIPPPP has thus far procured 3.4 GW of wind, 2.4 GW of PV and 400 MW of CSP capacity and has attracted 193 billion rand ($13 billion) of ...


    By New Energy Update

  • South Africa innovates to support soaring renewables growth

    Government and investors are working hard to increase the competitiveness of wind and solar projects in one of the world's fastest-growing renewable energy markets, official representatives said at the CSP Today South Africa 2016 conference on June 8. South Africa's 2010 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) targeted 8.4 GW of wind and 8.4 GW solar capacity by 2030 and in 2011 the government ...


    By FC Business Intelligence

  • Con Edison to pilot $15M virtual power plant project

    New York utility Consolidated Edison (Con Edison) plans to launch a pilot virtual power plant (VPP) project in June to test out the business case for integrating aggregated fleets of residential solar-plus-storage systems into the grid, Jamie Brennan, director of demonstration projects at Con Edison, told Energy Storage Update. The project will link hundreds of solar and battery storage systems ...


    By FC Business Intelligence

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