Domestic Energy Articles

  • Ene.Field Project - Case Study

    The ene.field project is the largest European demonstration of the latest smart energy solution for private homes, Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration. The EU co-funded project ene.field has deployed more than 1,000 residential fuel cell Combined Heat and Power (micro-CHP) installations, across 11 key ...


    By COGEN Europe

  • Precise biogas flow measurement: Overcoming the challenges of changing gas composition

    INTRODUCTION As oil prices remain high, we are in the midst of a nation-wide initiative to seek renewable sources of energy to increase energy efficiency and energy security. Renewable energy accounted for 13.2% of the domestically produced electricity in 2012. Among the sources of renewable energy is the production of biogas from landfill gas (LFG) or digester gas. The production of ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Autumn Budget 2018:  What key energy policy changes will affect business?

    Despite the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shock warning about the urgent need to  limit global warming, green energy policy was somewhat lacking in the Autumn 2018 budget. The only environmental headline grabbers were the introduction of a new 'plastic tax' and a £60m ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • The “Tipping” Point of High Turndown Ratios: How much of a good thing is too much?

    Boilers used for domestic water and space heating are one of the highest energy consumers in residential and commercial facilities. After the global energy crisis in the 1970s, higher fuel prices prompted the search for solutions to reduce energy consumption. Back then, conventional steam boilers were the only option available. However, these boilers were very inefficient (due in part to the ...


    By Gasmaster Industries Ltd.

  • Quick guide to Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) is published

    Inprova Energy has published a free guide to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) Regulations, which could make energy-wasting commercial buildings unlettable. The MEES regulations come into force on 1 ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Case study - Rain Screen

    Gloucestershire System kWp: 0.6 Area: 8.53 m2 Inverter: Soladin 600 Modules Used: PS-A Opaque Polysolar were approached by the customer for a unique one off project to provide a vertical mounted facade on the South facing side of the house due to a lack of available roof space. Objective: Provide a presumed first ever domestic solar facade to boost the customers ...


    By Polysolar Limited

  • Kwendin, Liberia - Case Study

    Kwendin is a remote village in Nimba County in central Liberia. It has a population of about 2000 inhabitants, and no access to the very limited national electrical grid. With funding from a USAID grant, APL, in partnership with Stable Outcomes are building ...


    By All Power Labs

  • Double nomination for AES Solar

    AN installation handled by our team at AES Solar is in the running for a national award. And we are also delighted to have been selected as a finalist for a local business award too. We will find out if our installation for Craigdon Mountain Sports at the Pentland Outdoor Centre in Edinburgh has won the Sustainable Scotland Award in ...


    By AES Ltd

  • 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)

  • Moving energy management forward

    Energy efficiency is increasingly valued at all scales. ESOS has brought awareness, and possibly action, to large organisations. SMEs are increasingly aware of the benefits, from both a cost perspective and a reputational one of managing energy to achieve greater efficiency. The EI’s recently published Energy ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • The importance of public acceptance to boost Europe’s natural gas projects

    Gastech News: What are the key issues affecting your business within the gas industry today? Thijs Starink: First and foremost, the Groningen earthquakes, which are causing a lot of turmoil in the Netherlands, and have over the last 3 years eroded public acceptance for the gas exploration and production industry. Then, the lower oil and gas prices ...

  • The Beltran biomass cogeneration system

    An effective, economical solution for harvesting safe, renewable domestic energy, mitigating wastes and achieving environmental goals. Background The Beltran Biomass Cogeneration System (BBCS) is an integrated, three-stage process that uses proprietary gasification technology to convert biomass and other organic wastes into versatile, cleanburning synthesis gas. The purified ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • 7 Theses on Storage Systems in Commercial Applications

    Solar storage systems are now the focus of attention more than ever before. The application areas are as different as the requirements. While private PV system operators work toward optimizing self-consumption, storage systems in industry are mainly used to provide control reserve and thus ensure grid stability. In commercial storage ...


    By SMA Solar Technology AG

  • Carmanah Technologies Interviewed by News Ghana on Solar Airfield Lighting

    Cory Brigham, Aviation Sales Representative for Carmanah Technologies, met with News Ghana in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the Fourth Annual Africa Airport Expansion Summit which ended in Accra on Friday. “It is possible to have airfield lighting at every airport; all your domestic airports, regional airports and international airports. This improves safety which ...

  • Global growth in CO2 emissions almost stalled in 2014

    In 2014, the growth in global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production slowed down to only 0.5% compared to 2013, while the world’s economy grew by 3%, showing a partial decoupling of CO2 emissions and economic growth. China and the United States increased their emissions by 0.9%. In the European Union, CO2 emissions decreased by an ...

  • Interaction relationship between urban domestic energy consumption and water use – a case study of Beijing and Shanghai

    Energy consumption and water use are inextricably linked. Combining research on energy consumption and water use in an urban context provides a scientific basis for the integrated planning of energy and water supply systems. Domestic energy and water are among the most consumed resources in urban environments. Furthermore, domestic resources represent an increasing proportion of the total ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Bank energy costs

    There are many pleasures of living and working in the Cayman Islands. However, paying utility bills for your business on Cayman isn’t one of them. The island territory has particularly high energy costs because Cayman has few domestic energy resources. Most electricity on Cayman is produced from imported diesel fuel, which is very expensive. As a result, businesses on Grand Cayman pay ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Intelligent Storing

    Intelligent management of battery-storage systems can save money and, at the same time, be beneficial for the utility grid. Read this article and discover what is behind all this. - See more at: http://en.sma-sunny.com/2015/07/10/intelligent-storing/#sthash.s81hF5k7.dpuf Intelligent management of battery-storage systems can save money and, at the same time, be beneficial for the utility grid. ...


    By SMA Solar Technology AG

  • Investing Today for a Brighter Tomorrow – An Editorial by Sergio Marchi

    Sometimes, we need to stop and assess what we take for granted. Electricity is one of those things. We barely notice it’s there but it powers our lives at home and at work. And taking it for granted has serious downsides. June has been designated “electricity month” for the last 3 years, so what better moment to reflect on “the great ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Beyond the Tesla Powerwall: How energy storage is shaping up in Ontario - How energy storage changes everything

    There are not many entrepreneurs who can command a room like Elon Musk. When he stepped onto a stage in May to unveil the Powerwall the audience oohed and ahhed and dutifully pre-ordered more than 38,000 of Tesla’s new home battery systems. And while Tesla gets the headlines other energy storage ...


    By Green Energy Futures

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