Microturbines Articles

  • Winter is Coming – Be Ready with Backup Power Supply Alternatives

    With winter coming, resilience reaches top of mind. Snowstorms, blizzards, freezing cold fronts, gusting winds – the trends show that each year winter brings increasingly frequent and severe weather conditions. To be best prepared for winter weather-related emergencies and disasters that threaten to disrupt routine operations, forward-thinking businesses invest in emergency ...


    By GenCell Ltd

  • When Disaster Response Drives Transformational Change to Grids, Fuel Cells are the Preferred Choice of Many Energy Prosumers

    The increasing frequency of weather-related disasters puts emergency disaster response in the headlines often and encourages more and more systematic solutions. In the example of wildfires in the U.S., where 30,000 fires burned over 3.5 million acres between January – August 2019, systematic solutions are crucial.  Seeking to minimize fire damage, utilities in California have instilled ...


    By GenCell Ltd

  • 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

  • DOE announces $55 million to fund GENSETS And TERRA programs

    On June 18, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $55 million in funding for projects to accelerate biomass development and develop generator technologies under the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The funding will be divided between two of ARPA-E's ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Operation and control of multiple Distributed Generation systems in the microgrid

    This paper investigates the operation and control of multiple Distributed Generation (DG) systems interconnected to the utility in the form of microgrid. The developed model of the microgrid consists of microturbine generation system, converter-based DG system with stiff DC source, synchronous-generator-based DG system and wind power system with induction generator. The Simulation model of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Are you eligible for a manufacturing tax credit?

    The United States has been generous with tax credits for energy production. But until now, it’s been somewhat miserly about giving breaks to those who make the equipment that makes the energy – or saves it.That’s changed with creation of the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Credit (MTC), part of the federal stimulus package. The 30% tax credit makes $2.3 billion available for new, expanded, or ...

  • High-strength wastes boost biogas production

    Water and wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) are significant consumers of energy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates the industry uses the equivalent of 56 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, representing three percent of the nation’s energy consumption, and is responsible for creating 45 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year. Energy intensive processes, such ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Grid interconnection of microturbine-based distributed generation system

    Distributed Generation (DG) is predicted to play an important role in the electric power system in the near future. The insertion of DG systems into existing electric systems has a great impact on real-time system operation and planning. It is widely accepted that Microturbine Generation (MTG) systems are currently attracting much attention for meeting customers' needs in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A new microturbine-based dispersed generation scheme

    Almost all of the commercial microturbine-based dispersed generation systems today are composed of a high-speed permanent-magnet alternator and a diode rectifier-PWM inverter pair. A dispersed generation scheme made up of a microturbine, an induction generator, and a diode rectifier-PWM inverter pair is introduced in this paper. A complete model for the self-excited squirrel-cage induction ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • High efficient utilisation of solar energy with newly developed parabolic trough collectors (SOLITEM PTC) for chilling and steam production in a hotel at the Mediterranean coast of Turkey

    Parabolic trough collectors are getting introduced into application for solar process steam generation and high efficient solar chilling. SOLITEM GmbH in Aachen develops and produces its PTC 1800 for these applications. The first installation is made in the Iberotel Sarigermepark in Turkey. Energy supply facilitates, so that hotels and hospitals can economically be optimised by additional ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wisconsin-Based Utility Expands Green Energy Portfolio

    JUST as a wise investor maintains a diverse investment portfolio, a successful utility needs to make certain that it has a diverse portfolio of generation sources,” says Bill Johnson, manager of Agricultural Compliance for Alliant Energy, headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Alliant's generation portfolio includes 434 megawatts of renewable energy - enough to power over 110,000 homes. “With ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • China awakes to clean transportation

    In the following months and at least until the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, Chinese roads and cities, particularly in Beijing and Shanghai, will be a choice testing ground for different types of clean individual and collective low-pollution vehicles, such as fuel cell, hybrid and electric vehicles. We already knew that hybrid microturbine buses were to be road tested in China. Now ...

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