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  • Wind Generation Benefits Farmers, Rural Communities and the Environment

    U.S. energy production is undergoing rapid transformation, with substantial impacts to the agriculture and rural economies. Many farmers already produce renewable energy by growing corn to make ethanol and soybeans for biodiesel. Now, more farmers and ranchers are harvesting the wind blowing over their land to make electricity. Large wind turbines increasingly dot the countryside, and, like ...

  • Enel and ENAP Inaugurate South America`s First Geothermal Power Plant Cerro Pabellón

    Enel and ENAP inaugurated Cerro Pabellón, which is the first geothermal power plant in South America and the world's first large-scale facility of this kind to be built at 4,500 meters above sea level. The inauguration ceremony, which follows the start of operations at the second of the plant's two 24 MW-units, was opened by Chile's President Michelle Bachelet and attended by Chile's ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New Study on Graphene-Wrapped Nanocrystals Makes Inroads Toward Next-Gen Fuel Cells

    A powdery mix of metal nanocrystals wrapped in single-layer sheets of carbon atoms, developed at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), shows promise for safely storing hydrogen for use with fuel cells for passenger vehicles and other uses. And now, a new study provides insight into the atomic details of the crystals’ ultrathin coating and how ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Power in Canada: the next generation

    According to the report, Power in Canada: The Next Generation, released by Canaccord Adams, the Canadian power industry requires an unprecedented 40,000 MW of new generation capacity that could cost up to $150 billion by 2015 to meet new demand and retire old plants. The build will be complicated by changing emission standards, new technologies and, possibly most important, NIMBY issues. We are ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Distributed Power Generation in China

    Like many other countries with developing economies, China is expected to shift its focus to cleaner fuels for power generation. In the past, the country deployed district heating systems based around coal-fired heat-only boilers. However, the introduction of new small-scale power generation technologies using natural gas and potentially available renewable fuels such as biomass have provided a ...


  • US wind power generation grows by 45% in 2007

    Overturning all previous records, the U.S. wind energy industry installed 5,244 megawatts of power in 2007, expanding the nation's total wind power generating capacity by 45 percent in a single calendar year and injecting an investment of over $9 billion into the economy, according to the American Wind Energy Association, AWEA. The new wind projects account for about 30 percent of the entire new ...

  • Mechanical fin power: oceanic power generation

    Tim Finnigan, a professor of ocean engineering at the University of Sydney in Australia designed a radical oceanic energy collector inspired by the design of shark tails. Mimicking the successful evolutionary design of the fish species, he constructed a device that seizes the power of the sea. “I realized the systems that function the best are the ones that already exist there,” said Finnigan. ...

  • Wind Power Generation Market in Argentina

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Wind Power Generation Market in Argentina ...


    By ReportLinker

  • New insights into power-generating windows

    On 5 July Jan Willem Wiegman is graduating from TU Delft with his research into power-generating windows. The Applied Physics Master's student calculated how much electricity can be generated using so-called luminescent solar concentrators. These are windows which have been fitted with a thin film of material that absorbs sunlight and directs it to narrow solar cells at the perimeter of the ...


    By FLS Energy

  • Global Power Generation Market to 2018

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Power Generation Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2012 - 2018" to its huge collection of research reports. Economic growth and rise in population have been the most important reasons for energy/power generation in the past few decades. Commercial and residential energy is expected to increase with ...


  • Ocean Power Technologies Completes Testing of Next Generation Power Take-Off

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTT) ("OPT" or the "Company"), a leading wave energy technology company, today announced the successful completion of extensive factory acceptance testing of the first of its next generation power take-off (“PTO”) units for the Company’s utility-scale PowerBuoy®, the PB150. The PTO has now been ...

  • The Future of Offshore Wind Power Generation - ReportsnReports

    Offshore wind power is one of the newest major sources of renewable electricity generation to be developed and also one of the most interesting. Its history is short, no more than 20 years, and yet over that period the technology has been able to establish itself as both viable and potentially profitable. Explore Table of Contents of this report @ ...


  • Research and Markets: 2012 Report on the US Wind Power Generation Industry

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dacea2/wind_power_generat) has announced the addition of the "Wind Power Generation" report to their offering. The US wind power generation ...


  • Research and Markets: Wind Power Generation Market in Argentina

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rdgc2h/wind_power) has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Wind Power Generation Market in Argentina" to their offering. Opportunities Following the Feed-in Tariff The Wind Power Generation Market in Argentina ...


  • Global Wind Power Generated Record Year in 2006

    BRUSSELS, Belgium (ENS) - Booming wind energy markets around the world exceeded expectations in 2006, with the sector experiencing a second consecutive record year. Covering wind energy developments in more than 70 countries, figures released by the Global Wind Energy Council, GWEC, show the installation of 15,197 megawatts last year, an increase of 32 percent over 2005 - another ...

  • Blackstone forms European power generation partnership

    Blackstone (NYSE: BX) announced today that funds managed by it are forming a partnership with PQ Energy to acquire or to develop power generation facilities throughout Europe. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, PQ Energy is led by a seasoned management and technical team.  The team has extensive power project development and operating experience as well as a strong track record of ...

  • DIY power supply: prospects for micro-generation

    With climate change at the top of the international political agenda, and energy security an increasing concern for Western nations, consumers producing their own electricity might be one ideal solution. A new study has examined current obstacles to the widespread use of micro-generation. The technology for micro-generation - small, localised energy generation close to its point of use (household ...

  • Next Generation Power Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute

    The Obama Administration today announces the selection of North Carolina State University to lead a public-private manufacturing innovation institute for next generation power electronics. Supported by a $70 million Energy Department investment over five years as well as a ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Biomass Power Developers Are Busy Generating Jobs

    In some areas of the country, people are finally starting to realize the potential for biomass plants to create jobs. Recently there have been many news stories of project developers starting construction, breaking ground or just announcing their projects. Most recently, Rentech Inc.'s Northwest Renewable Energy Center in Port St. Joe, Fla., was approved by the City Commission. The $225 million ...


    By BBI International

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