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Wind generation growth slowed in 2015 as wind speeds declined in key regions

EIA's most recent Short-Term Energy Outlook projects that wind generation will increase 16% in 2016, as significant capacity additions are expected to come online, adding another 6 GW, or 9%, to operating wind capacity in 2015.

Energy Storage – Lithium Iron vs Lithium Ion Battery Applications

There are several key differences between the Iron Edison Lithium Iron battery and the Tesla Powerwall. First, an Iron Edison Lithium Iron battery is available in traditional nominal voltages of 12V, 24V and 48V, making it fully compatible with common battery-based inverters

Giant wave-riding platform design puts solar power out to sea

David Szondy for GizMag:  Sea-based wind farms are becoming a common sight in many parts of the world, but why not floating solar power stations? Engineers at the Vienna University of Technology foresee a future where platforms 100 m (330 ft) long and cov

Permanent Magnet Technology: The Wind Industry’s New Drive Train Standard

As PMG+FPC drive trains outperform DFIGs from both a full-cycle cost-efficiency and reliability perspective, the turbine manufacturing industry needs to revise some of its old assumptions and obsolete turbine technology choices to embrace the generator technology that leads

The Birth of Thermodynamics

Here is an account of something I stumbled upon on a visit to Munich last year which I hope will be of interest. The four laws without which nothing whatsoever throughout the universe that happens, happens.

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Three takeaways from the national energy storage conference in Charlotte

John Downey for Charlotte Business Journal:  A Charlotte energy executive surveying the scene at the third day of the Energy Storage Association’s Annual Conference and Expo expressed satisfaction and a little surprise at the bustle and buzz the event produced.

On a large scale, the conference put top storage developers and vendors together with power producers and systems operators looking for sparks. But there were interesting stories on a smaller scale as well.  Here are a few of those quick shots:

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Ballard Fuel Cells Power Tangshan Railway Vehicle Co. Hybrid Urban Tram in China

Ballard's FCveloCity®-HD fuel cell module has successfully powered another urban tram, this one designed and built by Tangshan Railway Vehicle Co. Ltd. (TRC) in China's Hebei Province.

geoAMPS repeats as Central Ohio Corporate Caring Finalist

For the second consecutive year, geoAMPS, a renewable energy software provider, has been selected as a Finalist for the Corporate Caring Award in Central Ohio.

Verengo Solar and Swell Energy Announce Residential Energy Storage Partnership

Solar Installer, Energy Storage Provider Create Turnkey Solution for Home Solar Energy Storage, Backup Power

AMERICA'S MILLIONTH SOLAR INSTALLATION TO BE CELEBRATED IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Government leaders, solar industry, customers to gather for milestone event

AlsoEnergy Excels in 2015 Ranking of Solar Monitoring Providers

AlsoEnergy ranks #1 Among Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) for Solar Monitoring in the Americas; #5 ISV worldwide.

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Sierra Instruments, Inc.- InnovaMass. Reinvented.

Sierra Instruments, Inc.- InnovaMass. Reinvented.

Sierra was the first to introduce a combination volumetric vortex and multivariable mass flow meter in 1997. Today, Sierra's completely redesigned InnovaMass® iSeries™ 240i/241i builds on two decades of success measuring five process variables for gas, liquid and steam with one connection. Now, with the latest hyper-fast microprocessors, robust software applications, field diagnostic and adjustment capability, and a new state-of-the-art flow calibration facility, Sierra's vortex iSeries delivers precision, performance, and application flexibility never before possible.

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