Alternative Energy Articles from the Current eMagazine
EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Challenges Ahead for Sources and States
07/14/14, Chris MacCracken, Steven Fine, Phil Mihlmester, David Pickles and Ankit Saraf, ICF INTERNATIONAL
In this paper, we discuss the critical issues that sources and states face in evaluating EPA’s proposal and developing plans to meet the Clean Power Plan requirements.
Nokero Introduces World's Most Affordable Solar Light Bulb
07/14/14, Terri Steele, The ECO Report
Nokero’s Next Generation Solar Light Bulb (the N182), Doubles Light Output, Decreases Costs and Lights the Way to Ending Extreme Energy Poverty
Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary - August, September & October
07/14/14, Brandon Hetherington, AltEnergyMag.com
As Summer kicks into full gear we can sit back and enjoy a bit of a break from the Tradeshow schedule. August will see a bit of a lull but starting September and intensifying in October the Alternative Energy tradeshow calendar is full! Here is a summary of what Tradeshows, Conferences & Exhibitions to look forward to in the coming months.
Using Fuel Cells in Unique Product Applications
07/14/14, Chris D’Couto, Neah Power Systems
The three products we offer are the PowerChip, a silicon based fuel cell product targeted for defense and commercial customers, the second product is the BuzzBar Suite that is targeted at consumers for cell phone and tablet charging, and the final product is the Formira product, which is an air based fuel cell technology that generates hydrogen for formic acid and that can be used for larger power ranges.
Biooil and Char Production from Melia dubia
07/14/14, R. Mythili and P. Venkatachalam, Department of Bioenergy, Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Biomass is an important material for the sustainable source of energy. It can generate solid, liquid and gaseous products under different thermochemical conversion technologies. In this study, Melia dubia – a fastest growing energy crop was subjected to pyrolysis. Two products namely, biooil and char were produced and their characteristics were analyzed.
Alternative Energy Stories of the Day
The Coming Storage Boom: Project Proposals Nearly Double California's Storage Target
Submitted on: 07/25/14, 05:09 AM
California’s push to transform the market for grid-scale energy storage is working even better than expected -- at least on paper. Last year, California created a mandate calling for 1,325 megawatts of energy storage project
China Poised For Significant Expansion In Wind Power Generation
Submitted on: 07/22/14, 03:13 PM
China is the world’s largest producer of electricity, surpassing the United States in 2011, with demand increasing alongside its strong, sustained growth in GDP. Electricity generation in China has increased 9.6% annually, from 2005 to 2013, reaching 5,425.
New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam
Submitted on: 07/21/14, 06:20 AM
A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure — a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam — is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on water. When sunlight hits the st
How Much Energy Storage Do You Need to Back Up the London Array?
Submitted on: 07/17/14, 06:24 AM
Storing electricity underwater in the form of compressed air is a tantalizing notion that could, if it works, help solve the intermittency problem of wind, solar, and other renewable sources. That “if” is a big one, though, because there are many details en
Today's Alternative Energy Headlines
BRITISH GAS CHOOSES ELSTER AS THEIR PRIMARY PARTNER FOR ADVANCED GAS METERING
Submitted on: 07/28/14, 08:14 AM
British Gas chooses Elster as their primary partner for advanced gas metering to support their business goals
Lucintel Forecast: Shale Gas to Challenge Nuclear Energy and Carbon-Intensive Fuels in US
Submitted on: 07/27/14, 10:14 PM
The US shale gas hydraulic fracturing industry is expected to witness significant growth over the next five years partially due to government initiatives to substitute natural gas for nuclear energy and carbon-intensive fuels.
PVinsights:The US AntiDumping Duty on China and Taiwan solar products are much higher than expected.
Submitted on: 07/27/14, 01:19 AM
On July 25, 2014, the US DOC (Department of Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the AD (AntiDumping) duty investigations of imports of certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China and Taiwan
Pika Energy Selected by NREL to Drive Down Cost of Wind Power
Submitted on: 07/25/14, 07:55 AM
Wind turbine manufacturer wins $700,000 for efficient manufacturing processes and scaled-up designs to drive cost savings in small wind market
BUSINESSES MUST MEET THE CHALLENGES OF THE GROWING ‘ENERGY TRILEMMA'
Submitted on: 07/25/14, 06:27 AM
Rising energy costs, the pressure of cutting carbon footprint and fears over the uncertainty of supply – the growing ‘energy trilemma' is a major challenge facing every business in Britain today.
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