Distributed generation technologies, like fuel cells, have demonstrated a track record of providing practical solutions to issues facing the grid, and no other technology can offer both the resiliency and efficiency of fuel cells, while still achieving significant emission reductions.
Renewable Energy Corporation, a Baltimore solar panel installer, created the graphic below to show how Maryland and Virginia measure up against each other.
1.7MW and 1.2MW installations will provide equivalent power for roughly 920 average households.
We have researchers here developing systems that should be able to convert more than 40% of the incoming sunlight to electricity (current panels are ~20% efficient). We are also working with research groups that can generate fuels and chemicals directly form sunlight, or from biomass, hopefully at an efficiency and cost that will replace conventional fossil fuel materials.
As the world continues to shift towards alternative energy sources, solar power will only continue to grow. Technologies will come and go and the astute product providers will continue to innovate.
Tires may seem to be an unlikely eco-product. But, according to a new market report from Smithers Rapra, the global market for "green tires" will reach $70.6 billion by 2017 or 28% of the total tire market.
The SESG Lab can replicate the operation of a substation and feeders of an electrical utility distribution system, thanks to its core infrastructure that supports organizations in the research and development of leading edge solutions and systems pertaining to smart grid technology.
They can be installed on building roofs or stack at variable heights without a mast and without foundation. They are 100% removable, 100% silent, 100% recyclable and maintenance free.
This case study is based on a real project in South West France. Results have been validated by an independent third party.
Similar to the S&P 500 Index, the Solar Stock Index is a market cap weighted composite index.
Ice Energy has been awarded a five-year contract from Riverside Public Utilities to provide 5 megawatts of behind-the-meter thermal energy storage using Ice Energy's proprietary Ice Bear system.
Wind Energy Timeline - From Persian Windmills Crushing Grains to Vesta's Wind Turbines Churning out 8 MW of Output
The global wind power market continues to rapidly expand in 2015. It is expected that global wind energy production will surpass 65 gigawatts by 2020!
Wind engineers are in heavy demand as Wind Energy becomes a stable source for alternative energy. Our research explored salary levels for Wind Engineers across the US and key employers.
Contractors can access high-resolution aerial imagery of properties - top-down and north, south, east and west views.
All of the top 10 states-with the exception of Florida-have a renewable portfolio standard in place. Most of those policies include a specific target for solar power or customer-sited generation.
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Variable wind conditions at a wind farm can impact the quality of power output. Maxwell's ultracapacitors provide burst power for electric blade pitch control systems to optimize wind turbine output and/or to ensure rotor speed remains within a safe operating range. In addition, Maxwell's ultracapacitors have demonstrated their durability and reliability at -40 to 65°C, which enables pitch control systems to meet grueling wind energy expectations under extreme conditions. Maxwell ultracapacitors are reliable for hundreds of thousands of cycles, and nearly eliminate site visits to change out batteries. Our wind-system ultracapacitors range from 350 to 3,400 farad cells and integrated modules of 16, 75 and 160 volts. Maxwell ultracapacitors have a proven track record of success in over 30,000 turbines in operation worldwide.