The nation's century-old energy grid might get an upgrade soon to handle alternative energy. The economic stimulus package has earmarked $11 billion to invest in smart meters and 3,000 miles of renewable-energy transmission lines. Venture capitalists and utilities also are investing in smart-grid applications at a record pace. "It's like the Internet for the energy economy," said Katherine Hamilton, head of the GridWise Alliance.
Solar sign lights featured on January 25 edition of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition".
Xantrex Technology Inc., a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, supplied four Xantrex GT Series Three Phase Grid Tie Solar Inverters for a utility-scale solar power installation in Valley Center, California.
Western Australia's retail energy market must have cost reflective pricing to encourage private sector investment, enhance competition, and grow market diversity in the energy industry, according the Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA)
A full-day seminar helps utility manufacturers and power suppliers with regulatory and design insights to incorporate natural (green) power into current utility equipment.
Western Australia has had a long tradition of getting energy from the sun, and WA has the largest number of solar hot water systems installed in Australia, according to Western Australia's largest peak body for enterprises supporting sustainability.
RainWise, Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of quality weather stations in the U.S. and abroad, is pleased to announce the release of the new WindLog'. This valuable device collects and records wind data to test the wind viability of a location prior to the installation of a wind turbine.
Cisco this week initiated a partner program that integrates power management with network devices to monitor and control power usage. The company estimates 30% reduction in power consumption could drive adoption. Dubbed EnergyWise, the program was announced Tuesday along with partners from Schneider Electric, makers of power distribution and automation equipment; Verdiem, which manages PC and laptop power; and SolarWinds, known for network management. The collaboration lays the groundwork for robust, automated power management, Cisco said. EnergyWise software will be available on Catalyst switches via a software upgrade to all customers with a support contract.
ISEA seminars provide comprehensive general information on solar and small wind energy systems. ISEA's basic education is designed with homeowners, business owners and municipal leaders in mind. ISEA also offers an advanced curriculum for design professionals, contractors and entrepreneurs.
NanoDynamics, Inc. subsidiary NanoDynamics Energy has received a one-year, $1.78 million grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop an innovative solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system that will be used as a main power source for tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
There is now an alternative pumping technology being developed that is simple and costs little to manufacture, yet it is highly effective and can operate using low-grade heat energy - such as waste heat or solar energy. This type of heat pump has been termed the Non-Inertive Feedback Thermofluidic Engine (NIFTE) . Given their mechanical simplicity, low energy consumption and potentially low purchase cost, NIFTE pumps could be applicable for a wide variety of tasks. These range from irrigation and pond pumps to central heating circulating pumps and power showers.
The Jasper Independent School District in Jasper, Texas , is implementing more than $1.4 million in facility enhancements to improve operations and efficiency at district buildings. TAC is completing the work as a performance contract and guarantees that the district will save $124,000 annually.
Reclaim Resources , the waste-to-energy solutions developer announces it has signed an investment and partnership deal worth £5 million with cleantech investors James Buchan and Paul Barratt.
Association Currently Recruiting Program Participants SAN JOSE, Calif. - January 26, 2009 - SEMI PV Group today announced the addition of the Photovoltaic (PV) Equipment Data Collection Program to its market research portfolio for members..
President Obama Begins 'New Era' of Energy, Environmental Policy Built on Foundation of Energy Efficiency
President Obama signed memoranda at a White House ceremony today directing the Transportation Department to establish higher fuel economy standards for vehicles by model year 2011 and directing the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the bid by California and 13 other states to set tailpipe carbon dioxide emission standards that also would require greater fuel economy.
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