Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest: A typical typhoon produces wind speeds between 98 and 120 m.p.h. and usually leaves behind a trail of destruction. But a Japanese engineer has plans to harness a typhoon’s incredible wind energy and use it to power the nation. Atsushi Shimizu has just invented the world’s first typhoon-powered wind turbine—a roughly 18-foot structure that, with its three distinct prongs, somewhat resembles an egg beater. Don’t be fooled by the simple design, however. According to the Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory, a mature typhoon can produce a level of kinetic energy equivalent to about half of the world’s electrical generating capacity. That means that after a single typhoon, Shimizu’s invention could power Japan for up to 50 years. Add in the frequency of the country’s typhoons—anywhere from three to seven each year—and the potential for massive quantities of renewable energy is unmistakable. Cont'd...
Statement issued by the World Energy Council on 9 October 2016 ahead of the 23rd World Energy Congress
Fastest Growing Critical Back-Up Power Solutions Company - Tristar Power Solutions - Announces Solar Power Endeavor with the Company's First Large Scale Solar Farm
Tristar Power Solutions, a Midwest-based company that offers a wide range of critical back-up power solutions, announced that in addition to the services they currently provide, they will also begin offering solar power solutions. Starting in Minnesota, the company will develop a large-scale solar farm - Tristar Power Solutions is the first in the critical back-up power industry to venture into the solar industry.
Grower Reaping Over $12 million in Gross Energy Savings and Eliminating 505 Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide Per Year
GetSolar.com sighting PEW Research: Solar Power in America has gained wide acceptance over the last few years as prices have dropped and solar panel installation has greatly increased. Nine out of Ten Americans (89%) support solar power, regardless of political affiliation, according to a new report. Energy costs and environmental concerns rank highest on the list of reasons for such unprecedented support. The Pew Research Center, a polling and research group focused on global trends released a report highlighting the changes in American's attitude towards (solar power) in particular, along with other sources of energy. Solar power gained the highest acceptance of any form of power (see chart), with only 9% of Americans opposing it. Wind Power came in a close second at 83%, with other forms of more traditional energy generation taking a serious back seat (with half or less the support of solar). Cont'd...
Ecoark Holdings, Inc. Subsidiary Announces Teaming Arrangement With InSolare for Commercial Solar Installations
Ecoark Holdings, Inc. announced that its subsidiary Magnolia Solar, Inc. has signed a Teaming Arrangement with InSolare Energy Pvt. Ltd. to bring Magnolia's patented solar photovoltaic technology to market.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is honored to present Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) with the first-ever Lifetime Solar Pugilist Award. SEIA is also proud to announce the selection of four other Members of Congress to receive the prestigious SEIA Solar Champion Award, an honor bestowed upon entities or individuals who have helped strengthen solar power in America.
Renewable energy consultancy, Natural Power, has secured what is believed to be the world's first planning consent for a kite power technology test and development site. The application was made on behalf of Kite Power Solutions (KPS) for the test and development site to be located within the MoD West Freugh Range, operated by QinetiQ on behalf of MoD, near Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
Northern Power Systems confirms commitment to North American market and strengthens commercial leadership
Northern Power Systems Corp. (TSX: NPS), a next generation renewable energy technology company, has confirmed its commitment to the North American distributed generation market with the announcement of two significant changes to its commercial leadership team
Umair Irfan for ClimateWire: On schedule, on budget. It's a tall order for any new technology, but for a commercial carbon capture and storage (CCS) system, it might be the start of a revolution. The Petra Nova carbon capture system under construction at the W.A. Parish Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant southwest of Houston, is slated to go online before the end of the year. The billion-dollar facility will become the largest post-combustion carbon capture system installed on an existing power plant in the world. Systems like Petra Nova that keep carbon dioxide from reaching the atmosphere may become a necessary means to mitigate climate change, and for some utilities, they could offer a lifeline to beleaguered fossil fuel plants. Cont'd...
Construction is beginning on a 2-megawatt solar array that will supply electricity to Ohio Northern University.The solar field will generate about 10 percent of ONU's annual electricity needs, reducing ONU's carbon footprint by over 2,200 tons, equal to 210 average households. Under a 25-year power purchase agreement, ONU will purchase electricity directly from the array without needing to invest capital in the array's construction and maintenance.
Wet'n'Wild Hawaii and Stem Inc., a leader in intelligent energy storage, today flipped the switch to activate the largest customer-sited energy storage system in Hawaii, supported by Hawaii's Energy Excelerator, the Hawaiian Electric Company and the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative.
Solar dominates Mexico's renewable energy auction yet again
On Monday, October 3 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced CleanCapital as one of the 16 finalists for 43North, the world's largest business idea competition. CleanCapital will now compete in front of a panel of expert judges in Buffalo to win 43North's top cash prize of $1 million.
• Southern California Edison (SCE) will install a battery energy storage system from Current, powered by GE, later this year in response to California's Aliso Canyon energy emergency • SCE additionally plans to install a controls upgrade package to integrate the battery energy storage system with a gas turbine • Hybrid technology helps SCE respond to California's changing regulations and grid requirements • GE's LM6000 Hybrid EGT* package expected to help SCE's customers save on fuel costs, while reducing natural gas consumption and emissions, plus improving gas turbine start-up time and reliability
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