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AltEnergyMag Newsletter - Oct 5/16

Small Power, Big Grid: Part 1

AltEnergyMag Newsletter
AltEnergyMag Newsletter - Oct 5/16
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Small Power, Big Grid: Part 1

This series will focus on these questions in the area of transmission planning (regional load forecasting and solutions to identified grid needs), wholesale market design, and facilitation of utility business model reform.

High Tech High Goes Solar

High Tech High Chula Vista strives to empower its students to ask the big questions and make big changes in the world. Climate change is one of the most pressing issues in our world, making solar energy one of the most effective responses that HTHCV has at its disposal.

The Future of Bio-Inspired Batteries

A major advantage that bio-inspired batteries have as compared to other batteries is their ability to allow an instant recharge.

Making Biofuel a Cost-Effective, Renewable Source of Energy

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are using multiphysics simulation to better understand and optimize the conversion process for plant-derived biofuels.

Solar on Houses Needed for 2020 Target

In the last ten years, the installed global solar energy capacity has multiplied nearly 50 times. The cost of purchasing and installing a solar panel has decreased by 80 percent in five years and is still falling. The comparable cost of electricity generation has made solar energy the cheapest energy source today, from being the most expensive only six years ago. This is truly a green revolution.
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Story of the Day

Using Industry 4.0 Know-how, North German Region is Going 100% Renewable: Test Run for the Energy Transition

As of 1 December 2016, an energy system of the future will be developed in Northern Germany as part of the large-scale project NEW 4.0. From 2035, around 4.5 million residents in the federal states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein will be provided with power by renewable energy sources alone. Applying Industry 4.0 systems, the project will demonstrate how imbalances in production and consumption can be offset based on renewable energies. 
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News Headlines
ViZn's New 20 Year Warranty and 95% Power Guarantee Sets the Bar for Stationary Energy Storage
NREL Report Shows U.S. Solar Photovoltaic Costs Continuing to Fall in 2016
First U.S. Company to License Disruptive Wind Power Technology
Bolymedia Holdings Co. Ltd. Announces BolySolar Roof Technology
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Featured Product

Flex-Core - Flexible Split-Core Current Transformer

The FCL model split-core current transformers have multiple benefits, including a flexible twisting motion for ease of application. Installing a split-core CT means there is no need to disconnect your primary conductor(s) which reduces downtime. Many customizations are available including extended secondary lead wire lengths, various outputs including 5A, 1A, 1VAC, and 0.333VAC, and custom rubber inserts to help center the CT and maintain accuracy. The FCL models can be used in applications up to 720VAC and have an operating frequency from 50Hz to 400Hz.

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Featured Company

Bonfiglioli USA

Bonfiglioli designs and manufactures a variety of products for renewable energy applications including yaw and pitch drives for wind turbines and mechatronic solutions for hybrid and electric vehicles (consumer and commercial). Across the globe, one of every three wind turbines has a Bonfiglioli gearbox. We are committed to solutions that reduce emissions for a cleaner, brighter future for all.

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