Scotland's Whitelee windfarm has a capacity of 322MW, enough to power 180,000 homes, or a city the size of Glasgow. The opening celebration was enhanced by the news of the Scottish Government's approval for an extension, which will raise the windfarm's power capacity to 452MW and create 300 much-needed green jobs in construction. Whitelee takes the current level of wind operating up to 3.5GW. A further 9.2GW is either under construction or about to start construction, but 8.6GW, of which 7.1GW is onshore, is still awaiting planning permission. In England and Wales the majority of this is onshore at Local Government level, where planning decisions can take up to two years to be made, and the approval rate is only 40%.
Scotland's Whitelee windfarm has a capacity of 322MW, enough to power 180,000 homes, or a city the size of Glasgow.
The Morgan County School district in Stover, Mo., is completing a $1.5 million project to improve operations, comfort and efficiency in its schools. TAC by Schneider Electric, the building management and energy services business of Schneider Electric, implemented the work as a performance contract.
SVP is ranked 5th in customer participation for green programs by the National Renewable Energy Lab. ln 2008, the 4,370 participants enrolled in Santa Clara Green Power prevented release of 28,486 metric tons of carbon dioxide. This is equivalent to removing 5,217 cars from the road.
Message of "Grid Parity" delivered at Alternative Energy and Building Efficiency Event
Semiconductor technologies, present in many modern day devices and systems, are so essential to advances in energy efficiency gains that the United States economy could expand by more than 70 percent through 2030 and still use 11 percent less electricity than it did in 2008, according to a new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The report estimates the cumulative net electricity bill savings enabled by semiconductors might exceed $1.2 trillion through 2030. With smart investments productivity gains could reduce electricity use to only 3,364 billion kWh by 2030. The resulting savings of 1,242 billion kWh means that the economy may actually consume 11 percent less electricity in 2030 than it did in 2008. Original Metering.com article.
While Western Australians may have said no to daylight saving, the Western Australian budget on Thursday has already provided the best way to save daylight, according to Australia's largest state-based green business body.
A group of English engineers have built an advanced heat pump and connected it to an energy storage system using two silos full of plain old gravel that they say is as cheap as pumped hydro, as location-agnostic as a battery - and is super efficient. Using the heat pump as the key, the team built an energy storage system that compresses argon gas to produce a temperature differential and deposits heat and cold into two separate large silos of gravel. Energy is stored in the gravel and when the process is reversed, it can be released.
17th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition - from Research to Industry and Markets. CCH - Congress Center Hamburg, Germany
May 30 deadline approaching for a chance at more than $1 million in seed money for Rocky Mountain clean tech entrepreneurs
The contracts secure 1,310 megawatts of solar thermal power from seven projects, the first of which - a 110MW installation in Ivanpah, California - is slated to be online by 2012. Construction is set to begin in "about six months, following approval from the California Energy Commission and the Bureau of Land Management," says BrightSource chief executive John Woolard in an interview published on PG&E's Web site.
Silicon Valley Power has been honored for its renewable energy program, Santa Clara Green Power. The program in 2008 prevented the release of 62,801,279 pounds (28,486 metric tons) of carbon dioxide emissions.
Daetwyler-Clean Energy (DCE) has aligned it's resources to be the most advanced vertically integrated engineering & manufacturing provider to best serve it's renewable energy clients.
General Electric has announced that it plans to build a new battery factory in upstate New York with an "initial investment" of $100 million and additional funds requested under the stimulus package. First up for the New York plant, if all of the financing comes through: batteries for hybrid freight trains. It's looking at providing energy storage devices for other applications including utilities, telecoms and load leveling for the smart grid. At full capacity, the new plant is designed to produce 10 million battery cells, or about 900 MW-hours of energy storage per year.
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