The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has reached an agreement with Xcel Energy to provide highly detailed, localized weather forecasts to enable the utility to better integrate electricity generated from wind into the power grid. The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will support the project by developing mathematical formulas to calculate the amount of potential energy produced by winds blowing at various speeds. The forecasts will help operators make critical decisions about powering down traditional coal-and natural gas-fired plants when sufficient winds are predicted, allowing the utility to increase reliance on alternative energy while still meeting the needs of its customers.
The 2nd edition of the Concentrated Photovoltaics Summit (Toledo, April 28-30) - which last year attracted over 375 people - is expected to welcome over 450 CPV executives in Toledo. The Summit will be followed by a site visit to ISFOC, the first and only CPV test centre in Puertollano.
Zenergy Power plc announces it has been commissioned by RWE Power AG to draft a study to evaluate the potential increase in electrical output achievable from RWE's existing hydro river plants using superconductor variable speed generators.
The proposed Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) to be considered by the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources at a hearing on February 10 falls far short of what is doable and needed according to the SUN DAY Campaign.
With a patent pending technique, lignin and diesel fuel can be well mixed to form a stable liquid state. Such fuel is tested to run diesel engines successfully.
Drivers can now find alternative fueling stations using cell phones & PDAs. Consumers on-the-go can now access the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Alternative Fueling Station Locator using their cell phone, BlackBerry, or other personal digital assistant (PDA). The Mobile Alternative Fueling Station Locator allows drivers to find the five closest biodiesel, electricity, E85 (ethanol), hydrogen, natural gas, and propane fueling sites. This convenient tool uses well-known, easy-to-navigate Google Maps to automatically generate maps to fueling sites and lists each station's contact information and business hours. Detailed driving directions and an instant phone connection to the station can all be accessed at www.afdc.energy.gov/stations/m/ .
IntertechPira, a leading conference and research organization is pleased to announce Dr Jean Posbic, Director of Projects of BP Solar and Dr Tom Surek, PV Consultant and former PV Program Manager of NREL as Co-Chairs for the two-day conference and exhibition.
The U.S. is now the world's top Wind Power Producer and closing in fast on Solar. The U.S. increased its wind capacity by 50 percent last year to a total of 25 GW, enough to power nearly 5 million homes. Germany took a close second with 24 GW of installed wind, while Spain took the third spot. Globally wind power grew by 29 percent, to reach 121 GW total capacity. As one of the most affordable sources of alternative energy -- being only slightly more expensive than coal and nuclear -- wind accounted for 42 percent of the new energy installations in the U.S.
One-acre, 1,500 solar panel array at Pioneer Hi-Bred Waimea Research Center in Kauai, Hawaii is DuPonts largest solar installation to date
Xantrex Technology Inc., a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, announces the launch of the Xantrex GT500E and the Xantrex GT250E Three Phase Grid Tie Solar Inverters for the Italian market.
This invention is about stirling engine, which is an internal combustion engined heat machine known as hot air engine and converting the heat to mechanical motion.
From Gray Water Recycling Systems. We build gray and rainwater recycling units for residences, resorts, hotel and commercial use. Units capture water from shower, bath, laundry and downspout, then purify, disinfect and store that water to be reused for irrigation and other recycled water uses.
St. Louis-based Vertegy today announced it has expanded its staff to keep pace with the growing demand for green and sustainable consulting services. The company, which also helps clients attain LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, has added Greg Mueller as project specialist.
Electronic Control Concepts is proud to introduce the first product in its new line of alternative energy solutions. The Solar Controller, Model 510, features ECC's own "intelligent charge" regulator designed to maximize efficiency and minimize the cost of implementing many solar solutions.
Bay Area School does its part to promote renewable energy and serves as a model for CA schools
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