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Blade Maintenance Strategies
The North American wind turbine fleet is aging. According to Dan Shreve at MAKE Consulting, AWEA’s US Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2014 Market Report estimates approximately 45GW of wind turbine capacity in the Americas will be 10 years or o....
Potential and Limitations in Large Wind Turbine Blades - Sweep- and laminate-induced torsion coupling
Wind turbine ratings are increasing and trending towards larger MW scaled rotors for lower wind class sites. Although rotors are getting larger in size, they must still be designed for root load targets which produce a favorable cost in energy sav....
Romo Wind’s iSpin Monitor is for permanent installation on the wind turbines and comes in two different versions. iSpin Monitor Bas....
A new test service introduced by Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. offers verified performance results for Bal Seal low-friction spring-energize....
A Risley prism beamsteering development kit is being offered to experimenters and system de-signers interested in assessing the utility o....
Electro Static Technologies’ Universal Mounting Brackets allow fast, easy installation of AEGIS iPRO, AEGIS iPRO-MR, and AEGIS WTG ....
Morgan Advanced Materials’ Electrical Carbon business announces the availability of its grounding brush holders, designed for stabi....
Columbus McKinnon Corporation’s new line of CM Heavy-Duty Crane Hooks includes heavy-duty crane hooks in both single and double con....

Are the Renewable Energy Goals in the US EPA’s Clean Power Plan Realistic?
The Obama Administration's recently proposed Clean Power Plan envisions renewable energy technologies such as biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, and wind providing 28% of U.S. power generation in 2030. Is that realistic? Pie-in-the-sky? U....
Solar Plant Security - not an easy smash and grab
Anybody who has considered the security options available on the market has asked themselves, “Do I install cameras with motion detection, microwave sensors, passive infrared sensors, or radar?” After all, any of these technologies wil....
Doing Solar Project Homework Equates to More KW's and $$
In school, a “C” student is considered average, the normal standard to earn a diploma, but in the solar industry, doing a little extra homework to figure out the best mounting and racking system for a PV project will earn much more tha....
SMA has continued the evolution of its iconic Sunny Boy inverter line with a complete redesign of its popular models with Secure Power Su....
AFL introduces an aluminum coil bracket for splice enclosures including its Opti-Guard and SB01 products. The aluminum coil bracket is mu....
Snake Tray has designed an application specific cable conveyance system to bring the fiber from the optical line terminals to the optical....
Aerocompact is proud to announce the newly designed 2.0 version of their Flat Roof Solution. Aerocompact 2.0 has new inter-row spacing, m....
Moxa has launched the newest members of its ioLogik family of devices: the ioLogik 2542-HSPA and ioLogik 2512-HSPA cellular remote I/O mo....
Wagner Solar received SRCC certification on their PVT Collector. The 2Power combi-ned heat and power solar panel has a nominal power rati....
Zebra Energy’s SunSparks Solar Charging System allows RVers to economically and easily keep their RV batteries charged by harnessin....

Energy Storage

Measuring the True Costs and Benefits of Energy Storage
A variety of new energy storage systems have emerged as business and government leaders rush to make advances in renewables and energy savings. Those systems include different chemical compositions, form factors (cylindrical cell, pouch, prismatic....
Energy Storage Systems - Finding the optimum size
  Energy storage systems (ESS) based on high technology Li-ion batteries are fast becoming an essential tool for wind and solar plants. Not only do they help overcome the unpredictability of renewable energy due to changing weather c....
ViZn’s product family of Zinc/Redox Flow Batteries use an efficient and worry-free non-acid chemistry. The ViZn Energy Storage Syst....
Intensium Max provides a megawatt-level energy storage solution featuring Saft’s efficient and long life Li-ion technology. Featuri....
AllCell Technologies, LLC, and LG Chem Ltd., have developed a Li-ion battery for material handling applications. The battery is designed ....
Sharp’s SmartStorage system is an energy storage solution designed to reduce expensive peak demand charges for commercial and indus....

Geothermal

Tapping into Mine Water Geothermal
Mine water is often considered not only a waste, but also a serious danger to human and environmental health. With millions of miles of abandoned tunnels in the United States filled with potentially acidic and heavy metal enriched water, the task ....
Organic Rankine Cycle Systems - the latest innovative approach to geothermal energy
With the worldwide hunt for new sources of green energy, it becomes practical to create electrical energy from geothermal sources at much lower temperatures than previously envisaged. Today, Independent power producers (IPP’s) in the USA, Tu....
WaterFurnace International, Inc.’s 5 Series 504W11 hydronic geothermal heat pump features WaterFurnace’s patent-pending OptiH....
Caleffi’s Z-one Series valves are used to automatically shutoff the flow or to redirect hot and chilled water in geothermal, hydron....
The TRIAC SY Series Scotch Yoke Actuators provide an ideal solution for applications where steel actuators are required due to corrosion ....
WaterFurnace International, Inc. has introduced the new Envision2 NXW Chiller, providing water heating and water cooling for a wide range....
REHAU introduces its new 1-1/4" RAUGEO U-bend. Previously available only in one-inch diameter, the new larger diameter pipe brings t....
GEA Heat Exchangers, with its GEA Bloksma-Fryer NHP shell and tube heat exchangers, presents a new series that was developed to meet the ....

Fears the Export Pellet Industry Harms Forests Unfounded
In 2014, industrial grade pellet producers shipped roughly 3.6 million tons of wood pellets to the EU. To manufacture those pellets, mills in the US South consumed 6 million short green tons of pulpwood. That 6 million tons of pulpwood represents:....
Tires As Alternative Energy - The road to tire derived fuel
More than three decades into the tire recycling movement, the largest application of scrap tires remains the alternative fuels market. And for good reason, as scrap tires are a tremendous resource of energy and iron. Industries consuming tire deri....
BinMaster's new PT-500 submersible pressure transducer is an affordable and versatile level sensor that calculates level based upon t....
New Holland’s Cornrower chopping corn head attachment provides options for corn stover harvest unavailable with other systems. The ....
Sodimate, Inc.’s mounted slurry system integrates a slurry tank, skid pumps, and controls. Pre-wired and ready to use, it allows fo....
The HTS-2 shredder can help minimize the costs of processing contaminated biomass fuel sources, such as stumps, construction and demoliti....
The MT91 Series Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) has a smart, self-checking digital flow transmitter and advanced the....
Fecon, Inc. introduces the BHP270 Modular Power Pack featuring Fecon’s Power Management System for maximizing performance and torqu....