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The Key to a Success...
Today’s energy storage system integrators provide either a turnkey energy storage system, a....
Enabling the Wind Po...
Driven by cost reduction and regulatory incentives, interest in wind power is at an all-time high....
Transforming the Sol...
For the average person, the typical image of solar power is large, opaque, expensive panels mount....

CURRENT ISSUE


Enabling Life Extension
Wind turbines often operate in harsh, volatile environments due to the unsteady nature of wind. Temperature extremes, humidity, and/or dusty air all amount to unpredictable and strenuous conditions that must be endured by the wind turbine gearbox. Fo....
Spiraling O&M Costs are Holding Back Wind Power Output and Profits in the U.S.
The potential: 35% by 2050 Alternative energy skeptics are keen to point out wind energy only made up 5% of total electricity generation in the United States in 2015; a mere “drop in the bucket.” While it’s true the power generated by wind ene....
Real Time Monitoring
Renewable energy assets account for 130GW of clean energy generation globally, with North America providing around 25% (30GW). 2015 saw a record number of clean energy investments totalling $329 billion internationally, with the US ranking second in ....
Lincoln Electric’s latest addition to its industrial wire feeder line, the Flex Feed 84, boasts a rugged, reliable design to deliver consi....
Sentient Science’s DigitalClone software is accessible to operators through an online portal, and utilizes materials science-based computa....
Advantech launches its full range of IoT gateways to fulfill a wide array of application environments. These gateways, powered by Intel IoT ....
Senvion is launching its highest onshore yield turbine for the North American market. The Senvion 3.4M140 is equipped with a high-efficient ....

Solar Customer Acquisition
When banks issued their first general-purpose credit cards in the late 1950s and early 1960s, there wasn’t much science behind their marketing. In fact, they sent the cards out in mass mailings to tens of thousands of customers and provided credit ....
The Growth of Distributed Renewable Energy 
As the technology and economics of distributed PV solar continue to improve, strong growth in U.S. capacity is expected to continue. It is projected by the year 2020, between four and five million homes will have rooftop PV solar with combined power ....
From Cell Phone to Solar Cell
With the negotiation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the passage of new U.S. tax credits for renewables, and growing customer acceptance, renewable and clean-energy businesses are poised for growth. As in other industries that have rec....
APsystems unveiled an all-new version of ArrayApp, its powerful installer mobile application. ArrayApp is designed to streamline APsystems m....
Polywater Solar Panel Wash is specially formulated for cleaning all types of solar panels without damaging films or oxidizing or abradi....
Kipp & Zonen announces RaZON+. RaZON+ is an all-in-one system that accurately measures direct normal irradiance (DNI) and diffuse horizo....
3M Extreme Sealing Tape provides instant sealing that rolls on fast and looks good while increasing productivity throughput with no drying t....

Energy Storage

Energy Storage 
Why do we need energy storage?  It is a question many of us may not have considered until recently. The brief answer is the world needs more energy, and we need that energy to be clean. The world is changing rapidly and if the energy landscape d....
The Rising Solar-Plus-Storage Industry
We’ve seen a huge increase in homeowners going solar in the last few years. Is this where we should expect to see the most growth of solar-plus-storage in the coming years?   Solar has certainly grown rapidly lately, from homeow....
Beyond Batteries
After several fits and starts, and years of debate about its potential to be renewable energy’s ‘holy grail,’ there is now widespread agreement that storage is a crucial component of the modern smart grid. Driven by falling batte....
The Northern Power ESS (Energy Storage Solution) features the advanced FP2000 FlexPhase power conversion system has a wide range of DC volta....
Circontrol launches eHome BeON, intelligent sensor allowing charging of an electric vehicle at home avoiding blackouts. eHomeBeON synchroniz....
Chroma has just released the 63224A 24kW DC Electronic Load from its new 63200A series of high power DC loads. Designed for testing a wide r....
The new 6.8kWh, ESS 7.0 lithium energy storage unit offers high performance in a modern, aesthetically pleasing design intended for resident....

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....
The Heat is On
Geothermal heat pump industry seeks recognition   With “geoexchange” piping firmly planted in the earth, geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) efficiently use circulating water to transfer energy to and from the ground near buildin....
A new cold storage solution is gaining momentum. The refrigeration is supplied by a recently commissioned biomass powered Thermochiller. Thi....
WaterFurnace International, Inc., introduces HydroLogic, a turnkey solution for radiant heating that integrates seamlessly into a WaterFu....
WaterFurnace International, Inc., introduces a waterside economizer option to its commercial product line. Available on 2-6 ton horizonta....
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....

Reduce, Renew, and Recycle
The Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility No. 2 (PBREF No. 2) began commercial operation in the summer of 2015. Located in West Palm Beach, FL., it is the first municipal waste-to-energy (WTE) facility built in the United States in more than 20 years.....
Energy-from-Waste Plant in Winterthur, Switzerland a Model for Organic Waste Management and Biomethane Production
In 2011, the City of Winterthur, Switzerland launched a 2050 energy policy which included a long-term reduction in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 2.2 tons of CO2 per person per year, and corresponding measures to promote sustainable energy te....
UN Mandate and New Biojet Fuel Options 
A period of significant progress in improved sustainability for the airline industry is on the horizon.  Worldwide, the airline industry contributes about 2 percent of the planet’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But air travel is exp....
Hurst Boiler, an international manufacturer of a complete line of gas, oil, coal, and hybrid biomass fuel fired steam and hot water boile....
Vulcan Systems specializes in customized thermal solutions for material processing and handling. Their biomass torrefaction systems are a....
Metalfab, Inc. has announced availability of their new Spin Loader. Available in two carbon steel models, the Spin Loader allows utilizat....
Fluid Components International’s (FCI) ST75 Series Air/Gas Flow Meter operates in rugged, hot, biomass gasification plant environme....