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How do you bring electricity to 620 million people?

by Ensia  (Jun. 15, 2015)

Sub-Saharan Africa needs a more reliable energy supply. The way it chooses to meet that need will affect the entire planet. In South Africa, major cities are subject to regular power outages as electric utility Eskom periodically shuts down parts of its distribution system to take the pressure off the aging national grid. Whole areas of Cape Town ...

Beyond the Tesla Powerwall: How energy storage is shaping up in Ontario - How energy storage changes everything

by Green Energy Futures  (Jun. 20, 2015)

There are not many entrepreneurs who can command a room like Elon Musk. When he stepped onto a stage in May to unveil the Powerwall the audience oohed and ahhed and dutifully pre-ordered more than 38,000 of Tesla’s new home battery systems. And while Tesla gets the headlines other energy storage ...

Renewable energy progress report

by Europa Press Room  (Jun. 16, 2015)

What is the Renewable energy progress report and what is its purpose? The Renewable Energy Directive states that a progress report should be issued every two years. The purpose of this progress report is to assess Member States' progress in the promotion and use of renewable energy in line with the 2020 targets. In addition, it contains ...

Biogas Plant in Verneuil, Dairy Cooperative - Case Study

by Clarke Energy  (Jun. 11, 2015)

In 2014, the dairy cooperative of Lochoise region, has awarded Clarke Energy the installation of a cogeneration module on its anaerobic digestion site, located at Verneuil-sur-Indre in Indre et Loire. The biogas plant which was established in 2014, consumes discharges from milk production, the wastewater treatment ...

GTI Supplies Innovative Cover for Waste-to-Energy Digester

by Geomembrane Technologies Inc. (GTI)  (May 27, 2015)

The Customer: LaForge Bioenvironmental operates a waste-to-energy facility in a northwest farming community of New Brunswick, Canada. The system is located on a 1,000 acre (405 hectare) mixed farming operation, which includes the LaForge Holsteins dairy. LaForge planned to expand its 500kW combined heat and power (CHP) system to more than double ...

Knowing power grids and understanding complexity science

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 10, 2015)

Complex networks theory has been well established as a useful framework for studying and analysing structure, dynamics and evolution of many complex systems. Infrastructural and man–made systems like power grids, gas and water networks and the internet, have been also included in this network framework, albeit sometimes ignoring the huge ...

Will natural gas dim solar’s shine?

by Ensia  (Mar. 9, 2015)

As natural gas booms, renewable energy proponents ponder whether it will serve as a bridge or roadblock to photovoltaic power On the outskirts of downtown St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy’s High Bridge Generating Station offers an iconic view of the current state of electrical generation in the United ...

Tronox Namakwa sands furnace Gas CHP Plant - Case Study

by Clarke Energy  (Mar. 6, 2015)

Tronox is the largest fully integrated producer of titanium ore and titanium dioxide in the world. The Tronox Mineral Sands cogeneration power generation plant, located in the Western Cape, uses the waste gas from two open arc DC furnaces as an energy source. The gas engine power plant operates on waste gas ...

Fre-energy 250m3 DIY Installed Biogas Storage

by Base Structures Ltd  (Jun. 22, 2015)

Following the installation in 2011 of our 250m3 biogas holder at Much Fawley Farm near Hereford, Fre-energy decided to purchase a second Base Biogas Holder for use with their own Anaerobic Digester located at Lodge Farm near Wrexham, which just happens to be the largest organic farm in Wales. Their unique AD tank design incorporates a clever ...

Sliding pressure turbine integrated with seawater desalination facility (multi-effect distillation - med)

by IDE Technologies  (Jun. 24, 2015)

Abstract This paper presents the technological features of the MED desalination plant integrated with a sliding-pressure ultra-supercritical steam turbine plants of the Tianjin project, in which the MED desalination units operate with a wide range of steam pressures. In general, clean and cost-effective power generation is of paramount importance ...

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