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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 ...

Case study - Solar thermal In Louisiana

by ElectraTherm  (Nov. 21, 2014)

Solar Thermal/ORC Application in the USA Site Location: Crowley, LA, United States Thermal Power Available: Up to 650 kWt Green Machine Gross Power Output Avg: 15-50 kWe Hot Water Input Range: 65-120°C Water Cooling Tower: Up to 600 kWt ElectraTherm partnered with its gulf coast distributor, Gulf Coast Green Energy, to commission a Green ...

Exergy analysis of a multi–tank thermal storage system for solar heating applications

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 30, 2014)

This paper presents the results of an experimental study on the stored exergy of a stratified multi–tank system when subjected to various charge and discharge strategies. Tests were performed over 8–h and 48–h test periods, for constant temperature charging, variable input power charging, constant volume hourly draws and variable volume hourly ...

Case study - fuel-free power from solar thermal

by ElectraTherm  (Nov. 21, 2014)

Middle East Technical University Campus, North Cyprus, Turkey Application Type: Solar Thermal Nominal Power Output: 18kW Thermal Heat Input: 200 - 400kW Hot Water Input Range: 170 - 225°F Hot Water Flow: 185 GPM Cold Water Input: 80-100°F Cold Water Flow: 220 GPM Date Commissioned: Q4 2010 Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus ...

Solar Thermal System: Benefits Vs Problems?

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (May 26, 2014)

Solar thermal systems are the latest green renewable technology that derives energy from the sun to produce heat. This heat is then transferred to warm water for utilization or regulates temperatures within households, offices and even industries. Varying qualities of equipment results in variation of performance in terms of efficiency and ...

Can the Solar Hourglass serve as a CSP landmark?

by Wind Energy Update - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (Nov. 11, 2014)

A CSP project proposal has won first place in the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) competition, but can the design make it beyond paper? By Heba Hashem October was an eventful month for Santiago Muros Cortés. The Argentina-based architect impressed the jury in Copenhagen with his plan for a Solar Hourglass that ...

Solar exergy maps for photovoltaic/thermal systems

by Inderscience Publishers  (Apr. 9, 2014)

In this paper, the thermal and electrical exergies and the exergy destructions are calculated for a photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) system based on solar exergy rates for some Indian climates namely Bangalore, Jodhpur, Mumbai, New Delhi and Srinagar for a year and for different US climates namely Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, Portland, San ...

Renewable power offers immediate economic power solutions for Africa

by Clean Energy Pipeline  (Mar. 16, 2015)

Much has changed over the last ten years or so since the renewable power boom began. At the start of the boom, renewable power costs were very expensive and high quality developers were hard to find. Many of the European renewable incentive programs, which have been much maligned, are now paying dividends beyond the European continent. Good core ...

Energy and exergy analyses of solar ponds in the Indian climatic conditions

by Inderscience Publishers  (Nov. 4, 2014)

Energy and exergy analyses of a salinity–gradient solar pond (SGSP) (100 × 100 m²) are carried out in the Indian climatic conditions. It has been found that the highest amount of useful low–grade thermal energy, i.e., 24,260 and 28,119 MJ, can be extracted at 80 and 85°C temperature from heat storage zone (HSZ) of the solar ponds at New Delhi and ...

Eco-Brella: prototype development of the umbrella as harvester of solar and wind energies

by Inderscience Publishers  (Nov. 4, 2014)

The familiar umbrella has been redesigned for power harvesting from renewable energy sources resulting in the Eco-Brella . Several engineering technologies are utilised: aerodynamics for fin design, mechatronics for power management, materials for thermoelectric and solar film, CAD for the layout, and heat transfer for human comfort. The ...

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