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DOE Announces Webinars on Alternative Fuel Online Tools and Resources, Plug-In Electric Vehicle Standards and Market Development, and More

by US Department of Energy  (Sep. 24, 2014)

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and ...

How to make a “perfect” solar absorber

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Sep. 29, 2014)

Original story at MIT News The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material’s spectrum of absorption just right: It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that reach Earth’s surface from the sun — but not much of the rest of the spectrum, since that ...

A 50% share of variable renewables can save up to 6% on system costs

by The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)  (Sep. 30, 2014)

The REserviceS project - led by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and involving other stakeholders from across the electricity system and academia - also found that creating markets to trade grid support services (GSS) can provide revenue streams for generators, in addition to energy-only markets. Wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy ...

New Eaton Energy Storage Technology Advances Resiliency of Alternative Energy Installations to Help Power a More Sustainable Future

by Eaton Corporation  (Feb. 26, 2014)

Power management company Eaton today announced the release of its new 2-and 2.25-megawatt (MW) Power Xpert energy storage grid-tied inverters. Designed to increase electrical resiliency in utility-scale applications, the inverter works with a wide variety of battery chemistries to store and transmit power when needed. The robust inverter design ...

Eaton Showcases the Latest Hydraulic and Filtration Solutions at Annual Distributor Meeting

by Eaton Corporation  (Sep. 15, 2014)

Power management company Eaton today opened its 2014 Eaton Distributor Meeting, or EDM, an industry-unique event. The only event of its kind for the hydraulics industry, Eaton’s Distributor Meeting brings together more than 1,000 Eaton distributors, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and product and market experts from around the world ...

U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 31 R&D 100 Awards for 2014

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 11, 2014)

U.S. Department of Energy researchers have won 31 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The R&D 100 awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of Innovation,” are given annually in ...

Energy Department Announces $17 Million to Advance Efficient, Environmentally-Friendly Highway Transportation Technologies

by US Department of Energy  (Aug. 21, 2014)

The Energy Department announced today $17.6 million for 14 cooperative agreements with small businesses and institutions of higher education to develop and deploy efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies that will help reduce petroleum use in the United States. The funding will go towards projects that pursue ...

Study: Municipal Solid Waste Could Contribute Significant Supply of Alternative Energy to U.S. Businesses, Communities

by The American Chemistry Council  (Jul. 9, 2014)

A new study conducted by the Earth Engineering Center (EEC) of Columbia University has found that if all of the municipal solid waste (MSW) that is currently put into landfills each year in the United ...

ProMinent at interbad 2014: Dive in switch off

by ProMinent Group - ProMinent GmbH  (Sep. 22, 2014)

At the forthcoming interbad, held in Stuttgart from 21st to 24th October 2014, ProMinent will present its energy-saving and environmentally friendly solutions for pools and spas at stand 4D74 in Hall 4: metering systems, electrolysis systems, chlorine dioxide systems, UV systems, solenoid, motor driven and peristaltic pumps and network-compatible ...

GE’s Distributed Power Gas Turbine Technology ‘Lands’ for the First Time in the Philippines

by General Electric  (Sep. 2, 2014)

GE (NYSE: GE) today announced its jet engine-based aeroderivative gas turbines have been chosen to power First Generation Corporation’s (First Gen) Avion power plant in the Philippines. The 97-megawatt (MW) plant will pave the way for increasing utilization of cleaner and more efficient energy technology than more traditional fossil fuels in ...

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