Hydrogen energy has been used extensively in the aerospace industry since the 1960s; today the technology is coming back to Earth. New innovations and cost reductions are once again building hype for hydrogen, as new data supports market based solutions. This could be the tipping point in a clean energy revolution? Verde LLC gives a new take on an old tale.
Renewable energy in Europe 2017: recent growth and knock-on effects
Addressing climate change requires a globally coordinated, long-term response across all economic sectors. The 2015 Paris Agreement provides the framework for limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and for pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Early in this process, the European Union has adopted ambitious and binding climate and energy targets for 2020 and 2030. Member States have set the strategic objective of building an Energy Union, which aims to...
What 2017 holds for Energy from Waste in the UK
The UK’s EfW industry has enjoyed two decades of stable investment under the public private partnership (PPP)/public finance initiative (PFI) regime. This has led to a reduction in the amount of biodegradable household waste sent to landfill via the construction of local authority-backed EfW plants and contributed to an increase in recycling rates by incorporating facilities that remove recyclables from the waste stream. EfW plants are now an important part of the UK electricity mix as providers of...
Identifying Your Ideal Air Pollution Control Technology, Scenario 1
In our previous blog,"What`s the Best Air Pollution Control Technology for My Process?", we reviewed the many factors that impact the choice ofair pollution control equipment. In situations where a facility is considering their air pollution control needs, it is important for the plant`s engineering staff to discuss the application data with potential suppliers. Application data are the details about the process operation such as uptime, maximum VOC loading, maximum air flow, energy usage concerns, permitted...
Case study - Future Business Centre - Cambridge
System kWp: 4.6Area: 57 m sqInverter: AuroraModules Used: PS-A opaque, PS-C transparent Double Glazed Unit (DGU)Polysolar was requested to provide the PV glazing for the stairwell curtain walling and the decorative rainscreen cladding. This saw the first truly transparent curtain wall elements employed in the UK and a BREEAM rating of Excellent. Objective: Generate renewable energy whilst utilising a weatherproof and artisticfaçade. Overall building requirement to achieve BREEAM Excellent. Result: The...
Should energy managers worry about energy data security?
Ah, 2016 – the year of fake news, celebrity deaths and cyber attacks, namely to the electricity grids of several countries. The biggest story came out of the United States, where the Washington Post (falsely)reported that a Vermont utility had been infiltrated by Russian hackers. Should energy managers be concerned about cyber attacks like these? Embracing connectivity thanks to theIoT devices of Industry 4.0 also means exposing buildings to potential security vulnerabilities, a significant fear among...