Energy Consulting Articles

  • Corporate sustainability: A guide to measuring and improving energy efficiencies

    As environmental scrutiny of global industries continues to grow, governments are seeking to impose energy efficiency targets on companies in order to comply with new directives. One solution is to encourage energy suppliers to become energy service companies, who work with customers to identify potential savings and share the benefits this delivers. For the global food processing industry, this ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Integrating Reverse-Electrodialysis Stacks with flow batteries for improved energy recovery from salinity gradients and energy storage

    Abstract Salinity gradient energy can be directly converted into electrical power by using reverse electrodialysis (RED) and other technologies, but reported power densities have been too low for practical applications. Herein, the RED stack performance was improved by using 2,6-dihydroxyanthraquinone and ferrocyanide as redox couples. These electrolytes were then used in a flow battery to ...


    By SusChem

  • Investigating the interactions of decentralized and centralized wastewater heat recovery systems

    In the urban water cycle there are different sources for extracting energy. In addition to potential and chemical energy in the wastewater, thermal energy can also be recovered. Heat can be recovered from the wastewater with heat exchangers that are located decentralized and/or centralized at several locations throughout the system. It can be recovered directly at the source (e.g. in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fueling the demand for solar systems

    Solar street lighting market valued at $15B by 2024 It’s no secret governments and companies are trending toward reducing, or eliminating, their carbon footprint, and their dependence on fossil fuels.  This is due to a number of factors including increasingly more education on environmental impacts, more transparency, and a widespread desire to be eco-friendly.  It’s ...


    By Urban Solar

  • 5 Reasons to Go Solar Today

    Homeowners everywhere are enjoying the cost savings and environmental benefits of solar power.  Going solar has never been easier, and never more popular. So why should you go solar today? Save Money Many homeowners don’t realize the savings they can reap by installing solar panels on their roof.   ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • SURE HOUSE: Students Design Storm-Ready Shore Home

    Every other year, collegiate teams from across the country partake in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon with the challenge of designing a fully solar-powered home that fuses style, efficiency and affordability. For more than 30 students at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, though, those requirements were just a starting point. Entering the national ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • 5 Things to Know Before Going Solar

    The US Department of Energy predicts that 3.8 million homes will be solar-powered by 2020. Are you thinking about going solar? Here are 5 questions to consider before making the leap. What incentives are available? Solar has become affordable in recent years, with payment options now offered to homeowners based on tax incentives and legislation on a state-by-state basis. ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • Time to de-risk your flexible energy procurement strategy

    Ten-year high power prices last week  (12-16 September)  caused by tight supply margins illustrate the imperative of de-risking your flexible energy procurement strategy. Towards the end of a turbulent week, prices on the day-ahead over-the-counter market ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Offshore wind installation vessel capacity to tighten after 2020

    The existing fleet of turbine and foundation installation vessels is well suited to serve the European offshore wind market in the short and mid-term but it will not be sufficient to support installation demand after 2020, Michael Guldbrandtsen, senior consultant at MAKE Consulting, told Wind Energy Update. The next 2-3 years will continue to be dominated by orders for jack-up ...

  • Moving energy management forward

    Energy efficiency is increasingly valued at all scales. ESOS has brought awareness, and possibly action, to large organisations. SMEs are increasingly aware of the benefits, from both a cost perspective and a reputational one of managing energy to achieve greater efficiency. The EI’s recently published Energy ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • The Energy Consultant's Guide to a Green Energy Brief

    A practical overview of how Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology can be specified to meet a green energy brief  When a green energy brief talks about conserving energy, reducing energy costs, reducing CO2 emissions, and improving the reliability of energy supply, energy consultants should consider Combined Heat and Power (CHP), ...


    By ENER-G

  • VIYELLATEX improves factory efficiency thanks to cogeneration with gas engines

    VIYELLATEX Limited is the composite knit apparel and textile manufacturing business unit of VIYELLATEX group. It started its operations in 1996. The company is comprised of design and product development, sample, knitting, washing, cutting, sewing and finishing sections. The Textile Testing Corporation (Testing Lab) is also a part of VIYELLATEX. It caters to major buyers such as Puma, S.Oliver, ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • South Africa innovates to support soaring renewables growth

    Government and investors are working hard to increase the competitiveness of wind and solar projects in one of the world's fastest-growing renewable energy markets, official representatives said at the CSP Today South Africa 2016 conference on June 8. South Africa's 2010 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) targeted 8.4 GW of wind and 8.4 GW solar capacity by 2030 and in 2011 the government ...


    By FC Business Intelligence

  • Energy recovery from thermal treatment of dewatered sludge in wastewater treatment plants

    Sewage sludge is a by-product generated from municipal wastewater treatment (WWT) processes. This study examines the conversion of sludge via energy recovery from gasification/combustion for thermal treatment of dewatered sludge. The present analysis is based on a chemical equilibrium model of thermal conversion of previously dewatered sludge with moisture content of 60–80%. Prior to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 4 Must-Know FAQs for Sustainability Consulting in the Tech World

    The best sustainability programs have one thing in common: They integrate sustainability into core business practices. For technology companies, sustainability is much more than compliance. Sustainability programs help avoid costs and risks, save money (via energy, water, and waste), build a positive brand image, attract and retain employees, and reduce a company’s environmental ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Engineering Innovation into Driveline Design

    Introduction: thinking differently What is innovation? How can you harness innovation in practical ways to support your business goals? In the driveline industry and for engineering in general, “innovation” is often synonymous with the use of new or novel technologies/methods to achieve design and development goals - and ultimately deliver a higher quality product - in faster, ...


    By Romax Technology Limited

  • International investment in CSP South Africa: New data and a Building Energy case study

    Introduction: A renewable energy market of extraordinary growth In just four years, South Africa has gone from being a coal-dependent economy to a prime destination for renewable energy investment. Largely propelled by the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) which commenced in August 2011, the scheme has procured 79 projects with a capacity of 5,243 ...

  • What smart businesses know about corporate social responsibility

    Companies that are most successful in turning CSR into a business advantage do these three things well. When you look to the year ahead, what do you see? Ensia recently invited eight global thought leaders to share their vision for the environment as it relates to business, culture, ecosystems, energy, food, health, water and the world ( ...


    By Ensia

  • Laboratory-scale membrane up-concentration and co-anaerobic digestion for energy recovery from sewage and kitchen waste

    This study assessed an alternative concept for co-treatment of sewage and organic kitchen waste in Vietnam. The goal was to apply direct membrane filtration for sewage treatment to generate a permeate that is suitable for discharge. The obtained chemical oxygen demand (COD) concentrations in the permeate of ultrafiltration tests were indeed under the limit value (50 mg/L) of the local ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Minding the gap in the energy industry

    The energy industry is currently facing a large skills gap, caused in particular by an ageing workforce and limited investment in training and development. Energy Institute members have highlighted the supply of skilled workers as one of the biggest issues facing the UK energy industry this year. The skilled worker shortage is one of many challenges and opportunities that have been ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

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