Lighting Systems News

  • Green Light For Europe`s Most Advanced Gas Engine Cogeneration Plant

    In mid-November, Stadtwerke Kiel gave the go-ahead for the construction of a pioneering gas engine cogeneration plant and commissioned the general contractor Kraftanlagen München (KAM) with the implementation. The cooperation contracts were signed back in August 2015. The power station is scheduled to be connected to the grid in the autumn of 2018. With this project, KAM demonstrates its ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • FAA Miramar Solves 24/7 Energy Needs with Solar Carports

    Solar carports at the FAA facility in Miramar. Engineering and construction by Independent Energy Solutions (IES) of Vista, California. SunPower supplied the 2,800+ modules that cover the carports and are estimated to generate over 1.6 million kilowatt hours of energy per year, saving the facility nearly $50,000 every month. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Control is an ...

  • No “Tail-Light Warranty” here!

    Some bolted steel tank companies’ warranty lasts only as long as you can see the taillights on their trucks as they leave the job site. We take great pride in the quality of our bolted tanks and the skill of our tank installation teams. Superior Tank Co., ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Harris Corporation and Florida Power & Light Partner for Advanced Communications Network

    October 21, 2016 -- Harris Corporation and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) are partnering to create an advanced digital system that will enhance communications for FPL's extensive operations, which serve approximately 10 million people throughout the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NEC Energy Solutions to Supply Largest Battery Grid Energy Storage Installation in New England

    NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES), a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, recently announced that it is supplying the Sterling Municipal Light Department (SMLD) of Sterling, MA with a 2 MW, 3.9MWh GSS grid energy storage solution. Once complete in December of this year, it will be the largest battery-based energy storage system installed in New England and the first utility scale project in Massachusetts. ...


    By NEC Energy Solutions

  • NEC Energy Solutions to Supply Largest Battery Grid Energy Storage Installation in New England

    EC Energy Solutions (NEC ES), a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, recently announced that it is supplying the Sterling Municipal Light Department (SMLD) of Sterling, MA with a 2 MW, 3.9MWh GSS grid energy storage solution. Once complete in December of this year, it will be the largest battery-based energy storage system installed in New England and the first utility scale project in Massachusetts. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • HubBoxes, Gateways, and a SPARC to light your way

    Well, it’s been a while since we’ve posted an update here, and that’s because we’ve been working like crazy on a brand new, totally revamped, hardware/software platform. It’s a line of fully autonomous wireless algae pond and PBR monitoring and control systems. This new hardware line is in a word, awesome, and customers are loving it. We’ve now incorporated ...


    By Algae Lab Systems

  • PowerCell gets order and signs a memorandum of understanding with a Chinese company specialized in fuel cell applications for commercial light-duty trucks

    The Nordic leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has received an order and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Chinese company focusing on green energy solutions, specialized in fuel cell applications for commercial light-duty trucks. The two companies see potential of cooperation within Range Extenders, REX, for commercial light-duty electrified distribution vehicles. They ...


    By PowerCell Sweden AB

  • Any colour you like as long as it is from AES Solar

    AES Solar are delighted to have recently launched a service to custom build solar thermal panels from our Endurance range. Not only can the shape be altered to accommodate difficult roof areas, the frame can be any colour you like. This opens up all sorts of possibilities for architects, designers and specifiers. Taking our standard sizes and designs, these can be altered to meet specific ...


    By AES Ltd

  • NREL Discovery Creates Future Opportunity in Quantum Computing

    Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered a use for perovskites that runs counter to the intended usage of the hybrid organic-inorganic material. Considerable research at NREL and elsewhere has been conducted into the use of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites as a solar cell. Perovskite systems have been shown to be highly efficient at ...

  • Sharp mulls China solar cell market entry

    Under its new Taiwanese ownership, Sharp’s solar division has begun exploring international solar cell supply opportunities, and recently revealed that it is assessing the markets of the Philippines, Indonesia, Mongolia and across Europe. This week, as reported by the Nikkei, Sharp has also begun conducting market research into the viability of supplying into China – the ...


    By pv magazine

  • Selecting lighting controls – What to consider

    Anyone connected with the commercial lighting sector will be aware that the drive for increased energy efficiency has resulted in passive infra-red (PIR) lighting controls becoming the norm. Whatever the type of installation, be it a school, hospital, ...


    By Flex Connectors Ltd

  • Newcastle United installs ENER-G CHP to score as green energy `world champion`

    Newcastle United Football Club is improving its score as a green energy 'world champion' after installing an ENER-G  combined heat and power (CHP) system at its St James' Park Stadium. In 2012, Newcastle became the world's first football club to be 'carbon positive' by offsetting  more carbon than it emits, and was awarded the prestigious Carbon Trust ...


    By ENER-G

  • Merck and Nanoco Sign Agreement on Eco-Friendly Quantum Materials for Displays

    Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced the signing of a worldwide material supply and licensing agreement with the UK-based Nanoco Group – a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials. The license allows Merck to immediately start marketing Nanoco’s cadmium-free quantum dots and to ultimately establish ...


    By Merck Millipore

  • Silicon Ranch and Stion Power Chickasaw County With 3.9MW of Locally Made Solar Panels

    Stion and Silicon Ranch are celebrating the completion of Mississippi’s largest commercial solar facility to date sourced with Mississippi made modules. The 3.9 MW facility, which uses Stion’s “Simply Better” solar panels manufactured in Hattiesburg, MS, will be located in Chickasaw County. The construction of the solar farm created approximately 75 jobs, with over half ...


    By Stion

  • Pulsar’s Ultrasonic Success with Super-light Fumed Silica Measurement

    Fumed Silica has a bulk density of around 30g/l, and a surface area of sometimes hundreds of square metres per gram. It is used as a thickening agent in everything from gel batteries to non-drip paint, as a light-scattering agent in cosmetics and a toothpaste abrasive. However, a material as light as this presents significant difficulties in bulk measurement. After a number of failed attempts, ...

  • Middle East Smart Lighting And Energy Summit 2016 Advocates The Use Of Energy Saving Lighting Solutions

    Innovative lighting technologies have drastically changed the future of the lighting industry. The influence of new trends such as smart lighting and connected lighting have reshaped various lighting categories – architectural, indoor, outdoor, residential and street lighting, to name a few. Furthermore, industry reports indicate that the residential market is the largest market sector for ...


    By GreenEmirates

  • RE:FIT For Purpose

    Vital Energi are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a place on The National Framework for Energy Performance Contracting (RE:FIT) developed by the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Local Partnerships (LP) and available for use nationally. RE:FIT, the national energy efficiency programme for the public sector, has set up a new framework of 16 suppliers that will ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Shine a light on global energy demand

    According to the International Energy Outlook 2016 report, total world consumption of marketed energy will expand from 549 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2012 to 629 quadrillion Btu in 2020 and to 815 quadrillion Btu in 2040. That represents an incredible 48% increase from 2012 to 2040. Regardless of the reasons behind this ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Slides from EI Southern Scotland Lecture Keeping the lights on in Scotland and Britain

    The slides from the Energy Institute (EI) Southern Scotland branch lecture Keeping the lights on in Scotland and Britain - Security of electricity supply and our changing electricity system are now available to download. Dr Simon Gill from the University of Strathclyde spoke about security of British and Scottish electricity supply. The presentation outlined the issues faced by planners and ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

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