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  • Demand charges seen as a barrier to the growth of public EV charging stations

    The growth of electric vehicles (EVs) and the charging stations they need is often described as a “chicken-and-egg” problem—but the prospects for adding stations is being scrambled by high electricity rates, according to a study by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). The analysis of 230 California stations run by EVgo, the nation’s largest operator of public fast-charging ...

  • PROINSO Launches Social Entrepreneurship CSR Initiative to Tackle Use of Kerosene

    Six years after launching its CSR initiative – Solar Energy Solidarity solar energy distributor and integrator, PROINSO, is launching a new corporate social responsibility initiative. The initiative aims to tackle youth unemployment in underprivileged communities by promoting social entrepreneurship, with a focus on solar; and to reduce health risks by replacing fossil fuels with solar ...


    By Proinso USA

  • Demand Energy Begins Work on Pioneering New York City Microgrid Project

    Demand Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Enel Green Power North America, Inc., recently announced that construction work has begun on the company's groundbreaking renewable-energy-plus-storage microgrid at Marcus Garvey Village, a mixed-income apartment complex in New York City owned by  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Desulphurization unit for landfill gas commissioned

    By the end of 2016 Colsen received the order to realize an installation for the desulphurization of landfill gas from Afvalverwerking Vink in Barneveld (The Netherlands). The amount of landfill gas (ca. 1.000 m³/hr) and the concentration of H₂S (circa 5.500 ppm) required the design and construction of the largest single BIDOX unit within the program of Colsen. The BIDOX reactor has a ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • 940,000 Gallon Thermal Energy Storage (TES) Tank

    The 26 inch mat slab floor for this 940,000 gallon Thermal Energy Storage (TES) tank in Cypress, California was cast using 270 CY of concrete. The crew will begin constructing the four walls, each standing at 54.5 feet tall. ...


    By DN Tanks

  • Drones used to analyse ash clouds from Guatemalan volcano

    During a ten-day research trip, the team carried out many proof-of-concept flights at the summits of both Volcán de Fuego and Volcán de Pacaya in Guatemala.  Using lightweight modern sensors they measured temperature, humidity and thermal data within the volcanic clouds and took images of multiple eruptions in real-time. This is one of the first times that bespoke ...


    By Cambridge University

  • CEO Ulrich Høgenhaven appointed as member of The Danish Energy Agency’s advisory committee for technical certification

    We are proud to announce that CEO Ulrich Høgenhaven has been appointed as a member of The Danish Energy Agency’s advisory committee for technical certification of wind turbines, for the period 2017-2019. The committee for technical certification is an advisory committee, which has been appointed to evaluate the content and administration of the certification in order for wind ...


    By Viking Wind ApS

  • Now even more quality shredders with a bite at the LIGNA 2017

    From May 22 to 26, 2017 the LIGNA in Hanover is once again the meeting point for the wood working and processing industry. Themed "Now even more quality shredders with a bite", UNTHA shredding technology will present its tried and tested wood shredders as well as the new QR class in hall 13, at booth D34. The Austrian shredding specialist from Salzburg will exhibit a large selection of ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • SCHMID Supplies Energy Storage for Smart Grid

    In the Smart Grid Technology Lab, researchers of the TU Dortmund are developing and testing components for smart grids. To this end, they have created an infrastructure which is to be expected in a future low-voltage grid. In addition to electric vehicles, PV systems and a controllable local power transformer, these are also efficient energy storages. Soon a Vanadium Redox Flow Battery from ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Russia Can Nearly Quadruple Share of Renewable Energy by 2030

    Russia can increase the share of renewables in its energy mix from roughly 3 per cent today to more than 11 per cent by 2030, according to new findings by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The growth in renewable energy use would represent nearly a fourfold increase in the share of renewables between 2014 and 2030. Renewable Energy Prospects for the Russian ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Tetra Tech awarded $240 million multiple award U.S. navy remediation contract

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that Tetra Tech EC was one of six firms selected for a $240 million multiple-award contract for environmental remediation of radiological contaminants (RADMAC II) at various Navy and Marine Corps installations in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and other locations throughout the United States. RADMAC II supports the Naval ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • Worth reading: latest issue of Meteorological Technology International Magazine

    Discover our article about Lufft wind sensors on page 76 of the latest Meteorological Technology International issue - a leading magazine of the meteo industry. No matter whether ski resorts, TV towers or maritime measurement networks: Ultrasonic wind sensor VENTUS endures even the most extrem conditions reliably. Discover some success stories and technical details in the latest ...

  • Smith Brothers helps power new Cumbrian wind farm

    A 13.2MW wind farm in Cumbria is one step closer to completion following the appointment of Elland based power engineers Smith Brothers. The high voltage electrical experts have been awarded the design and build contract for Hallburn Wind Farm – a prestigious project developed and being constructed by REG Power Management. The renewables giant is in the process of constructing a six turbine ...

  • Lumex Instruments at analytica Vietnam 2017

    Lumex Instruments took part in 5th International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology and Diagnostics analytica Vietnam 2017, which was held from March 29 to 31, 2017, in Hanoi. Vietnam is one of the Asian region's largest growth markets, and it was proved by more than 100 participants from 17 countries, who presented the latest ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • 4th Microgrid Global Innovation Forum in Washington, D.C. to Examine Latest Advances, Lessons Learned in N. America Deployments

    The microgrid market opportunity in the U.S. is projected to double from $836 million in 2016 to $1.66 billion in 2020, according to GTM Research.* The drivers behind this include the need for greater grid reliability and resiliency, the integration and control of distributed energy resources into the grid, as well as the desire by commercial and industrial end users to control energy costs and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Used drill rigs in high demand at SIMCO

    While SIMCO is known for their high-quality new drilling rigs, they also are a great resource for used equipment. Currently there is a high demand for specific models, so now is the time to bring your used drill rigs for a quote! If you have one of these models, SIMCO wants to talk to you: SIMCO 5000 SIMCO Geothermal/Water Well 7000 SIMCO 7000 ...

  • Direct Mass Flow Controllers Improve Accuracy for OEMs & Systems Integrators

    Sierra Instruments announces the release of a new infographic explaining why mass flow controllers based on capillary thermal mass flow technology provide exponentially more accurate mass flow data than volumetric flow devices for industrial gas mass flow control applications.  Over 80% of all industrial processes—such as those involving chemical reactions, combustion, ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Duke Energy Renewables, REC Solar, and Schneider Electric Complete First Joint Microgrid Project

    Duke Energy Renewables announced its first microgrid project is now operating on the Schneider Electric Boston One Campus. Schneider Electric built the microgrid on the campus of its North American headquarters in Andover, Mass. REC Solar, a national provider of commercial solar and energy solutions, built and will operate the solar array. Duke Energy Renewables, which owns a majority interest in ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New Axetris IRS Final Test Platform Launched: Now includes customer-specific burn-ins

    Axetris will now include optical output in addition to temperature on our data sheets. This creates tangible added value for our customers. Before delivery to our customers, the drift behavior of every source is measured during final testing. First, cold resistance for each source is determined. Depending on the results of this test, drive power for each source is adjusted individually. This ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • All You Need To Know About CfDs And Waste To Energy

    After a two-year allocation hiatus, this week saw the second Contract for Difference (CfD) allocation round begin. With only less established technologies eligible to compete, and a “maxima” of 150MW applied to all fuelled technologies projects, this new framework has sparked widespread debate regarding the future for gasification and pyrolysis projects. At London’s upcoming ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

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