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  • Siemens eyes low-cost long-duration energy storage with new thermal system

    he system is aimed to store energy “significantly below” €0.10/KWh in large-scale deployment, depending on the exact nature of the storage application or services involved, Till Barmeier, program manager for the project at Siemens, told Energy Storage Update. The system combines established steam turbine technology with packed-bed heat storage. After having been converted to heat ...


    By FC Business Intelligence

  • Solar thermal electricity: catching the eye of utility companies

    The American Southwest has some of the greatest solar resources on the globe, it yet remains largely untapped. This trend may be changing as solar technology matures, market forces shift and concern for climate change mounts. One of the most common arguments against large-scale use of renewable energy is that it cannot produce a steady, reliable stream of energy, day and night. Ausra Inc. does ...

  • Saudi Aramco sees PV storage as most economic at under 4 storage hours

    Speaking at the MENASol 2016 conference in Dubai on May 25, Polega discussed Saudi Aramco’s comparative analysis of the future levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for storage-backed CSP and PV with storage. According to the company's scenario, PV with lithium-ion battery storage is also more cost-competitive than CSP for storing up to seven ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Endless Energy - New York Style

    A group of University-based researchers have put together a visionary blueprint for converting all of New York State's electricity, transportation, heating, cooling and industry energy infrastructure to one derived entirely from wind, water, and sunlight and electrolytic hydrogen. Under the plan, the state's 2030 all-purpose end-use power would be provided by onshore wind (10%), offshore wind ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • W2 Energy Begins 2nd Generation Solar Bug

    W2 Energy, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WTWO) is pleased to announce that it is ready to initiate production on its 2nd generation Solar Bug. As previously reported, the Company announced that they have been working on a commercial redesign of the company's Solar Bug, a two-seat, side-by-side vehicle that has the ability to run off of multi-alternative energy sources. W2 Energy has been working in the ...


    By XFuels Inc.

  • Energy performance India vs. Spain: As the DNI values are similar, how is the energy yield?

    Technical Top Tip courtesy of Suntrace Solar Resource Assessment 1. Comparison between India and Spain When it comes to solar irradiation in India, everyone would expect this to be better when compared to Spain, for example. With respect to the Global Horizontal Irradiation GHI, which is relevant for Photovoltaic (PV) projects, this is truly the case. In ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • European future energy forum 2011 – A preview

    Making innovation happen for a sustainable world Q: WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST ISSUES FACING THE FUTURE OF ENERGY AT THE MOMENT? A: We have asked our speakers to help us identify the biggest issues that they are currently facing and how they feel they could make a difference. Here’s what they said… Prof. Mario Paolone, Distributed Electrical Systems ...


    By Turret Media FZ LLC

  • Secretary Chu awards $9.6 million for transformational energy research projects

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced the selection of six transformational energy research and development projects that could revolutionize how the country uses, stores and produces energy.  Funded with $9.6 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the projects announced today round out the selections made by the Department of Energy's Advanced Research ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • W2 Energy Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Majority Interest of Arctic Solar Engineering, LLC

    W2 Energy, Inc. (OTC: WTWO) is pleased to announce that it is has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire a 51% majority interest in Arctic Solar Engineering, LLC ("ASE") from U.S.-based EGPI Firecreek, Inc. (OTCBB: EFIR). Arctic Solar Engineering, LLC integrates Solar Thermal Energy technology patented over 30 years ago by Daimler Aerospace in Germany. This technology is effectively being used ...


    By XFuels Inc.

  • Low Inventories, Transportation Challenges, Cost Pressures to Drive Discussions at IHS Energy Coal USA 2014 Conference, June 18-20, in New York City

    The coldest winter in 13 years has left North America with very low natural gas inventories and greatly reduced coal stockpiles. Transportation challenges have further impacted the coal market as major railroads struggle to adjust to much higher demand than experienced in recent years, according to information and insight provider IHS (NYSE: IHS). These issues, along with other challenges facing ...


    By IHS

  • Green Mountain College Launches New Major in Eco-Design

     Over the past three years, Green Mountain College students and faculty have explored the potential of renewable energy systems and ecological design principles through the College's Renewable Energy and Ecological Design (REED) certificate program. Beginning in the fall of 2012, undergraduates at GMC will be able to pursue a full-fledged 42-credit REED major. The new program offers depth of ...

  • USA and Spain Crucial for the Developments of the CSP Industry

    According to The Global Concentrated Solar Power Industry Report currently, there are 679 MW of installed CSP capacity worldwide and more than 2000 MW under construction. The USA is the market leader in terms of installed capacity with ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • USA and Spain crucial for the developments of the CSP industry

    According to The Global Concentrated Solar Power Industry Report currently, there are 679 MW of installed CSP capacity worldwide and more than 2000 MW under construction. The USA is the market leader in terms of installed ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Melting Andean glaciers impacts environmental outlook in Latin America

    World Bank engineer Walter Vergara gestures to a white patch on the mountainside. “You see that sliver of ice – that used to cover the entire mountain,” Vergara tells Dateline NBC in an April 20 report on Bolivia’s retreating glaciers. About 99 percent of the Chacaltaya glacier has disappeared since 1940. It was initially predicted to last till 2013, Vergara notes in his report, “The Impacts of ...


    By The World Bank

  • Northland Power Signs Agreement to Purchase Ontario-Made Solar PV Panels from MEMC

    Northland Power Inc. ("Northland") (TSX: NPI)(TSX: NPI.PR.A)(TSX: NPI.DB.A) announced today that it has signed a Master Module Supply Agreement with MEMC Singapore Pte. Ltd, an affiliate of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. ("MEMC"), to purchase solar PV modules that will be manufactured in Newmarket, Ontario for its 130 Megawatt ("MW") Ontario solar portfolio. The modules will be used as part of ...


    By Marketwire

  • AlumiFuel Power, Inc. and Ingenium Technologies Provide Update on Portable Power Market Initiatives

    Early production stage hydrogen generation company AlumiFuel Power, Inc. ("API"), the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based wholly owned operating subsidiary of AlumiFuel Power Corporation (OTCBB: AFPW) (the "Company"), announced today that API and its portable power partner, Ingenium Technologies of Rockford, Illinois, have identified an increasing number of applications and program opportunities ...


    By Marketwire

  • The U.S. Virgin Islands: Promise, Problems, and Progress

    Forty miles east of Puerto Rico[1] in the heart of the Caribbean lays an island group known as the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). Made up of three main islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John) and dozens of smaller islands, the USVI is known for its white sandy beaches and the year-round temperate ...

  • Global Natural Gas Trade Increase May Result in Delinking from Crude Oil

    Crude oil prices have traditionally been linked with those of natural gas, due to their close production association, but an increase in the global gas trade could lead to delinking, states a new report on international LNGmarket. According to the report “Global LNG Market to 2020 - Emerging Suppliers, Changing Trade Dynamics and New Technologies to Usher in a Paradigm Shift”, this ...


  • Canadian Natural Resources Limited Announces 2010 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

    Canadian Natural Resources Limited (TSX: CNQ) (NYSE: CNQ) "Canadian Natural reached a milestone in 2010 as we achieved an overall record yearly production level of over 632,000 barrels per day of oil equivalent. In addition, we increased our total proved plus probable company gross reserves by 9% to 6.9 billion barrels of oil equivalent, replacing 341% of our 2010 production and providing us ...


    By Marketwire

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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