Airports often struggle to comply with environmental regulations arising out of operations. Airports must grapple with reducing tons of toxic emissions caused by landings, takeoffs, and use of diesel shuttles. And soaring energy-related facility costs can decimate a bottom line.
Renewables & Storage Could Power Full Electric Grid Cost-Effectively 99.9% Of The Time By 2030: Report
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Source: Baker Electric Solar
Interesting news on a battery energy storage system (BESS) in Kansas City. Source: Clean Technica Image: nanocore.fsu.edu [repostus hash=0ef76ee766b34c2838d50a8a16485494 title=New+Nanotech+Battery+Energy+Storage+System+Debuts+in+Kansas+City host=Clean+Technica short=1qoah snip=%C2%A0+Kansas+City%E2%80%99s+electrical+grid+just+got+stronger+and+smarter%2C+thanks+to+a+new+nano-battery+energy+storage+system.+The+1-megawatt+%28MW%29+battery+went+live+late+last+week+and+once+fully+operational+will+store+solar+energy+produced+in+the+area%2C+help+smooth+out+peak+demand%2C+and+limit+regional+power+outages%26hellip%3B thumb=3083491 jump=1]
This treasure trove of information on renewables features a remarkable video library of technical and scientific demos addressing a wide range of subject matter. Rousseau cache presently houses more than 300 topics, from interviews to demonstrations. The website states that a new video is added daily — a remarkable undertaking.
A byproduct of biofuel manufacture can power microbial fuel cells to generate electricity cheaply and efficiently, according to scientists presenting their work at the Society for General Microbiology’s Autumn Conference. The work could help develop self-powered devices that would depollute waste water and be used to survey weather in extreme environments.
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have produced hydrogen, H2, a renewable energy source, from water using an inexpensive catalyst under industrially relevant conditions (using pH neutral water, surrounded by atmospheric oxygen, O2, and at room temperature).
Company Perspectives: SiGNa Chemistry Brings Smart Hydrogen Fuel Cells to the Renewables Marketplace
According to Carney, when these fuel cartridges are used to provide electricity, the only emissions are water vapor and a benign by-product, sodium silicate – a desirable energy solution that emits no greenhouse gases or toxic byproducts, from supply chain to application. And once the powder in a NaSi cartridge is depleted, both the cartridge and remaining material can be fully recycled.
SPS is seeking, on an annual basis, approximately 88,705 MWh of “other” renewable energy generation as defined by the New Mexico Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), or an equivalent amount of biogas of approximately 665,300 MMBtu (one million British thermal units) to be in commercial operation no later than January 1, 2015. SPS prefers that the biomass resources be located in New Mexico.
New research is being conducted on more energy sustainable residential combined heat and power systems (resCHP). The research is being conducted by Pike Research which joined Navigant’s global Energy Practices on July 1, 2012 which provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The systems are small generation systems that produce electricity for residences while also capturing heat that would normally go to waste.
HyperSolar, Inc. a developer of renewable hydrogen technology using sunlight and water, today announced that it has completed an end-to-end laboratory scale demonstration using renewable hydrogen produced from sunlight and water to generate electricity in a fuel cell.
Quick Cleantech News Roundup (via Clean Technica) Just a reminder that we are publishing numerous posts to the “Quick Cleantech News” widget and category that do not show up on the CleanTechnica home page. If you haven’t been keeping your eye on those posts, here’s a quick roundup of recent Quick Cleantech News posts: Solar Flexible Solar…
This Denver-based company provides Nickel-Iron batteries that last considerably longer than lead-acid batteries and are less toxic to the environment. Featured Storage Business: Iron Edison Battery Company (via Clean Technica) If renewable electricity from solar or wind is part of your sustainable formula, the question of storing captured energy needs to be answered. This is where Brandon and Maggie Williams come to the plate with their Lakewood, CO-based Iron Edison Battery Company, offering a convincing storage solution…
This letter concerning the Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB) comes to Green Building Elements from Rollin H. White: The goal of NZEB to generate at least the same amount of energy as buildings consume doesn’t solve the problem of how to construct buildings which are completely self sufficient. A more holistic approach is to reach beyond NZEB to Zero Energy Concept Building (ZECB). ZECB is a leap forward ahead of NZEB because Zero Energy Concept Building includes technology to purify waste…
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I received this informational article from Mather and Stuart, a UK-based company that specializes in solar generators and feel the subject is worth knowing about, especially for anybody wanting to understand the many issues of how best to deploy available renewable energy or store it once you have power on hand.