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Energy Storage: It’s About the Software

Carl Weinschenk

Renewable initiatives rely on the ability to save the generated energy for a rainy – or windless – day. It follows that the software driving the pivotal task of managing the energy storage system is of paramount importance, says Gabe Schwartz, the Director of Marketing for Stem, which describes itself as an intelligent storage company that combines hardware and software storage platforms.


Companies Cooperating on Waste-to-Energy Projects

Carl Weinschenk

Gershman, Brickner & Bratton and Stern Brothers & Co. have agreed to work together on waste-to-energy infrastructure and alternative energy projects, according to the website Renewable Energy from Waste.


US Military Taking No Risks by Going Green, Saving Lives and Energy

Ken Silverstein

The US Department of Defense is still known for its bravery but it’s now also known for its use of green energy, battery storage and microgrids — that is saving the lives of soldiers in the battle field while also producing cleaner energy.


First Quarter 2016: Green Energy Growing Faster than Natural Gas

Ken Silverstein

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which said that it comprised 1,291 megawatts compared to 18 megawatt of new natural gas-fired generation. Altogether, it says that 700 megawatts of wind was added while 500 megawatts of solar came online.


Military Installation Successfully Tests Microgrid with Battery Storage

Ken Silverstein

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard based in Massachusetts is conducting two live tests on a localized microgrid that would protect it from a widespread electrical outage. So far, the project that has been demonstrated by General Electric, is looking like a success.


Dow Meets – and Resets – Renewable Energy Target

Carl Weinschenk

The Dow Chemical Company has increased its 2025 clean energy target from 400 MW to 750 MW, according to the company. Dow said that to achieve the goal it is partnering with NRG Energy and NRG Yield. The companies have entered a 10-year wind power purchase agreement for the 150 MW Goat Mountain I and II   …Continue Reading


Capstone Sells Microturbine in Northwest Italy

Carl Weinschenk

Capstone Turbine Corporation said that it has received an order for a C1000S Signature Series microturbine for use in a local district heating project in northwest Italy. The sale was made by IBT Group, which is Capstone’s Italian distributor. The 1 MW C1000S will be used in a combined heat and power (CHP) installation to produce primary   …Continue Reading


Shell Quietly Starts Renewable Division

Carl Weinschenk

Shell, which is the largest oil company in Europe, has established a division to invest in renewable and low-carbon power, according to The Guardian. The New Energies division, the story said, will consolidate the company’s hydrogen, biofuel and electric initiatives. It also will be the base upon which a move into wind power will be   …Continue Reading


AEP Seeks Partners for Ohio Solar Projects

Carl Weinschenk

The utility American Electric Power (AEP) began this week to solicit information from companies interested in jointly undertaking solar projects with its Ohio subsidiary. Columbus Business First reported that AEP has a commitment in place with the Sierra Club to build 900 MW of wind and solar projects in the state. That agreement was a   …Continue Reading


The Microturbine Market Gains Traction

Carl Weinschenk

It’s only May, but it already has been a good year for Capstone Turbine. The company has announced 13 deals, mostly of multiple units. The key element of a turbine is a wheel or rotor. It is made to revolve by an outside force, which could be water, steam, or – in the case of   …Continue Reading


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