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Turning Industrial Air Pollution into Valuable Energy

Linda Hardesty

Many industries, including oil & gas, food processing and petrochemical emit gases into the atmosphere. Ener-Core says it has created a system to help such companies convert their air pollution into clean energy. In some instances, flaring waste gas is actually required by environmental laws. But Ener-Core says waste gas can be turned into clean   …Continue Reading

London Revamps Greenwich Power Station

Karen Henry

The mayor of London announced that London’s historic Greenwich Power Station will soon be much more energy efficient. Up to six new gas engines will be installed in the building’s Old Turbine Hall, originally the electricity generator for London’s trams, making London’s Tube network more self-reliant and limit the risk of rising energy prices. The waste heat   …Continue Reading

Alpine Restaurant Installs Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

Metronik Energija has installed two of Imergy Power System‘ ESP4 series vanadium-based flow batteries at Trojane, a restaurant located in the Slovenian Alps. The restaurant has already installed a 49 kW photovoltaic solar system, a 30 kW combined heat and power (CHP) system, and an electric vehicle (EV) charging station. The energy storage project, sponsored   …Continue Reading

Retirement Facility Embarks on $3.2M Energy Upgrade

Linda Hardesty

Cathedral Village, a Philadelphia based retirement community, has hired New Jersey based energy management and combined heat and power (CHP) specialist ENER-G Rudox, in conjunction with Blue Sky Power, MCFA Global, and Ray Angelini, to design, engineer, construct, and finance a sustainable makeover of its facility. The $3.2 million energy infrastructure improvements to the 40-acre   …Continue Reading

Massachusetts Cities Receive $18.4M for Energy Resiliency Projects

Linda Hardesty

Massachusetts’ Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative announced a second round of grants to municipalities to implement clean energy technologies. The first round of grants totaled $7.4 million. The most recent round totaled $18.4 million. Through the Resiliency Initiative, $40 million in state funding has been made available to cities and towns that identify facilities in   …Continue Reading

New Belgium Brewing Adds 50% More Onsite Solar

Linda Hardesty

New Belgium Brewing is once again partnering with Boulder-based Namasté Solar to add an additional 96.525 kW of photovoltaic solar paneling at its Fort Collins facility. The new system will be in addition to 870 panels New Belgium installed in 2009 and will bring total onsite solar production to 4.5 percent of the brewery’s total   …Continue Reading

CHP Offers Major Benefits to NY Commercial Property Owners

Linda Hardesty

Combined heat and power, also known as co-generation, is a worthwhile investment for mid-size to large commercial property owners in New York, particularly in the five boroughs of New York City where a variety of financial incentives are available, according to a white paper issued by ConEdison Solutions. The energy services company said there has   …Continue Reading

Project Looks at the Intelligent Coupling of Solar and CHP

Karen Henry

German solar inverter manufacturer, SMA Solar Technology; German HVAC company, Vaillant; and RWTH Aachen University in Germany are conducting a joint research project to find out how best to intelligently couple PV systems with CHP plants and heat pump heating systems. The goal of the PV-KWK project is to develop optimized system solutions that create   …Continue Reading

Hurst Boiler Central to Biomass District Energy Project

Linda Hardesty

Sullivan County, NH, purchased a Hurst biomass boiler district heating system with a backpressure steam turbine/generator. The Hurst system is serving the county’s 166-bed nursing home and 168-bed prison complex as well as two smaller onsite buildings in Unity, NH. The biomass combined heat and power (CHP) district energy system constructed in Unity is almost entirely   …Continue Reading

Swedish Data Centers Generate Income from Waste Heat

Karen Henry

Transporting waste heat from a data center and using it elsewhere isn’t easy. It is so difficult, in fact, that some companies looking to make use of their waste heat break up their data centers instead, installing servers very close to homes and offices so that waste heat can effectively be used to heat them.   …Continue Reading

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