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Kit Does Demand Response for Small Businesses

Linda Hardesty

Universal Devices is offering its Energy Management In a Box – a demand response system configured for the small and medium business market. The system complies with California’s Title 24 building requirements and uses OpenADR. Energy Management In a Box combines Universal Devices’ ISY994 Automation platform with up to 64 smart thermostats. The programmability of   …Continue Reading

New Fluid Protects Solar Thermal Systems

Linda Hardesty

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products has collaborated with SolarUS to launch a new biobased heat transfer fluid – So-Blu – designed to protect solar thermal systems from freezing, corrosion and extreme heat damage. Solar thermal fluids are prone to a host of issues such as degradation that results in the formation of viscous deposits   …Continue Reading

CODA Orders 125 kW Solar + Battery Converter

Linda Hardesty

Ideal Power announced its 125 kW converter family, including a 3-port hybrid converter and 2-port battery converter. The company also announced it has received an initial order for its 125 kW hybrid converter from CODA Energy, a California based manufacturer and installer of commercial and industrial energy storage. The 125 kW converter uses the same   …Continue Reading

Membrane Technology Generates Renewable Energy from Wastewater

Karen Henry

GE has combined anaerobic digestion technology with its ZeeWeed 500 wastewater treatment membranes to create the anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR). AbMBR generates renewable energy from industrial wastewater. According to GE, the AnMBR provides reduced energy consumption, energy recovery and reduced sludge production. It solves the issues associated with traditional anaerobic process by separating solids retention   …Continue Reading

Trane Upgrades Building Automation System

Linda Hardesty

Trane now offers its BAS R’newal building controls upgrade program to help update existing Building Automation Systems (BAS). R’newal provides a migration plan to improve the functionality of an aging system, allowing facility managers to take advantage of new technologies, like open systems with mobile access, wireless communication and Web-enabled remote access. Trane has created   …Continue Reading

NexRev Combines HVAC Retrofit, Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

NexRev introduced DrivePak Applied, an engineered energy reduction system that leverages variable flow technology with control and monitoring capabilities to deliver operational cost savings in large applied HVAC systems. DrivePak Applied is a commissioned combination of the company’s two key energy efficiency systems: i) DrivePak, a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) upgrade that increases the energy   …Continue Reading

Industrial-Scale Thermoelectric Generator Debuts

Linda Hardesty

Alphabet Energy introduced its E1 thermoelectric generator, which attaches to an exhaust stack to capture exhaust heat and convert it into electricity. The industrial-scale thermoelectric generator is the first product introduction for the company, which was founded in 2009 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Thermoelectrics use a temperature differential to generate electricity in the solid   …Continue Reading

Inventors Claim Compressor Design 30% More Efficient

Linda Hardesty

Ray McKenzie and Mac Chaney are conducting a kickstarter campaign for a compressor they have invented, which they say is 30 percent more energy efficient than conventional equipment. Their Advanced Linear Refrigerant Compressor, dubbed the RayMac Compressor (RMC), can be used in a variety of applications, including HVAC, heat-pump water heaters, refrigerators, geo-thermal systems, window   …Continue Reading

Surge Protector Comes with Replaceable Modules

Linda Hardesty

Intermatic released a surge protective device for light commercial applications. The device has the added feature of three consumable modules; in the event one module is compromised, it can be replaced with one of the others. Power and protection status lights let the user know when surge protection has been compromised and the consumable module   …Continue Reading

LED Troffer Delivers 70% Energy Savings

Linda Hardesty

Cree says its ZR High-Efficacy LED troffer sets an efficiency standard as a commercial-grade troffer designed to reduce energy consumption by 70 percent when compared to traditional fluorescent troffers. The 150-lumens-per-watt LED troffer has a 100,000-hour lifetime, and Cree says it is targeted as a replacement for healthcare, petroleum, commercial building and industrial applications. The   …Continue Reading

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