Yanmar discusses how combined heat and power, or CHP, fits into the operations of a typical building. These units can be installed in both new construction and retrofit scenarios, and with maintenance required as little as every 14 months.
IBM is working on a data center cooling system dubbed Thrive, which relies on a heat pump. The aim of the Thrive Project is to identify application scenarios for thermally driven heat pumps for heating and cooling in Switzerland. It will also develop heat pump technology with minimal electricity requirements designed for these scenarios, and …Continue Reading
Carbon Engineering is working on the industrial-scale capture of CO2 from ambient air. This video explains the technology behind direct capture of CO2 from the atmosphere and what Carbon Engineering is doing to commercialize air capture.
Grant Ervin, sustainability manager for they city of Pittsburgh, talks about district energy as an economic benefit in the city’s new real estate developments. In July, the city of Pittsburgh signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the US Department of Energy to develop a clean energy plan focused on district energy systems.
<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/BN_6Jm_I9Lk” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Dr. Avnaesh Jayantilal talks about the future of microgrids and how they will shape the world economy. Jayantilal joined Alstom Grid in 1999 and is currently Activity Director assisting electric utilities in enhancing grid operations and resiliency, business process optimization and customer satisfaction. Jayantilal is a Senior Member of …Continue Reading
Villa Charities installed a Combined Heat and Emergency Power (CHeP) System at its Villa Colombo Vaughan Seniors Centre in Ontario, Canada, in 2006. The video explains how the natural gas CHeP system works for the facility.
Four neighbors share their generated solar power at Missouri University of Science and Technology’s microgrid research project. The microgrid also powers a resident’s electric car and tests energy technology that could be used in future communities.
NC State is using a combined heat and power system to generate electricity on a large scale. The system allows the University to demand less energy from the local power company and significantly reduce its electrical consumption and utility costs.
Black & Veatch created an onsite microgrid at its company headquarters in Kansas. The 200-kW microgrid provides the ability to island the system from the grid. The microgrid produces about 1,300 MWh of power per year, 12.5 percent of the commercial building’s average annual energy demand.
Shell LiveWIRE helped fund a project to install solar/kinetic tiles on a soccer field in Brazil. The footsteps from the soccer players power the lights for the field. The Pavegen tiles work alongside solar panels to power the lights for up to 10 hours on a full battery.