Videos

Community Microgrids for a Sustainable Future – TEDx Talk

Linda Hardesty

<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


CHP Plus Emergency Power at Senior Center

Linda Hardesty

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.


Missouri S&T’s Microgrid Research Project

Linda Hardesty

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 College Uses Combined Heat and Power

Linda Hardesty

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 World Headquarters Microgrid

Linda Hardesty

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.


Creating Energy with Footsteps via Solar Tiles

Linda Hardesty

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.


LEDs Light Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

Linda Hardesty

OSRAM SYLVANIA donated and installed more than 1,000 LED lamps to retrofit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. The installation will allow the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and its sustainable energy partner, Big Green Zero, to reduce its energy expenses and carbon footprint, as well as provide public education about the potential for reducing energy waste   …Continue Reading


EPA Explains How RECs Work

Linda Hardesty

Renewable Energy Certificates, also known as RECs, represent the environmental and other non-power attributes of renewable electricity generation and are a component of all renewable electricity products. RECs are measured in single megawatt–hour increments and are created at the point of electric generation. Each REC represents a specific amount of electricity produced and delivered to   …Continue Reading


Noesis: Expanding the Scope of an Energy Retrofit Project

Linda Hardesty

A Noesis marketing specialist discusses how to expand the scope of an energy efficiency project, using case studies and examples.


How the Internet of Things Relates to Buildings

Linda Hardesty

Daintree Networks VP of Marketing & Channels Mandeep Khera talks about the Internet of Things (IoT) and the connected role of building energy management. Daintree also posted a full IoT discussion with a small group of stakeholders.