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Study: Solar and wind energy may stabilize the power grid
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Renewable energies such as wind, sun and bio gas are set to become increasingly important in generating electricity. If increasing numbers of wind turbines and photovoltaic systems feed electrical energy into the grid, it becomes denser — and more distributed. Therefore, instead of a small number of large power plants, it links a larger number of small, decentralized power plants with the washing machines, computers and industrial machinery of consumers. More

Energy efficiency, cost savings report for industrial sector released
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Companies in the industrial sector are recognizing the importance of energy efficiency as a cost-savings method at their energy intensive sites, according to the Jones Lang LaSalle white paper, "Manufactured Energy Savings." More than ever, these companies rely on sustainability-minded facility management teams for value driven and innovative solutions to reduce consumption and, in turn, operational expenses. More

Avoiding harmonics in HVAC, electrical systems
Consulting-Specifying Engineer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While power electronics have created considerable energy savings, they can distort the quality of electrical power delivered through the building they serve, reducing the effectiveness and lifespan of the power electronics contained within that building. This article focuses on the largest share of power electronic loads in today's buildings, variable frequency drives, which are a form of power electronics used to vary the speed of the motor they serve. More

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Idaho's 1st big solar plant to be built soon
The Associated Press via Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Idaho's first big solar electricity plant likely soon will begin construction, a rare bright spot for renewables in a state littered with canceled wind farms, regulatory uncertainty and low natural gas prices that have soured alternative power's financial appeal. Solar panels await installation at a 180-acre field 60 miles east of Boise that Grandview Solar PV I has leased from the J.R. Simplot Co. More

SEIA: Walmart, Costco lead US businesses in solar
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Walmart Stores Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp. and Kohl's Corp. lead U.S. businesses in generating electricity from the sun, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. U.S. businesses, government agencies and nonprofit groups have installed more than 2.3 gigawatts of solar systems to date and will add another 7 gigawatts over the next five years, the Washington-based industry group said today in a statement. More

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US Green Building Council constructs greener future
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The United States Green Building Council has given new meaning to the term "building the future." Just 12 years after developing the innovative Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program that established a blueprint for sustainable construction and building rehabilitation, the USGBC has assumed a significant role at the crossroads of sustainability and economic development. Consider the numbers. More

Could wind power ever meet the world's energy needs?
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
At the moment, wind power supplies about 4.1 percent of electric power in the United States. Still a big player. Yet there's a whole lot of untapped wind left in the world. Wind whipping through the Great Plains. Wind gusting off the shores. Wind circulating high up in the sky. So what would happen if we tried to harvest all of that wind? More


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