Tagged Efficiency

A Blockchain-Enabled Smart Meter for Clean Power Trading?

By [email protected] Blockchain’s energy sector applications range from the highly speculative — think peer-to-peer energy-trading using cryptocurrency raised in initial coin offerings — to more incremental efforts, grounded in the real-world challenges of operating an increasingly decentralized power grid. The latter describes how utilities and energy market operators are applying blockchain as a distributed ledger…

Funding the Next Generation of Efficient, Electric, Grid-Interactive Communities

By [email protected] U.S. homes and commercial buildings consume roughly two-fifths of the country’s overall energy and three-fourths of all electricity, and account for most of the peak electricity demand that drives generation and power grid infrastructure costs. Each of these statistics points to different solutions for reducing buildings’ carbon footprint. Shifting heating from fossil fuels…

Tetrahedron launches new crane for next-generation offshore wind turbines

By WPED Staff Tetrahedron today launched a novel crane for the installation of the next generation of offshore wind turbines, designed to fit on both existing and new jackup wind turbine installation vessels. The increasing size of wind turbine generators sets a challenge for the offshore wind installation industry. Existing jackup vessels are rapidly becoming…

Audi Q8 TFSI e quattro launched, priced from €75,351

By Blagojce Krivevski Electric range of up to 59 kilometers (36.7 mi) in the NEDC (47 kilometers (29.2 mi) in the WLTP cycle), a sporty character, and great everyday usability: Audi is presenting the Q8 with plug-in hybrid drive. The new model closes the last gap in the Q8 range and provides an innovative combination…

Levelized Cost of Energy Related Options

By Rafael Herzberg These days a long list of energy related options is potentially available for industrial, commercial and institutional energy users. They range from purchasing energy as commodities (power, gas, biomass, etc.), developing energy efficiency projects (inside the fence) and power projects such as generation, cogeneration and high voltage access (to the fence and/or…

World’s First Hydrogen Powered Double Decker Bus Arrives in Aberdeen

The buses are as efficient as electric equivalents, with refuelling taking less than 10 minutes and offering a greater range. Water is the only emission from the vehicles which reduces carbon emissions and the new buses continues to contribute to the city’s commitment to tackling air pollution. Read Full Article Here For more great articles:…

Team extracts more energy from sunlight with advanced solar panels

Researchers working to maximize solar panel efficiency said layering advanced materials atop traditional silicon is a promising path to eke more energy out of sunlight. A new study shows that by using a precisely controlled fabrication process, researchers can produce multilayered solar panels with the potential to be 1.5 times more efficient than traditional silicon…

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