Tagged Efficiency

5 tips for offshore wind-turbine inspections by drone

By Michelle Froese Written by Theresa Trevor, Director of MarketingSkySpecs, Inc. Automated drones are making offshore wind-turbine inspections significantly safer and more efficient than onsite manual checks. There are now 18,814 MW of installed offshore wind capacity in 17 markets around the world. Offshore wind farms are susceptible to many maintenance issues from the extreme…

Solar Alliance partners with residential homebuilder to offer SunBox systems

By Kelsey Misbrener Solar Alliance Energy announced that Mike Stevens Homes, based in Knoxville, Tennessee, is the first residential developer to join the company’s Residential Builder program and will begin marketing the SunBox system. Solar Alliance recently launched SunBox, a new product offering that provides a simple, efficient solar system specifically designed for architects, new…

Behavioral Efficiency Makes Sense

By Bob Borsh When you review your monthly electric bill from the utility, do you ever wonder how the electrical usage all breaks down to individual loads? Sure, you know that conventional air conditioners and kitchen appliances are the largest offenders in gobbling up kWh, but what if you could tell what various electrical devices…

4 Ways AI and IoT are Producing Energy Efficiency Today

By Duane Kobayashi Are AI and IoT far off concepts? No. They exist now and produce measurable energy savings. I trust you care about increasing energy efficiency in your building. If so, then you’ll want to.. Click headline for full article Read Full Article Here For more great articles: The Energy Collective – The world’s…

Silfab will be main solar panel supplier for Titan Solar Power

By Kelly Pickerel Silfab Solar today announced it has become the exclusive high-efficiency panel distributor for Solar Power World’s 2018 Top Solar Rooftop Contractor Titan Solar Power. Titan Solar’s initial commitment includes the Silfab 300-W and 320-W modules, expected to represent a good portion of Titan’s more than 80-MW annual portfolio. Sales of Silfab panels…

Why a cloud-based IoT platform is good for business

By Michelle Froese Written by Keri Gunther, IIoT and Computing Division ManagerMoxa The internet of things (IoT) provides wind-farm operators control to monitor and regulate much of a wind farm’s operation no matter how much distance separates the two. It also enables plant managers and manufacturers to track tools, equipment, and processes in a quick…

Mercedes-Benz S 560 e PHEV now available for ordering

By mmillikin The third generation of the plug-in hybrid from Mercedes-Benz is due to be launched. (Earlier post.) The new S 560 e (combined fuel consumption: 2.6-2.5 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 59-57 g/km, combined electrical consumption: 20.2-20.0 kWh/100 km) can be ordered from today. The modified components and the intelligent powertrain management’s new anticipatory…

Boosting the efficiency of silicon solar cells

A solar cell’s efficiency indicates what percentage of the solar energy radiated into the cell is converted into electrical energy. The theoretical limit for silicon solar cells is 29.3 percent due to physical material properties. In a new article, researchers describe how this limit can be abolished. Read Full Article Here For more great articles:…

The Appraisal Institute finds green home improvements can pay off

By Kelsey Misbrener The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today encouraged home sellers to consider making energy-efficient improvements to their properties and urged potential buyers to seek homes with those features. “The latest research shows that green and energy-efficient home improvements have the potential to pay dividends for buyers…

Virginia unveils 2018 Energy Plan

By Michelle Froese Governor Ralph Northam released the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan, which provides a strategic vision for the Commonwealth’s energy policy over the next 10 years. With a focus on modernizing the electric grid and promoting innovative technologies, the plan sets goals for renewable energy generation, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles. Governor Ralph Northam’s…

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