Tagged Efficiency

The right crane in just a few clicks away with Crane Advisor

By Michelle Froese The Crane Advisor is an online tool that offers recommendations based on a users specific lifting-application and project requirements. Konecranes has updated its efficient search engine, the Crane Advisor. The browser-based tool lets users find the ideal crane system for their project in four simple steps. It intuitively inquires about requirements such…

GM files patents for new active aerodynamic aids

By [email protected] (Eric C. Evarts) General Motors filed patent applications in June for three types of active aerodynamic systems that could make cars more efficient and potentially even give electric cars longer ranges. The three patent applications were all filed as part of Chevrolet’s design for the new eighth-generation Corvette, but they could make their…

Silfab to produce high-power back-contact solar panels with DSM backsheets

By Kelly Pickerel Silfab Solar announced a strategic alliance with DSM to mass produce high-power back-contact PV solar modules. Today’s announcement continues Silfab’s ongoing efforts to deliver the highest efficiency premium quality solar modules. DSM recently launched a conductive backsheet that is capable of increasing module efficiency. Silfab is incorporating this reliable connectivity technology into…

XsunX installs solar carport for Garden Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church

By Kelsey Misbrener XsunX announced that the company has delivered another state-of-the-art commercial solar carport power system. The latest, an 85-kW solar carport installation in Garden Grove, California, is coupled with energy demand control technology to deliver the potential of well over $1 million in projected energy savings in just its first 25 years of…

DOE acquires new high-performance computing system for R&D

By Michelle Froese The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced that it has selected its next high-performance computing (HPC) system, which will be used to advance early-stage R&D on energy technologies spanning multiple DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) programs. The new computing system, named Eagle, will…

The Energy Show: Upgrading Your Solar System

By Frank Andorka The Energy Show: By Barry Cinnamon Over a million buildings in the U.S. have rooftop solar. These systems are extremely reliable: solar panels are guaranteed for 25 years, and inverters are guaranteed for 10-25 years. Our experience as a contractor since 2001 bears out the terrific reliability record of rooftop solar. Nevertheless,…

Changes to the Endangered Species Act could benefit wind developers

By Michelle Froese The proposed ESA rules should improve regulatory efficiency and environmental stewardship. Project developers will want to review the proposed species listing and critical habitat changes carefully, however. On July 25, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (collectively, the “Services”) released proposed revisions to the…

Converting carbon dioxide into methane or ethane selectively

Researchers have developed high-efficiency photocatalysts that convert carbon dioxide into methane or ethane with graphene-covered reduced titanium dioxide. The finding is expected to be utilized in the carbon dioxide reduction and recycling industries. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

Hydrogen Fuel Cell & Battery Electric Vehicles — Technology Rundown

By Kyle Field Hydrogen, oh hydrogen. In the race to zero-emission vehicles, there is no clear winner. Battery electric vehicles require heavy batteries to carry them over long distances while the less-developed suite of technologies supporting hydrogen vehicles results in efficiencies that drive the price of hydrogen up, especially at current low volumes. But there’s…

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