Tagged Efficiency

We need more grid engineers to implement Biden’s plan (Part 2 of 2)

By Rao Konidena Hiring engineers via the H1B immigration process would make implementing Biden’s infrastructure plan more efficient. In part 1, we focused on the need for transmission planning engineers. In part 2, the focus is on the need for additional market systems and distribution planning engineers. Engineers should have the flexibility to move within…

Direct lithium extraction company EnergyX secures $20M in funding commitments

By mmillikin Direct lithium extraction (DLE) technology company Energy Exploration Technologies Inc. (EnergyX) has secured commitments of $20 million in financing. The company said that the funding makes it the highest-valued direct lithium extraction technology company on the market. In 2020, EnergyX announced a pilot partnership with Orocobre Limited (earlier post) to deliver high-quality and…

Ørsted, Eversource commit $5 million to university’s offshore wind research initiatives

By Renewable Energy World Ørsted and Eversource, developers of New York’s Sunrise Wind offshore wind farm, announced the launch of a research partnership with Stony Brook University. The $5 million commitment will underwrite research initiatives specific to advancing offshore wind through Stony Brook’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) in connection with the Sunrise…

Want an Energy Transition? Ask an Oil & Gas Engineer

By Steve Louis The Energy Transition is gaining momentum and will take an ‘all hands on deck’ approach to address our Nation’s power, fuel and zero carbon objectives. So how do we approach this transition efficiently and with minimal disruptions? The answer may be found within the problem-solving capabilities of the time-tested oil and gas…

Vertical turbines could be the future for wind farms

The now-familiar sight of traditional propeller wind turbines could be replaced in the future with wind farms containing more compact and efficient vertical turbines. New research has found that the vertical turbine design is far more efficient than traditional turbines in large scale wind farms, and when set in pairs the vertical turbines increase each…

New solar consortium says it will push CdTe thin-film efficiency to 30%

By Kelly Pickerel Various university, research and commercial solar companies involved with cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film solar panel manufacturing have formed the U.S. Manufacturing of Advanced Cadmium Telluride (US-MAC) photovoltaics consortium. Led by the Wright Center for Photovoltaics at The University of Toledo, Colorado State University (CSU) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable…

Decisions: the beauty of simplicity

By Rafael Herzberg Decisions: the beauty of simplicityFascinating, intriguing and even super important is the decision-making process of companies and institutions with respect to opportunities in the energy area.* When to close a new power contract for future delivery?* Is it worthwhile to develop energy efficiency projects?* What sources deserve to be chosen to compose…

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