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Capstone Power Development Employing Cutting Edge Technology by Pentalum for Upcoming Wind Power ProjectsMay 20, 2016
TORONTO - Capstone Power Development will be relying on Pentalum Technologies' SpiDAR wind LiDAR to provide real-time wind speed measurements at four Ontario wind farms reaching commercial operation in 2016. Meteorological information gathered from the SpiDARs will be reported to the Independent Electricity System Operator for its centralized forecasting program. Meteorological monitoring... Read More
EPA proposed increases in renewable fuel volume requirements across all types of biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard program. Total renewable fuel volumes would grow by nearly 700 million gallons from 2016–2017. Advanced renewable fuel, which requires 50% lifecycle carbon emissions reductions, would grow by nearly 400 million gallons from 2016–2017. Biomass-based biodiesel, which must... Read More
Analysts and researchers at NREL played a significant role in a suite of studies released by DOE's SunShot Initiative that identify the progress made by the U.S. solar energy industry toward SunShot's goal of achieving cost parity with traditional energy sources by 2020. Focused on the lessons learned in the first 5 years of the 10-year Initiative, On the Path to SunShot series reports... Read More
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Transportation (DOT) are collaborating to accelerate research, demonstration, and deployment of innovative transportation and alternative fuel technologies. Researchers at NREL have provided research and analysis on smart transportation systems and significantly contributed to development of DOE's SMART Mobility consortium. DOE and DOT are... Read More
Comprising 325, 410, and 470 cfm sizes, Secotec TE Series features Secopack LS thermal storage system, which contains phase-changing material. Thermal energy is stored as PCM cycles from solid to liquid state, maintaining stable outlet dew point for optimized moisture control. Internal design makes it possible to reduce pressure loss across dryer to 1.8 psi. Designed to control thermal storage... Read More
In total, 57 teams from 15 Colorado middle schoolsÂ competed in 26th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium-Ion Battery car competitions. Students were required to race solar- and lithium-ion battery powered vehicles they designed and built.Â Ken Caryl Middle School (Littleton) swept first place in fastest solar-powered model carÂ as well as fastest lithium-ion battery powered model car... Read More
In written comments filed with the U.S. Department of Energy by NEMA, U.S. lighting manufacturers reaffirmed their position that consumers should have multiple options when selecting the type of light bulbs to purchase. NEMA’s comments took issue with requirements in DOE-proposed energy efficiency rule aimed at forcing exclusive adoption of LED bulbs, thereby denying consumer choice and... Read More
100% Post-Consumer Recycled PET Bottle and Pharmaceutical BlisterÂ Packaging Are Honored for Technical Achievement and Sustainability Amcor Limited, a global leader in responsible packaging solutions, has been recognized by the 28th annual DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation competition for its leadership in delivering technologically advanced and sustainable solutions for the home care and... Read More
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Featuring grid-tied, 3-phase, transformerless design, 80 kW Model M80U converts DC output from photovoltaic system into utility frequency AC with efficiency of 98.8%. Two-stage inverter has wide input range spanning 200–1,000 Vdc. To protect personnel and prevent damage from adverse environmental conditions, wall-mount string inverter employs separable structure that meets NEMA 4X Enclosure... Read More
Visualizing mass transit networks and providing customized, system-level information on electric bus deployment, ProterraÂ® EV Simulator helps fleet managersÂ assess cost savings, performance improvements, and environmental benefits of battery-electric transport. Side-by-side comparison of Proterra transit solutions with diesel, CNG, and hybrid technologies on specified transit routes... Read More
Improved CatalystÂ® XR Transit Vehicle will deliver 28% more range from the same storage volume BURLINGAME, Calif.Â – Proterra, the market leader of zero-emission, battery-electric buses in North America, today announced a new battery design for the Proterra CatalystÂ® XR transit vehicle at the American Public Transportation Association Bus and Paratransit Conference (APTA), a gathering... Read More
Bureau of Land Management is tasked with deciding appropriate uses for 245 million acres of public lands, such as whether to allow operation of geothermal plants. NREL will provide technical and regulatory analysis that agency can use to develop program for inspecting geothermal wells, update information about wells as part of effort to create agency-wide digital database of geothermal projects... Read More
NREL is awarding 4 subcontracts under the fourth round of funding through DOE's Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project. CIP aims to help manufacturers of small and mid-size wind turbines improve their turbine design and manufacturing processes while reducing costs and improving efficiency as they work toward certification. Round 4 awardees include: Primus Wind Power, Inc.,... Read More
Suitable for retrofit or new construction applications, Energy StarÂ® certified INNOFIT Series includes 9.5 in. 45 W CDL, 8 in. 27 W CDL, 6 in. 21 W CDL, and 4 in. 14 W CDL downlights featuring field-adjustable lumen selector for 3 lumen levels equivalent to CFL lamp combinations. To select desired lumen output, user slides switch on top of housing to High, Medium, or Low setting. Downlights... Read More
Wausau, Wisconsin – Designed by Array Architects, Penn Family Medicine Southern Chester County’s new 72,000-square-foot outpatient facility in West Grove, Pennsylvania, opened in 2015. The $28 million building highlights “ample natural light” among its amenities, which is made possible in part by its pyramid skylight. Super Sky Products Enterprises, LLC, manufactured the 23-by-23-foot... Read More
For her project, currently providing clean drinking water affordably to one community in Kenya, Half Hollow Hills High School WestÂ (Dix Hills, NY) senior Alexis D’Alessandro won U.S. EPA's Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award. Alexis D’Alessandro, who took part in Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Phoenix, AZ),Â won said award for providingÂ cost-effective alternative... Read More
Wausau, WisconsinÂ - Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Chester, Pennsylvania, designed by Charles Cross Architecture, features a 40-foot-diameter dome skylight, manufactured and installed by Super Sky Products Enterprises, LLC. Linetec finished the 1,411-square-foot skylight’s aluminum framing in a Silver mica high-performance architectural coating. Linetec’s senior marketing specialist,... Read More
Relying on Wausau's Windows, Wisconsin Public School Renovates for Improved Energy, Comfort and AestheticsMay 16, 2016
Wausau, Wisconsin - More than 55 years after opening its doors, Wisconsin’s Franklin Middle School received much-needed renovations, including energy-efficient windows from Wausau Window and Wall Systems. Working directly with the school district and based on Somerville Architects’ design, glazing contractor Lueck’s installed more than 125 of Wausau’s project-out windows. The 4250i-XLT... Read More