Greening the Electric Grid with Gas Turbines

Much of the nation’s energy policy is premised on the assumption that clean renewable sources like wind and solar will require huge quantities of storage before they can make a significant dent in the greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation. A new Harvard study pokes holes in that conventional wisdom. The analysis published today in […]

CANADA TO GO FOR WIND POWERED ENERGY

Canada looks to utilize wind energy FREDERICTON, New Brunswick (UPI) — Energy companies in Canada’s Maritime Provinces say they are studying ways for their customers to help them utilize wind energy more efficiently. Wind power is environmentally friendly but unpredictable compared to carbon-fueled sources of electricity, which are always available as needed, the Canadian Broadcasting […]

FIRST ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGE STATION SET UP IN AMERICA

America’s first public-use quick-charge station for electric vehicles opens Portland General Electric and NEC have joined forces to declare North America’s first public-use, quick-charge station for electric vehicles open for business. Heralded as a tipping point for the roll-out of electric vehicles in the U.S., the Takasago Rapid Charging Station is said to provide batteries […]

PEAK LOADS DRAWN FROM POWER GRIDS ARE A CONCERN

Energy storage system to top up peak electricity supply The amount of power drawn from the electricity grid can vary greatly at different times of the day. It usually peaks in the early evening for a couple of hours after the mass exodus from school and work, while short-lived spikes are also common after major […]

COLLEGE TO HAVE STAND ALONE SOLAR POWER SYSTEM & HAVE A SURPLUS TO SELL

College to be first ‘grid positive’ OROVILLE, Calif. (UPI) — A California college says it is set to become the nation’s only grid-positive college, producing more energy from its own on-site solar power than it uses. Butte College in Oroville, Calif., will add 15.000 solar panels to its existing 10,000 by May 2011 to become […]

GET ON AN INTERNATIONAL FREE CONFERENCE WEBINAR CALL ABOUT ENERGY

Reminder: register now New webinar in association with Dear Mr Sapiecha, The latest Renewable Energy Focus interactive webinar, in association with Lectrus is only two week away. Don’t forget to reserve your place, register now. Topic: Design & Construction of Solar Inverter Substations When: Tuesday 22nd June 2010 Time: 6.30pm BST. 1.30pm EDT Duration: 1 […]

BERRY GOOD SOLAR ABSORBER MEDIUM

Innovation Puts Next-Generation Solar Cells on the Horizon. Could dye from berries be the answer?? ScienceDaily (Dec. 2, 2009) — In a world first, a Monash University-led international research team has developed an innovative way to boost the output of the next generation of solar cells. Scientists at Monash University, in collaboration with colleagues from […]

SOME INFO ON ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

Electricity generation Electricity generation is the first process in the delivery of electricity to consumers. See also: Matter & Energy Electricity Energy Technology Fuel Cells Fossil Fuels Materials Science The other three processes are electric power transmission, electricity distribution and electricity retailing. The demand for electricity can be met in two different ways. The primary […]