How Artificial Intelligence Is Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 13:53:23 +0000

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A lot of energy is consumed by buildings. In fact, the Alliance to Save Energy, a nonprofit energy efficiency advocacy group, says buildings account for about 40% of all U.S. energy consumption and a similar proportion of greenhouse gas emissions. Some estimates suggest about 45% of the energy used in commercial buildings is consumed by […]

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Serious Power Transmission Without Wires Is Closer Than You Think

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 14:12:41 +0000

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Most people are aware that wireless charging technology is available today for small electronic devices, such as cell phones and watches, but when it comes to larger-scale power systems, the concept of wireless transmission of electricity probably seems like science fiction. The truth, however, is that systems have been developed and are being tested that […]

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What’s Been Holding Hydrogen Fuel Cells Back, and How to Change That

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:19:24 +0000

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The technology used in modern hydrogen fuel cells is not new. In fact, NASA used fuel cells for its manned space missions in the 1960s. But fuel cells have not really “taken off” (pardon the pun) in earthly applications since that time. Some industry insiders believe that will change very soon. “We’ve been sort of […]

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Solar Energy in the Sunshine State: FPL Leads the Way

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:10:12 +0000

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Florida is known as “The Sunshine State,” so it’s no surprise that solar energy is growing rampantly across the state. Among the utilities adding solar resources to their energy mixes is Florida Power and Light Co. (FPL). FPL claims to be the largest energy company in the U.S. as measured by retail electricity produced and […]

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Solar Energy in the Sunshine State: FPL Leads the Way

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:10:12 +0000

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Florida is known as “The Sunshine State,” so it’s no surprise that solar energy is growing rampantly across the state. Among the utilities adding solar resources to their energy mixes is Florida Power and Light Co. (FPL). FPL claims to be the largest energy company in the U.S. as measured by retail electricity produced and […]

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Is It Safe to Invest in Mexican Energy Projects?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 14:43:59 +0000

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In late 2013, Mexico embarked on a path to transform its energy markets. Then-President Enrique Peña-Nieto oversaw constitutional reforms that ended state-run monopolies, and opened Mexico’s power market to competition and investment from foreign and private companies. By most accounts, the policies were highly effective in spurring investments in renewable energy and efficient natural gas-fired […]

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Is It Safe to Invest in Mexican Energy Projects?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 14:43:59 +0000

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In late 2013, Mexico embarked on a path to transform its energy markets. Then-President Enrique Peña-Nieto oversaw constitutional reforms that ended state-run monopolies, and opened Mexico’s power market to competition and investment from foreign and private companies. By most accounts, the policies were highly effective in spurring investments in renewable energy and efficient natural gas-fired […]

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Are 1-in-10-Year Events Really 1-in-10-Year Events Anymore?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 13:10:16 +0000

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When evaluating resource adequacy requirements, many power companies and grid operators have used a methodology that originated more than 70 years ago. This probabilistic reliability approach has generally performed adequately through the years. It has generally evaluated loss-of-load events occurring at frequencies of one-day-in-10-years (1-in-10) to be acceptable in terms of system reliability. However, it’s […]

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Are 1-in-10-Year Events Really 1-in-10-Year Events Anymore?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 13:10:16 +0000

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When evaluating resource adequacy requirements, many power companies and grid operators have used a methodology that originated more than 70 years ago. This probabilistic reliability approach has generally performed adequately through the years. It has generally evaluated loss-of-load events occurring at frequencies of one-day-in-10-years (1-in-10) to be acceptable in terms of system reliability. However, it’s […]

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Battery Technology Used in Outer Space Could Be a Gamechanger on Earth

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 15:03:06 +0000

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Lithium-ion has become the dominant battery technology used in energy storage applications around the world, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only, or even the best, technology available. Many companies are working on different battery chemistries that could provide safer, longer-lasting, and ultimately more cost-effective options. One alternative that has gotten little exposure until now […]

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