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March 2015
The Energy Department has released updates to its twin building energy modeling software products EnergyPlus and OpenStudio. EnergyPlus 8.3.0 EnergyPlus is DOE's open-source whole-building energy modeling engine. Given a description of a building's physical assets, operations,
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03/31/2015
Dresser-Rand, a global supplier of environmentally friendly technology platforms in distributed power generation for the oil and gas, industrial, institutional, and commercial industries, will showcase its biogas and syngas engines to visitors attending POGEE 2015.   POGEE visitors
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03/30/2015
SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) and M+W Group announced an agreement to locate and expand M+W’s U.S. headquarters at SUNY Poly CNSE’s NanoTech Megaplex in Albany. A new 30,000 square foot facility in the $191 million Zero Energy Nanotechnology
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03/27/2015

Praising his “leadership, legacy and commitment to clean energy,” retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will be remembered, among other things, for helping to foster the rapid growth of solar energy in America, according to Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
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03/27/2015
As renewable energy demand rises in the U.S., the demand for hydropower pumped storage has risen with it.  Forty pumped storage plants provide more than 22 gigawatts (GW) of storage capacity in the U.S., according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  Recently the Federal Energy Regulatory
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03/22/2015
Low power wireless technology is enabling substantial cost reductions for traditional wired sensing systems, and opening up new possibilities for sensor networking that simply could not be done with wires. Low power wireless sensor networking (WSN) standards, particularly mesh architectures that utilize time-synchronized
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03/22/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Cree shows an advanced solar inverter design using Cree Silicon Carbide (SiC) power semiconductors for Power Systems Design at APEC 2015. SiC MOSFET
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03/20/2015
Cree's SiC tech enables significant reduction of solar inverter size, weight, & cost

SiC MOSFET and diode technologies enable previously unattainable levels of power density in string solar inverter products

Cree, a leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power products, has demonstrated that its best-in-class SiC MOSFET and diode technologies enable previously unattainable levels of power density in string solar inverter products, yielding ultra-high efficiencies (greater than 99.1 percent at peak) at one-fifth the average
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03/16/2015
Patti Engineering, a leader in control systems integration, announced details of its participation in the Manufacturing in American Symposium, featuring the Technology Tip Off, hosted by Electro-Matic and Siemens. The event is taking place March 11-12, 2015 at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. The company is exhibiting
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03/11/2015
Fuji Electric Introduces GPS-enabled handheld survey meter for ambient dose measurement

The PEGASUS GPS-enabled device for ambient dose rate measurements

Fuji Electric has introduced a new handheld environmental/general area survey meter for the North American market, designed to suit a variety of applications including nuclear facilities, laboratories, and shipping ports. The PEGASUS is a GPS-enabled device for ambient dose rate measurements that boasts exceptional
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03/11/2015
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced its first applications-based catalog, the new High Temperature Solutions catalog, which provides engineers with detailed information about the various passive component solutions that AVX specifically designs, manufactures,
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03/10/2015
The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has used the Battery Lifetime Analysis and Simulation Tool (BLAST) to confirm that energy storage for demand-charge management can deliver attractive economic benefits. The analysis paired recent utility rate structures with historic data
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03/09/2015
On Thursday, March 12, 2015, Forbes Media will host its second annual “Reinventing America: Leading the Next Industrial Revolution Summit,” at the J.W. Marriott in the summit host city of Chicago. This invitation-only event will bring together industry leaders, investors, inventors, entrepreneurs, CEOs and
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03/09/2015
The Energy Department has awarded the Virginia Polytechnic and State University Advanced Research Institute nearly $2 million to continue research and development of its Building Energy Management Open Source Software (BEMOSS) for small and medium-sized commercial buildings. Currently, small and medium buildings
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03/06/2015
Power management company Eaton unveiled the PowerStor XL60 Series supercapacitors with large format, high capacity cells to provide a wide operating range and one of the industry’s highest power densities compared to most products in the market. For kilowatt- and megawatt-size systems, the XL60 series is designed
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03/06/2015
Competitive carbon-reduction solution advancing with fuel cells

Using a fuel cell solution to capture 90 percent of carbon emissions
results in a 78 percent reduction in NOx emissions

FuelCell Energy, a leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, announced the continued progress in the commercialization of an affordable and efficient carbon capture solution utilizing fuel cells, following
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03/05/2015
CISSOID introduces a high-temp 80V quad diode

CHT-ELARA, a high-temperature 80V quad diode

CISSOID, a leader in high temperature semiconductor solutions, releases CHT-ELARA, a high-temperature 80V quad diode. This new device includes four independent and dielectrically isolated diodes that can be connected in different configurations: in series, in parallel for higher current, or in a rectifier bridge.
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03/05/2015
The Energy Department announced final rules for a prize competition to make it faster, cheaper, and easier for Americans to install solar energy systems and spur solar deployment nationwide. The SunShot Prize: Race to 7-Day Solar competition challenges innovators around the country to develop solutions to reduce
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03/04/2015
Large facilities like big box stores or hospitals could keep the lights on by using a fuel cell that runs off the natural gas that already flows in pipelines below most city streets. Instead of drawing electricity from the power grid, facilities could use natural gas-powered solid oxide fuel cells to lower their
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03/04/2015
A new report published by the Asia Society in partnership with The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, entitled "A Vital Partnership: California and China Collaborating on Clean Energy and Combatting Climate Change", finds that California is undertaking a host of projects with China as part of
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03/04/2015
The Energy Department announced up to $35 million in available funding to advance fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, and enable early adoption of fuel cell applications, such as light duty fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). This funding opportunity will accelerate American innovation in hydrogen and fuel
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03/03/2015
John Kingston, President of the McGraw Hill Financial Institute, testifyied before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee and Energy and Power Subcommittee. The hearing, entitled "21st Century Energy Markets: How the Changing Dynamics of World Energy Markets Impact our Economy and
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03/03/2015

 



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