Even though solar panels and wind turbines are not releasing any emissions or toxins while they generate energy, we can’t say the same thing about the way they are manufactured. Not to mention their recycling process which is still quite patchy. How green are they really and how do they stand in comparison with other energy sources?

Critics often argue about the negative environmental impact of…

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Energy Storage Energy Efficiency Technology Niche Technologies, Innovative Material

Calorimeters for thermal propagation research on Lithium-ion batteries

Dr. Carlos Ziebert, head of IAM-AWP’s Calorimeter Center, KIT, explains how calorimeters can be applied to improve materials for thermal propagation mitigation in Lithium-ion batteries

Established in…

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National & Regional Policy Energy System

Russia's hydrogen for Japan

Russia is all set to gain a foothold in the global hydrogen sector in what looks like a bid to be a key supplier for Japan, which has ambitious targets for adoption of the fuel by 2050.

Japan's plans…

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Digitalisation Industry 4.0

Ushering in the decade of digital

2019 was quite a year for “digitalization” in the Utility sector. Almost every major gathering of Utility peers sported the digital theme in some way shape or form. Internal presentations and meeting…

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CHP Heat Source Technology Smart Cities & Buildings

ORC-systems are helping to create a sustainable energy future

ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) technology made possible by SWEP brazed plate heat exchangers is being used in Sweden to transform waste heat into renewable electricity. This high efficiency and low maintenance way to produce sustainable electricity is being adopted by district heating systems around the world. Read how Ronneby Municipality put this innovative technology to use.

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Energy Recovery & DHC Heat Source Technology

Rank Organic Rankine Cycle Technology with applications in Heat Recovery solution

In a project involving ACCIONA and KEROS CERAMICA, RANK has worked with SWEP to implement a heat recovery solution for electricity power generation. ORC RANK equipment capacities range from 2 to 100 kWe. The activation range for the low-temperature equipment starts at just 85 °C.SWEP's heat exchangers are installed as economizers, evaporators and condensers.

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