Author: Edd Gent
While solar and wind power are rapidly becoming cost-competitive with fossil fuels in areas with lots of sun and wind, they still can’t provide the 24/7 power we’ve become used to. At present, that’s not big a problem because the grid still features plenty of fossil fuel plants that can provide constant baseload or ramp up to meet surges in demand.
But there’s broad agreement…read full article
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.read full business practice
1 - What's next for industrial energy efficiency?
By Paul Noble
Why don't companies do more? This is the question to understand why organizations don't engage a holistic energy efficiency approach…read full article
From Davion Hill, first published here.
Joint Industry Program: IMPRESS
In July 2016, DNV GL proudly announced acquisition of Green Power Monitor, which monitors 2300 facilities in over 51…read full article
Integrating renewables into the electricity system is a challenging task. Currently, different concepts of how to do this are being discussed. In our last two posts we focussed on different concepts…read full article
New Utility Busines Model: leverage customer base
The typical utility model of the past is dead.
The rise of renewables is often mentioned as one of the key reasons. Giant utilities were and are…read full article
Solar’s lowcost, versatility and reliability, means that it is poised to become the dominant energy source by 2050.
Solar is easy to install, easy to maintain and an easy way to save money. Perhaps the most common objection from solar sceptics is “the sun doesn’t shine at night”. We have solved this: we now have storage systems that temporarily store generated solar power and deliver clean…read full business practice
Wind power is one of the fastest growing industrial segments in the world. Being once a niche market in Europe, wind has added more capacity than any other technology over the last decade. Now, wind power nears the 500 GW milestone, providing jobs and power to regions across the globe.
Wind energy is the most efficient solution to reduce emissions in the power sector. Onshore wind is now the…read full business practice
Cogeneration (Combined Heat and Power or CHP) is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat, both of which are used. In conventional power plants, heat is not recovered when generating power, while in cogeneration plants the heat is put to effective use to provide comfort (space heating and hot water) or services (high temperature heat and steam) for homes, public buildings, businesses…read full business practice