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2011-06-17 09:12:00

PITTSBURGH, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shutting down nuclear power plants will have significant economic and environmental consequences, according to a new study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and DAI Management Consultants, Inc. Shifting from nuclear to other types of power plants could affect the reliability of the electricity supply, electricity costs, air pollution, carbon emissions, and the reliance on fossil fuels like coal and natural gas, the researchers said....

2011-06-17 11:48:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Power Systems is supplying the temporary power generation company, APR Energy (APR) with mobile power generation equipment that will be used to alleviate electric power shortfalls in Japan resulting from the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyo-Oki Earthquake and associated tsunami that recently devastated the country. Pratt & Whitney Power Systems is delivering three FT8® MOBILEPAC® gas...

2011-06-17 06:00:00

SHENYANG, China, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd. (NASDAQ: APWR) ("A-Power" or "the Company"), a leading provider of distributed power generation systems in China and a manufacturer of wind turbines, today announced that Mr. Robert B. Leckie resigned from A-Power's Board of Directors on June 14, 2011. Mr. Leckie resigned as a result of concerns that his views on process and best practices were not necessarily shared throughout the...

2011-06-11 05:18:00

MUNICH, June 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the first day of Intersolar in Munich (8 June 2011), BELECTRIC presented the new 2.0 MegaWattBlock. The 2.0 MegaWattBlock is a standardised plant unit with nominal power of 2,000 kWp, any number of which can be combined to create larger ground-mounted solar power plants. The standardised system design, intelligent grid stabalisation technology and BELECTRIC's many years of experience in plant engineering and construction make solar power generation...

2011-06-09 07:14:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- No one is happy about rising gas prices, and to make matters worse, up to 60 percent of each $4 gallon is wasted, lost as heat that pours out of the exhaust pipe. But what if some of that heat could be collected and converted back into electricity that can recharge the battery that powers the lights, wipers, power steering, or even the electric motor in a hybrid vehicle? The technology to do just that exists, but it's still a work...

2011-06-01 08:35:01

Tokyo, June 1, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Ulvac-RIKO is proud to announce a new breakthrough in renewable energy research . efficiently converting hot water of 90 degrees C into 3 kilowatts (100 V, 30 A) of electricity using a (patented) compact and portable power generation system.With the world facing global warming and an ever reducing supply of oil resources, there is a clear and present need for new technology research in renewable energy. Furthermore, in light of the recent great east...

2011-05-16 19:39:47

Billions of dollars lost each year as waste heat from industrial processes can be converted into electricity with a technology being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The high-efficiency thermal waste heat energy converter actively cools electronic devices, photovoltaic cells, computers and large waste heat-producing systems while generating electricity, according to Scott Hunter, who leads the development team. The potential for energy savings is...

2011-05-11 16:08:00

POOLER, Ga., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MPSA) today dedicated its new $325 million Savannah Machinery Works, a state-of-the-art facility that will manufacture and service large gas and steam turbines to provide power to the electric grid both in the United States and around the world. Some 500 energy industry executives, business leaders, and guests from throughout the country were joined by Hideaki Omiya, President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries...

2011-05-04 17:00:00

LAS VEGAS, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today NV Energy (NYSE: NVE) celebrated a major step toward southern Nevada's energy independence with the dedication of the new 484 megawatt combined-cycle addition at the existing 144 megawatt Harry Allen Generating Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100825/LA55163LOGO) Located 25 miles north of Las Vegas, the new facility will enable the plant to provide enough energy to supply approximately 375,000 homes. With the addition of...

2011-05-02 16:25:34

Boston College and MIT researchers see broad residential and industrial applications High-performance nanotech materials arrayed on a flat panel platform demonstrated seven to eight times higher efficiency than previous solar thermoelectric generators, opening up solar-thermal electric power conversion to a broad range of residential and industrial uses, a team of researchers from Boston College and MIT report in the journal Nature Materials. Two technologies have dominated efforts to harness...


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