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2014-07-22 12:23:51

NRStor commences commercial operations of 2MW Temporal Power flywheel facility, providing regulation service to Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator HARRISTON, TOWN OF MINTO, ON, July 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Minister of Energy, the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, announced the commencement of commercial operations for NRStor Incorporated's (NRStor) 2 megawatt (MW) Temporal Power Limited (Temporal Power) flywheel energy storage facility in Harriston, Ontario. This project...

2014-07-22 12:23:48

StreamDiver, other innovations on display at world's largest hydropower conference taking place this week in Nashville, TN NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Voith Hydro will exhibit a variety of environmentally-friendly hydropower technologies, including the innovative small hydro StreamDiver and aerating runners, this week at HydroVision International in Nashville, Tennessee. Based in York, Pennsylvania, Voith Hydro is a leading and full-line manufacturer of hydropower...

2014-07-22 12:23:41

HOUSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GDF SUEZ has become a Network Member of Broadscale Group, a new model of investment firm working with leading energy companies to commercialize promising innovations. GDF SUEZ joins previously announced Network Members Duke Energy, General Electric, Johnson Controls, and National Grid. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140212/DA63638LOGO-b As part of the Broadscale Network, GDF SUEZ will have access to unique investment and...

2014-07-22 12:23:00

Update Enhances Monitoring and Management of Gridstream System ATLANTA, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Landis+Gyr announces the release of version 6.2 of its operating software, Command Center, for the Gridstream(®) advanced metering and grid management system. The latest version supports new network management tools for routers and collectors, improved monitoring of load-side meter voltage and remote service switch operations, as well as scheduled "snapshots" of meter information, such as...

2014-07-22 08:34:17

CALGARY, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - (TSX-V: PFC) - PetroFrontier Corp. ("PetroFrontier") is pleased to announce that Statoil Australia Theta B.V. ("Statoil"), PetroFrontier's joint venture partner and the operator of the 2014 work program and budget ("2014 WP&B") has initially selected two of the wells from the 2014 WP&B for completion and testing. The OzAlpha-1 and OzBeta-1 wells are believed to provide the best opportunities to test the concept of extracting oil from...

2014-07-22 08:25:12

TSX : AXY VANCOUVER, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Alterra Power Corp. (TSX: AXY) is pleased to announce that the Dokie 1 wind farm re-commenced full operations on July 18. The project temporarily suspended operations on July 16 because of a nearby forest fire. The fire did not enter the project area. Further risk from the fire has been substantially reduced due to cool, wet weather and the construction of firebreaks and the deployment of fire protection personnel from the...

2014-07-22 08:25:06

GREENWICH, Conn., HOUSTON, LONDON, and HONG KONG, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First Reserve, the largest global private equity firm exclusively focused on energy, today announced the promotion of two investment professionals within the Buyout Funds team. The promotions further strengthen the Firm's team which continues to uphold the Firm's 30-year tradition of diverse energy sector investments around the world. "I continue to be proud of the team we have built at First Reserve, and these...

2014-07-22 08:25:01

WALTHAM, Mass., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) today announced the sale of combined heat and power ("CHP") systems to a group of public schools in northern New Jersey, and Long Island, New York. The sales involved three contracts with a combined value at $1.97 million, and were made separately to two regional offices of a multi-national Energy Services Company ("ESCO"). The projects involved three high schools, one middle school, and one elementary school....

2014-07-22 08:24:52

System used in the award winning ROSE Cottage Project, a zero-net-energy home featured on RCMZeroEnergy.com CONCORD, N.H., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The H L Turner Group Inc. has been awarded US Patent No. 8,733,429 for its high efficiency "E-Max Hybrid(TM)" solar-geothermal heating and/or cooling system design. The hybrid design can yield geothermal system performances upwards of a 7.5 effective COP (Coefficient of Performance), about twice that of conventional geothermal...

2014-07-22 08:24:48

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- EcoFactor®, the leader in cloud-based home energy services, was awarded U.S. Patent 8,751,186 for the use of connected thermostats to calculate the dynamic thermal properties of buildings. It is the 20th patent EcoFactor has received for its award-winning approach to energy management and intelligent home automation. EcoFactor's latest patent further extends its coverage of key technologies involved in the use of big data to manage energy...


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Optimal Energy Joule
2014-06-18 06:24:29

The Joule was produced by Optimal Energy based in Cape Town, South Africa. It was an electric six-seat passenger car first thought of in 2004. It was shown to the public at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Changes were made and shown again at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Production of the Joule stopped in April 2012 and Optimal Energy announced it was closing down in June 2012. The Joule was an electric car designed by Keith Helfet, who also designed the Jaguar XJ220 and the Jaguar F-type...

Solar Impulse
2014-04-11 10:27:07

The Solar Impulse is a Swiss made long-range solar-powered aircraft project. It was developed at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The project’s goal is to circle the Earth with a piloted fixed-wing aircraft, powered only by solar energy. Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss aeronaut leads the project who was a co-pilot with Andre Borsch berg a Swiss businessman, in the first balloon to circle the Earth non-stop. The Swiss aircraft is a single-seat monoplane which can stay airborne...

ZENN Motor Company
2014-01-06 10:48:03

The ZENN or "Zero Emissions No Noise" Motor Company is a Canadian company that initially produced small lead-acid electric vehicles. It is currently focused on gaining the rights to electric storage capacitor technology. Ian Clifford, Marek Warunkiewicz and Probyn Gayle are the co-founders of Feel Good Cars, later renamed ZENN Motor Company. The first prototype the company produced was a Dauphine Electric vehicle based on the Renault Dauphine. The all-electric prototype went on display at...

Stellar Astrophysics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The prominent feature that allows for the existence of life on Earth is the Sun. Radiation from our closest star provides heat and energy to our planet, driving biological processes and providing the necessary conditions for liquid water to naturally exist. But our Sun is only but one star in this vast Universe. And as it turns out, most stars are quite different than the one that illuminates our day. For this reason, scientists have, for hundreds of years, attempted to study the other...

Antarctic Sea Urchin (Sterechinus Neumayeri)
2012-04-17 11:36:15

The Antarctic Sea Urchin (Sterechinus neumayeri), is a species of sea urchin in the family Echinidae. It is found in the Antarctic Ocean living on the seafloor. It is common around the circumpolar waters, including the Balleny Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Terra Nova Bay, and Victoria Land. It is found at depths of about 820 feet. The colors of this species range from bright red to dull purple and can grow to 2 inches in diameter. The test (shell) is globular with...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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