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Microgrids: Benefits and Case Studies

This White Paper from Schneider Electric explores the benefits that microgrids can provide, and profiles examples of relevant microgrid projects.

How new microgrid technologies enable optimal cooperation among distributed energy resources

Microgrids are local, interconnected energy systems and may become a keystone of the energy transition, according to a new White Paper from Schneider Electric.

7 for 2017: Global Energy Market Trends

This paper, authored by Schneider Electric, explores a few of the key global trends influencing the energy landscape, which will make 2017 an interesting year.

Renewable Energy Integration: A Delicate Balancing Act

This white paper from Schneider Electric analyses the current state of affairs regarding solar, wind, and hydroelectric power generation, and offers perspectives on how utilities can manage the delicate balancing act that is the transition to an all-renewable world.

Leveraging ADMS to maximize renewable benefits

Solar is the most abundant renewable energy source available, but the ability to harness it and distribute it alongside existing sources of energy is new territory for many utilities and ISOs. This white paper from Schneider Electric looks at Advanced Distribution Management Systems.

Case study in CSP plant performance

Using routine sampling and chemical analysis of heat transfer fluid, early in a plant build, can help to extend the lifetime of CSP plants. Christopher Ian Wright BSc PhD MBA, explains.

2015 Renewable Cities Conference Agenda

The Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum is set to take place May 13–15 at the award-winning Four Seasons hotel in Vancouver, Canada. The Forum brings together key city and utility staff with the private sector, civil, society and researchers to participate in a solutions-focused dialogue.

2013 Lahmeyer REMIPEG Report: Hydropower

In 2013 the cumulated hydropower capacity reached 1,103 GW, with an estimated annual electricity generation of around 3,704 TWh/y. This growth positioned hydropower energy as the highest cumulated installed capacity among renewable energy sources. Intriguing, considering that over the last two years solar and wind power generation actually grew faster than hydropower.

2013 Lahmeyer REMIPEG Report: Wind

Newly installed wind power capacity decreased by nearly 20% in 2013, generating 35.4 GW compared to 45 GW in 2012. In fact, capacities generated in 2013 fell to levels not seen since 2009. REMIPEG research shows it was the first decline in the segment in past 15 years.

2013 Lahmeyer REMIPEG Report: Solar PV

The global newly installed PV power capacity reached 36 GW in 2013, a 28% increase over 2012. Another dramatic change: Europe, the prevalent market in the PV sector in 2012, scaled back a bit as Asia assumed the leadership position in the PV sector with 19 GW of newly installed capacity.

2013 Lahmeyer REMIPEG Report: Solar Thermal

The solar thermal power market is seeing growth after a period of uncertainty. At the end of 2013 there was approximately 3.8 GW of installed CSP capacity globally, and newly installed capacity increased more than 60% to roughly 1.17 GW last year.

2013 Lahmeyer REMIPEG Report: Biomass

Worldwide, biomass generated electrical capacity of around 88 GW (installed), including bio fired power- and CHP-plants. That made biomass the most widely used renewable source of energy within the global energy system in 2013.

2013 Lahmeyer REMIPEG Report: Geothermal

More than 500 MW of geothermal power capacity (newly installed) was realised in 2013, a 42.3% increase over 2012. This translated to an overall global capacity of approximately 12 GW of geothermal power by the end of 2013.

2014 WEU Onshore O&M Report: Cost effective O&M strategies to minimise downtime and maximise wind energy yield

The newly released 2014 Wind Energy Update (WEU) Onshore Operations and Maintenance Report provides cost-effective strategies to minimise downtime and maximise wind energy yield. This download offers a "sample" chapter of a five-chapter report.

Concentrated Solar Power in the USA

This guide provides exclusive data on the current project pipeline in the United States, as well as the future growth potential of the domestic market. Furthermore, it examines the potential use of CSP in other niche markets and the opportunities for U.S. companies to export their know-how and technology into lucrative markets, such as South Africa, Chile and the MENA region.

Evaluating the impact of chemical waste: How safety and the bottom line can both benefit

This paper demonstrates that it is possible to reduce chemical costs by identifying and limiting the wastes found in dispensing, storage and application. Reducing these hidden costs will also improve productivity and health and safety in the workplace.

Waste & Hazard Walk Workbook

The Waste & Hazard Walk is a systematic facility tour which looks for ways to improve productivity and safety, with a specific focus on industrial supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE). This free download outlines how your company could benefit from a Waste & Hazard Walk.

The hidden cause of underperforming wind projects, and how to protect yourself

For the past few years, investors, owners, and consultants in the US wind industry have been challenged by well-documented cases of wind project underperformance. Attention to this issue has yielded many process improvements, but have we truly addressed the problem?

How to minimise uncertainty when predicting solar irradiance

Could a Solar Resource Assessment be the difference between a solar plant that performs well and one which under-delivers?

Gearbox lubrication of wind turbines: a case study

How can using a gearbox lubrication solution improve wind turbine availability?

Case study: Offshore Harmony?

Is it possible for the wind industry to partner with the offshore oil and gas sector? This article from our archive explores the theme in detail from the perspective of the UK, which continues to develop its offshore wind industry despite the challenges...

Using LEAN techniques to cut VOC emissions

How could your company change its approach to cutting VOC hazards on the shop floor?

A Guide to UK Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance

Prepared by GL Garrad Hassan on behalf of Scottish Enterprise and The Crown Estate, this guide aims to outline the scale and nature of the opportunities offshore wind operations and maintenance presents.

7 Principles of Lean Supplies

How could your company change its approach and become a more efficient workplace?

Why invest in high-performance green buildings?

Interested in learning more about saving energy in the built environment...

Green Premium eco-mark: In Sustainability, Information is Power

Interested in how environmental labels could help the drive for sustainability?

PREVIEW - UK wind and marine energy business barometer

The UK wind and marine industry is at a pivotal point. The potential for growth is immense, but there are many unanswered questions about how that growth can be achieved, especially in times of economic austerity.

Steps towards a low carbon future

Over the course of the next ten years demand for electricity is going to far exceed the supply by three times. Steps Towards a Low Carbon Future discusses the solutions and technologies that will support the global revolution required and transition to clean energy.

Engineering the 21st Century Utility: A Changing Industry

Utilities must change business practices to keep pace with the evolving intelligent grid transformation. This whitepaper explores some of these challenges and discusses the benefits of implementing innovative software solutions to design and manage the modern grid from plant to point of service.

Renewable Energy Future for the Developing World

This white paper presents a rationale for apposite and effective governemental policies on renewable energies in the developing world.

Transitioning to a Renewable Energy Future

This white paper provides a rationale for effective governmental renewable energy policies worldwide.

PerkinElmer EcoAnalytixTM Biofuels Development & Testing Solutions

Join Dr. Peter Hoedl, Director for Renewable Energy at PerkinElmer, as he discusses biofuels, the global market trends, and the regulations that are defining the analytical requirements for biofuels production.