Monday, January 21, 2013

Alternative Clean Energy Roundup: 21 January 2013

Wind Energy
Wind turbines (WT) are very sophisticated plants combining different technologies: Civil engineering for tower and foundation, mechanical and electrical engineering for gear drive and generator, lightweight construction and the technology of composite materials for the rotor blades as well as mechatronics and control engineering for the system control.

Due to the complex excitation phenomena and the very slender lightweight design, wind turbines are very prone to vibrations. Solutions concerning the fatigue of material due to dynamic loads on WTs during operation over 20 years need to be developed as well as solutions concerning acoustic emission. This necessity is even intensified by the current trend of installing offshore wind parks. read more>>>

Bia Q Tech - Air Purification Processes
Bia Q Tech technology represents a totally new approach to air purification. Developed using the principles of Quantum Mechanics and Biomimicry - a new discipline that studies nature’s best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems.

Bia Q Tech replicates nature’s own air purification processes, creating the same bio-climate rich in activated oxygen molecules commonly found in mountain areas, forests, waterfalls, ocean beaches and during thunderstorms.

Bia Q Tech works by energizing oxygen molecules as they pass over the Bia Q Tech Cell module, creating millions of activated iPOM (inorganic Peroxide oxygen) clusters which provide a safe, natural cleansing agent that gently removes indoor air pollutants at their source.

The result? Comprehensive air purification that can be scaled for any size application from single rooms to entire commercial facilities and industrial plants- all without the use of harmful ultraviolet light, chemicals, carbon additives or expensive and hard to maintain HEPA filters.

The applications consist of, but are not limited to; airports, casinos, hotels and conference centers, sports arenas, or any other location where people frequent and/or occupy for travel, recreation and work environment. read more>>>

DCU launches cleantech innovation hub to exploit potential for green economy
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton will officially launch the DCU Innovation Campus today on its new site in Glasnevin, Dublin 9.

This will be a centre for “cleantech innovation” and a major part of the Government’s Green Way initiative, a collaborative venture involving government, industry and academia to develop an “internationally recognised” cleantech cluster in the greater Dublin area.

Cleantech hub “The DCU Innovation Campus will be a hub for cleantech innovation and will host start-ups, SMEs and larger companies operating in this field,” says Prof Brian MacCraith, president of DCU. read more>>>

Military Microgrid Capacity Will Increase 50 Percent by 2018, Forecasts Pike Research
01/21/13 - The United States Department of Defense (DOD) has a strong interest in improving energy security through microgrid technology, stemming from its heavy reliance upon all forms of fossil fuels—often imported from regions of the world hostile to U.S. interests. Indeed, the DOD's efforts may be the strongest driver for the overall microgrid market today, especially in terms of control technology for these smart grid networks based on a bottoms-up distributed model for the U.S. military's operational and tactical deployments of microgrid technology. According to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant's Energy Practice, the total capacity of DOD microgrids will surpass 600 megawatts (MW) by 2018, a 50 percent increase over 2012.

"In addition to reducing the amount of fossil fuels consumed to create electricity, by networking generators as a system to maximize efficiency, microgrids have a number of other benefits of value to the military," says senior research analyst Peter Asmus. read more>>>

National Climate Assessment Cements Need for Action on Climate Now
Jan. 13, 2013 - The United States Global Change Research Program today released its draft National Climate Assessment, just days after the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration affirmed that 2012 was the hottest year ever in the continental United States.

Daniel Lashof, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Climate and Clean Air Program, made these comments in response to the Climate Assessment findings:

“Climate chaos is sweeping our country, bringing more heat waves, floods, storms and drought, and faster than previously predicted. This report shows that every day we delay action on climate change the costs keep rising for our families, communities, economy and American way of life. read more>>>

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