Articles Tagged with ''renewable''

Nov. 3, 2011: New Simulation Application Models Energy Efficiency Improvements, Renewables

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SageSim™ LLC, a leading provider of return-on-investment (ROI) simulation technology, has announced the availability of SageSim-es™ (SageSim Energy System Simulator), a simulation application designed to quickly model and optimize energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy applications.


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Oct. 31, 2011: Despite Sluggish Economy, Renewable Energy Shows Growth in 2011

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At the American Council On Renewable Energy’s (ACORE’s) annual RETECH Trade Show and Conference, industry leaders noted that the renewable energy sector has shown surprising growth for 2011.


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Making HVACR Work off the Grid

By Peter Powell
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While manufacturers continue to look at ways to make HVACR equipment as energy efficient as possible, just as much attention is being paid to finding ways to get that equipment off the electric grid and powered as much as possible by such alternative energy sources as solar, wind, photovoltaic (PV), and geothermal.


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Sept. 30, 2011: Heat is Power Act is Re-introduced in the House of Representatives

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Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) led a bipartisan effort including Reps. Ron Paul (R-Texas), Jay Inslee (D-Wash.), and Shelly Berkley (D-Nev.) in re-introducing the Heat is Power Act, H.R. 2812.


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Nationwide Utility Rates Now Available on Open EI

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Utility rates from cities all across the United States are now available in one place — the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Open Energy Information platform, or OpenEI.org.


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Sept. 19, 2011: Global Solar Energy Market to Reach $75.2 Billion by 2016

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According to a new report, the global solar energy market is forecasted to grow from around $39.6 billion in 2011 to $75.2 billion in 2016.


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85 Years of Leadership: HVAC Changes Shades of Green

By Barbara A. Checket-Hanks
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Some of us remember the surge in solar and other renewable technologies in the late 70s and early 80s, and how, when incentives gradually disappeared, the market seemed to go with it. What is the risk of history repeating itself?


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Sept. 15, 2011: USDA Announces Funding for Over 900 Projects to Boost Renewable Energy

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced grants for more than 900 agricultural producers and rural small businesses across the country to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in their operations.


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Sept. 12, 2011: Army Establishes Task Force for Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects

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John M. McHugh, secretary of the army, announced the establishment of the Energy Initiatives Office (EIO) Task Force at the GovEnergy Conference.


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Rebates are Nice, But Comfort is Crucial

By Barbara A. Checket-Hanks
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For many in the HVAC industry, this is not the first time they have been involved with renewable energy technologies like solar and geothermal systems.


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