Power Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the www.power-technology.com web site http://www.power-technology.com/ en-us http://www.power-technology.com/ Power Technology-Updates http://www.power-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif No longer the underdog: how wind is competing with fossil fuels http://www.power-technology.com/features/featureno-longer-the-underdog-how-wind-is-competing-with-fossil-fuels-4866350/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featureno-longer-the-underdog-how-wind-is-competing-with-fossil-fuels-4866350/ Renewables are increasingly part of the global energy conversation, with wind competing economically with fossil fuel-generated power in many cases. Taylor Heyman finds out how the industry got to this position and what it can do to make the economic… Wed, 04 May 2016 08:00:00 GMT Kazakhstan’s uranium bank - do we need it? http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurevideo-feature-kazakhstans-uranium-bank-4788066/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurevideo-feature-kazakhstans-uranium-bank-4788066/ In an attempt to safeguard fuel supplies for nuclear power stations, the International Atomic Energy Agency has signed an agreement with Kazakhstan to build a low-enriched uranium bank. The country is familiar with the negative effects of nuclear pow… Tue, 03 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Hometown Connections partners with Clevest to improve public power solutions http://www.power-technology.com/news/newshometown-connections-partners-clevest-improve-public-power-solutions-4882783 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newshometown-connections-partners-clevest-improve-public-power-solutions-4882783 Hometown Connections has entered a partnership with Clevest to deliver mobile workforce automation and smart-grid operation solutions to public power electric, gas and water utilities. Tue, 03 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Researchers find black diamond can harness solar radiation http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsresearchers-find-black-diamond-can-harness-solar-radiation-4881935 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsresearchers-find-black-diamond-can-harness-solar-radiation-4881935 A research team in Europe has created black diamond technology, which generates solarpower through diamonds. Tue, 03 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Bat echolocation inspires crack detection http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurebat-echolocation-inspires-crack-detection-4684405/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurebat-echolocation-inspires-crack-detection-4684405/ Mathematicians at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland have taken influence from nature to build an ultrasound sensor capable of detecting cracks in nuclear power plants. The device, the first of its kind, overcomes the limits of other devices u… Tue, 03 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Go figure: how a high-altitude drone could be the future of wind power http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurego-figure-how-a-high-altitude-drone-could-be-the-future-of-wind-power-4866352/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurego-figure-how-a-high-altitude-drone-could-be-the-future-of-wind-power-4866352/ AmpyxPower is taking inspiration from water-skiers and drones in a project to harness the power of high-altitude wind for energy. Currently a start-up, how close are they to bringing airborne wind power to the world’s energy mix? Tue, 03 May 2016 14:56:00 GMT FULL plastocor clip WITH VO-HD http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/cathodic/plastocor/4876011692001.html http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/cathodic/plastocor/4876011692001.html FULL plastocor clip WITH VO-HD Tue, 03 May 2016 12:19:00 GMT Duke Energy Renewables buys 30MW of solar projects in North Carolina http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsduke-energy-renewables-buys-30mw-solar-projects-north-carolina-4881555 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsduke-energy-renewables-buys-30mw-solar-projects-north-carolina-4881555 The sixth 5MW project purchased by Duke Energy Renewables in Eastern North Carolina is expected to begin operations this month, with the first five already in-service. Mon, 02 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Suzlon announces its renewable energy capacity additions in India http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssuzlon-announces-renewable-energy-capacity-additins-india-4881045 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssuzlon-announces-renewable-energy-capacity-additins-india-4881045 Suzlon Group has more than doubled its windpower projects in India, commissioning 900MW during the financial year (FY) 2015-16. Mon, 02 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT DEWA receives tender for its 800MW solar park http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdewa-receives-tender-for-800mw-solar-park-4880897 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdewa-receives-tender-for-800mw-solar-park-4880897 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received five bids for the 800MW Phase III of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. Mon, 02 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Two birds with one stone: storing CO2 in underground batteries http://www.power-technology.com/features/featuretwo-birds-with-one-stone-storing-co2-in-underground-batteries-4816850/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featuretwo-birds-with-one-stone-storing-co2-in-underground-batteries-4816850/ As the problems caused by climate change, carbon dioxide emissions and the energy storage conundrum rise, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have come up with a way to combat them. The subsurface energy system they have developed c… Mon, 02 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Local power for local people: the company giving back to its customers http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurelocal-power-for-local-people-the-company-giving-back-to-its-customers-4866346/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurelocal-power-for-local-people-the-company-giving-back-to-its-customers-4866346/ A pioneering project in Northampton could change the way we power communities in the UK. Rolton Kilbride aims to construct small-scale, local power plants using waste as a fuel to provide electricity to local heavy energy users such as hospitals and … Mon, 02 May 2016 13:36:00 GMT Mann Hummel Vokes Air to Present at NEXTURBINE 2016 http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/filtration/vokes-air/pressmann-hummel-vokes-air-nexturbine.html http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/filtration/vokes-air/pressmann-hummel-vokes-air-nexturbine.html Mann Hummel Vokes Air will be attending the NEXTURBINE conference 2016. Sun, 01 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Nano power: a new boost for solar? http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurenano-power-a-new-boost-for-solar-4740096/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurenano-power-a-new-boost-for-solar-4740096/ Researchers from Rice University in the US have found a more effective way of harvesting sunlight for energy through the use of tiny light-activated gold nanoparticles. New technologies such as this are contributing to the falling costs of solar powe… Sun, 01 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Tanjung Bin Energy Power Plant http://www.power-technology.com/projects/tanjung-bin-energy-power-plant/ http://www.power-technology.com/projects/tanjung-bin-energy-power-plant/ Tanjung Bin Energy (TBE) power plant, also known as T4, is a new super critical coal-fired power plant developed by Tanjung Bin Energy Issuer, a part of Malakoff Corporation. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:00:00 GMT Custom Built Transformers http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/switchgear/custom-built-transformers/ http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/switchgear/custom-built-transformers/ UK-based Majestic Transformer Company specialises in the design and manufacture of custom-built transformers, chokes and associated power supplies up to 125kVA. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:39:00 GMT M&As this week: EDF Renewable Energy and Uniper http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-edf-renewable-energy-uniper-4877578 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-edf-renewable-energy-uniper-4877578 EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has announced the acquisition of Global Resource Options (groSolar), a commercial and utility scale engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services provider for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:00:00 GMT Report: China continues to be a market leader in wind installations after a successful year in 2015 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsreport-china-continues-to-be-a-market-leader-in-wind-installations-after-a-successful-year-in-2015-4880842 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsreport-china-continues-to-be-a-market-leader-in-wind-installations-after-a-successful-year-in-2015-4880842 China is expected to maintain its leading position in the wind power industry with an annual installed capacity of 23GW in 2016, according to a GlobalData report. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:00:00 GMT Scottish Renewables critisises changes to government support for heat technology http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsscottish-renewables-critisises-changes-government-support-for-heat-technology-4877977 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsscottish-renewables-critisises-changes-government-support-for-heat-technology-4877977 UK-based economic development agency Scottish Renewables has said that the proposed government changes to renewable heat technology support are counterproductive and expected to impact the industry. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:00:00 GMT SkyPower to install 350MW solar projects in India http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsskypower-install-350mw-solar-projects-india-4878653 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsskypower-install-350mw-solar-projects-india-4878653 Canada-based solar supplier SkyPower has signed deals with Indian company Sterling and Wilson for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), as well as operation and maintenance (O&M) of 350MW projects in India. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:00:00 GMT