Future Power Technology Special Issue | March 2013

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Detroit Zoo has been named as the first in the US to gain Green-e Marketplace certification. The public facility is renowned for employing and promoting green energy technologies, and has now committed to using 100% wind power for all of its operations. We speak to the zoo to find out more about its energy needs and why wind was the best option.

In renewables, we speak to AmpyxPower about its drone tethering concept that is generating energy from high-altitude winds, find out about a collection of waste-to-power plants producing local energy in London, and investigate the real costs of solar array maintenance.

Also, with the UK hoping to expand its nuclear capacity, we look into how the country is managing the nuclear waste from its oldest plants and where innovations are required, and learn about GE’s new ‘digital twin’ power plant software that aims to increase efficiency.

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In this issue

High Flyers
AmpyxPower is taking inspiration from water-skiers and drones in a project to harness the power of high-altitude winds for energy.
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Adventures in Data
GE’s Digital Power Plant, the Predix-powered analytics platform creates a digital ‘twin’ of a power plant complex to allow for improved operations monitoring and asset management. We take a closer look at the platform.
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Maintaining the Solar Industry
Upkeep is emerging as a heavy cost factor in large solar installations as panels need to be fined-tuned with small margins for inefficiency. We find out about maintenance and how it can be improved.
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Detroit Zoo Takes to the Wind
Detroit Zoo has become the first in the US to gain Green-e Marketplace certification by using 100% wind energy for all its operations. We ask why wind was the best option to meet the zoo’s needs.
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Keeping it Local
The potential of waste-to-power energy plants has started to make its mark in London with a string of new-builds now diverting waste from landfill. So how does energy recovery from waste work?
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Challenging Perceptions
Nuclear power is still dogged by the tricky problem of handling nuclear waste, and as the last batches of spent fuel are removed from some oldest plants in the UK, new methods of maintenance are urgently needed. We take a look at innovations in this field.
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The UK capital’s public transport operator Transport for London plans to trial a public road that generates energy through inbuilt solar and kinetic technologies. The ‘intelligent street’ project, being delivered by the New West End Company, will be traffic-free to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists in a public area known for its high air pollution. We see how the concept could pave the way for green energies in urban design.

In Canada, we hear about a series of small companies that could be starting a nuclear revival in the country, look at EDF’s tidal turbine project – one of the first of its kind connected to the grid – and discover the importance of independent analysis of solar cell efficiencies.

Also, as we’re not ready to wave goodbye to coal power just yet, we look at how plant designers are meeting the need for cleaner, low-emission plants, and profile the market for proper disposal of coal ash.

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