Customer Side Generation Research

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October 1, 2012

A new Virginia Tech research center, set to open later this fall in the state of Tamil Nadu in southeast India, will mobilize an engineering team to refine and adapt windmills and solar panels for use in households in rural India.

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March 29, 2012

Virginia Commonwealth University and Dominion will partner to use the VCU School of Engineering's West Hall as a five-year test site for efficient energy technologies and research as a micro-grid project.

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January 2, 2012

The Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota is leading a project to develop an efficient renewable electricity technology for coffee-processing plants.

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December 29, 2011

According to a new tracker report from Pike Research, one of the most significant changes in the nascent microgrid market in 2011 was the beginning of a shift away from pilot projects and toward full-scale commercial microgrids.

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March 9, 2011

In its new study, Energy Harvesting for M2M Devices, ABI Research has determined that the market for energy harvesting systems totaled just $3.82 million in 2009, and that it will reach $418 million by 2016.

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June 23, 2010

The Electric Power Research Institute and SolarCity will install a 187-kW solar photovoltaic research system at the institute’s headquarters.

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March 5, 2010

 Lots of claims, lots of financial backing, lots of hype; but will the Bloom Energy Server fulfill its economic promises? I sure hope so, because even if the Bloom technology doesn’t go the mile, it’s another step toward using distributed fuel cell generation with cheap and relatively clean natural gas.