Single cycle to combined cycle power generation
Single cycle to combined cycle power generation
The district heating net is a pipe network that supplies heating and hot water for connected consumers from a central power plant. It is a more efficient way to provide heat and power compared to localized boilers. District cooling is the cooling equivalent of district heating. Working in accordance to similar principles, district cooling delivers chilled water to buildings like offices and factories. Trigeneration is when electricity, heating and cooling are combined in the same plant.
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- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:CanadaRelation to CTCN:Network Member
Windiga Energy Inc. is a private sector institution established in 2010 with the mission to develop assets in West Africa by establishing power generation facilities that will benefit the public and the government. It is an independent power producer focused on developing, owning and operating renewable energy facilities on the African continent. The company combines its knowledge, expertise and collaboration with local governments and stakeholders to form consortiums and become a principle player in the region’s energy sector.
- Type:OrganisationKnowledge partnerCountry of registration:EcuadorRelation to CTCN:Network MemberKnowledge PartnerTA proponent
IIGE is a research institute that promotes development, innovation and transmission of technology focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The institute aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the Ecuadorian society, through the implementation of energy efficient and energy renewable policies and projects.
Enhanced Catalysts & Apparatus for Heat Generation Internal Combustion Engines and Thermoelectric PowerType:Product
Background: As electronic devices become increasingly complex and widespread so does the demand for portable electric power generation. Portable electronic devices powered by traditional batteries are limited by their short lifetime energy capacity and relatively limited accessibility. Portable generators run on hydrocarbon fuels including kerosene and diesel overcome the limitations of batteries but their engine-based design results in noise pollution and recurring maintenance.
“Rectennas” are antennas that can receive radio signals and rectify them to generate electrical power for wireless power transfer. Potential applications for rectennas range from large-scale power transfer applications to small applications such as powering RFID tags or biomedical implants. The usefulness of rectennas is limited by the rectifying element which must convert the electromagnetic (AC) signal to a signal with a non-zero average (DC).
Background: Pacemakers and other similar implantable medical devices suffer from the shortcoming of limited battery life. When the useful life of the batteries powering these devices has expired surgical procedures are usually necessary to replace them. Like all surgeries these procedures involve undesirable risk to the patient patient discomfort and utilization of healthcare resources that could be put to other uses. Therefore reducing or eliminating the need for performing these replacement procedures is desirable.
Background: Energy consumption in the United States was three times greater in 2012 than in 1948 and projections support continued growth in demand. Most electricity is produced from burning coal petroleum natural gas propane and through consumption of uranium. These materials are not renewable sources of energy and eventually will run out. Renewable energy sources are important because burning fuels is destructive to the environment and human health. Developing renewable energy promotes job growth and helps a nation become secure through energy independence.
Solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation systems require electrical inverters to convert direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC) the standard type of electricity supplied by utilities. Inverters make up a large portion of capital costs because they must be replaced periodically over the lifetime of a solar system. The mean time before failures (MTBF) is about 3 -5 years for most PV inverters while the expected lifetime of PV cells is 20 years or more. Reductions in inverter costs as well as extended lifetimes would significantly reduce overall system costs.
Pythagoras Solar’s advanced BIPV products improve building energy efficiency generate solar power and offer architectural design benefits to increase return on investment and real estate value and advance Net-Zero Energy Buildings (NZB). By leveraging patent-pending optics high-efficiency crystalline silicon advanced materials science and simulation software the company delivers the industry’s first transparent high power density PVGUs. The first products are designed to replace curtain wall windows and skylights.