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PE Volume 115 Issue 11

Micro inverters

Enecsys Limited introduced new 480 W and 360 W Enecsys Duo micro inverters products and solar photovoltaic (PV) monitoring systems.

Comparative Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Comparative Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Understanding 316(b)

Owners and operators of electric power generating stations have waited more than four years to see the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) revised version of the Clean Water Act §316(b) Phase II rule for cooling water intake structures at existing power plants.

Which States Represent the Best Markets for Small Wind?

The solar photovoltaic (PV) market is booming in the U.S. and worldwide, thanks to increasing support from local and federal governments.

Hydropower Takes Center Stage for AMP

While renewable energy advocates have been pushing for solar and wind over the last few years, American Municipal Power Inc. (AMP), based in Columbus, Ohio, has chosen hydropower as its paramount renewable.

Circulating Dry Scrubbers: A New Wave in FGD?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) and other evolving regulations including Utility MACT (Maximum Achievable Control Technology) are already inducing many changes to the coal-fired power industry.

How the Tier 4 Rule Affects Generator Specification

The more stringent Tier 4 emissions standards for non-road diesel engines adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in May 2004 are intended to significantly reduce (by about 90 percent) the emissions of non-road construction, agricultural, mining and industrial equipment that at the time accounted for nearly half of all diesel particulate matter and a quarter of all nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions nationwide.

Outage Readiness Assessment

In today's power generation world, we're faced with a double whammy. First, the economics of the past several years has led to many planned outages being postponed.

Analyzing and Improving Control Loop Performance

Power plants—especially coal-fired boilers—pose a set of process control problems unparalleled in other industries.

Solar Poised for Explosive Growth

Federal tax credits and state renewable portfolio standards have jumpstarted the utility market for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects during the past year.


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