Businesses reap benefits as climate action drives global energy transition

Clean Energy LiveM&S, Tesla, Good Energy and SSE among the companies joining with the solar, energy storage and efficiency sectors in Birmingham this October

Europe’s biggest expo connecting large energy buyers and low carbon generators

Large energy buyers across the world have woken up to the unstoppable force of the UN climate treaty and it’s not just about lowering carbon usage. Continue reading ‘Businesses reap benefits as climate action drives global energy transition’

A second life for used batteries

Bosch Car battery project2,600 used battery modules from over 100 electric vehicles are being merged to form a large electricity storage facility in Hamburg.

Hamburg/Munich/Stuttgart – What should be done with still-usable batteries at the end of their life cycle in electric vehicles? The Battery 2nd Life project organized by Vattenfall, BMW and Bosch merges them into a large storage facility in Hamburg, Germany, to keep the electricity grid stable. Continue reading ‘A second life for used batteries’

Prestige LEDs – the easy, cost efficient way to update T5s and T8

LED lighting for warehouseMinimise Energy Lighting Technologies has added the OMS Prestige modular linear busbar LED System to its range of energy efficient lighting options.

Originally designed as a flexible and easily adaptable system for fluorescent T5s and T8s, this latest Prestige iteration now incorporates energy efficient LEDs. The beauty of Prestige is that both old fluorescent and new LED units are modular, compatible and easy to upgrade with new lamps and a range of accessories, significantly reducing the complexity and cost of switching to LED. Continue reading ‘Prestige LEDs – the easy, cost efficient way to update T5s and T8′

Smart energy revolution ‘could help to avoid UK blackouts

Smart Energy Grid UKA “smart energy” revolution could help ensure that the UK does not suffer blackouts, according to National Grid’s new UK chief.

Nicola Shaw, its executive director, said technological advances will reduce the need to build new conventional power stations in the UK.

An “internet of energy” will allow fridges, washers and dishwashers to help balance energy demand. Some commentators say the UK needs more gas-fired power to prevent blackouts. Continue reading ‘Smart energy revolution ‘could help to avoid UK blackouts’

Smart Renewable Energy Forum: Intelligently connecting renewable energies and storage systems

IntersolarMunich, June 9, 2016: Lots of sunshine, strong winds: The conditions in spring are ideal for renewable energies. Almost too ideal, as the Pentecost weekend 2016 demonstrated. An oversupply in the grid feed-in from solar and wind energy led at times to negative energy prices. Situations such as this make it clear that setting up an intelligent energy system, which optimally connects and controls energy producers, storage systems, consumers and grids, is essential for the energy supply of the future. The Smart Renewable Energy Forum at Intersolar Europe, Continue reading ‘Smart Renewable Energy Forum: Intelligently connecting renewable energies and storage systems’

New eLearning package makes quality energy training affordable for all staff

JRPsolutionsA new eLearning programme has been launched that will make it possible for even the largest organisations to involve every employee in their energy saving journey.

Most energy conscious organisations realise that training staff in energy awareness would be beneficial to the business but often cost is seen as an unbreakable barrier. Be Energy is a new affordable, high quality, user-friendly, Continue reading ‘New eLearning package makes quality energy training affordable for all staff’

ABB appoints Pasquale Abruzzese as new head of Quality and Operational Excellence

ABB PascaleAcknowledged expert in the field becomes head of Quality and Operational Excellence at ABB, effective June 6, 2016

ABB has appointed Pascale Abruzzese as head of Group Quality and Operational Excellence. Abruzzese, a British national, is currently Chief of Operations for Philips International. He succeeds Bill Black who is retiring after seven years in the role.

Abruzzese, born in 1966, is an acknowledged global expert in operations and quality management with more than 20 years’ experience in the areas of business transformation, operations and quality management. He was instrumental in the implementation of the Honeywell Operating System, a world-class standardized approach, Continue reading ‘ABB appoints Pasquale Abruzzese as new head of Quality and Operational Excellence’

ABB wins orders over $300 million to strengthen China’s power grid and lower environmental impact

ABB energyAdvanced transformer technology will enable UHVDC transmission links to transmit up to 10,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity, setting a new world record in terms of capacity at the 800 kilovolt (kV) voltage level

ABB has won orders worth more than $300 million to supply advanced converter transformers for two long-distance ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission links capable of transporting up to 10,000 MW of power at the 800 kV voltage level, setting a new world record in terms of capacity. The orders were booked in the first quarter of 2016. Continue reading ‘ABB wins orders over $300 million to strengthen China’s power grid and lower environmental impact’

ABB and Solar Impulse show that a clean energy future is achievable

ABB Solar EnergyAs Hawaii embarks on the complex transition from a fossil-fueled past to a clean energy future, Solar Impulse and ABB are proving that renewables are a reliable power source.

By flying halfway around the world on solar power alone, Solar Impulse has already proven that it is possible to produce a stable, 24/7 electricity supply using only renewable energy. On the ground, ABB, a world leader in power and microgrid technologies, is helping remote communities and islands like Hawaii to meet and sustain their own energy needs by incorporating renewable and clean energy technologies into the power grid. Continue reading ‘ABB and Solar Impulse show that a clean energy future is achievable’

Wrightstyle helps retailer to shop a Lidl smarter in Northern Ireland

WrightStyle LidlWrightstyle, the Devizes-based steel and aluminium glazing supplier, has helped to complete Lidl’s first new concept shop in Northern Ireland that boasts wider aisles in a state-of-the-art energy efficient building.

With the first concept store in mainland Britain also now open in Rushden, Northamptonshire, retailer intends to refit 150 of the group’s 629 stores over the next three or four years.

The state-of-the-art facility in Banbridge, Co Down will, according to the German supermarket, “ensure a greater focus on energy efficiency with a reduction of around 20%-30% on standard electricity costs.” Continue reading ‘Wrightstyle helps retailer to shop a Lidl smarter in Northern Ireland’




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