Tag Archives: renewable energy

ExxonMobil, DOE National Labs Team Up on Lower-Emissions Tech R&D Effort

The Department of Energy and ExxonMobil have signed a 10-year agreement to research and develop technologies designed to reduce emissions from petrochemicals and fossil fuels production. DOE said Wednesday ExxonMobil will invest up to $100M over a decade in the department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and National Energy Technology Laboratory to advance the development of platforms meant to enhance energy efficiency and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

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Boeing Subsidiary Introduces New Solar-Powered, Long-Endurance Drone

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing subsidiary, has unveiled a new autonomous aircraft that utilizes solar energy to perform long, high-altitude flights. The Manassas, Va.-based company said Wednesday its new Odysseus unmanned aerial system can support climate change and atmospheric research as well as missions focused on communication, connectivity and intelligence. Odysseus is designed to …

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Siemens’ Federal Arm Selected for NC Indian Reservation Solar Project; Barbara Humpton Comments

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has chosen Siemens‘ U.S. federal subsidiary to support the installation, operation and maintenance of a power farm near Murphy, North Carolina. Arlington, Virginia-based Siemens Government Technologies will install and manage a 2,000 photovoltaic solar panel array for EBCI under a $2.36 million contract, the company said Thursday. We are proud …

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Tetra Tech to Support USAID Clean Energy Programs in Central Asia

Tetra Tech has received a four-year, $24 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from to support the U.S. Agency for International Development‘s efforts to accelerate adoption of clean energy services throughout Central Asia. The company said Thursday it will assist USAID and the agency’s Central Asian country partners to implement sustainable energy services in the region …

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Honeywell to Help Implement Energy Efficiency Systems at Los Angeles AF Base

The U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army have partnered with Honeywell to implement renewable energy measures and energy efficiency improvements at Los Angeles Air Force Base as part of a 23-year energy savings performance contract. Honeywell said it will install 3,400 rooftop solar photovoltaic modules designed to generate approximately 1,275 kilowatts of power in four …

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NRC Accepts NuScale Power’s Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Tech for Review

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has accepted for review Nuclear Power‘s design certification application for a company-made commercial nuclear power generation technology. NuScale, which Fluor holds a majority stake in, filed an application in late 2016 seeking NRC approval for its small modular nuclear reactor. “The exceptional news that the NRC …

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Purdue Secures Grants for 6 Research Projects on Alternative Energy Sources for Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded $2.7 million in grants to six research teams from Purdue University as part of efforts to identify or develop alternative sources of energy to power naval assets. The university said Monday the interdisciplinary teams each received $450,000 under the Navy Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence …

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Fluor-Backed NuScale Power Files NRC Design Certification for Small Modular Nuclear Reactor

NuScale Power has filed a design certification application for its commercial small modular nuclear reactor power plant design with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. “Fluor continues to be proud of its investment in NuScale and how the company has rapidly moved through the design certification application process, and we are eagerly awaiting …

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Siemens, Omnetric Group, CPS Energy Deploy Microgrid System at San Antonio Military Post; Mike Carlson Comments

Siemens, Omnetric Group and CPS Energy have worked together to deploy a microgrid system at Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston as part of the Energy Department‘s effort to integrate disparate renewable resources. The system comprises a 20-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array, a 48-kilowatt hour battery, a weather station and a microgrid …

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AquaHarmonics Wins DOE Wave Energy Converter Devt Competition

AquaHarmonics has won a $1.5 million grand prize in the Energy Department‘s design-build-test competition that aims to support the development of wave energy converters. DoE said Wednesday CalWave Power Technologies and Waveswing America will receive $500,000 and $250,000 in respective cash prizes as second and third place winners of the Wave Energy Prize. “This …

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