Operation Technology develops power system engineering software for renewable energy sector
Operation Technology Inc. has released newest version of ETAP enterprise software solution that includes a comprehensive renewable energy model for wind turbine generators, full scale power converters and photovoltaic array with manufacturer specific libraries of P-V and I-V curves.
ETAP 11 enables designers and engineers to conceptualize wind and solar collection, determine renewable energy penetration levels and perform grid interconnection studies. In addition, ETAP 11 offers a graphical user-defined dynamic modeling module that is completely script free for fast and reliable simulations taking the guess work out of control systems.
HyperSolar working to making renewable natural gas
HyperSolar Inc. has disclosed more information from its patent application for a process to produce renewable natural gas using sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. Inspired by the photosynthetic processes that plants use to effortlessly harness the power of the Sun to create energy molecules, the company is developing a novel solar-powered nanoparticle system that mimics photosynthesis to separate hydrogen from water. The free hydrogen can then be reacted with carbon dioxide to produce methane, the primary component in natural gas.
The company’s patent application is entitled, “Photoelectrochemically active heterostructures, methods for their manufacture, and methods and systems for producing desired products.” It discloses the company’s novel low cost manufacturing techniques, nanostructure innovations for high efficiency, and the use of freely available sunlight, waste water and carbon dioxide to produce hydrogen, methane, and other valuable chemical products.
Mass Megawatts completes low-cost, “off-the-grid” wind power system
Mass Megawatts Wind Power Inc. has completed the construction on its first wind power system delivered for use at an agricultural or home-based location that is not connected to the utility power grid. The wind power system is located nearAspen,Colorado.
The wind power system, in conjunction with a small solar photovoltaic system, is producing enough electricity to power a home. The surplus electricity is stored in batteries, providing power during times of low-wind and sun exposure.
As many remote locations do not have access to traditional utility-power, the wind power system offered by Mass Megawatts provides a cost-effective solution for onsite power generation. Mass Megawatts Wind Power is currently in negotiations with agricultural, mining and resort locations that are seeking an efficient, low-cost, power source.