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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : CHP Powers Major UK Hospital
    December 16, 2014
    A UK regional hospital now covers most of its heating and low-temperature hot water needs with combined heat and power.

    the hospital’s electricity needs, and supplies hot water and heating to the neighbouring spinal treatment centre and day surgery through a 520-metre district heating network.

    Tony McDermott, business development manager (healthcare) at ENER-G Combined Power, said: ‘The district heating system provides the perfect constant warm temperature required by people recovering from spinal injuries at the specialist treatment centre. The CHP system satisfies normal heat requirements, with the backup boilers used if there is peak demand.’ The hospital Trust reports annual savings of over £240,000 (US$391,750)
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  • USA : Capstone Receives Orders for Twenty-Five C65s From E-Finity Distributed Generation
    August 11, 2014
    Capstone Turbine Corporation, the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, today announced the receipt of orders for 25 Capstone C65 microturbines, totaling 1.6MW, for use in various commercial industrial combined heat and power (CHP) and oil and gas applications in the Mid-Atlantic United States.

    E-Finity Distributed Generation, Capstone's distributor for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S., secured the significant follow-on business.

    A number of the C65s will be deployed in CHP and CCHP applications in the Mid-Atlantic territory for use at a university and in multi-family housing complexes. The units will burn natural gas and produce base load electricity as well as hot water and/or chilled water at many of the sites. The modular, small and versatile C65 units allow for easy installation and will be located on rooftops or with existing mechanical building equipment.
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  • China : Saudi Arabia, China Sign Nuclear and Renewable Energy Agreement
    August 10, 2014
    Saudi Arabia and China have signed an agreement to boost cooperation in the production and peaceful use of nuclear and renewable energy, as the Kingdom seeks to reduce its dependence on hydrocarbons and bolster its ties with the world's second-biggest economy.

    The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Saturday in the Chinese capital Beijing between the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE) and the Chinese National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), the country's state-owned nuclear energy company.
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  • USA : NY Co-Op to Install CHP System
    August 08, 2014
    EnglandNorth Shore Towers, a luxury co-op community based just east of New York City, has partnered with GI Energy to complete a $13 million upgrade of its 43-year-old combined heat and power system.

    Originally installed in 1971,GI Energy was contracted to replace three of six generators and associated electrical and heat recovery equipment at the CHP plant, while maintaining continuous operation of the entire complex. GI Energy teamed with Caterpillar distributor, H.O. Penn Machinery, to install three natural-gas fired reciprocating engines totalling 4.8 MW. Additionally, the team replaced the cooling tower and installed a new gas compressor and heat exchangers. These upgrades increase overall efficiency while extending the life of the plant by an estimated 30 years.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : London Hospital Set to Save 1m Through CHP
    August 08, 2014
    A London hospital is to be equipped with combined heat and power and other on-site technology and hopes to make a £1 million saving on its annual energy bill as a result.

    St George's NHS Hospital has signed an Energy Performance Contract with British Gas in the hope of lowering its energy spend by 25%. Hospital chiefs also believe the move can help reduce its carbon emissions by 6,000 tonnes a year.

    The new equipment includes CHP boilers, absorption chillers, solar photovoltaics, steam system modifications and a range of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning changes, according to British Gas which is delivering the project with London-based partner Breathe Energy, according to Energy Live News.
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  • Slovakia : ElectraTherm Commissions 10 Green Machines on District Heating System in Europe
    August 07, 2014
    ElectraTherm Commissions 10 Green Machines on District Heating System in Europe ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed heat to power generation, Commissioned 10 Green Machine 4400s in Levice, Slovakia in June 2014. ElectraTherm's Czech distributor, GB Consulting, facilitated the deployment of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems on a centralized district heating system in Slovakia as a means of increasing on-site efficiency and generating clean energy. To date, the site has accumulated over 12,000 hours and ElectraTherm's entire installed base has surpassed 230,000 hours (26 years) of runtime with 41 machines in the field.
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  • India : First Unit of Railways' Joint Venture Captive Power Plant Targetted to Be Commissioned in 2015
    August 07, 2014
    Indian Railways is establishing 4x250 Mega Watt (MW) coal based captive power plant at Nabinagar in Bihar in Joint Venture (JV) with NTPC which is under construction. The First unit of power plant at Nabinagar is likely to be commissioned during 2015. Railways is having regular meetings with NTPC to expedite completion of this project.
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  • Malaysia : Malaysia Eco-Housing Project to Include Hybrid Solar Wind System
    August 04, 2014
    WindStream Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: WSTI) announced today a contract was awarded through its Malaysian distributor, My WindStream Energy of Kuala Lumpur, to deliver the company's patented SolarMill® hybrid solar and wind system technology for a new eco-housing project in Sungai Ular, Cherating Pahang, Malaysia. Phase I of the contract calls for 50 SM2-4P SolarMill units to be delivered in the next 90 days. Subsequent phases of the project are being scheduled to complete the deployment throughout the 800 home housing complex.

    Once completed, the eco-housing project in Sungai Ular, Cherating Pahang, Malaysia, will be the largest deployment of WindStream's hybrid solar and wind energy technology in the world. The completed installation's power generation potential equals greater than 1.6MW's of power annually. Power generated from the SM2-4P SolarMills will be used onsite and tied to the grid, reducing the demand for grid-supplied energy while lowering electricity cost for homeowners.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : University Develops New Heating System for Isolated Homes
    August 02, 2014
    An innovative system fuelled by raw plant oils could power isolated homes and businesses operating outside the National Grid.

    Developed by a consortium led by Newcastle University and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the small-scale combined cooling, heat and power system has been designed to provide dependable electricity without the need for a mains connection. The "trigeneration" system is ideally suited for small-holdings and businesses, and particularly applications in the developing world.
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  • Finland : Capstone Secures C600 Order From Sarlin Oy Ab for First C600 Landfill Project in Finland
    July 31, 2014
    Capstone Turbine Corporation, the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received its first order for a Capstone C600 to be utilized in a landfill project in Jyvaskyla, Finland.

    "Utilizing the Capstone microturbine in landfill gas solutions demonstrates how we provide clean, reliable, and cost-effective power generation solutions to the renewable energy market," stated Jim Crouse, Capstone's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "With this demonstrated success, an increasing number of landfills across the world are turning to Capstone microturbines as their preferred clean and green energy solution."
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