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new orleans water energy microgrid

City planners and residents in a New Orleans neighborhood are looking to two microgrid projects as a means of enhancing emergency services and improving water infrastructure and resource management. Part and parcel of developing the Gentilly Resiliency District, the two planned microgrids are to provide emergency back-up power in the event of disasters, as well as power water pumps and …

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Is PV Water Heating The Answer to Net Metering Changes in Nevada?

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The historic cost declines of solar panels make Photovoltaic Domestic Water Heating an attractive possibility for widespread domestic water heating. As far back as 2012, Mark Holladay of Green Building Advisors predicted the decline of flat plate and vacuum tube solar collectors.  Now, thousands of homeowners in Nevada could find heating large, well-insulated water tanks can ensure their solar panels maintain value. Solar thermal …

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DOE Announces Grid Modernization R&D Agenda, Partners, and Funding

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced it will fund up to $220 million of R&D projects to modernize America’s aging power grid infrastructure over the next three years. Accompanying this, DOE released its ¨Grid Modernization Multi-Year Program Plan¨ (MYPP), a strategic blueprint that informs and guides a national R&D agenda involving a consortium of DOE National Laboratories. The Grid Modernization …

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