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Vestas uses supercomputers to improve efficiency of wind power

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by Ron Stone | 11.14.11

Vestas Wind Systems is looking to improve the efficiency of its wind farms by using supercomputers to optimize site location and operation, with a goal to make wind power cost-competitive with fossil-fuel power generation. The Danish energy company partnered with IBM to use Firestorm supercomputers to analyze petabytes of data, including weather reports, tidal phases, [...]

Deinove: “We hope to finalize our second-generation ethanol in 2014″

Deinove: “We hope to finalize our second-generation ethanol in 2014″

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par Baptiste Roux Dit Riche | Cleantech Republic | 11.06.11

World specialist in the deinococci bacteria applied to biofuels, Deinove announced last may Oseo’s support of the first key stage of its Deinol project. Ultimately, this program - co-driven with Tereos - aims to produce a second-generation ethanol using deinococci. Question and answer session with Jacques Biton, CEO of Deinove.

AES pairs wind turbines and battery packs

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by Judy DeMocker | 11.06.11

AES Energy Storage, part of energy titan AES, has created a renewable but stable 32-MW power grid in the mountains of West Virginia. By siting containers of lithium-ion batteries alongside 80-meter-tall wind turbines, the company is effectively stabilizing electrical output from a renewable resource and providing electricity on-demand to the electricity grid that serves 13 [...]


GE Invests in Quick-and-Easy Rooftop Solar

GE Invests in Quick-and-Easy Rooftop Solar

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par Judy DeMocker | 11.01.11

General Electric (GE) wants to cut the cost of rooftop solar in half by standardizing rack and other system components that make up a typical photovoltaic (PV) installation. As global price competition ratchets up for the solar panels themselves, the company is investing nearly $6 million to research how to streamline and simplify installations so [...]


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Open data is certainly the next innovation field for self-service citizen applications and it will create transparency and responsibility.

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