Technology & Innovation
California-based Bloom Energy has reportedly raised an additional $130 million to fund expansion of its fuel cell technology, adding to the $1.2 billion raised earlier to develop its Energy Server system.
The UK capacity auctions, held in December last year, have drawn criticism from energy storage developers as a missed opportunity to support new storage technologies. The government secured 49.26 GW of capacity at a clearing price of £19.40/kW but despite…
PW Power Systems is on track for its first turnkey power plant project, driven by the new FT4000 gas engine, to commence full commercial operation in June 2015. The fast-start aeroderivative engine was developed and brought to market in approximately…
The number of biogas plants in Europe has hit a record level with 14,563 operational anaerobic digestion plants, according to the European Biogas Association (EBA). The increase was driven by government support in many regions, especially Central Europe.
South African authorities have approved plans by Saudi power plant developer ACWA Power and renewable consortium SolarReserve to develop a 100 MW solar thermal project in the country along with cutting edge molten salt energy storage technology.
New software systems have the potential to turn gas power plant operations into integrated smart systems, according to Canadian technology developer Pivotal. “The goal of the Pivotal approach is to turn gas power generator operations into smart systems which can…
Turbine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has opened a new gas turbine testing centre at Filton, Bristol, U.K. The new facility includes a WR-21 Test Cell, and will service and test both WR-21 and MT30 gas turbines.
Turbine developer GE launched two new technologies to improve gas-fired power plants as part of the company’s Power FlexEfficiency portfolio of upgrade solutions this week at the Power-Gen Conference in Orlando.
General Electric has designed its 7HA as the most-efficient 60-hertz gas turbines with a net combined-cycle efficiency of over 61% building on over three years of evaluation of best practice operations at its F-class machines, according to Guy Deleonardo, executive…
Power producer Ripon Cogeneration has reported a 90% reduction in shutdowns as a result of upgrading its distributed control system (DCS) with the PlantPAx process automation system from Rockwell Automation.
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