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Center Pivot Irrigation Systems

Energy Consumption Cut in Half With Improved Center Pivot Irrigation Systems

Energy Consumption Cut in Half With Improved Center Pivot Irrigation Systems

Agricultural energy efficiency tour: Replacing inefficient irrigation systems Michigan State University Extension, August 9, 2017 After conducting a Michigan Farm Energy Audit, Grand Valley Farm, the host site for the Aug. 17 agricultural energy efficiency tour, found it could cut energy expenses by more than 50 percent by replacing two traveling guns with a more energy efficient

Energy Efficiency

Solar Thermal System Has Been Reducing Farms Energy Consumption

Solar thermal system part of Michigan agriculture energy efficiency tour Michigan State University Extension, July 24, 2017 Heating water for sanitary use in the milking parlor can be a significant energy expense on a dairy farm. One energy reduction option dairies can choose is to use solar thermal water heating panels to preheat water before

Aligned Energy

Aligned Energy Opens 62MW Data Center

Aligned Energy opens 51-acre facility in Phoenix Datacenter Dynamics, May 5, 2017 Green energy investment and holding company Aligned Energy has opened a colocation facility at 2500W Union Hills in Phoenix, Arizona. The 550,000 sq ft (51,000 sq m) facility uses a patented heat recovery system, Intertech, to improve efficiency. Aligned with the times  The data

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Efficiency Allows End Users to Do More Work with Fewer Machines

Why bother with energy efficiency? Control Design, January 19, 2017 “The end user is looking for energy-efficient machines, but these users are also looking to do more work with fewer machines as a means of saving energy,” says Mark Sobkow, vice president of manufacturing solutions, RedViking in Plymouth, Michigan. “We do a lot of projects that focus

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Identifying Options for Re-Use of CO2

CO2 Utilization: A Look Ahead The Energy Collective, January 9, 2017 Finding ways to convert carbon dioxide from an energy and industrial sector waste product to a useful commodity could spur the development of new technologies, products, and industries while limiting emissions to the atmosphere of climate-altering pollutants. In 2016, U.S. policymakers demonstrated leadership in

computing efficiency

Calculating the Potential of Computing Efficiency

Energy Efficiency of Computing: What’s Next? Electronic Design, November 28, 2016 For a long time, processor performance and peak output energy efficiency moved forward together at a rapid clip. The gains started well before 1965, the year Gordon Moore published his first projection.  Peak output efficiency doubled about every 1.6 years from the dawn of

ozone pollution waste heat

New Process To Turn Waste Heat Into Electricity

Researchers report new thermoelectric material with high power factors Phys, November 14, 2016 Researchers reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that they have demonstrated a step forward in converting waste heat – from industrial smokestacks, power generating plants or even automobile tailpipes – into electricity. The work, using a thermoelectric compound composed of

power cycle

The Power Cycle of the Future

Manuel A. Fontan, ERS, for Zondits Steam has an important role in our everyday lives, although we don’t always realize all that it’s doing for us. It can be found virtually in any industry or technology that requires heat, moisture, sterilization, and other crucial processes. Steam can be used to heat the water in our

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