Battery Storage Facility to Replace Old Gas-Fired Power Station

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 10/13/2022 Wind energy is often criticized as being intermittent and unpredictable. Large-scale energy storage is just as often touted as the solution to that problem. According to a piece published on CNBC’s website, the British firm Centrica is teaming with US-based General Electric to replace an old decommissioned natural gas-fired power … Read more

Wind Turbine in Spain to Compete for World Record Title

This article was published on bloomberg.com on May 19, 2020. Spanish wind turbine manufacturer, is to build what will be the world’s biggest windmill, by the thinnest of margins. The 14-megawatt machine with a rotor diameter of 222 meters (728 feet) will be just two meters bigger than General Electric Co’s own massive turbine. It’s another … Read more

Offshore Wind Comes to the U.S.

Mathew Gard, ERS, for Zondits Off the coast of Block Island, 10 miles south of Rhode Island in the Atlantic Ocean, five gigantic wind turbines mark the beginning of offshore wind power in the U.S. The five turbines that will make up the Block Island wind farm are each capable of producing 6 megawatts (MW) … Read more

The Industrial Internet Revolution

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Here’s how GE is using software to change its business model CNBC, June 7, 2016 Call it the “Industrial internet” if you will. Take industrial machines from jet engines to medical equipment and turn them into intelligent interconnected devices. Suddenly, you are no longer just selling assets, you are selling services. You can improve the … Read more

Daintree Networks Expands GE’s Current Portfolio

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GE’s Current Acquires Daintree Networks to Expand Building Automation Platform LED Inside, April 25, 2016. Image credit: geralt Today Current, powered by GE (NYSE: GE), announced the acquisition of Daintree Networks, an Industrial Internet provider of building controls solutions for commercial facilities. This acquisition will enable Current to expand its building automation platform and its energy-as-a-service … Read more

The Emergence of the Digital Power Plant Era

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How digital power plant tech can help utilities get the most from their assets Utility Dive, October 19, 2015. Image credit: geralt As policymakers push the integration of more variable renewable generation, the need to balance supply and demand on the grid in the most clean and efficient manner will only grow. While storage offers one … Read more

GE Dives into Energy Efficiency with Current

Gita Subramony for Zondits, October 14, 2015. Image credit: Hans-Jörg Aleff GE is spinning off a new company, Current, that ties energy efficiency with Internet technology. The new company’s focus will be on incorporating systems such as lighting, solar arrays, and energy storage via GE’s Predix platform. The business model will offer not only efficient products … Read more

GE Stays Current with a New Smart Energy Company

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GE combines solar, storage and energy efficiency with startup company Current PV Tech, October 8, 2015. Image credit: geralt Multinational conglomerate corporation GE has announced Current, a new energy company that combines GE’s LED, solar, energy storage and electric vehicle businesses with its Predix platform to single out and provide cost-effective and efficient energy solutions to … Read more

The Pinnacle of Wind Power in a Captain America-Style Shield

How Does a Wind Turbine Work? With GE’s New ecoROTR, Better than Ever GE, June 9, 2015. Image credit: thefly GE calls the experimental design the ecoROTR and the company started testing it here last month. If the experiments confirm wind tunnel data, the 20,000-pound dome could lead to larger and more efficient turbines for windy … Read more

GE Deploys Hybrid Power Plant in Berlin

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, June 4, 2015. Image credit: Bubba73 The new design for powering a GE plant in Berlin includes a 400 kW CHP gas engine and a 600 kW solar photovoltaic system with 200 kWh of battery storage. Germany has increasingly high volumes of solar on the grid, and so battery storage makes more … Read more