Cogenra says its T14 low-concentration PV system has a module cost of around fifty cents per watt for utility-scale installations; a Tucson project will soon use it.
Why let all that heat go to waste? IBM touts a hybrid concentrating PV/solar thermal system, similar to what Cogenra Solar has going.
A new model for energy-efficient housing uses insulation, new building materials and fuel cell technology to reportedly reduce homeowner energy bills to zero.
According to the Pew Environment Group, cogeneration technology constitutes a major opportunity to save both cash and carbon in the industrial sector.
In Salburua, Spain, an affordable housing project spanning a city block makes use of combined heat and power to cover its electricity needs and then some.
Kendall-Jackson, known for its Chardonnay, has installed a cogeneration system that will provide both electricity and hot water for the winery via the sun.
Toyota and Kyocera are part of a consortium offering Japanese homeowners a combined heat and power fuel cell that uses natural gas to produce hydrogen.
Twenty-seven cleantech technologies will be demoed by the Department of Defense, including Congera’s photovoltaic-solar thermal combo.
San Francisco’s Transamerica Pyramid, certified LEED Gold in 2009, has now gone one better in its sustainability efforts, securing LEED Platinum status.
Cogenra Solar says Facebook is putting a cogeneration system that produces electricity and hot water on a roof of its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters.
In Scotland, a whiskey maker will soon install a 3-megawatt biogas engine to generate electricity from waste heat produced in the distillation process.