7000 Rocky Mountain Power customers lose power

utility power failure

OREM — Crews worked to restore power to nearly 7,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers in Utah County Monday morning.

The outage affected about 6,971 customers in the 84097 area code, the company said. That number was down to about 5,400 by 8 a.m.

Crews expected to have all power restored by 10 a.m.

Applied Energy Technologies (AET) Selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy for 22.6 MW Solar Project in Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah – June 25, 2015 – Applied Energy Technologies (AET) a preferred supplier of utility-scale racking systems and one of the top 10 solar racking companies in the United States, has been selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy to provide its Rayport™-G ECO mounting system for the 22.6 MW installation in Utah’s Beaver and Iron counties.

The Grid-tie scam or the truth about grid-tie

Let's be clear.  The last thing the government or your utility want is for you to be energy independent.  They literally spend hundreds of millions of dollars to make sure you do not understand energy independence.  They know that people have brains and are going to buy solar panels and maybe even a wind generator.  Only people that love the government, want a perpetual monthly bill, and enjoy being dependent on the government would do otherwise. 

Rocky Mountain Power to utilize Wind Energy before their customers do and become energy independent

Wind Generators near Spanish Fork, Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Four new wind farms are poised for development in Utah after Rocky Mountain Power inked agreements with the companies to buy the power over 20 years.

The farms, once in action, will have the capacity to produce 300 megawatts of energy, or enough to power 93,600 homes.

Global Solar Installations To Reach 57.4 GW This Year

According to new analysis from Texas-based Mercom Capital Group LLC, global solar installations are forecast to reach 57.4 GW this year.

Mercom expects China, Japan and the U.S. to account for approximately 60% of new solar installations. Since Mercom’s previous forecast three months ago, China has revised its solar installation target upward by 20% to almost 18 GW.

30 kW, 120 kWh vanadium flow battery

India College Installs Imergy Flow Battery

Battery Will Reduce College’s Use of its Costly Backup Diesel Generators, and Help Students Study How Solar Power and Energy Storage Can Enable Rural Electrification

Kodak and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Announce New Collaboration on Battery Storage, Solar And Energy-Efficiency Tech

Rochester, N.Y.-based Eastman Kodak Co. and the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have entered into an agreement to accelerate commercialization and manufacturing of next-generation battery and energy storage devices and materials.

The partnership will focus on connecting emerging companies in the cleantech sector with resources at both ORNL and Kodak's Eastman Business Park (EBP). It is hoped that the effort will also spark the formation of new high-tech companies at EBP.

Utah engineers say beam splitter could speed up computers 1000 times

SALT LAKE CITY — Computer and electrical engineers at the University of Utah believe they've opened the way to computers processing data thousands of times faster than they currently do.

They say a tiny device could mean a big future and benefit consumers by making supercomputers and eventually smartphones and other gadgets many thousands of times faster.

Future Energy is already here if you can afford it

IN THE BOARDROOM at Bloom Energy, a single picture hangs on the wall: a satellite image of the world at night. Clusters of bright lights mark the industrial centers, and thin white lines trace connecting passageways such as the U.S. Interstate System and the Trans-Siberian Railroad. In between, huge swaths lie in shadow.

Protecting Water Heating Systems with Expansion Tanks

Water expands when it is heated and it is nearly incompressible. These two properties can create a powerful force in a water heater. The water in a standard 80-gallon solar storage tank may expand by as much as 2.5 gallons as it is heated, and this thermal expansion will cause a significant increase in the pressure in the plumbing system unless the extra fluid volume is accommodated.


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