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How to ensure code requirements for hazardous environments are satisfied
Communications and power metering capabilities built in
DTE Gas is taking a unique, holistic approach to achieving its net zero goal by including suppliers and customers on the journey
Battle of the backup: Evaluating a 1 MW solar PV/natural gas microgrid for firm on-peak power and resiliency
While renewable energy sources like wind and solar photovoltaics may be the future of a low carbon electric grid, they there is a need for reliable and resilient dispatchable generation along with energy storage
A look at hydrogen, from generation to blending with natural gas
An atomic mechanism that makes some thermoelectric materials efficient near high-temperature phase transition could help unlock better options for technologies reliant on transforming heat into electricity.
Heat-harnessing solar cells that reflect 99% of the energy they can’t convert to electricity could help bring down the price of storing renewable energy as heat and improve overall energy efficiency.
Two case studies illustrate the point