Biomass district heating: How one project heats a ciity hall, theatre and hundreds of homes

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Turning wood into energy is old-hat, at least in Europe. Axel Lambion's great, great grandfather was a boiler engineer at the end of the 19th century who was designing systems for boilers that run on sawdust and transmitted the energy via a belt system.

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CHE Power Structures Corp. (CHE) develops kitted, high powered, architecturally beautiful, building integrated solar-PV (BIPV) home roof kits and solar power structures such as BIPV garages and accessory buildings. All CHE products can be secured to the property and mortgage financed, allowing homeowners to replace electricity payments with home equity investments for economically viable ownership of a residential PV generation asset. CHE is the exclusive Canadian partner of L’Institut de Recherche Fondamentale en Technologies Solaires (IRFTS), Europe’s leading BIPV provider with over 60,000 projects in 15 different countries.

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The Digital Transformation of Wind Energy

Article | March 16, 2020

Transformation and how it is changing the world around us at an accelerated pace. We started the conversation with highlights on The Digital Transformation of Smart Facilities and The Digital Transformation of Smart Process Industries and examined the impact of digital transformation being seen in both the Foodservice and Process Industries. In the final installment our new video series, which features the Presidents of each mCloud line of business, we chat with Dave Weinerth (President, Smart Energy) on how digital transformation is impacting the wind industry. The wind industry, in regards to how they see digital transformation is really interesting. Wind turbines are in hard environments, they’re complex machines that spin-off a lot of data into hundreds of different channels and operators are just now getting a chance to delve into what can be done with that data with some of the tools that are available in the cloud, through artificial intelligence and additional sensors that they may want to put onto their machines to assess different aspects of performance.

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What It Really Means When Google and Apple Say They Run on 100% Renewable Energy

Article | March 16, 2020

Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft — the five companies that arguably make up “big tech” — say they are either already powered by 100% renewable energy or are close to getting there. Together these companies own and operate more than a hundred data centers (each the size of multiple football fields), close to a thousand offices, and countless other buildings, making them some of the most power-hungry companies in the world. Given this, running on 100% renewable energy is a significant achievement. But there are plenty of critics who argue that these claims are misleading. Some say carbon offsets might do more to assuage guilt than they do to help the environment. To understand where these arguments come from, let’s start with the basics.

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The Key to Unlocking 100% Renewables

Article | March 16, 2020

The 100 percent renewable energy future doesn’t start with a country, state or region. It starts with a city. One power plant in a city, in fact. In Glendale, California. Glendale is a city of 200,000 people just north of Los Angeles. And in 2014, Glendale was in a tricky spot. The city’s natural-gas plant was old. The City Council faced a decision that would impact the municipality for decades to come: revamp the 252-megawatt gas plant or find local alternatives?

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Why Renewable Energy is Important

Article | March 16, 2020

Renewable energy is here to stay. It’s becoming a much larger part of the United States’ total energy production, and it supports a more diverse energy network to give customers control over how their energy is produced. However, the importance behind this relatively new way to produce energy doesn’t stop there. Below are some of the most impactful areas renewable energy supports, specifically our infrastructure, economy, and environment, and how City Electric Supply is expanding into this growing market.

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CHE Power Structures Corp.

CHE Power Structures Corp. (CHE) develops kitted, high powered, architecturally beautiful, building integrated solar-PV (BIPV) home roof kits and solar power structures such as BIPV garages and accessory buildings. All CHE products can be secured to the property and mortgage financed, allowing homeowners to replace electricity payments with home equity investments for economically viable ownership of a residential PV generation asset. CHE is the exclusive Canadian partner of L’Institut de Recherche Fondamentale en Technologies Solaires (IRFTS), Europe’s leading BIPV provider with over 60,000 projects in 15 different countries.

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