Posts By Harry Valentine


Posted on: May 9, 2016
Producing Potable Water from Geothermal Energy and Cooling Towers   The energy industry has long used cooling towers to condense exhaust steam into liquid water, for re-use in thermal power stations. Cooling towers form the basis of energy chimneys that create an updraft of air that passes through air turbines ... more...
Filed under: Geothermal
Posted on: March 15, 2016
The development of deep water compressed air energy storage (DW CAES) involves placing weight ballasted inflatable bags on the seafloor or submerged on a lake bed, with an air pipe connecting between ground level and submerged bags. It is a variation of water-displacement compressed air storage (WD CAES) that can ... more...
Filed under: Energy Storage
Posted on: January 18, 2016
A European climate researcher group recently advised that changing weather patterns could adversely affect future hydroelectric and thermal power generation between 2040 and 2069, both of which depend on water. In recent years, changing weather patterns have indeed affected both hydroelectric and thermal power generation. A summer drought and heat ... more...
Filed under: Hydro
Posted on: January 11, 2016
Hydroelectric power has traditionally depended on predictable weather patterns that deliver a near constant volume of rainfall over the watershed area of power dams. Until recently, methods by which to increase rainfall were theoretical until an unexpected event occurred along the west coast of England, where wind turbines had been ... more...
Filed under: Wind
Posted on: November 4, 2015
While many state power utilities internationally have embraced wind energy conversion to provide additional electric power, prevailing economic constraints are requiring the same utilities to make more efficient use of available capital. Evolving economic conditions have the potential to curtail the ability of many states to directly or indirectly assist ... more...
Filed under: Wind
Posted on: September 17, 2015
The installation of wind turbines at coastal locations is becoming more popular internationally, the result of wind blowing at higher velocity over expansive open areas of water than over land an delivering higher power output, the result of the velocity3 factor. If wind blows at 30-mi/hour (44-ft/sec) over water and ... more...
Filed under: Hydro
Posted on: September 3, 2015
A long-proven, water-driven pump technology offers possible application for low-cost pumped storage for small-scale decentralized (distributed) power generation involving small hydro installations where water storage capacity is restricted and where power is required only intermittently, such as during AM and PM peak periods. When a storage dam is located along ... more...
Filed under: Hydro
Posted on: August 18, 2015
There are occasions when the economics of transportation indicates cost benefits for commercial transportation vehicles to draw electric power from the grid, either directly in real time or during off-peak generation periods using energy storage technology. Commercial electric transportation systems usually involves the installation of a single cable above or ... more...
Filed under: Demand Management
Posted on: August 7, 2015
Despite the high standards of post-secondary technical education in nations such as Japan, the former USSR and even the USA (M.I.T), the technical world is often confronted with unexpected technical mishaps. The black boxes aboard commercial aircraft have provided manufacturers with valuable information that has continually improved the safety of ... more...
Filed under: Nuclear
Posted on: June 24, 2015
Despite opposition to nuclear power generation across much of Western Europe and also across the United States, other nations that include China, India, South Africa, Japan and several Middle Eastern nations are actively planning for future nuclear power generation. India and China have access to the ores that contain thorium ... more...
Filed under: Energy Storage

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