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Siemens Gamesa begins test of thermal storage technology

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewable Energy Magazine:Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has launched an electric thermal energy storage system (ETES) which makes it possible to store large quantities of energy cost-effectively.The heat storage facility utilises around 1,000 tonnes of volcanic rock as an energy storage medium and is fed with electrical energy converted into hot air by means of a resistance heater and blower. When demand peaks, the facility uses a steam turbine for the reelectrification of the stored energy. The pilot plant can thus store up to 130 MWh of thermal energy for a week, the capacity remaining constant throughout the charging cycles.The aim of the pilot plant is to demonstrate the system on the grid and to test the heat storage facility extensively. Siemens Gamesa is planning to use the storage technology in commercial projects and to scale up the capacity and power. The goal is to store energy in the range of several gigawatt hours (GWh) in the near future.Markus Tacke, CEO Siemens Gamesa, added that with the commissioning of the ETES pilot plant, the company has reached an important milestone on the way to introducing high-performance energy storage systems. The technology makes it possible to store electricity for a great many households at low cost, reducing costs for larger storage capacities to a fraction of the usual level for battery storage.The Institute for Engineering Thermodynamics at Hamburg University of Technology and the local utility company Hamburg Energy are partners in the Future Energy Solutions project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. Hamburg University is carrying out research into the thermodynamic fundamentals of the technology. By using standard components, it is possible to convert decommissioned conventional power plants into green storage facilities. Hamburg Energy is marketing the stored energy on the electricity market and is developing highly flexible digital control system platforms for virtual power plants.More: Siemens Gamesa inaugurates innovative electro thermal energy storage system Siemens Gamesa begins test of thermal storage technologylast_img read more

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How to find the best CD rates

first_imgby: Rob BergerIt used to be easy. Compare CD rates at a couple of banks for the term you need and pick the certificate of deposit with the highest yield. With historically low rates today, however, this approach is no longer enough. We need to think strategically.Three features of most CDs come into play. The first is that longer CD terms have higher rates. A 5-year CD will have a significantly higher yield than a 6-month CD, for example. Second, those who close a CD before it matures typically incur an early withdrawal penalty. The amount of the penalty varies from one bank to another and from one CD term to another. Finally, unlike a savings account, you generally cannot make a partial withdrawal of a certificate of deposit. Withdrawals are all or nothing.It may at first glance seem odd that these features can help us navigate to a higher rate, but they can. Before we walk through these strategies, however, the starting point is still finding top paying CDs.Find the Best CD RateThe best CD rates come from online banks and credit unions. The benefit of CDs from an online bank is that they are easy to open, are available nationwide, and offer higher rates than traditional brick and mortar financial institutions.As an example, I have bank accounts at both Ally and a very large traditional bank. As of today, Ally offers a 5-year CD with a 2.00% APY (all rates in this article are as of April 2, 2015; rates change daily). My big bank currently offers the same CD paying a miserly 0.50% APY.Many credit unions also offer competitive rates. Navy Federal Credit Union, for example, offers a 5-year CD paying 1.95% APY. For those with more than $100,000 to invest, the rate bumps up to 2.05% APY. The downside to a credit union is that you must qualify to become a member. In some cases qualifying is easy, in other cases you may not be able to join at all. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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July 2, 2017 Police Blotter

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Want a luxury hotel experience infused with cultur

first_imgWant a luxury hotel experience infused with cultural experiences and surrounded by the natural beauty of Bali? This is the experience promised by the Japanese-owned HOSHINOYA Bali, a new resort opening this month.Designed in Japan, made in Ubud, HOSHINOYA makes the perfect base for discovering the cultures and traditions of Bali. Intricate carvings decorate the furniture and walls – a showcase of the talent of local artists – and the café gazebo has been designed to blend in with the jungle it overlooks. Guests can relax on the comfortable sofas and enjoy views of the vivid green forest as far as the eye can see, perfect for meditation or for luxuriating in the Bali pace of life. The completed resort is one that meticulously balances Japanese spatial design with Balinese culture, providing a private space of unparalleled luxury.Inspired by the villages of rice-terraced Ubud, the resort overlooks the Pakerisan River and has sacred water canals cascading past on their way to the ocean – which are also a part of the island’s water temple network and recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage landscape. Like Bali itself, the resort’s luxurious atmosphere is inextricably bound to water with three pristine swimming pools for guests to swim in.The resort also features a spa, providing guests with traditionally developed treatments using ancient wisdom and methods, designed to bring balance to mind and body, such as treatments that incorporate natural ingredients, poolside meditations, and morning and evening yoga sessions.After enjoying the tranquillity of the resort, day trips to the region’s many attractions will keep guests busy. Ubud’s popularity keeps growing, with its fabulous restaurants and cafes, streets of interesting shops and stunning natural attractions such as waterfalls, rice terraces and the looming Mount Batur as a gorgeous backdrop.About Hoshino ResortsFounded in 1904 as a forestry business in Karuizawa, in the Japanese Alps, it opened its first hot spring resort in 1914. Rebranded by Yoshiharu Hoshino in 1995 as Hoshino Resorts, it has expanded across Japan with a focus on local culture and tradition. Hoshino Resorts has developed three separate hospitality brands, HOSHINOYA, KAI and RISONARE. Now it operates 36 properties around Japan and abroad.last_img read more

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