Tag: thermal energy


Isentropic is a UK company that has developed an energy storage system called Pumped Heat Electricity Storage (PHES). Isentropic owns several international and U.S. patents and applications. U.S. Application Publication No. 2010/0257862 (’862 Application) describes and claims the PHES technology.


Cyclone Power Technologies, a Pompano Beach, Florida company, focuses on solving our dependence on fossil fuels with its heat regenerative external combustion engines. In a recent press release Cyclone announced that it has received a patent in


Energy efficiency in the US is much light and little heat – literally. Government policy pays a great deal of attention to saving electricity, but focuses little on the thermal energy we waste. “Policy is electricity-centric in the US. Unless Read more…


One of the greatest problems of large scale solar power facilities is that they do not produce electricity at night, and when they do produce power, it is constantly fluctuating with the sun’s strength. Under development in the deserts of Read more…


As part of Scotland’s drive to get its energy from 100% renewable sources, authorities have granted planning permission to a new facility. Owned and operated by Covanta Energy, the Airdrie North Facility will be constructed in Drumshangie, North Lanarkshire and Read more…


Shrink Nanotechnologies is one of several companies that is using bioplastics to find a new way of making devices that will minimize the use of increasingly-scarce rare metals. The company’s OptiSol Solar Concentrator is billed as a nanotechnology-based plastic solar Read more…

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