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Tesla’s home batteries are much cheaper than most predicted. But how they’ll make money is the big question.
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How a gas turbine can help conserve #water in the most arid climate: http://t.co/a5S2xABi36 #drought2015 @Exelon http://t.co/y15lcIccUS
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NanoConversion Technologies strives for economical micro-CHP. The technology employed by this startup is the alkali-metal thermal-to-electric converter (AMTEC), invented by Ford in the 1960s. (NanoConversion actually purchased the remnants of the Ford technology and is using some of that vintage equipment today.) The device takes 850°C heat as an input and produces direct current electrical power and thermal heating power at 200°C, at potentially...
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Barrel type (RB) and horizontally split type (RH) centrifugal compressors by MAN Diesel & Turbo are tried and tested technology for various industrial uses.
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University of Stuttgart begin preparations to test their Solspaces system that promises to be a five times more efficient than standard solar thermal systems.It might seem preposterous that anything can store heat year round but the University of Stuttgart’s sorbent tanks utilize a thermochemical heat storage tank with three to four times the energy density of water. Combined with improved thermal insulation, the system is much less susceptible t...
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CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN: We’re at a turning point in energy. The U.S. should be a leader in mitigating climate change and meeting a nearly 30% increase in U.S. demand for electricity projected by 2040. Nonetheless, renewable-energy technologies will continue to advance, as will other carbon-free power sources like nuclear energy. The nuclear industry is developing new technology that will be up and running inside of 10 years—a smaller reactor opti...
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description of storage and sources of heat, heat capacity, latent heat.
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The EU project SOFCOM is coordinated by Politecnico di Torino. The project developed a break-through solution to transform the organic waste collected in wastewater treatment plants into valuable energy products through the use of high-efficiency fuel cell technology.A novel process has been designed, built and tested to produce electricity and heat from the biogas generated from the sludge that is fed to anaerobic digesters within the WWTP. Alon...
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A new kind of CO2 engine is on the drawing board. If it works, travelers to Mars might have a ready-made source of power to make their stay more comfortable.Researchers are developing an exotic turbogenerator that vents CO2 directly into the Martian atmosphere. If it works, travelers to Mars might have a ready-made source of power to make their stay more comfortable — though that’s a big “if,” to put it mildly.The device would harness the so-call...
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It would seem that the advantage on Mars is that HO2 is scarce and CO2 is abundant.

But it got me looking at CO2 turbines for use on Earth.  They seem to think it will be more efficient and take up less space and therefore possibly be cheaper.  
https://share.sandia.gov/news/resources/news_releases/brayton-cycle-turbines/#.VQPqSkJjBLc
http://www.netl.doe.gov/research/coal/energy-systems/turbines/supercritical-co2-power-cycles

This article is less technical than the .gov ones.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-carbon-dioxide-replace-steam-to-generate-power/
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From a compressed state in a tank CO2 will expand 750 times it's own volume when released. It is, however, a green house gas.
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