Tag: Electrical Engineering

Plant Capacity Factor

Plant Capacity Factor

Plant Capacity Factor

12/26/18

“How can we determine the potential used by a power-plant during a given period of time?”

 

Power plants are capable of generating a certain amount of energy. But only so much of it actually gets used. The ratio of energy used/potential energy is known as the Plant Capacity Factor. A simple way to conceive of the plant capacity factor is to think about the amount you can study in an hour compared to how much you study. Although you might be able to study a lot in an hour, the amount you actually study determines your efficiency!

 

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RESCOs

RESCOs

RESCOs

12/23/18

“Are there companies dedicated to providing renewable energy?”

 

ESCOs are great for providing energy access. ESCOs that provide energy exclusively from renewable energy sources are known as RESCOs and are pivotal for the next energy paradigm.

Energy Service Companies

Energy Service Companies

Energy Service Companies

12/21/18

“How can a company provide energy solutions?”

 

Energy is just as dependent on economics as physics. As a result, electricity needs to be generated and distributed through a variety of manners. One of through an Energy Service Company, a commercial or non-profit organization that provides a vast array of energy services whether it be service implementation or retrofitting.

Something to think about when you turn on the lights.

Something to think about when you turn on the lights.

Something to think about when you turn on the lights.

12/17/18

“What’s a really trippy fact about when you turn on the lights?”

 

When turning on the lights, it’s easy to think that the electricity just magically appears. But something much more complex is actually happening. Everytime you activate an electrical appliance, electrons need to be generated and sent directly to transmission. This means that all the electricity you receive is brand new! This only happens if there is no storage present on the gird however. Just something to think about when you turn on the lights.