Why it’s important: Pump-as-Turbine (PAT) are receiving increasing attention by the scientific community because of their high efficiency and low costs as an alternative to traditional custom hydropower systems.
February 2, 2017 –Energy harvesting from municipal water management systems
Why it’s important: Daniele Novara provides an excellent review and justification for off the shelf Pump-as-Turbines to recover wasted energy within water infrastructure.
January 10, 2017 – Cuomo proposes $2 billion for state water infrastructure
Why it’s important: New York State is a leader in infrastructure and renewable energy. Programs of this type will augment federal programs to upgrade water infrastructure.
January 10, 2017 – EPA Announces $1B In Loans Available For Water Infrastructure Projects
Why it’s important: Using long-term, low interest loan programs will be a necessary best practice for water operators seeking to upgrade infrastructure. Adding a sustainable components, such as in-pipe hydropower, will make project proposal more distinctive.
January 4, 2017 – Innovation Has Arrived…Now We Need Investment and Capital
Why it’s important: Infrastructure will be a theme in the coming months and years as our new administration creates programs for upgrades. Getting shovel-ready and adding sustainable components to your infrastructure upgrades will be a critical success factor
Why it’s important: Both water and clean energy are highlighted in this article. There is a need for alignment in policy, technology and economics to support the upgrade of water infrastructure in a smart and sustainable way.
September 26, 2016 – Irvine Ranch WD Partners with Private Company on Energy Storage
Why it’s important: In-pipe hydropower can energize energy storage systems providing less reliance on traditional energy sources with superior energy generation capacity in comparison to solar and wind energy.
August 2, 2016 – Pumped Storage Hydropower – Next Energy Source
Why it’s important: Rentricity supports the conclusion of this article. There are tens of thousands of locations in the United States throughout drinking, irrigation and industrial water that are addressable with cost effective micro hydropower solutions.
Why it’s important: Data centers are part of the water/energy nexus using tremendous amounts of water to cool. In fact, Apple recently implemented a micro-hydro system to offset electricity costs and Microsoft is exploring putting data centers in the ocean. Rentricity’s systems can easily capture wasted energy from pipelines delivering water to data centers offering facilities managers another renewable energy alternative.
June 28, 2016 – 5,300 U.S. water systems are in violation of lead rules (CNN)
Why it’s important: This article from CNN highlights the need for water system upgrades. There are over 5,300 water systems in the U.S., serving over 18,000,000 Americans, that are in violation of EPA regulations regarding lead and copper. Rentricity’s safe drinking water, low lead certified equipment can provide water operators an option to recover energy while upgrading their older pipelines.