Highview Power’s Liquid Air Energy Storage Named Technology of the Year by BusinessGreen Magazine

Highview Power Liquid Air Energy Storage BusinessGreen Technology Award Winner

Highview Power recognized for innovative long-duration energy storage solution, implementation, and ability to enable clean, smart energy grids of the future

Liquid air energy storage is a transformative technology that is today enabling 100 percent clean energy to finally become a reality.”

— Javier Cavada, president and CEO of Highview Power

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, December 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Highview Power, the global leader in long-duration energy storage solutions, announced today that its proprietary liquid air energy storage technology took top honours at the 2018 BusinessGreen Technology Awards. Highview Power’s innovative long-duration energy storage system, which is installed at the Pilsworth plant in the U.K., was nominated for and selected as the Smart Grid Technology of the Year. Highview’s liquid air energy storage was later chosen over every other category award winner to receive the event’s most prestigious award — Technology of the Year.

“There were many very impressive companies and technologies that were finalists at this year’s BusinessGreen Technology Awards, so to be named not only the Smart Grid Technology of the Year but also the overall Technology of the Year is quite an honour,” said Javier Cavada, President and CEO of Highview Power. “Liquid air energy storage is a transformative technology that is today enabling 100 percent clean energy to finally become a reality. While I am highly appreciative of the recent awards Highview has won, I very much look forward to making even more exciting announcements in the near future.”

The BusinessGreen Technology Awards are the UK's most prestigious celebration of the best cutting-edge technologies and innovators that are working to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low carbon economy. Now in their fourth year, they annually recognize the country’s leading green technologies and are rigorously judged by a panel of sustainability professionals and green economy leaders. Highview’s liquid air energy storage was selected Technology of the Year over fellow winners from the following categories: Automotive Technology, Biotechnology, Building Technology, Circular Economy Technology, Fast Track Technology, Future City Technology, Supply Chain/Logistics Technology, Transport Technology, and Renewable Energy Technology.

"Congratulations to Highview Power on winning Technology of the Year," said BusinessGreen editor-in-chief James Murray. “We received a record number of entries across all categories, but their long-duration, clean energy storage system stood out to the judges because of innovation, successful execution at the Pilsworth plant, and ambitious plans to ensure liquid-air energy storage plays a central role in the clean and smart energy grids of the future.”

Highview Power’s proprietary cryogenic energy storage technology makes use of a freely available resource – air – which is cooled and stored as a liquid and then converted back to a gas generating energy that powers turbines and produces electricity. This is the only long-duration energy storage solution available today that can deliver anywhere from four to over 12 hours of power, is scalable with no size limitations, has no geographic constraints, and uses no exotic metals or harmful chemicals. A liquid air energy storage plant has a lifespan of 30 to 40 years and comprises mostly steel, which can easily be decommissioned and the steel recycled at the end of life. Highview Power enables critical operations for utilities and independent power producers by delivering the lowest cost clean energy storage solution for large scale, long-duration applications.

Highview Power also recently won a Regen Green Energy Award in the Clean Energy Innovation category.

About Highview Power
Highview Power is a designer and developer of a proprietary cryogenic energy storage technology that delivers reliable and cost-effective long-duration energy storage to enable a 100% renewable energy future. Its proprietary technology uses liquid air as the storage medium and can deliver anywhere from 20 MW/80 MWh to more than 200 MW/1.2 GWh of energy. Developed using proven components from mature industries, it delivers pumped-hydro capabilities without geographical constraints and can be configured to convert waste heat and cold to power. For more information, please visit: www.highviewpower.com

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Peregrine Energy Partners Acquires Royalty Properties in Madison County, MS

DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED_STATES, December 10, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Peregrine Energy Partners has agreed to acquire producing and non-producing oil and gas royalties in Madison County, Mississippi from an undisclosed seller.

This acquisition features production from the nation’s largest CO2 field East of the Mississippi River known as the Jackson Dome. The Jackson Dome, located near Jackson, Mississippi, was discovered during the 1970s by operators looking for traditional oil and gas reserves. It now serves as the primary CO2 source on the Gulf Coast for tertiary recovery operations in oil fields across Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

According to Peregrine’s Managing Director CJ Tibbs, “Royalty interests in an area like the Jackson Dome are extremely rare to come across, largely in part to the prolific reserves this field is known to hold.”

Operated by Denbury Resources out of Dallas, TX, the Jackson Dome field is one of the most important assets in the operator’s portfolio. “The CO2 produced from Jackson Dome,” Mr. Tibbs remarked, “is an asset of great importance to Denbury as it is THE critical component in their enhanced recovery methods all over the Gulf Coast.”

“With Denbury Resources continuing to expand their pipelines and processing capabilities throughout the area,” Mr. Tibbs added, “we expect this to be an asset that provides solid cashflow for years to come.”

Over the past 12 months, Peregrine has been very active working with mineral owners nationwide looking for divestment options for part or all of their producing royalties.

This acquisition will go to help feed a growing demand from 1031 investors who are looking to diversify their exchange into more than traditional real estate. “Most real estate investors are just now learning that they have options when it comes to replacement property for their 1031 exchange,” said Wolf Hanschen, Co-Founder of Peregrine. “Oil and gas royalties have been used for decades by investors existing brick and mortar real estate.”

Peregrine Energy Partners are private purchasers of oil and natural gas royalties with over 50 years of combined experience. Over the past 15 years, the company’s founders have enjoyed working with hundreds of mineral owners in 30 states across millions of acres.

With its corporate headquarters in Dallas and an acquisition office in Denver, Peregrine is dedicated to providing value and optionality to royalty owners to maximize the value of their minerals while delivering institutional quality royalty properties to clients looking for long-term monthly income from a non-correlated asset class.
To learn more or to obtain a valuation of your minerals, contact CJ Tibbs at (214)-329-1452 or cj@peregrinelp.com. To learn more about available 1031 properties, contact Wolf Hanschen at (214)-483-1997 or Wolf@peregrinelp.com.

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Drug Testing Industry Veteran Celebrates 25 Years , Receives Simpkins Entrepreneurial Award

On 12/5/2018 Joe Reilly was honored as a Business Leader of the Year by Space Coast Business magazine, a trusted voice for the Florida business community.

I am very honored to receive this wonderful award. Thanks to a great team at National Drug Screening, Inc. for helping to make this award happen.”

— Joe Reilly

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Drug testing industry veteran, Joe Reilly, President of National Drug Screening, was honored on December 5, 2018 as a Business Leader of the Year by Space Coast Business magazine, a trusted voice for the Brevard County, Florida thriving business community. Joe was delighted to receive the Simpkins Entrepreneurial Award spotlighting his business passion, skills development, leveraging of experience and opportunistic thinking. This month Reilly celebrates 25 years in the drug & alcohol testing industry.

In late 1993, Joe Reilly saw an opportunity that has turned into a successful nationwide business. Employers were looking to drug test employees and in Florida this enabled companies to save 5% on workers comp insurance premiums. A few months later, Reilly learned that the United States Department of Transportation required drug & alcohol testing of transportation related private companies providing another opportunity.

Reilly’s Brevard County, Florida based business grew to service employers and individuals for drug testing services in all areas the United States including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. In 2018 Reilly sold Florida Drug Screening to embark on more industry consulting opportunities. Later this month Joe Reilly celebrates 25 years in the drug and alcohol industry.

Based in Melbourne, Florida Joe’s newest company, National Drug Screening, has grown from 3 employees in 2013 to 18 employees as of the close of 2018. The company is recognized by the drug testing industry association (DATIA) as Nationally Accredited for Administration of Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs (NAADATP). The team at National Drug Screening helps employers implement and maintain comprehensive drug free workplace programs in compliance with industry best practices, Federal and State laws and regulations.

Known throughout the United States as an expert in the drug testing industry, Joe is in demand as an expert witness.
He has provided consulting, speaking engagements and training programs for many organizations including the US Small Business Administration (SBA), the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the US Department of Education, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Washington DC Department of Public Works, the Florida Office of Drug Control, the Florida Department of Corrections, the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), the Florida Trucking Association, Florida Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) and numerous Chambers of Commerce and business associations.

Some other highlights of Joe’s interesting career include:
• Recipient of a US Small Business Administration (SBA) grant to help small businesses implement drug free workplace programs
• Recipient of US Department of Education grant to help private and public schools implement student drug testing programs
• October 2004 – featured in Florida Trend magazine as head cheerleader for drug testing
• In 2004 appointed by James McDonough, State of Florida, Governor’s Office of Drug Control to serve on the Drug Free Workplace task force.
• 2003 – Traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to help implement a drug testing program and collector training courses for employees
• 2003 – 2005 – Provided oversight, training and auditing for urine specimen collections for Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball drug testing and steroid testing national programs.
• Member of SAPAA – The Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association – Promotes standards in the administration of workplace substance abuse prevention programs through education and training
• Member of NDASA – National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association advocating for safe and drug-free workplaces and communities through legislative advocacy, education, training and excellence in drug and alcohol testing services
• Master Trainer and Regional Trainer (M-CPCT and R-CPCT) – Drug & Alcohol Industry Testing Industry Association (DATIA) instructor for Certified Professional Collector Training Program (CPCT)
• Master Trainer – Breath Alcohol Testing – Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing, DOT and Non DOT – Certified as a Master Trainer for Lifeloc Phoenix 6.0 and EV 30 Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing devices
• Past President of the Palm Bay Rotary Club, Past Board member of the Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
• Current member of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce; past board member and also member of numerous other chambers of commerce
• September, 2018 – Traveled to Dublin, Ireland as a participant in the International Forum for Drug and Alcohol Testing (IFDAT)
• 20 + year member of the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA)
• National course instructor for DATIA industry training courses – In’s & Outs of Drug Testing, Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Training, Designated Employer Representative (DER) training and DOT urine specimen collector training.
• May, 2004 received DATIA’s Public Awareness Award
• June, 2015 received DATIA Top Entrepreneur award
• Served for over 12 years as board member for the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA)

Joe also served 2004 to 2008 as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) – the national trade organization for the drug testing industry. Based in Washington, DC; the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) was founded in 1995 and represents the entire spectrum of drug and alcohol service providers including collection sites, laboratories, consortiums/TPAs, MROs, and testing equipment manufacturers. DATIA has over 1500 members nationwide and ensures that the industry's voice is heard by key policymakers in Congress and Federal Agencies.

Joe Reilly is currently President of National Drug Screening a nationwide provider of drug testing services, drug testing software, medical review officer services (MRO), consulting and training. Joe has provided community service to both his local community and nationally to the drug testing industry. Born and raised in New York City, Joe now resides in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida with his wife Robin. Joe graduated in 1979 from Manhattan College, Bronx, NY with a Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) with majors in Accounting and Marketing.

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Managing Director of Knauf inaugurated the Fire Safety Conference in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Fire Safety conference held by IQPC, Middle East took place today at Rotana Arjaan, Abu Dhabi. The conference was inaugurated by the Managing Director of Knauf Middle-East & India Mr. Amer Bin Ahmed, followed by an awards ceremony that felicitated companies for their contribution towards fire safety.

Mr. Ahmed, an award winning CEO addressed the session with a presentation on Quality, Fire-safety and Digitilization in the Middle – East. The focus of the presentation was on the term “Made in UAE” and the importance of it in the growth of Knauf with products and systems being made in UAE and sold across the Middle-East and India. He also spoke about the importance of the support of local government authorities and how they are working together towards improving and educating about fire safety in the region.

In the recently held Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018, Knauf supported Team Sapienza representing the University of Rome with materials & systems which was used in building a 100% solar-powered, environmentally friendly and sustainable modular villa that won many accolades at the event.

Lastly, he put light on the future of Knauf with technology playing a big role in it and how as a company they strive to achieve both Quality and Sustainability within the company.

Gene Erese
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CleanBC climate plan boosts British Columbia’s signal for renewable fuel use and production

Advanced Biofuels Canada lauds the Government of British Columbia for its new climate plan, with critical role for low-carbon renewable fuels

Today’s announcement builds on a decade of smart, hard work by provincial staff and political leaders. An increased LCFS is a vote of confidence in the capacity of biofuels to deliver.””

— Ian Thomson

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Government of British Columbia released on December 5th its CleanBC climate plan, which charts a path to 19 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions reductions by 2030—an ambitious yet achievable set of measures that put low-carbon biofuels at the forefront of the Province’s climate efforts. It also puts BC firmly in a leadership role on the national stage.

Highlights from the CleanBC plan include:
• Strengthening the low carbon fuel standard to a 20% reduction in fuel carbon intensity by 2030
• Supporting ramp up of new renewable fuel production to 650 million litres by 2030
• Zero-Emission Vehicles to make up 10% of new light duty vehicle sales in 2025, 30% in 2030, and 100% in 2040
• 15% minimum renewable content in industrial natural gas consumption, and cleaner industrial operations through electrification, CO2 storage, and direct air capture
• Improved energy efficiency in buildings

The 19 million tonnes of reductions in the CleanBC plan represent approximately 75% of the Province’s overall emissions reduction goal in 2030. The remaining 25% of the reduction measures will be determined over the next 18 to 24 months and will include new clean energy options, waste management, and reducing emissions in forestry, land use and agriculture. The CleanBC plan suggests that by 2030, over 40% of diesel and 10% of gasoline could come from biofuels.

Advanced Biofuels Canada released a statement today by President Ian Thomson. “CleanBC is sending an excellent signal at an opportune time. Today’s announcement builds on a decade of smart, hard work by provincial staff and political leaders. The convergence in BC of sustainable feedstocks and robust technologies can spur new production of low-carbon biofuels and create sustainable jobs across the province, with existing biofuel options continuing to provide a foundation for new fuels. BC’s renewable and low carbon fuel regulation has already reduced emissions by 6.37 million tonnes between 2010 and 2016. An increased LCFS is a vote of confidence in the capacity of biofuels to deliver.”

Advanced Biofuels Canada/ Biocarburants avancés Canada is the national voice for producers, distributors, and technology developers of advanced biofuels. Our members are the global leaders in commercial biofuel production and technology development, with rapidly expanding investments in British Columbia to meet new low carbon fuel demand. Since 2005, ABFC has provided provincial and federal leadership on effective biofuels policies that expand clean energy options, achieve measurable climate action results, and stimulate new investments and clean growth. For information on Advanced Biofuels Canada and our members, visit: www.advancedbiofuels.ca.

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Exceed Solar partners with design firm to develop futuristic sustainable community

Sol Spaces are scalable living spaces leveraging smart technology

Community to leverage renewable energy and community food production

Our communities are becoming increasingly self reliant in both energy and food production as a result of climate change.”

— Stanton Pawchuk, cofounder

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — EDMONTON, ALBERTA, December 5, 2018 – Exceed Solar, a developer of smart, sustainable living spaces and community solutions, is pleased to announce it has partnered with an Edmonton-based design group to develop Canada’s first fully sustainable community of its kind.

The project, located near Pigeon Lake, Alberta, will feature smart living spaces powered by solar energy, and will be focused on sustainability through building micro grid capacity, community gardening and food production for its residents. The project is being spearheaded by Exceed Solar and its partner, Battle Lake Design Group. Together they will form a joint venture company to carry out the project.

Exceed Solar, which builds smart living spaces using cutting edge technology branded under the name Sol Spaces, will supply up to 30 units for the development as well as seasonal greenhouses to aid in localized food production.

Battle Lake Design Group is a full-service design firm specializing in design and development of sustainable residential and smaller-scale mixed-use buildings.

"We have worked with Exceed Solar to provide our extensive knowledge of building systems and cold-climate design to come up with a Net-Zero housing solution," said Arnold Renschler, Managing Director of Battle Lake Design Group. "We know the area, and we're proud to work closely with Exceed Solar on this project."

The proposed community will feature different configurations of the company’s Sol Spaces, ranging from approximately 400 square feet to 1,100 square feet. The Sol Spaces themselves are built with cutting edge green technology, including Insulated Composite Envelope (ICE) panels developed by Manitoba-based Greenstone Structural Solutions.

“This development represents the future of our communities,” said Exceed Solar cofounder, Stanton Pawchuk. “Our communities are becoming increasingly self reliant in both energy and food production as a result of climate change. We are already witnessing rising food costs and supply disruptions, which will further advance the concepts around community gardening and food production.”

The partnership between Battle Lake and Exceed brings together expertise in community development coupled with advanced living spaces that will redefine the future of or communities.

Exceed Solar’s objective is to focus on advanced technology to ensure each building envelope is completely efficient. Sol Spaces also feature smart heating and cooling systems which enables each room to be remotely heated or cooled, saving significantly on energy costs associated with heating the entire home.

The Company’s Sol Space Greenhouses will also be a central focus of the development, enabling residents to produce their own food with capacity to grow in commercial quantities to generate revenue for the community, which can then be invested in expanding the capacity of the micro grid.

“The community demographics line up perfectly,” explained Pawchuk. “Millennials are looking for smaller, more affordable homes and recreational properties, while the baby boomers are seeking retirement properties within an hour distance from any major centre.”

The Sol Village at Pigeon Lake, which will be located approximately 50 minutes from the City of Edmonton, will be officially unveiled in the Spring of 2019 with the area structure plan and design concepts detailing each component of the community.

ABOUT EXCEED SOLAR

Exceed Solar creates sustainable, scalable living spaces and community solutions by leveraging renewable energy and smart technologies. Branded under the name “Sol Spaces,” Exceed’s modern living spaces are the next generation of housing solutions, incorporating scalability, sustainability and renewable energy to become the most efficient living spaces available on the market.

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Durango Appoints Joanne Freeze to its Board of Directors

Durango welcomes Joanne Freeze, a Canadian-born professional geologist with over 35 years in the mining exploration business to its Board of Directors.

Durango Resources Inc. (OTCQB:ATOXF)

We are extremely happy to have Joanne join our Board of Directors as she brings a wealth of exploration experience and decades of unparalleled public company experience to our team.”

— Marcy Kiesman, CEO

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO), (the “Company” or “Durango”) is pleased to welcome Ms. Joanne (Joey) Freeze, P.Geo. to its Board of Directors.

Ms. Freeze is a Canadian-born professional geologist with over 35 years in the mining exploration business. Serving the past 20 years as an executive in the junior resource business she has spearheaded significant mining project acquisitions and lead projects through discovery as well as engineering and economic evaluation stages. To date, she has been instrumental in the raising of over $100 million in equity financings for mineral exploration. In addition, she has extensive experience in both project evaluations and in managing exploration and development programs such that she has been hands on with all exploration aspects from field operations, budget control, human resources, health and safety, community outreach and collaboration with governments on all levels.

Joanne is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Canada. She holds a B.A. in Geography from the University of Western Ontario and a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia. Since 2011, Ms. Freeze has been on the Advisory Board of the Institute of International Development (“ISID”) at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Ms. Freeze also previously served as a Trustee to the Society of Economic Geologists.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO of Durango stated, “We are extremely happy to have Joanne join our Board of Directors as she brings a wealth of exploration experience and decades of unparalleled public company experience to our team. Women of Joanne’s caliber are rare in this industry and we see the addition of her to our team as a key stepping stone to the future success of Durango.”

Ms. Freeze comments, “I am honoured to be invited to join the board of Durango, very excited to get back to my Canadian exploration roots and to contribute to the successes Durango expects to accomplish in the exciting new Urban Barry – Windfall Gold Camp (“host of approximately 4 million ounces of gold and expected to grow” *). Durango has very strategic land holdings and excellent early stage exploration results, such as gold particles in till samples estimated to be close to their source and found near geophysical anomalies/signatures indicative of key mineralizing structures.”

Ms. Freeze has been granted an option to acquire 200,000 shares of Durango, at an exercise price of $0.07 per share, with an expiry date that is three years from the grant date.

Durango is pleased to announce that it has appointed Aimee Ward, CPA, CGA as its new Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Ward has a great deal of accounting and business experience over many years, having spent a large part of her career working for a former public company, Sun-Rype Products Ltd., as a senior leader working in many different aspects of the business including financial statement preparation, tax, treasury, budgeting, forecasting, business analysis and project management. Ms. Ward has been granted an option to acquire 200,000 shares of Durango, at an exercise price of $0.07 per share, with an expiry date that is three years from the date of grant.

Durango sincerely thanks Veronica Liu for her years of dedicated service as a director and Chief Financial Officer.

The technical contents of this release were approved by Joanne Freeze, P.Geo., Director, an independent Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The property has not yet been the subject of a National Instrument 43-101 report.

About Durango

Durango is a natural resources company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The Company is positioned for discovery with a 100% interest in a strategically located group of properties totaling over 11,000 hectares in size in the Windfall Lake gold camp in the Abitibi region of Québec, Canada.

*Report on Site Visit: Urban Barry a New Gold Camp, January 6, 2018, by Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc. http://www.redcloudks.com/RCKS%20Talk/doc/2018/January%202018/20180108%20-%20BTR%20-%20Site%20Visit.pdf

For further information on Durango, please refer to its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO
Telephone: 604.428.2900 or 604.339.2243
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Website: www.durangoresourcesinc.com

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This document may contain or refer to forward-looking information based on current expectations and the impact on the Company of these events. Forward-looking information is subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including market conditions, as actual results may differ materially from forecasted results. Forward-looking information is provided as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. For a detailed list of risks and uncertainties relating to Durango, please refer to its prospectus filed on its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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A Time for Renewable Change

Solar Advice and the Lack Thereof

CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — One thing South Africans can never complain about is the abundance of sun. It rarely stays cloudy in this part of the world, making it the perfect example of how solar power can help humanity thrive. At least, this is the idea behind Solar Advice and what the company ultimately aims to achieve. With a primary focus to enlighten South Africans about the options they have in green energy, Solar Advice has quickly made a name for itself as an authority informer and supplier.

“It’s all about being transparent with the information and knowledge we have.” – Neil Berrow (Director)

What started as a project to make South Africans more aware of solar power, as well as providing in-depth information about the equipment that makes it all possible, eventually transitioned into a company that serves multiple purposes. For example, the company offers free advice about solar equipment, usage, and even installations. When a direct response on the site is not available for some reason, an email or message can be sent, to which there is a guaranteed and quick reply from the Solar Advice team.

The second purpose is the e-commerce system to support the archive of information that has been available to the public since the conception of the site. Now, home and business owners are connected to an array of high-quality and affordable solar equipment. From reputable brands and suppliers like CanadianSolar, SMA, Victron, and BYD, South Africans are discovering how cost-effective green energy can be.

In addition to keeping South Africans informed and connected with the latest technological developments, Solar Advice also assists with the installation of systems. While the company caters to the whole of the country, it even extends its services to neighboring regions like Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and Swaziland. The installers that get contracted for the work are experienced and reputable, and the Solar Advice team keeps providing support throughout the process.

“We love working with people. But the best part is helping them experience renewable energy for themselves.” – Armando Da Silva (Managing Director)

Even though solar power has gained a lot of popularity and interest over the years, accessibility to this technology in the South African market is lacking. Issues regarding quality equipment, affordability, and a minimal number of suppliers, keep it from really taking off as a trend. Maybe this can be blamed on the focus to exploit solar energy while the guy on the street remains in the dark about truly accurate prices, rather than bringing this incredible technology to the rest of the country and ensuring more tomorrows. More specifically, the nation should be informed about how affordable and beneficial solar power can be when given the opportunity.

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Endress+Hauser Deploys Sopheon’s Accolade Software

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Innovation Planning, Collaborative Roadmapping and Management Efficiencies aim to Safeguard Continued Market Leadership Position

Sopheon set itself apart with the promise of best-practice content embedded in its software to guide us in defining our new processes, and its knowledgeable and highly responsive team”

— Dr. Peter Selders, Director of Technology, Endress+Hauser

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sopheon, a global leader for enterprise innovation management solutions, today announces a client relationship with Endress+Hauser SE+Co. KG, a global supplier of products, solutions and services for industrial process automation.

Endress+Hauser SE+Co. KG, headquartered in Germany and part of the Switzerland-based Endress+Hauser group, has long driven growth through innovation. The group introduced 57 new products and 261 new patent applications in 2017 alone. The company found, however, that continued industry leadership called for a further step in continuous improvement of internal planning and decision-making processes.

“We engaged with Sopheon initially with a view to implementing an improved Stage-Gate® process that would keep us focused on the right investments. This quickly evolved into a requirement for a Roadmapping solution to support the management of product portfolios,” says Endress+Hauser’s Director of Technology, Dr. Peter Selders. “Our use of traditional office tools for our Roadmapping activities was creating roadmaps based on a disconnected view of our data, processes and workflows; this did not allow for efficient collaboration in this age of digitalization.”

With the launch of Sopheon’s Accolade® software to support connected, strategic views of R&D projects, the overall product portfolio and forward-looking innovation plans, Endress+Hauser looks to enhance alignment of innovation execution with business strategy. Ultimately, based on collaborative roadmaps, visualizing the true innovation and product portfolios, the organization will be able to prioritize their investments in a better and more transparent way. Eventually this will result in more efficient product management and development.

Dr. Selders explains, “With Accolade, transparency allows for better visibility from the early phases of the development pipeline to alignment with corporate strategy, not only for our executives but also for the product managers and developers within their areas of responsibility. On top of that, we have increased the efficiency in our annual review process with one single source of data.”

Florian Palatini, Expert Innovation Management at Endress+Hauser, elaborates on the benefits even further: “Accolade brings Roadmapping to the next level, and thanks to this, the complexity is much more manageable. We have better visibility of inter-dependencies, effects and relationships.”

The decision to partner with Sopheon was taken after a detailed analysis of solutions on the market. “Of course, Accolade ticked the box on all of our functionality wish-list items, but more importantly, Sopheon set itself apart with the promise of best-practice content embedded in its software to guide us in defining our new processes, and its knowledgeable and highly responsive team. We are looking forward to reaping the rewards of using Accolade at Endress+Hauser,” concludes Dr. Selders.

ABOUT SOPHEON
Sopheon partners with customers to provide complete Enterprise Innovation Performance solutions including patented software, expertise and best practices to achieve exceptional long-term revenue growth and profitability. Sopheon’s Accolade solution provides unique, fully-integrated coverage for the entire innovation management and new product development lifecycle, including strategic innovation planning, roadmapping, idea and concept development, process and project management, portfolio management and resource planning. Sopheon’s solutions have been implemented by over 250 customers with more than 60,000 users in over 50 countries. Sopheon is listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit https://www.sopheon.com.

Sopheon and Accolade are trademarks of Sopheon plc. Stage-Gate® is a registered trademark of Stage-Gate Inc.

Cheral Jansen
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Midwest Utility Orders Game-Changing SmartER GAC Gas Turbine

Advanced-class Peaking Power Seamlessly Integrates with Renewables using Artificial Intelligence

LAKE MARY, FL, USA, December 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) announced today that a leading Midwest US utility has ordered the new super-intelligent M501GAC Enhanced Response gas turbine. The SmartER GAC is an integration of MHPS’s proven and reliable G-Series turbine technology and MHPS-TOMONI world-class analytics and artificial intelligence. This combination provides clients an incredibly flexible peaking power solution to integrate with intermittent renewable energy and create sustained, reliable and cost-effective power.

Whether through public policy edicts, consumer demand, or increased conscientious business decision-making, demand for power is increasingly calling for more efficient, cleaner energy. While advances in renewable generation technology continue, utilities and grid operators are faced with the challenge of increased intermittency caused by changes in wind conditions and sunlight.

MHPS’s Enhanced Response technology uses AI and data analytics to enable fast start, ramp rate and turn down features that make the SmartER M501GAC the new flexibility standard to complement intermittent renewables. Ten-minute fast start, 50 MW/min ramp rate, 9 PPM NOx emissions, 275 MW output and the incredible efficiency of an advanced class gas turbine are just a few of the product features enabled by the synergy of digital solutions and proven GT frame design.

Independent Service Operators (ISO) in the West and Midwest are seeing an explosive growth of variable renewable resources such as wind and solar while seeking ways of ensuring grid stability The SmartER GAC, will be able to fully integrate distributed resources into our system planning and operations and allow utilities to maximize the use of variable generation.”

“Renewables on their own aren’t capable of providing the sustained, reliable power the grid needs.” said Paul Browning, President & CEO of MHPS Americas. “Our new SmartER GAC turbine technology blends the reliability that comes from over 5 million hours of operating experience, the affordability of a large block gas turbine, and the flexibility enabled by new artificial intelligence technology, to pave the way for higher levels of renewables adoption. We are delivering a change in power.”

David Rosenberg
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
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