Hardware-in-Loop Simulation and Test Facility for Re-Purposed Battery Energy Storage Systems

Hybrid vehicles have been in use for well over a decade now and have gained momentum in popularity ever since. When these vehicles reach their end of life, their battery packs often have a considerable amount of residual life. Although their state-of-health may not be suitable for vehicular application any longer, they can be re-used in a different setting where they can store and provide energy for remote and off-grid loads such as small communities in the North.

Effects of Ultrasonic Pretreatment on Biogas Production through Anaerobic Digestion; a Study of the Feedstock Characteristics on Overall Energy Efficiency and Methane Yield

The involve company requires improvements to alternate energy systems, such as biogas production by anaerobic production. The present team work for a common front to expand the present knowledge for increasing the present profitability of the process. Recently, the idea of pretreating the sludge with ultrasonic wave to allow an increase of biogas production and a lower retention time in biodigester as creates a new infatuation for biogas production through anaerobic digestion.

Development of a Gateway Embedded System for Smart Lighting Control

There is a growing demand to conserve energy at the load side using smart lighting systems in the buildings, warehouses, and other facilities. In a smart lighting system each of the electrical devices (e.g. sensors, lights, actuator, appliances, etc.) is regarded as a wireless node capable of communicating with other nodes through an available wireless technology. The proposed R&D activity targets at developing a gateway device which is an important component of a Bluetooth enabled lighting system which uses the BLE technology for internetwork communication between different nodes.

An analysis of the potential for Nova Scotia’s COMFIT program’s to improve the province's energy security

To meet the targets set out in Nova Scotia’s Renewable Electricity Plan (REP) on April 2010, the province is establishing a Community Feed-In-Tariffs (COMFIT) program, which sets out to encourage communities to develop renewable energy projects. The REP stipulates that 100 megawatts of renewable electricity projects are to be supplied through COMFIT. The proposed research project will document the challenges and opportunities that Wind Prospect Inc. and other respective stakeholders face in developing renewable energy prospects for the Nova Scotia COMFIT program.

Hybrid Solar Panel

The project’s main objective is a further reduction of dependence on fossil fuels in our everyday electric appliances. Fossil Fuels are used to generate electricity and they emit dangerous greenhouse gases to the environment which one of its consequences is the familiar global warming phenomena.