Archive for February, 2013

More Efficient for Generating Electricity

Clean energy

Increasingly frequent heat waves and droughts tied to climate change are hurting the electricity sector.  According to the NY Times Green Energy Blog, “as temperatures rise and the climate gets warmer, so do the rivers and lakes that power plants draw their cooling water from. And that is going to make it harder to generate […]

Linear Engine Solves Problems

Free-piston kinetic engines have been the subject of intensive research during the past twenty-five years and many engine manufacturers tried to build commercial free piston engine models because of its attractive features, such as increased weight to power ratio and reduced frictional losses by the elimination of a heavy crank shaft with substantial vector angle […]

Diesel-Fueled Engines

When one considers that a multi-MW natural gas or diesel-fueled reciprocating engine is >4 times larger than an equivalent output Linear Engine (and a natural gas turbine engine is >2-times larger) and twice as expensive – it becomes evident that the much-smaller Linear Engine-based U.S. Megawatts Generator will enjoy substantial cost and weight savings compared […]

Sprague Gear Transmission

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Instead of using a centrifugal or piston-type compressor, the Linear Engine-based U.S. Megawatts Generator employs a twin-screw multistage compressor whose specifications confirm that 20% of the Linear Engine’s gross power output will be consumed by the parasitic load of the screw compressor. This equals half of the parasitic energy needed to compress air in  a […]

Independent Power Producers

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U.S. Megawatts was formed to satisfy the strong and growing market demand in the USA by local Electric Utilities, Independent Power Producers (Non-Utility Generators) and cogeneration-type Qualifying Facilities (QFs) to transition their power generation from the old business model of high-cost, highly-regulated Centralized Coal and Nuclear fueled Power Plants (that deliver thousands of megawatts of […]

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