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When Power Lines Break, a New Control System Keeps the Sparks From Flying

Wed, 2018-09-19 20:30

San Diego is rolling out synchrophasor tech for real‑time grid control

Plant Wearables and Airdropped Sensors Could Sow Big Data Seeds

Tue, 2018-09-11 01:00

Cheaper plant sensors could bring monitoring to individual plants on a massive scale

Grid Stabilization with Variable Shunt Reactors

Mon, 2018-09-10 22:50

Variable shunt reactor technology reduces investment cost and boosts efficiency for stable power supply

New Electric Drone Has Groundbreaking Flight Time

Mon, 2018-09-10 21:15

The US-1, from Impossible Aerospace, can fly for two hours

Your Power System Failed its Conducted EMI Test – Now What?

Wed, 2018-09-05 17:00
You just got your test results back from the conducted emissions test lab, and your product failed. Now What?

Less Fire, More Power: The Secret to Safer Lithium-Ion Batteries

Thu, 2018-08-23 20:30

Curbing needlelike dendrites that short out cells will make batteries less likely to go up in flames

Fireproof Lithium-Ion Batteries That Harden When Hit

Wed, 2018-08-22 14:30

Liquid electrolyte that solidifies on impact could keep batteries from shorting and catching fire

How Paper Batteries Charged by Bacteria Could Power Internet of Things

Sun, 2018-08-19 14:30

By integrating bacteria into paper batteries, researchers create a cheap, sustainable way to power billions of sensors and devices

It’s Time to Tie the U.S. Electric Grid Together, Says NREL Study

Thu, 2018-08-09 00:22

Fortifying connections between three disparate grids could make renewable energy more widely available

Why Hawaii Got Electricity Before Most of the Rest of the World

Wed, 2018-08-08 18:36

In 1881, Thomas Edison convinced King Kalakaua that electric streetlamps were superior to gas

Algorithms Help Power Grids Survive GPS Spoofs

Tue, 2018-08-07 19:56

The approach can keep a grid in service even if one-third of its nodes are compromised

New Materials Could Usher in Faster-Charging, Higher-Power Batteries

Mon, 2018-07-30 21:30

Niobium tungsten oxide anodes could boost lithium-ion batteries

Mazda’s New Skyactiv-X Engine Gives New Life to Internal Combustion

Mon, 2018-07-30 20:30

For the first time, an engine combines the efficiency of diesel with the cleanliness of gasoline

As Economics Improve, Solar Shines in Rural America

Fri, 2018-07-27 21:30

Declining costs have helped some of the country's smallest electricity providers expand their use of solar in highly innovative ways.

The Troubled Quest for the Superconducting Wind Turbine

Thu, 2018-07-26 20:30

To keep offshore wind turbines light, engineers look beyond superconductors to a new permanent‑magnet tech

NASA Remakes the Airplane Wing With Electric Propulsion and a Whole Lot of Propellers

Tue, 2018-07-24 20:30

Speeding the flow of air over a smaller wing promises more efficient aircraft

Liquid Battery Based on Methuselah Molecule

Mon, 2018-07-23 23:30

The longest-lasting high-performance organic flow battery to date

Energy Storage Projects to Replace Three Natural Gas Power Plants in California

Tue, 2018-07-17 20:05

Tesla batteries and behind-the-meter Li-ion batteries could deliver electricity to meet peak Silicon Valley demand

A Double First in China for Advanced Nuclear Reactors

Thu, 2018-07-05 23:23

Safer reactors designed in the U.S. and Europe make their power grid debuts in China

Preparing transformers for the Internet of Energy – with Sensformer

Thu, 2018-06-28 00:30
Learn about the necessary sensors, the data transmission and data analysis app that can render the “black box” transformer transparent for you.