Greening the Electric Grid with Gas Turbines

Much of the nation’s energy policy is premised on the assumption that clean renewable sources like wind and solar will require huge quantities of storage before they can make a significant dent in the greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation. A new Harvard study pokes holes in that conventional wisdom. The analysis published today in […]

Researchers Design And Patent A Low-Cost Offshore Wind Turbine

Researcher Climent Molins of the UPC’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with his prototype floating structure for offshore wind turbines Researchers at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) have designed and patented a floating platform for offshore wind turbines that can reduce energy costs to 12 […]

Dutch Student Team To Build The World’s First Car Powered By Formic Acid

The scale model of the Eindhoven student team that drives on formic acid. Credit: Bart van Overbeeke Building a car that is powered by formic acid. That is the ambition of Team FAST, a new student team from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Since formic acid can store hydrogen, an environmentally-friendly fuel, it has more […]

Engineer Creates Origami Battery

Mon, 12/21/2015 – 9:34am by Binghamton University Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, can be used to create beautiful birds, frogs and other small sculptures. Now a Binghamton University engineer says the technique can be applied to building batteries, too. Seokheun “Sean” Choi developed an inexpensive, bacteria-powered battery made from paper, he writes in […]

SOME ARAB EMIRATES NEWS ON ENERGY MATTERS 2016

SAUDI TRANSFORMER MARKET WILL BE WORTH US$720 MILLION BY 2020 SAYS TECHSCI Growing power consumption coupled with anticipated increase in power generation capacity will expand Saudi Arabia power & distribution transformers market at least until 2020. According to TechSci Research report – “Saudi Arabia Power & Distribution Transformers Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020” – power […]

Hackers shut down Ukraine power grid

Hackers brought down the power supply to hundreds of homes in Ukraine last week, in a cyber attack believed to be the first ever to result in a power outage. www.intelagencies.com The Ukrainian energy ministry said it was probing a “suspected” cyber attack on the power grid, targeting several regional power companies, which the country’s […]

Preparing For Large-scale Solar Deployment

Deploying solar power at the scale needed to alleviate climate change will pose serious challenges for today’s electric power system, finds a study performed by researchers at MIT and the Institute for Research and Technology (ITT) at Comillas University in Spain. For example, local power networks will need to handle both incoming and outgoing flows […]