Friday, December 14, 2018

Flick Of The Switch: Engineers Use Plasma To Convert DC To...

In Los Angeles, people run their air conditioners using power generated by dams a thousand miles north in the Columbia River Gorge. Those in...

Sea Change: GE Installs The Last Turbine At One Of Germany’s...

For a while, the huge parking lot behind GE’s wind turbine factory in Saint-Nazaire, France, looked like a base for AT-AT walkers, filled with rows...

Switch It Up: This Tech Helps Take The World’s Largest Offshore...

The Haliade-X turbine has the potential to blow the offshore wind industry to the next level. Standing 260 meters tall from its heel to blade tips...

Thinking Smaller: Microgrids And Big Data Can Bring Electricity To Rural...

Power grids don’t come cheap: It can cost as much as $300,000 a mile to string a set of high-voltage wires. This can be...

Zapping Blackouts: India Is Giving Its National Grid An All-Seeing Eye

Deepak Pandey still remembers the chaos of the world’s worst electrical outage. At 1:02 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, millions of people across India...

Answering Pakistan’s Burning Question: How To Ignite Lignite?

Buried 1,000 feet below the parched Thar Desert in Pakistan lies more fuel energy than all the known oil in Iran and Saudi Arabia...

Power Pool: Here’s What It Takes To Electrify West Africa

In parts of West Africa, an act as simple as walking into a room and turning on a light can be something of a...

Guiding Light: This Software Is Helping Modernize New Delhi’s Power Grid

 by Fred Guterl Dust storms are a fact of life in northern India, but this spring the damage has been the worst in two decades, according to...

Hot Off The Press: 3D Printing Has Pushed This Gas Turbine...

In 2012, Andrew Passmore thought he had taken a machine to its limits. His team of engineers had just upgraded a gas turbine powerful enough...