Power resources, Wind power, Offshore wind power plants, Electricity, Turbines, and Geography
An interview with the team behind the London Array, the world's largest offshore wind farm, is presented. Topics covered include the security measures that have been provided to ensure the reliable supply of the proposed volume of electricity and the London Array's maintenance strategy in the case of a turbine break-down and the measures that have been adopted to ensure the best possible output with minimal maintenance.
Electricity, Heat, Halides, and Thermoelectric materials
The article reports that the researchers in London have developed new thermoelectric material, Halide perovskites, that can provide a low-cost option for converting heat into electricity. It mentions that the material has been proposed as affordable alternatives to existing thermoelectric materials, but research into their suitability for thermoelectric applications has been limited.
Printing, Electric conductivity, Polymers, Electricity, and Molecules
The article informs that the researchers at the University of Illinois have adapted the polymer printing process to stretch and flatten twisted molecules so that they conduct electricity better. It mentions that conjugated polymers are formed by the combination of electron-rich molecules along a backbone of alternating single and double chemical bonds, which allows electricity to be conducted efficiently through a polymer.
Renewable energy sources, Technology, Smart power grids, Electricity, Sustainability, and Photovoltaic cells
The article reports that a smart grid project in Nice, France that has been optimised for renewables could help shape cities in terms of technology and electricity. Topics discussed include consensus on what a "smart city" is, several reasons why the city of Nice and the village of Corros in France are suitable for the smart grid project, and the definition of "smart grid" according to Alstom senior executive Patrick Plas.
The article offers information on a thermoelectric material developed in Saudi Arabia captures the heat lost by machines and devices and turn it back into electricity. Topics include that thermoelectric materials have been made using expensive and energy-intensive processes; discusses that waste heat emitted by machines and devices could be recaptured by thermoelectric materials; and mentions that substances have a property that means that when one side of the material is hot and other is cold.
Renewable energy industry, Solar energy, Coal, Electricity, and Carbon
The article reports that Great Britain has gone through seven days without using coal to produce electricity. It mentions that the country targets to be zero-carbon in electricity generation by 2025. It focuses on the emergence of renewable energy generating capacity. It mentions that solar power produced more electricity than coal.
Solar energy, Grid energy storage, Pollution, Blockchains, Electricity, Electric power, Fossil fuels, and Climate change
The article looks at a research by researcher Jayanta Mondol on increasing access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa without harming the environment based on solar power and battery storage. It mentions electricity grid in Africa would be hugely expensive for both governments and existing electricity supply is generated by fossil fuels, causing damaging pollution and climate change. It also mentions blockchain cryptographic technology to provide energy services to the community.
Electricity, Batteries (Ordnance), Electric vehicles, Heating, and Storage
The article offers information on the Orkney project on the Scottish archipelago of Orkney will combine electricity, heat and transport in a smart, integrated system designed to smooth the intermittency of renewables. It mentions that using a combination of batteries, new electric vehicles, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging, flexible heating and an industrial hydrogen cell, the project will seek to optimize the storage and distribution of the archipelago's considerable renewable energy resources.
Finance, Research, Speed records, Electricity, and Aerodynamics
The article presents the author's views on approach taken by engineers to overcome land speed obstacles in aerodynamics. Topics discussed include scientific research conducted on World speed records, driving of machine in full speed and requirement of mutual finance, and supplantation of electricity.
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Cell phones, Airplanes, Graphene, Electricity, and Supercapacitors
The article focuses on the utilization of graphene in various industries. Topics discussed include graphene is stronger than steel and is a good conductor of lectricity than copper, it is used in foldaway mobile phones, lighting panels , and aircraft, nned for graphene to be used in products such as supercapacitors and batteries.
Electricity, Rectennas, Natural gas, Infrared radiation, and Heating
The article focuses on the development by researchers at Durham and Manchester universities of a nano-rectenna that is capable of converting heat into electricity. Topics covered include the use of nano-rectennas in domestic combined heat and power (CHP) systems, the basis of existing methods to convert natural gas into electricity and the materials that can be used in building the device.
Public spending, Transportation, Capitalists & financiers, Pension trusts, Insurance companies, Earmarking (Public finance), Private sector, and Electricity
The article discusses the National Infrastructure Plan (NIP) published in December 2013 which shows how the British government plans to spend 375 billion British pounds on energy, transport and water projects over the next 2 decades. It notes that NIP has created a focus for other investors like big pension funds and the insurance industry as more than half of the projects included in the NIP are earmarked to be funded by the private sector.
Power resources, Air travel, Air-supported structures, and Electricity
The article features balloon expert Per Lindstrand as he talks about the role inflatable structures can play in the generation of energy in desert locations. It notes his confidence that building a kilometre-tall electricity-generating inflatable chimney in the middle of the dessert is a good solution to all energy needs. It indicates that Lindstrand is one of the world's foremost experts on inflatable structures and famous for setting the world distance record in lighter-than-air travel.
Renewable energy industry, Clean energy, Electricity, Carbon, and Tidal power
The article focuses on the report depicting that 70 percent of the electricity produced in Great Britain was low-carbon. It focuses on the need to move away the reliance on oil and gas towards renewable, including clean energy generation from tidal power, pumped hydro and anaerobic digestion (AD).
Trucks, Air quality, Electricity, Carbon monoxide, and Hydrocarbons
The article focuses on several projects in repowering end-of-life refuse vehicle like bin lorry in Greenwich, Great Britain. It mentions that the project is the culmination of a year-long technical development by a consortium comprising vehicle education specialist Magtec, the Royal Borough of Greenwich and its urban innovation agency, DG Cities. It also mentions that air quality issues include emissions of NOx, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and sooty particulates.
Renewable energy sources, Grid energy storage, Natural gas processing plants, and Electricity
The article offers insight to a report by World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature, according to which new gas plants are not necessary to bridge the Great Britain's energy gap when coal is phased out. It mentions that renewables, storage and more flexible technology will be enough to provide electricity to keep the country's grid stable, along with the statement of Gareth Redmond King, WWF head of Climate and Energy on the same.