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Tiny technology: the drive for smaller energy devices
30 May, 2016 | by Lindsay Dodgson
The drive for smallness is common amongst many advanced technologies, due to the benefits of increased efficiency and usability it can bring, but there are challenges too. There are many...
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Upgrading the US power grid for the 21st century 26 May, 2016 by Chris Lo The US Department of Energy has announced $220m in funding for projects from a host of national laboratories to help upgrade the country's power grid over the next three years. What work needs...

Coal ash: time to take action 23 May, 2016 by Taylor Heyman The disposal of coal ash – the by-product of coal-fired power generation – is an increasingly hot topic in the industry. With the US producing 140 million tonnes of coal ash in 2015 alone...

Charting progress: putting solar cell efficiency to the test 19 May, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Solar efficiency records are constantly being broken and advancing technology is making them more and more efficient. But how is the process being tracked, and how can it we be sure that...

Adventures in data: GE's Digital Power Plant 17 May, 2016 by Chris Lo GE's Digital Power Plant, an analytics platform that creates a digital 'twin' of a power plant complex to allow for improved operations monitoring and asset management, is proving popular...

Waste to energy: how London is turning its own lights on 16 May, 2016 by Taylor Heyman The potential of waste to energy power plants has started to make its mark in the UK with a string of new builds now diverting waste from landfill. So how does energy recovery from waste work,...

Solar windows: the future of zero-carbon buildings? 16 May, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson An Innovate UK-funded industry group is working on a new generation of transparent solar panel technology that matches the costs and performance of standard high-performance glazing...

Supercritical mass: inside the new generation of coal-fired power plants 12 May, 2016 by Julian Turner German coal-fired power plant RDK 8 employs ultra-supercritical technology to achieve record net thermal efficiency levels and reduce carbon emissions. Power Technology speaks to Michael...

Power from footsteps: London trials intelligent streets 10 May, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson The UK capital’s public transport operator Transport for London (TfL) plans to run a trial of its ‘intelligent street’ concept in a traffic-free area just off Oxford Street. The project will...

Future Power Technology: Issue 74 06 May, 2016 In this issue: Canada's next-generation nuclear movement, designing clean coal plants, growing tidal energy in France, the importance of solar cell efficiency, London's intelligent...

April's top stories: Mexico awards 2GW renewable projects, Enel begins construction on windfarm 05 May, 2016 The Mexican Government awarded more than 2GW of clean power projects under the country's first electricity auction, EGPNA started construction on the $610m Cimarron Bend windfarm in Kansas,...

The Mirror of Tarapaca: Chilean power project harnesses both sun and sea 05 May, 2016 Located in the heart of Chile’s Atacama desert, the Espejo de Tarapacá project will combine solar power with seawater-driven hydropower to create a 24/7, non-intermittent stream of...

No longer the underdog: how wind is competing with fossil fuels 04 May, 2016 by Taylor Heyman Renewables are increasingly part of the global energy conversation, with wind competing economically with fossil fuel-generated power in many cases. Taylor Heyman finds out how the industry got...

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