September's top stories: Vattenfall and SaltX began pilot project, Ameren Missouri invested $1bn
Vattenfall signed a letter of intent with Swedish company SaltX Technology to carry out a pilot project that will use salt to store energy, and Ameren Missouri unveiled a plan to invest around $1bn to increase windpower generation capacity. Power-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from September, 2017.
Microgrids, maintenance and major opportunities
Operated on wide ranges of scale, from solar rooftops to military bases, microgrids are now being utilised on all seven continents. And the operations and maintenance market is set to capitalise, as Ross Davies reports.
Future Power Technology: Issue 91
In this issue: Solar power for Syria, restoring abandoned hydropower in Tajikistan, the failure of clean coal, Caribbean nuclear, UK tidal, wireless power transference, and more
Wireless power transfer: working on the future of electric vehicles
Wireless power transfer could mean electric vehicles with limitless ranges, but continuous transfer of electricity for moving vehicles has posed a problem for scientists. But now a team from Stanford has made a breakthrough that could provide the solution. So, how does it work?
Wave and tidal energy: the O&M challenges
With extreme waves damaging parts and devices submerged in hard-to-reach places, operating and maintaining marine energy equipment has always been a challenge for the wave and tidal industry. Could reducing the number of mechanical parts placed under water make the difference? Patrick Kingsland asks Dr Tom Denniss, inventor and CEO of Wave Swell Energy.