The US Department of Energy released exciting news of growth in wind power on August 9, 2017. It says wind capacity ‘in the construction funnel’
This is of necessity going to be a simple explanation, because the topic is quite complex. Towards the end of the 19th Century, Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla were engaged in a ‘power struggle’
Scotland is well on its way to achieving its goal of generating 100% of its electricity from renewables by 2020.
Solar power calculators were quite revolutionary when they came out in the 1970’s. Some old-timers speak fondly of them being their first renewably-powered devices
North American homeowners are maxing their air conditioning to keep the heat outside where it belongs with summer upon us. Our thoughts turn naturally to whether we could persuade the blazing sun to give us a hand.
We wrote recently about how Sheffield University is using flywheels and batteries to balance grid frequency. This is becoming increasingly important as we feed energy from greener sources.
All day long, and throughout the night we have electricity working for us in so many different ways. We can purchase it from the power company that delivers it to our meter.
James Prescott Joule, born 1818 was an English brewer of beer with a scientific bent. He was interested in knowing how much ‘work’ he could extract from a given source
Early power stations served local power grids. Perhaps the earliest one belonged to a wealthy British aristocrat.
India is set to overtake China in terms of population. Its economy is taking off as benefits spread to rural areas. Progress often comes at a cost.