UK-based company InterGen has been given the go-ahead to deploy a new 320 MW / 640 MWh battery energy storage facility near London. The new facility will be the UK’s largest, capable of providing fast-reacting power.
Lithium-ion batteries – also called Li-ion batteries - are used by millions of people every day. This article looks at what lithium-ion batteries are, gives an evaluation of their characteristics, and discusses system criteria such as battery life and battery charging.
Many publications have already dealt with the unwanted parasitic turn-on (PTO) of semiconductor devices and how to get rid of it. But in the same-titled paper, which was awarded with the Young Engineer Award 2020, it was shown that high power applications may even benefit from a small PTO.
As the demand for energy steadily increases, it can no longer be met by building more fossil fuel power stations, because of their pollution and contribution to global warming.Therefore, renewable energy is used instead – but it is a distributed, unpredictable resource that must be managed within a smart grid infrastructure.
Blockchain is popularly associated with Bitcoin and other digital currencies. However, the technology’s verification and transparency aspects can also benefit many further applications in manufacturing and other industries.
Quantum computing is a weird concept, yet it has become a reality - at least on a limited and experimental basis. So, what is it, what can it do that traditional computing cannot, and why are quantum computers not yet available as production items?
Electrical power transmission involves the bulk movement of electrical energy from a generating site, such as a power station or power plant, to an electrical substation where voltage is transformed and distributed to consumers or other substations.
Invented in the early 1950s, the bipolar junction transistor (BJT) revolutionized the field of electronics. The transistor is the foundation of computer memories, microprocessors, and other integrated circuits.