Intermittent power source
An intermittent energy source is any source of energy that is not continuously available due to some factor outside direct control. The intermittent source may be quite predictable, for example, tidal...
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Turbulent Is Ready to Change the World!
After 2 years of engineering and build iterations the team of Turbulent has finished its first 15kW low-head hydropower turbine. This is a scalable technology that can be installed at any kind of wate...
A Solar Eclipse Could Wipe Out 9,000 Megawatts of Power Supplies
The eclipse set to darken skies next month threatens to sideline solar farms and rooftop panels in a wide swath of the U.S., wiping out enough power generation to supply about 7 million homes.
Jupiter Probe Grabs Solar-Power Record
While it hasn't reached its destination yet, the Juno spacecraft has surpassed an impressive milestone in space exploration. While not as famed as the New Horizons spacecraft that visited Pluto last y...
Underwater Balloons Could Give Us A New Way Of Storing Renewable Energy
While solar or wind farms are now contributing more energy than ever to the world's power supply, traditional energy sources are often required at peak times or to supplement renewable sources during ...
Morocco Poised To Become A Solar Superpower With Launch Of Desert Mega-Project
The Moroccan city of Ouarzazate is used to big productions. On the edge of the Sahara desert and the centre of the north African country’s “Ouallywood” film industry it has played host to big-budget l...
Solar Excitement
Modeling electron excitation in organic photovoltaic material could change the future of solar energy. Organic photovoltaic material offers great promise for solar energy. The semi-conducting plastic ...
Mass-produced, printable solar cells enter market and could change everything
Australian solar power experts making up the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium have developed and begun to market solar cells that are created with a 3D printer. The group,  consisting of scient...
Artificial Leaf Harnesses Sunlight For Efficient Fuel Production
"This result was a stretch project milestone for the entire five years of JCAP as a whole, and not only have we achieved this goal, we also achieved it on time and on budget," says Caltech's Nate Lewi...
A Small, Modular, Efficient Fusion Plant To Bring Power Source Closer To Reality
It’s an old joke that many fusion scientists have grown tired of hearing: Practical nuclear fusion power plants are just 30 years away — and always will be. But now, finally, the joke may no longer be...
China Is Building A Massive Solar Plant In The Gobi Desert
This post has been corrected. Plans are underway for China's first large-scale commercial solar plant, designed to eventually supply electricity for approximately one million households in Qinghai pro...
Solar-Powered Plane Soars To New World Records
A solar-powered airplane currently soaring over the Pacific Ocean, from Japan to Hawaii, has set a slew of new world records, logging the farthest and longest flights made so far in a solar-powered ai...
You Can Take this Little Wind and Solar Powered Home Anywhere
If life in a future megacity isn’t for you, your hour of escape is fast approaching. Especially if you don’t mind living alone in a 14 x 7 x 7-foot pod. Well, what if I told you the view was fantastic...
Artificial Photosynthesis: Solar-Powered Green Chemistry Rehabilitates CO2
A breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a hybrid system of semiconducting nanowires and bacteria that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they ar...
Tesla's Dream Of Wireless Transmission Of Electricity Realized In Japan
Tesla's dream? Japanese scientists have succeeded in transmitting energy wirelessly, which could make solar power generation in space a possibility.
Facebook Developing Laser Drones To Bring Internet To 5 Billion People
No, this is not an idea for a sci-fi film. Facebook is developing a fleet of solar-powered drones that will fly around beaming Internet down to users below through lasers. The project is codenamed Aqu...
Solar power
Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or...
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Wind power
Wind power is extracted from air flow using wind turbines or sails to produce mechanical or electrical power. Windmills are used for their mechanical power, windpumps for water pumping, and sails to p...
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Hydroelectricity
Hydroelectricity is the term referring to electricity generated by hydropower; the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. It is the mos...
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Fossil fuel power plant
A fossil fuel power station burns fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas or petroleum (oil) to produce electricity. Central station fossil-fuel power plants are designed on a large scale for continu...
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Nuclear power
Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactors to release nuclear energy, and thereby generate electricity. The term includes nuclear fission, nuclear decay and nuclear fusion. Presently, the nuclear fi...
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Gas turbine
A gas turbine, also called a combustion turbine, is a type of internal combustion engine. It has an upstream rotating compressor coupled to a downstream turbine, and a combustion chamber in-between.Th...
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Diesel generator
A diesel generator is the combination of a diesel engine with an electric generator (often an alternator) to generate electrical energy. This is a specific case of engine-generator. A diesel compressi...
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Electric power transmission
Electric-power transmission is the bulk transfer of electrical energy, from generating power plants to electrical substations located near demand centers. This is distinct from the local wiring betwee...
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Reserve service
Reserve service may refer to the following:
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Grid energy storage
Grid energy storage (also called large-scale energy storage) refers to the methods used to store electricity on a large scale within an electrical power grid. Electrical energy is stored during times ...
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HVDC
A high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) electric power transmission system uses direct current for the bulk transmission of electrical power, in contrast with the more common alternating current (AC) sy...
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Super grid
A super grid is a wide area transmission network that makes it possible to trade high volumes of electricity across great distances. It is sometimes also referred to as a "mega grid".
The idea of ...
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Renewable Electricity and the Grid
Renewable Electricity and the Grid: The Challenge of Variability is a 2007 book edited by Godfrey Boyle which examines the significance of the issue of variability of renewable energy supplies in the ...
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Nuclear fuel cycle
The nuclear fuel cycle, also called nuclear fuel chain, is the progression of nuclear fuel through a series of differing stages. It consists of steps in the front end, which are the preparation of the...
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