Energy Efficiency

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Energy Efficiency November 18, 2019

Awards given for high-performance computing programs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces a $3.6 million investment in high-performance computing to help address key challenges in U.S. manufacturing, material, and mobility development.

By Department of Energy
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Energy Efficiency November 7, 2019

Zinc-anode batteries have high energy density, low cost

Cornell University researchers have found a way to build a zinc-anode battery that not has a high energy density, is cheap, robust, and stable, and has a life cycle that can be prolonged.

By David Nutt
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Energy Efficiency October 20, 2019

Quantum technology seeks to control light with precision

Stanford University researchers have has built an integrated circuit to control the flow of light through a diamond chip, which could help create quantum processors that are faster than the fastest electronic computers today.

By Tom Abate
Bernard Lesieutre, professor of electrical and computer engineering, at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Courtesy: Chelsea Mamott, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Energy Efficiency October 16, 2019

Electric grid monitoring tool aims to keep power flowing smoothly

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are studying patterns of activity across the electric grid by creating a tool to monitor grid stability and notify control operators of potential problems.

By Jill Sakai
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Energy Efficiency October 11, 2019

Energy management’s strategic role shifting for manufacturers

Reliable energy efficiency policies are being given a new lease on life by the introduction of better technology solutions.

By Vincent de Rul
Energy Efficiency October 9, 2019

Workforce development, batteries

The October issue of AppliedAutomation focuses on workforce development through universities and colleges and battery safety.

By Jack Smith
Energy Efficiency September 28, 2019

Low battery self-discharge: the hidden secret to long operating life

While much media attention has been focused on extending battery operating life through the use of low-power chipsets and communication protocols, the potential energy savings gained from all of these schemes fails to compare with the energy lost to annual self-discharge.

By Sol Jacobs
Graphene nanoribbons on silicon wafers could help lead the way toward super fast computer chips. Courtesy: Mike Arnold, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Energy Efficiency September 27, 2019

Graphene nanoribbons developed to increase computing power

Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have devised a method to grow graphene nanoribbons directly on top of silicon wafers for more powerful and energy-efficient computers.

By Sam Million-Weaver
Honeywell announced an agreement with NRStor C&I L.P. (NRStor) to launch an energy storage system to commercial and industrial customers. Courtesy: Honeywell
Energy Efficiency September 23, 2019

Battery storage system launched

Honeywell announced an agreement with NRStor C&I L.P. (NRStor) to launch an energy storage system to commercial and industrial customers.

By Honeywell
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Energy Efficiency September 19, 2019

Material developed to improve insulation for mobile devices, computers

Stanford researchers have found that a few layers of atomically thin materials can provide the same insulation as a sheet of glass, which is 100 times thicker and will improve the compactness of cell phones and computers.

By Tom Abate