Energy, Power

Courtesy: University of Houston
Energy, Power July 17, 2021

Organic-based, solid-state lithium EV battery developed with altered microstructure

University of Houston and Rice University researchers have discovered that thanol solvent boosts battery energy density, which could improve electric vehicles (EVs) and other battery-dependent machines.

By Nicole Johnson
Courtesy: Jie Xiao, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Energy, Power July 1, 2021

Lithium battery developments step forward for electric vehicles, more

A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has created a lithium-metal battery that lasts for 600 cycles, which brings it closer to a lithium-ion battery's lifecycle.

By Tom Rickey
Courtesy: Phoenix Contact
Power Systems June 8, 2021

5 things to consider before implementing a UPS

Critical control systems feed the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and require uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) to prevent momentary power interruptions that could cause an industrial PC or other industrial controller to crash. Here’s how to choose an industrial UPS.

By Ken Allwine
Courtesy: Fred Zwicky, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Power Quality June 6, 2021

Solid-state batteries designed for better performance

University of Illinois researchers have learned how control over the atomic alignment of solid materials can improve the cathode-solid electrolyte interface and stability in solid-state batteries, which can improve their performance and quality.

By Lois Yoksoulian
Courtesy: Yaskawa America Inc.
Energy, Power May 12, 2021

Mitigation, technologies for power system harmonics

Webcast teaches power system harmonics and best practices for harmonics mitigation and their relationship to IEEE 519, which guides the design of power systems with non-linear loads. The 2014 revision of IEEE 519 clarified language subject to interpretation and misinterpretation.

By Larry Gardner and Christopher Jaszczolt
Courtesy: Texas A&M Engineering
Energy, Power May 11, 2021

Metal-free, recyclable peptide battery developed

A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Texas A&M University has made a breakthrough that could lead to battery production moving away from cobalt with lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.

By Drew Thompson
Courtesy: Christopher Moore, Georgia Tech
Energy, Power April 20, 2021

Leveraging the 5G network to wirelessly power IoT devices

Turning 5G networks into a wireless power grid for Internet of Things (IoT) devices that need batteries to operate could eliminate them altogether down the road.

By Anne Wainscott-Sargent
Energy Management April 20, 2021

Energy management for industrial networks

Automation components consume a large amount of energy during production and can strain industrial networks' ability to run properly.

By Nelly Ayllon
This magnified image shows aluminum deposited on carbon fibers in a battery electrode. The chemical bond makes the electrode thicker and its kinetics faster, resulting in a rechargeable battery that is safer, less expensive and more sustainable than lithium-ion batteries. Courtesy: Cornell University
Energy, Power April 11, 2021

Aluminum-anode batteries offer sustainable alternative

Aluminum-anode batteries are safer, less expensive and more sustainable than lithium-ion batteries.

By David Nutt
Courtesy: Long Zhang, Deng Lab, University of Michigan
Power March 17, 2021

Quantum dot array could lead to efficient power devices

A quantum egg carton developed by University of Michigan researchers captures and releases photons, supporting “excited” quantum states while it possesses the extra energy, which could improve power devices' efficiency.