Energy, Power
MIT researchers propose a concept for a renewable storage system, pictured here, that would store solar and wind energy in the form of white-hot liquid silicon, stored in heavily insulated tanks. Courtesy: Duncan MacGruer, MIT
Energy, Power December 7, 2018

Renewable energy device developed for the grid using pump with record heat tolerance

MIT researchers have designed a system that provides solar- or wind-generated power on demand using a pump that can withstand extreme heat.

By Jennifer Chu
Siemens has acquired COMSA Computer und Software GmbH to grow their presence in the automotive marketplace. Courtesy: Siemens
Energy, Power December 4, 2018

Electrical system design software company acquired

Siemens announced it has acquired COMSA Computer und Software GmbH to grow their presence in the autonomous and electric vehicle market.

By Siemens Industry, Inc.
Energy, Power November 11, 2018

Vote now for 2019 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Review finalists and vote by using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Figure 3. Typical speed torque curves. Courtesy: EASA
Energy, Power November 9, 2018

What’s in a nameplate?

Information helps the selection of the right motor regardless of application.

By Jim Bryan
Adjusting to the new normal in the oil & gas industry means increased innovation alongside operational discipline and re-evaluating medium-voltage switchgear applications. Courtesy: Schneider Electric
Energy, Power October 2, 2018

The era of air insulated switchgear has passed

Adjusting to the new normal in the oil & gas industry means increased innovation alongside operational discipline and re-evaluating medium-voltage switchgear applications.

By Joe Richard
Energy, Power September 26, 2018

Battery developed to capture carbon dioxide from power plants

Researchers at MIT could be made partly from carbon dioxide captured from power plant by continuously converting carbon dioxide into a solid mineral carbonate as it discharges.

By David L. Chandler, MIT News Office
Energy, Power September 1, 2018

Choosing between DIN and Deutsch connectors

DIN connectors are easier to assemble than Deutsch connectors, but Deutsch connectors have more customizable parts for specialized applications.

By Paul Badowski
Energy, Power August 16, 2018

Flow batteries designed to offer cost-effective storage for renewable power

Researchers at Stanford have developed a rechargeable battery designed to store large amounts of renewable power created through wind or solar sources.

By Mark Golden, Stanford University
Energy, Power August 10, 2018

Alternatives to axles: Hydraulic direct wheel drive motors

Designing a frame to accept a hydraulic direct wheel drive system will greatly increase the available space for other system components.

By David Saunders, Cross Company
Energy, Power August 8, 2018

Crude oil prices expected to decrease from recent highs

The EIA reports that oil prices are expected to drop from recent highs by the end of 2018 due to higher production from OPEC and Russia.

By EIA