A new voltage optimisation system, purpose-built for small and medium-sized business, can make significant energy and cost savings, paving the way for bigger profits, says Geoff Clifton.
The construction of the photovoltaic power industry since 2000 has required an enormous amount of energy, mostly from fossil fuels.
New and improved technology for measuring power quality in smart grids could save 839,000 tonnes of carbon and bring £250m annually in economic benefit. The technology has been developed by scientists working at the Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory.
A large proportion of the energy we produce disappears unused into thin air via waste heat. Tiny thermoelectric generators can tap some of this waste energy, using nothing more than a temperature gradient to produce electricity. Les Hunt reports.
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New technology from dimensional non-contact measurement specialist, Scantron Industrial Products has enabled a new level of accuracy in diameter measurement to be attained in the production environment.
Engineers at NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) are using the Delphin ProfiMessage data acquisition system as an integral part of their work testing and refining lift truck technology.
NPL's collaboration with the high-end loudspeaker specialist, PMC has provided vital industrial input on loudspeaker design and development, honing what has hitherto been an experimental technique into a valuable industrial tool. The PMC collaboration has seen NPL’s laser-based acoustic mapping technique adapted into a valuable design tool for all manufacturers of acoustic products, as Ian Butterworth explains.
Short termism damages sustainability, says Mike Malina, founder and director of Energy Solutions Associates, and award winning building engineering services consultant. Here, we present an edited version of a presentation he made at the Motor Driven Systems conference last year, in which he makes the case for taking the long term view when investing in energy efficiency technologies.