Freezing temperatures and rolling blackouts have spurred discussion on whether renewable energy grid integration may be a safety net for future outages. Design-level challenges, however, make this endeavor more complicated than it may seem.
February 19, 2021 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
Supercapacitors are increasingly hailed as a key to sustainable energy. Coupled with the demand for robust energy storage systems, these devices are gaining traction in R&D and across the market.
December 22, 2020 by Nicholas St. John
When we think “smart city”, many picture a vast landscape governed by technology in every way, shape, and form. Swathes of tech do not necessarily make cities “smart” nor an objectively better place to live, however.
February 19, 2020 by Luke James
With renewable energies on the rise there is a growing need for high capacity energy storage and one possible solution are “virtual power plants”. What is a virtual power plant?
July 30, 2018 by Robin Mitchell
LiDAR has recently taken off with engineers integrating it into anything they can whether it is robotics or astronomy. But FLiDAR, or Floating LiDAR, presents some real opportunities for solutions in areas that are otherwise difficult and costly to solve.
July 27, 2018 by Robin Mitchell
AAC continues to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Voyager spacecraft by looking at the Plasma experiments. In this article, we take a look at the Voyager missions' plasma experiments.
July 30, 2017 by Mark Hughes
The growing need to create electricity from a wider variety of energy sources including renewables is driving growing interest in DC power distribution over long distances and within buildings.
January 06, 2017 by Rudy Ramos, Mouser