IoT designers are commonly plagued with the issue of long-term deployment. Energy-harvesting paradigms, including a new solar harvesting device from Maxim, may be a promising supplement to battery cells.
2 days ago by Adrian Gibbons
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
Researchers from Soochow University have developed a prototype solar panel that can harvest energy from rain. Could this be a new direction for solar energy or is it merely a neat science project?
June 04, 2018 by Robin Mitchell
Sudipta Chakraborty is the Director of Energy Systems at OPAL-RT. In this Engineer Spotlight, he speaks about challenges facing power system design, how hardware-in-the-loop simulations are important for problem-solving with grid integration, and his work on the IEEE-1547 standard for power grid test procedures.
April 18, 2018 by Chantelle Dubois