Better power grid synchronization may enable smart grids to self-recover from failures
Wind turbines operate under great turbulence, with consequences for grid stability
Electric vehicles could stabilize large disturbances in power grid
Power grid upgrades may cause blackouts, warns Braess's paradox
Satellite proposed to send solar power to Earth
The sun also flips: 11-year solar cycle wimpy, but peaking
(Phys.org) —In a 3-meter diameter hollow aluminum sphere, Cary Forest, a UW-Madison physics professor, is stirring and heating plasmas to 500,000 degrees Fahrenheit to experimentally mimic the magnetic ...
New battery design could help solar and wind power the grid
(Phys.org) —Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind ...
Engineers craft new material for high-performing 'supercapacitors'
Taking a significant step toward improving the power delivery of systems ranging from urban electrical grids to regenerative braking in hybrid vehicles, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering ...
Physicists suggest electrical networks more at risk of cascading failure than thought
Solar eclipse will test Germany's green power grid
Will next week's partial solar eclipse turn off the lights in Germany?
Want to see the solar eclipse in Norway? Mind the bears
Norwegian authorities are reminding visitors who want to eye a total solar eclipse from the remote Arctic island of Svalbard this month to be aware of polar bears, dress warmly and make sure they have a place to stay before ...
Privacy group gets NSA files on utility research
Tiny bubbles snap carbon nanotubes like twigs
What's 100 times stronger than steel, weighs one-sixth as much and can be snapped like a twig by a tiny air bubble? The answer is a carbon nanotube -- and a new study by Rice University scientists details ...