Better power grid synchronization may enable smart grids to self-recover from failures
Wind turbines operate under great turbulence, with consequences for grid stability
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
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 ...
Solar Roadways Awarded DOT Contract to Pave Roads with Solar Cells
The heat is on for sodium-manganese oxide rechargeable batteries
(PhysOrg.com) -- By adding the right amount of heat, researchers have developed a method that improves the electrical capacity and recharging lifetime of sodium ion rechargeable batteries, which could be a ...
Upgrading the vanadium redox battery
Though considered a promising large-scale energy storage device, the vanadium redox battery's use has been limited by its inability to work well in a wide range of temperatures and its high cost. But new research ...
'Amplified' nanotubes may power the future
Rice University scientists have achieved a pivotal breakthrough in the development of a cable that will make an efficient electric grid of the future possible.