The Institute For New Energy: Advanced Energy Conversion, Physic Note: Each file link below opens a new window. Please do not use any return links from the new windows that go back to the main page. This causes undue data transfer and the INE daily website quotas are easily exceeded. Thank you! unnamed Celebrate International Women's Day with our Factiva countdown of the decade's 20 most influential business women. Factiva is the world's most important collection of news. With thousands of sources in 28 languages from nearly 200 countries, Factiva provides a comprehensive, curated basis for making better decisions. Factiva unlocks the paywall to critical business facts in specialist publications. Make faster decisions: Factiva's search results, alerts, newsletters, and charts are about companies, topics, and people that matter to your organization. Eliminate the noise of the internet and get to relevant information faster.
Welcome - Electricity Delivery Technologies Program - EESD Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) performs technology research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) in partnership with U.S. industry and universities in support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability (OE) mission to modernize the electric grid, enhance the security and reliability of the energy infrastructure, and facilitate recovery from disruptions to the energy supply. The Electricity Delivery Technologies Program is organizationally aligned under the Energy and Transportation Sciences Division (ETSD) of the Energy and Engineering Sciences Directorate (EESD) at ORNL.
MIT Finds New Way to Get More Out of Solar Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found a new way to get more out of harvesting solar energy. This article from the school says they’re using the sun to heat a high-temperature material whose infrared radiation would then be collected by a conventional photovoltaic cell. In this case, adding the extra step improves performance, because it makes it possible to take advantage of wavelengths of light that ordinarily go to waste. The process is described in a paper published this week in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, written by graduate student Andrej Lenert, associate professor of mechanical engineering Evelyn Wang, physics professor Marin Soljačić, principal research scientist Ivan Celanović, and three others. A conventional silicon-based solar cell “doesn’t take advantage of all the photons,” Wang explains. The design of the two-layer absorber-emitter material is key to this improvement.
Superconducting magnetic energy storage - Wikipedia, the free en Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) systems store energy in the magnetic field created by the flow of direct current in a superconducting coil which has been cryogenically cooled to a temperature below its superconducting critical temperature. A typical SMES system includes three parts: superconducting coil, power conditioning system and cryogenically cooled refrigerator. Once the superconducting coil is charged, the current will not decay and the magnetic energy can be stored indefinitely.
Breaking News: Xing partners with ZoomInfo & 36 million professi XING’s press release contains a number of leaps which may escape the unaware. I have been using ZOOMINFO for quite a while and like it. It probably best describes as the “Google of people & company search”. XING states: “The partnership will provide XING’s 2 million-plus members with immediate access to profiles on nearly 36 million business people and 3.8 million companies directly on the XING platform.”
Research at BIS The BIS carries out research and analysis to contribute to the understanding of issues of core interest to the central bank community, to assist the organisation of meetings of Governors and other central bank officials and to provide analytical support to the activities of the various Basel-based committees. The BIS also comments on global economic and financial developments and identifies issues that are of common interest to central banks. The research agenda of the BIS is focused on key areas of interest to central banks, such as monetary and financial stability, monetary policy and exchange rates, financial institutions and infrastructure, financial markets, central bank governance, and legal issues.
United States - Commercial Real Estate Services Bloomberg T.V.: Paul Amrich NYC's Tech Boom Takes Over Real Estate. Watch Now U.S. Republican senator slams EPA chief: 'You don't run this country' Senate Republicans on Wednesday accused Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy of trying to run America by proposing new rules to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants. McCarthy is the public face of the agency's new carbon rules, which are a central pillar of President Obama's second-term climate change agenda. Republicans say the rules threaten to bring the economy to its knees, and on Wednesday, accused the EPA of staging a massive power grab. Flywheel energy storage Flywheel energy storage (FES) works by accelerating a rotor (flywheel) to a very high speed and maintaining the energy in the system as rotational energy. When energy is extracted from the system, the flywheel's rotational speed is reduced as a consequence of the principle of conservation of energy; adding energy to the system correspondingly results in an increase in the speed of the flywheel. Most FES systems use electricity to accelerate and decelerate the flywheel, but devices that directly use mechanical energy are being developed. Since FES can be used to absorb or release electrical energy such devices may sometimes be incorrectly and confusingly described as either mechanical or inertia batteries  Main components The main components of a typical flywheel. A typical system consists of a rotor suspended by bearings inside a vacuum chamber to reduce friction, connected to a combination electric motor and electric generator.
Environment Ever wondered what kinds of wildlife dominate the world’s seas and oceans? Now there’s an answer, at least in terms of the number of species in different categories. It’s not fish. It’s not mammals. The Global Sawlog & Pulpwood Price Report: Wood Resource Quarterly The Global Sawlog & Pulpwood Price Report Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ), the source for global wood price data and market information, is now in its 18th year with comprehensive analysis of wood market trends for the international forest industry. Each report is approximately 50 pages in length and includes delivered sawlog prices and pulpwood prices and market information from all major regions of the world, including Europe, North America, South America, Oceania and Asia . The report of approximately 50 pages also provides global indices of wood costs, global wood fiber market commentary, pulp grade fiber costs, and a summary of trade of wood chips around the world each quarter.